Articles | March 2020

Feature Stories

Case Studies

I.T. Toolkit

There's No Business Like Shoe Business

Shoe retailer Shoe Station relies on Retail Pro 9 and other technology solutions to help employees provide top-of-the-line service and ensure customer satisfaction.

Reader Profile

Cultivating Raw Talent

Stephanie Benedetto, co-founder and CEO of Queen of Raw, created a blockchain-enabled marketplace for unused materials that empowers people, fosters profit, and protects the planet.

Commentary

Online ExclusiveJoe Farrell, Vice President of International Operations, PFS

How Is Coronavirus Impacting E-Commerce?

As coronavirus continues to spread globally, new ramifications are revealed daily. How is the virus impacting e-commerce operations and the supply chain, and how can retailers respond?

Online ExclusiveDeanna Kaufman, enVista

Last Mile Delivery Strategies During COVID-19 and Other Supply Chain Disruptions

How do supply chain disruptions like COVID-19 impact the final mile, and how can retailers adjust their strategy? Some solutions include contactless delivery, offering accessible pickup points, and easing capacity constraints.

Online ExclusiveKen Hung, PhD, Chair and Professor of ISOM Department, Director of MS Business Analytics Program, Sawyer School of Business, Suffolk University

The Global Economic Impact of COVID-19

When dealing with high-risk global events like COVID-19, manufacturers should first pay attention to the supply side, such as inventory, alternative energy, or shipping, and mitigate the impact of high-risk disruptions.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Flexing Muscle on China Trade Compliance

Inbound Logistics publisher Keith Biondo discusses whether e-commerce shipment enforcement will ensure that China complies with Phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade deal signed in January 2020.

Doug Wheeler

EcoDevDoug Wheeler

4 Steps to Ensure Port Resiliency After a Critical Incident

Ports across our country must be prepared to support tenants and other partners. Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of Florida Ports Council, explains how ports can achieve long-term recovery.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

What supply chain insight would you share with your younger self?

Inbound Logistics readers share which supply chain insights they would you share with their younger selves in the March 2020 Good Question.

Gordon Cessford

Risks and Rewards: Risk Management StrategiesGordon Cessford

7 Smart Steps to Minimize Risk

The rewards in expanding to new markets can far outweigh the risks, especially if companies take smart steps to minimize and manage their exposure to risks.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Accounting for Lean

Lean accounting coupled with a lean supply chain can ensure everyone is rowing in the same direction to reach the maximum, long-range goals and benefits of Lean thinking.

How-To

Online Exclusive

6 Work From Home Tips for Manufacturing Professionals

Staying connected with your team, remaining productive, and sticking to a schedule can go a long way when working from home. Here are six ways to stay sane when working remotely during an emergency like COVID-19.

Ten Tips

10 Ways to Prepare for Global Trade Disruption

With tight production and shipping windows, finished goods importers are especially vulnerable when unexpected disruptions take place. These suggestions can help U.S. importers through what is shaping up to be a trying 2020.

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