Articles | July 2020

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Robotics-as-a-Service Automates Order Fulfillment

Ecentria deploys inVia Robotics’ Robotics-as-a-Service (RaaS) system to automate order fulfillment in its Aurora, Illinois, distribution center.

LeaderSHIP

Focus on the Future

Leadership profile of Robert Johnson, CFO and COO of Future Tech Enterprise.

Reader Profile

Taking Up Space

Profile of Mark Wiese, who works at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as manager of the deep space logistics of the Gateway program.

Commentary

Nick Shroeger

3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics PerspectivesNick Shroeger

Addressing Shippers' Top Concerns

Although shippers should be prepared to see varying results compared to their original 2020 goals, a recovery in consumer demand is not too far away.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

What Can 3PLs Do?

Can third-party logistics (3PL) providers bring chaos to order? Or order to chaos? For starters, they can help you wrangle and bring some order to the current COVID-caused confusion in your logistics process.

Antony Lovell

COVID-19Antony Lovell

5 Ways to Attain Resilience

To better weather the next supply chain disruption, organizations should consider these five ways to enhance day-to-day planning and improve shock resilience.

Chris Gutierrez

EcoDevChris Gutierrez

Becoming the Next Leading Logistics Hub

Kansas City, which offers an appealing central location and established "inland port," provides a blueprint for distribution hotspots.

Ryan Richard

E_CommerceRyan Richard

Online Grocery Shifts into Hyperspeed

Here are three ways retailers can ensure e-commerce capabilities run efficiently by focusing on trading partner collaboration.

Jon Daniells

Fine Print: Supply Chain Legal IssuesJon Daniells

Power of Prevention: Compliance Audits

New contract audit methodologies uncover root causes of value leakage and help prevent future losses.

Mike Wychocki

Global LogisticsMike Wychocki

Automating Short-Haul Intermodal with Electrified Overhead Rail

Additional port and intermodal automation is needed to prevent our global supply chain from future natural, and man-made interruptions.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

What supply chain technology would you accelerate?

From real-time tracking to traffic advisories, 12 supply chain leaders share the technologies they would accelerate.

Rob Bailey

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyRob Bailey

Fixing Our Broken Supply Chain

COVID-19 is clearly a catalyst for necessary change and our collective global supply chain disruption makes it clear that the time to bring transparency and efficiency is now.

David Pignolet

Risks and Rewards: Risk Management StrategiesDavid Pignolet

Three Ways to Mitigate Insider Risk in Your Supply Chain

Without proper identity access and management procedures for third-party users in place, entire supply chains are vulnerable to attacks.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Traditional Retail Supply Chains Tackle Omni Challenges

As e-commerce demand grew, retailers went from using small, existing distribution centers to opening entire fulfillment centers to combining omnichannel facilities. Paul A. Myerson discusses the advantages.

Mohammad Ansari

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisMohammad Ansari

Four Behaviors of Design Thinking

To safeguard customer loyalty and drive sustainably innovative solutions, some supply chain experts are turning to the design thinking methodology, which focuses on four crucial behaviors.

How-To

Ten Tips

Scaling Your Warehouse Post-Pandemic

Don White, CEO, SnapFulfil North America, shares 10 tips for adjusting warehouse operations in a post-pandemic economy.

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