Articles | October 2020

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Case Studies


West Pak Avocado Grows a Ripe 3PL Partnership

West Pak Avocado distributes avocados to hundreds of customers around the globe. To maintain efficient transportation through seasonal peaks, West Pak partnered with a third-party logistics provider to move produce as quickly as possible.

Reader Profile

Top Hat and Tales

Wallaroo Hat Company co-founder Stephanie Carter applies her entrepreneurial spirit to tackling outsourcing, tariffs, and pandemic challenges, and to pursuing new ventures, such as a nonprofit that assists women and girls in Cameroon.


Online ExclusiveOphelia Otto, Industry Relations Lead, scoutbee

Become a “Partner of Choice” to Unleash the Full Power of Procurement

In a post-COVID supply environment, now is the time to revolutionize by taking the best of both worlds and consolidating them into a new approach moving forward: partner-centric procurement.

Online ExclusiveHaytham Elhawary, Co-Founder and CEO, KINETIC

3 Tips for Using Data-Driven Technology to Augment Worker Safety

Shippers utilizing IoT technology now have more data at their fingertips than ever before. When it comes to optimizing this information to keep workers safe from illnesses such as COVID-19 and injury, here are three tips to keep in mind.

Online ExclusiveChris Lanier, VP of Distribution Services, CorneaGen

Serving Eye Surgeons During the Pandemic: Relying on Ingenuity and Partnerships

Those in transportation logistics face new realities brought by COVID-19, but are especially challenged in the time-sensitive delivery of tissue for transplants. Perhaps the biggest challenge is ramping back up to meet pent-up demand for surgeries.

Online ExclusiveAshley Lewis, VP, Product Management, NEXT Trucking

3 Ways Retailers Can Fully Prepare for the Holiday Season

COVID-19 created a whole new world of retail, with more online orders, increased transparency, and a focus on scalable redundancy. Retailers that meet these three goals may have a joyful holiday season after all.

Online ExclusiveAudette Miller, Lead, Project Manager Professional Services, Peak-Ryzex

3 Signs a Warehouse Needs a Wireless Site Assessment

A well-designed Wi-Fi network will reduce the amount of time devoted to maintaining, troubleshooting, and/or “fixing” the wireless network, and keep workers happy and productive. Here are three signs a warehouse may be due for a wireless site assessment.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

The World Is Your Warehouse 3.0

LEO satellites will enable e-commerce companies to take orders from everywhere and anywhere, allowing all countries, developed or not, to share what we take for granted.

Maureen Sullivan

COVID-19Maureen Sullivan

Solving Distributor Liquidity Shortages

Distributors face liquidity shortages brought on by the pandemic. Pressed between both struggling ends of the supply chain, they can only negotiate so far. What are they to do? The answer may lie in their receivables.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

If you could switch jobs with someone for a day, who would it be?

From a presidential debate moderator to working on a non-GMO farm, supply chain leaders discuss what jobs they'd want to try out for one day.

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisRon Atapattu, Founder & President, Overseas Cargo Inc. (ShipOCI)

How Election Results Will Impact Supply Chain Stakeholders

Will the election results clarify supply chain issues and put business leaders in a position to start choosing strategic directions?


Ten Tips

Creating an Exceptional Customer Experience

If you deliver poor customer service, you’ll lose business. But you can turn things around with a serious commitment to meaningful change and work across your entire enterprise.


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