Articles | November 2020

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5 Must-Take Actions to Prepare for the 2020 Holiday Season

Given this new normal, what are global supply chains to do? How are they supposed to keep inbound goods flowing, deliver products, and reduce bottom-line risk? Now that your expectations are realistic, let’s dive into a few actions you should take this holiday season.


Innovator of the Year

How much does Dave Cox, president of Polaris Transportation Group, believe in building partnerships with clients? Enough to walk away from a million-dollar account that wasn’t interested in developing a relationship.


Online ExclusiveTom Holland, Territory Sales Manager, UK and Ireland, Sigfox

How IoT Solves Global Supply Chain Challenges

With so many components to account for, it can be difficult for supply chain operators to confidently manage them all without the proper tools. To ensure packages are being handled as efficiently as possible and that losses are kept to a minimum, operators need visibility, which they can achieve using the Internet of Things (IoT).

Online ExclusivePierre Gelpi, Director, Wireless and Sensing Products Group, Semtech

Creating a Smart Asset-Tracking Solution for Pallet Monitoring and Beyond

Implementing an IoT solution can enable smarter and simpler management of pallets, make workers’ lives easier, and help cut costs for a quick ROI. As shippers aim to streamline their logistics processes, technologies can offer new solutions for improved asset management for pallet monitoring and more.

Online ExclusiveMahesh Veerina, CEO, Cloudleaf

How Cold Chains Can Be Optimized for the Delivery of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Cold chains need to be able to provide the right vaccines in the right condition and at the right time to be successful. Pharma companies can successfully distribute the COVID-19 vaccine if they can achieve true visibility and collaborate to creatively solve cold logistics issues.

Online ExclusiveAra Aslanian, CEO, Inverselogic

How to Protect Your Supply Chain from Cyberattacks

Supply chains have been stretched to their limits by COVID-19 lockdowns, border closures, and sudden shifts in consumer demands. Now, they’re facing a growing threat from hackers. The fastest-growing threat is ransomware, which encrypts a company’s data until a ransom is paid to the hackers to decode it.

Online ExclusiveRandal Kaufman, Black & Veatch Transformative Technologies Business

Fleet Electrification Offers Opportunity in Shipping, Logistics

Electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles is advancing fast, but e-trucks are a nonstarter without well-designed, high-powered charging facilities. By planning now, shipping and logistics managers will maximize the benefits.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Do You Like Raspberries?

Honest players in the food supply chain need to protect themselves and their trusted partners before the market gives you a raspberry.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

What's the most unusual or unexpected transportation move or logistics project you've been involved in?

Supply chain leaders share the most unexpected logistics scenarios they've ever encountered.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Omnichannel and Supply Chain Work Together for Competitive Advantage

Accomplishing omnichannel service with high levels of service, while remaining profitable, requires real-time visibility of inventory across the supply chain and a single view of the consumer as they move from one channel to another.

Bindiya Vakil

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisBindiya Vakil

Reshoring Starts with Mapping Suppliers

After COVID-19 disrupted Chinese-made supplies of personal protective equipment, reliance on Chinese suppliers was portrayed as a weakness. It's time for companies with suppliers in China to evaluate whether to reshore or nearshore parts of their supply chains. Here are four key points to consider.


Ten Tips

Preparing to Automate Your Warehouse

Optimizing warehouse efficiencies is an important first step before implementing automation.


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