Articles | December 2020

Feature Stories

Case Studies

IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions

Read the latest supply chain updates in technology, transportation, products, and services in December 2020.

I.T. Toolkit

Buddha Brands Embraces the Philosophy of Supply Chain Integration

Buddha Brands partners with TrueCommerce to achieve full integration between its EDI and ERP solutions.

Reader Profile

Tonya Jackson: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

A profile of Tonya Jackson, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer with Lexmark, a creator of imaging solutions and technologies. 


Online ExclusiveMark Triplett, COO, Stem Inc.

Energy Management: The Next Step in Supply Chain Optimization

It's time to look beyond the usual IT enhancements and optimize the supply chain with smart energy management, which offers a triple threat: saving money, adding new revenue streams, and reducing impact on the environment.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Think Big, Act Small

Do small to mid-sized logistics solutions providers have the upper hand in this COVID-created business environment? Or are huge multi-nationals doing just fine, or at least as good as everyone else?

Rob Harvey

COVID-19Rob Harvey

Supply Chain 4.0 Needs Order-to-Cash 4.0

How the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the traditional order-to-cash process across the supply chain.

Good Question

What supply chain adjustment would you have made at the start of 2020 if you knew then what you know now?

From preparing for e-commerce growth to auditing cybersecurity practices, supply chain leaders share the adjustments they'd make at the start of 2020 knowing what they know now.

Andrew Bruce

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyAndrew Bruce

Blockchain Brings Value to Touchless Supply Chains

Blockchain delivers the visibility, provenance, and data accuracy to allow for contractual flexibility and facilitate frictionless transactions, which are key as global logistics goes touchless.


Ten Tips

Picking an Inventory Solution

With the right inventory management solution, businesses can flex and adapt quickly regardless of market conditions. These eight tips from Oracle NetSuite will help you pick an inventory management solution that positions your business for success.

Ten Tips

Ensuring a Successful 3PL Partnership

With the pandemic forcing companies to embrace a new normal, many are reimagining their supply chains and turning to third-party logistics (3PL) providers for guidance. Here’s how to get the most out of your 3PL relationship.


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