Articles | January 2021

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Case Studies

DC Solutions

Legend Valve Opens Fulfillment Spigot

The integration between 6 River Systems collaborative mobile robots called Chucks, Packsize, and JD Edwards’ ERP systems doubled Legend Valves’ pick rates and increased its order management and shipping accuracy.


Working Like a Dog to Fill Pet Food Surge Orders

A niche pet food company thrives during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a long-standing partnership with its third-party logistics provider.

I.T. Toolkit

SerVaas Laboratories Cleans Up with Business Intelligence

When a company's employee roster includes 100 workers but the products are sold in one dozen countries, accurate sales and inventory data is critical. Business intelligence solutions, however, have traditionally exceeded the budgets of small to mid-sized companies.


Online ExclusiveCory Turner, Head of Healthcare Strategy, Tecsys

Are We Ready to Deliver the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Is the supply chain ready to deliver COVID-19 vaccines? The supporting technology exists and the resources are in place, but now that the vaccine is available, it's up to the logisticians to connect those dots from end to end.

Online ExclusiveMark Wheeler, Director of Supply Chain Solutions, Zebra Technologies

Warehouse Trends Resulting from the Pandemic

The demands that shaped the industry in 2020 will continue in 2021, leaving warehouses to evaluate how they will keep pace with consumer and commercial demands. The adoption of new technologies will help optimize operations for years to come.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

From a Modest Beginning

When we started Inbound Logistics in 1981, the latest technology was using fax machines to distribute routing guides to vendors. Forty years later, we've advanced to using technology in a pivotal year, empowering the demand-driven enterprise.

Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

A Valid Question

"Inbound logistics" doesn't sound odd now. But in 1980, it was counterculture. Today, many call this approach supply chain management or the demand-driven enterprise. No matter what you call it, the benefits and value are clear.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Professional Education: Time to Pay It Forward

While more people are earning supply chain management degrees and certifications, it hasn’t been enough to fill current needs. We need to do our part.


Ten Tips

Optimizing LTL Shipping

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping is critical to everyday commerce and is an economical way to ship palletized or loose freight. Here’s how to do it well.


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