Articles | July 2021

Feature Stories

Case Studies

Casebook

Supply Chain Boot Camp

Undercover Boots, based in Panama, has been designing and selling its colorful rain boots and shoes since 2014. In the past seven years, it has expanded sales to 72 countries with only eight employees.

I.T. Toolkit

Light Through the Cloud

When lifestyle brand Regina Andrew outgrew its ERP and CRM system five years ago, it turned to Oracle NetSuite for solutions. The decision helped the company weather the pandemic with aplomb.

LeaderSHIP

From Cornflakes and Cars to Logistics

Val Hoge, chief operations officer at DP DHL Supply Chain North America, empowers teams with a transparent work environment, viewing feedback as a gift to maximize input and engagement.

Reader Profile

World-Class Service From the Warehouse to the Kitchen

Marcia Brey, vice president of distribution at GE Appliances, used constant communication with the executive team and front-line workers to implement new safety protocols and keep all facilities running when the pandemic hit.

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Catch Me When I Fall

Whether you're pushed over the edge by the pandemic, labor shortages, supply scarcity, or the surprise consumption explosion, the question is the same: Who has your back?

Ali Hasan R.

COVID-19Ali Hasan R.

3 Ways to Bolster Your Supply Chain

There’s no single action that can prevent another supply chain crisis like the one brought on by the pandemic. However, certain measures can mitigate the impact of the pandemic and any other catastrophic disruptions.

LeRoy Burcroff

EcoDevLeRoy Burcroff

Creating a Business-Friendly Environment

Here are four ways to create a logistics-friendly business climate that is a win-win for municipalities and developers alike.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

What is the secret to a successful shipper/3PL partnership?

Supply chain leaders share their insight on the secret to a successful shipper/3PL partnership.

Peter Quinter

Importing InsightPeter Quinter

Avoiding Freight Detention and Seizure

Knowing the most common reasons CBP seizes a shipment can help you avoid the hassle.

Greg Price

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyGreg Price

There's No Easy Button for AI and ML

Companies willing to give AI and ML a chance often get off on the wrong foot. Here’s an effective way to get going.

Dr. Chris Caplice

Logistics ManagementDr. Chris Caplice

It's Time to Rethink the Routing Guide

For most shippers, the routing guide handles 80% to 90% of all shipments—essentially, all contracted moves. But while the routing guide works well for certain lanes, it can fail spectacularly in others. There’s a better way.

Nishith Rastogi

Managing DisruptionNishith Rastogi

Navigating Unexpected Hiccups

Enterprises are realizing the growing need for adaptability and responsiveness, and are letting go of redundant, manual business operations, making room for digitization and data-driven processes.

Pini Mandel

Retail RethinkPini Mandel

3 Ways Dynamic Pricing Helps Retailers

Both physical and online retailers who maintain their own supply chain channels need to recognize their ability to control inventory levels by manipulating price.

Omer Abdullah

Risks and Rewards: Risk Management StrategiesOmer Abdullah

7 Critical Questions You Need to Ask

Fundamentally, managing supply risk is all about having access to the right insights at the right time. These 7 questions can help you gain them.

Jackie Jacobs

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceJackie Jacobs

It's Time for Women in Transportation

While many women are looking to resume their careers, some of their best opportunities might be found in industries such as transportation, which has traditionally been filled by a predominantly male labor pool.

Michael Rabinowitz

Supply Chain VisibilityMichael Rabinowitz

Precision Starts with Visibility

One roadblock to quickness and precision is a lack of visibility. To overcome this challenge, businesses are leveraging data analytics powered by the right technology.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Demand Accuracy In Your Supply Chain

Visibility, collaboration and communication are the keys to improve demand timing and accuracy to minimize the impacts of the pandemic and other local and global events.

How-To

Ten Tips

Streamlining Retail Logistics

What companies need to do to streamline logistics operations and implement best practices so they will have the right inventory at the right location.

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