Articles | August 2021

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Jennifer Lyons: Just Keep Paddling!

Jennifer Lyons takes her career to new heights with the NASA Deep Space Logistics Project, developing a supply chain in deep space and making it commercially viable for people to work and live there.


Online ExclusiveAntony Lovell, VP Applications, Vuealta

Build an Agile and Resilient Supply Chain in 4 Steps

Visibility is absolutely vital to any business striving to achieve agility and resiliency, and the vulnerabilities that can follow. The good news is that these vulnerabilities can be addressed by taking four necessary steps toward achieving agility and resiliency.

Online ExclusiveBen Medearis, Director, Business Development, Southeast Region, Americold

Americold’s Fresh New Facility Boosts Temperature-Controlled Trade Through the Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah is one of the first U.S. ports of call for fresh fruits and vegetables. New facilities, like Americold's warehouse, enable faster distribution channels for fresh and frozen food products.

Online ExclusiveJeffrey Wilkins

How to Import Duty-Free with Section 321

Navigating global logistics and setting up successful sales channels are huge problems for e-commerce retailers. Leveraging Section 321 can be a great way to reduce tax liability and help improve margins and customer satisfaction.

Online ExclusiveMary Long, Professor, University of Tennessee

For Beyond Meat and QSR Brands, Asking “What if?” Will Prevent “What Now?”

With major disruptions in the meat supply chain raising costs for restaurants and supermarkets, Beyond Meat pursues new partnerships with quick-service restaurant companies such as Taco Bell and McDonald’s.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Other Reasons Why Supply Chain Stress Won't End Soon

Our "new normal" global consumption reality won't be ending soon. It's not just e-commerce—other factors augment long-term stress on your ability to marshal supplies and source transport to serve customers.

Maggie Barnett

E_CommerceMaggie Barnett

It's Time for All Retailers to Go Hybrid

An emerging hybrid model of e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail brings together the best of both worlds, while automation and software remove challenges and empower this otherwise complex fulfillment model.

Jan Hoppe

Fine Print: Supply Chain Legal IssuesJan Hoppe

10 Ways to Improve Your Supply Contract

Parties to a supply contract should consider regulating these 10 points to help limit liability.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

How can brick-and-mortar retail make a comeback?

Supply chain leaders answer this month's Good Question, discussing whether brick-and-mortar retail can make a comeback.

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain VisibilityRyan Rusnak, Co-founder and CTO, Airspace

Five Solutions to Costly Time-Critical Shipping Challenges

How can logistics professionals ensure time-critical shipments are more likely to arrive on time? Here are five critical factors.


Ten Tips

10 Tips for Ensuring Trade Compliance

Many companies do not prioritize regular trade compliance check-ins until they're dealing with a problem. Here's how to manage and improve your international trade processes so you can catch a problem before it arises and remain compliant.


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