Articles | October 2021

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Case Studies

I.T. Toolkit

ERP Makes the Grass Greener

When its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution could no longer effectively handle its range of products, as well as the multiple delivery channels it offers its clients, Lawn Equipment Parts Co (LEPCO) found a replacement with VAI.

Reader Profile

Don't Say No and Never Give Up

To best serve those who serve, Lisa Mernin, director of operations at military equipment supplier ADS, doesn’t look for the cheapest partners; she looks for the best value and prioritizes customer service.


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Twinning Your Supply Chain from Google

Google's two new supply chain management solutions—Supply Chain Twin and Supply Chain Pulse—provide a powerful business tool for small and mid-size enterprises.

Bindu Sundaresan

CybersecurityBindu Sundaresan

Best Practices to Protect Supply Chains

Here are three cybersecurity best practices for protecting the supply chain that will help manufacturers continue to innovate, create new products and services, increase profitability, while maintaining a competitive edge.

Online ExclusiveE_CommerceGuy Bloch, CEO, Bringg

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain Before the Holidays

With consumer demand growing at a faster rate than many retailers can keep up with, it is imperative companies find a way to meet expectations and overcome the following challenges.

Brenda Stoner

E_CommerceBrenda Stoner

Unlock Potential With Buy Anywhere, Deliver Anywhere

Buy Anywhere, Deliver Anywhere (BADA) capabilities will enable organizations to offer the services that meet consumers’ demands, increasing customer satisfaction and the organization’s bottom line.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

What spot shortage do you predict next?

Supply chain leaders share the spot shortages they predict next.

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyTony Small, Chief Business Officer, Wiliot

When Every Product Tells a Story

Companies of all shapes and sizes can now compete with Big Tech by capitalizing on the new Internet of Everyday Things and a network infrastructure that’s already been built.

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesBarry Conlon, CEO, Overhaul

4 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2022

By taking the right steps, you can position your company for success despite the many challenges. Watch these four trends in 2022, each of which offers opportunities for greater productivity and efficiency.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Supply-Side Accuracy and Timeliness in Volatile Times

By focusing on supply-side accuracy and timeliness in your supply chain, you can not only cut down on unnecessary excess inventory and outages, but also plan and meet demand more precisely in this volatile environment.

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJason Michels, CEO, Long Haul Trucking

Powerful Ways Employee Ownership Can Impact Your Business

With labor shortages continuing to rise across the country, the driver shortage in the freight industry looms larger than ever. However, we have a silver bullet in that struggle that I want to share with you—employee ownership


Ten Tips

10 Tips for Managing Inbound Transportation

Whether its raw materials or popular holiday products a primary objective is to get goods to your customers exactly when and where they need it. Here are 10 tips for managing inbound transportation.


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