Articles | February 2022

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LeaderSHIP

It's a Small World

Profile of Tony Small, chief business officer, Wiliot

Commentary

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Bullwhip or Just Bull?

There is clearly a bull market in reshoring and nearshoring as global supply chains reconfigure. But as things normalize, will the reshoring trend be long-term company policy or just another example of the bullwhip effect?

Online ExclusiveGlobal LogisticsArjun Chandar, Founder and Chairman, IndustrialML, Inc.

How Manufacturers Can Navigate Global Supply Chain Upheaval

Not only do advanced analytics reduce the supply of materials needed for a factory, but also help to find alternative vendors for materials that are in short supply. Here's how industry 4.0 technologies can ease the burden on the global supply chain.

Online ExclusiveGlobal LogisticsLucas Fiuza, Business Director, Apex-Brasil

Taking a Fresh Look at Brazil’s Transportation Sector

Some of the most compelling examples of change and positive momentum in Brazil are in the transportation sector. Here are three key highlights foreign investors should be aware of when considering transportation investments in Brazil.

Good Question

What’s the difference between traceability and transparency in the supply chain?

Readers offer insight on the difference between supply chain traceability and transparency. Guess which one you can have without the other?

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJason Traff, President/Co-Founder, Shipwell, 512-333-0898

Girding for Supply Chain Turmoil in 2022

Companies can minimize disruption by implementing specific tools and best practices that will enable clearing logistical, transportation, and technological hurdles. Those include modernizing your business’ supply chain management processes—adopting artificial intelligence, for instance—enhancing visibility within the logistics network, applying analytics, and expanding your carrier networks.

Bruce Orcutt

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyBruce Orcutt

Digital Transformation: The Experience is King

Three top priorities for digital transformation for the year ahead.

Last Mile

Container Shipping By the Numbers

The transport of goods via ship has been around for centuries, gaining massive efficiencies in the 1950s when Malcom McLean invented containerized shipping. Here's a quick look-sea:

Christine Castaneda

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceChristine Castaneda

Effective Ways to Find and Retain Talent

With many roles in the field needing to be filled, supply chain managers must be prepared to not only better attract talent, but also to invest in their existing employees to retain them for the long-term.

Joey Rubinstein

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJoey Rubinstein

Retail Inventory: Old Method, New Tricks

How Japan’s 7-Eleven revolutionized retailers' stock orders and created a simple framework for smaller retailers to get stock that customers want.

How-To

Ten Tips

Selecting a TMS

Given the sheer number of options available, it is critical to determine the best Transportation Management System (TMS) for your operation based on its unique needs to maximize potential before making a decision.

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