Supply Chain News

Rail is important to shippers July 11, 2018

Railroads continue to benefit from the trucking capacity crunch as shippers look to intermodal service to move their freight. While there have been previous cycles of highway-to-rail conversion and back again, industry experts think this time the switch may be more long term. Read the full article...

David Kiebach July 5, 2018

The 11th Annual Dave Kiebach Memorial Golf Tournament will be sponsored once again by MD Logistics. Dave Kiebach, who was a founder and co-principle at... Read more »

June 25, 2018

As with anything, the introduction of new channels not only introduces more risk of fraud, but also greater challenges in obtaining omnichannel visibility across all points of customer interaction. Read the full article...

June 19, 2018

Research shows that companies who digitally transform their supply chains will be leaders within their industries. Where are you in your transformational journey, and what are the key technologies that can help you digitize your supply chain? Read the full article...

robots in the warehouse June 14, 2018

In the days before Amazon, remote purchasing meant sending away for goods listed in mail order catalogs and waiting months for delivery. It was likely customers would have forgotten all about their orders by the time the purchases arrived. Times have changed and now the shape of eCommmerce has changed and so has the speed. Read the full article...

cybersecurity in the supply chain June 6, 2018

Are you doing what you need to to ward off a cyber attack? Experts say that that isn't even enough. Here's what you need to know to keep your supply chain secure for the rest of 2018. Read the full article...

customer experience May 24, 2018

With a variety of product options available through multiple buying channels, the modern retail consumer now has more choices than ever before. with all of these choices, come changes to the way goods are sold to consumers, by retailers. One of these changes has to do with customer experience. Similar to, but different from customers service, customer experience is unique to your brand, carrying both a tone and an image specific to your company. In addition to becoming an important part of the consumer facing aspect of retail, it is also an important way for service providers to build a relationship with both existing and potential customers.  Read the full article...

logistics career May 16, 2018

The logistics sector is thriving, and it is fast becoming an area of interest for a new generation of college graduates. Even in times of economic struggle, the logistics industry has continued to grow with jobs across the sector in everything from manual warehouse work to supply chain management. If you have the drive and determination to start at the bottom of the ladder and work your way up, then logistics could be for you. Read the full article...

Pharmaceutical Serialization May 7, 2018

In an effort to combat the world of counterfeit drugs and keep patient safety top of mind, The Federal Drug Administration enacted the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), a phased approach to pharmaceutical serialization. By November of this year, pharmaceutical manufacturers must include a unique product identifier on prescription drug packaging and cases. Read the full article...

John Sell talks about the advantages of using a niche third party logistics provider April 5, 2018

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers provide detailed logistical solutions for companies, in an array of industries, in need of contract warehousing, personalized fulfillment, and/or freight management. Often, these providers will specialize and target a specific industry or geographical market, or will limit their service offering. Those who specialize are referred to as niche 3PLs. Read the full article...

warehouse robots March 29, 2018

Customer expectations are changing as new sales outlets are being used. With the application of social media, omni-channel and e-commerce customers now have more price options, selections, delivery methods and shopping experiences. The ability of a business to keep the customer satisfied greatly depends on fulfillment capabilities. Robots are already solving picking and sorting challenges in the warehouse and they are just getting started. Read the full article...

March 22, 2018

What's the difference between supply chain visibility and transparency? Inbound Logistics asked some supply chain experts what they thought and here's what they said: Read the full article...

President & Co-founder, Mark Sell March 19, 2018

Supply and Demand Chain Executive has released their list of 2018 Pros to Know and this year's list included our very own President and CEO Mark Sell. Mark's ability to remain agile, adapting to both the needs of his customers and the industry is what landed him a spot on this year's list. Read the full article...

global logistics March 13, 2018

Industry experts seem to agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, but technology will continue to play an increasingly vital role in driving efficiencies across the global logistics network. Read the full article...

March 5, 2018

The coming year is destined to be one of some major and minor changes in business operations. Given your role in logistics, you will face a perfect storm of new. Here are some events and trends that will drive change and the need to think flexibly and laterally, and adapt operations accordingly. Read the full article...

is your supply chain changing with the times? February 23, 2018

Business conditions that existed a decade ago are no longer relevant. Here, we discuss how the very nature of supply chains has evolved. As you read through, you might agree that the business conditions that existed even a decade ago do not hold relevance now. Only the most resilient leadership with the vision to build a supply chain of the future can hope to survive the demanding test of these hyper-accelerated times. Read the full article...

leadership training definition February 19, 2018

Most third party logistics providers are focused on results but understand that investing in training its warehouse operations' employees is a necessary cost of doing business. Here's how you can implement a leadership and training development program to pay long term dividends for your company. Read the full article...

The ELD mandate exacerbates a shortage of truck drivers February 12, 2018

The electronic logging device mandate only exacerbates a chronic shortage of drivers. Every shipper was warned a capacity shortage would soon hit the trucking industry. Now, the capacity shortage is here — and it’s not going away any time soon. Read the full article...

right and left brains in the supply chain February 2, 2018

It was always the presumption that supply chain experts have more left-brain leanings, falling into the logical, analytical side of things. A job in this sector didn’t need any of those soft creative, interpretive and emotional skills we came to expect in other sectors, until now. Read the full article...

MD Logistics in 2017 January 22, 2018

As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we look back on 2017 in anticipation for what 2018 will bring will bring for the MD Logistics team. Read the full article...

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