Supply Chain News

Container ships in the logistics industry November 14, 2018

As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. Read the full article...

Holiday Shoppers looking for Holiday Sales October 25, 2018

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday released its projections for 2018 holiday sales, the organization forecasting total sales of between$717.5 billion to $720.9 billion. That represents a 4.3% to 4.8% increase over last year's sales of $687.9 billion, which were a 5.3% increase over 2016. Read the full article...

Transportation October 15, 2018

Few industries or business functions are experiencing as much disruption as logistics, supply chain and transportation. Whether your products rely on ground, rail or sea to reach end-customers, today’s levels of disruption are unprecedented. Industry providers and those managing their own transport needs now must rethink everything from warehouse locations to logistics technologies to fleet and carrier strategies. Read the full article...

October 5, 2018

Marking another period of growth, MD Logistics has been named a Top 3PL provider by both Global Trade Magazine and Inbound Logistics. This distinction is the 6th and 7th consecutive year for the accolade respectively. Read the full article...

September 24, 2018

As a third party logistics provider, we saw the importance of being able to offer our customers solutions that allowed their products to get to the consumer as fast as possible. This drove our warehouse expansion strategy to have both a Midwest and West Coast presence within the life science and pharmaceutical industry. Read the full article...

Cold Chain Storage September 10, 2018

These robotic devices - often known as automated storage and retrieval systems, or AS/RS - are streamlining operations across many different industries. Cold chain storage probably isn't the first industry that comes to mind when thinking of advanced robotics or industrial automation. With such stringent requirements surrounding temperature control and the quality of cold products, consistent human interaction was always a necessity. With next-gen technology on the rise, the entire industry will see several key improvements. Read the full article...

Omnichannel returns August 23, 2018

According to Forrester Research, the adoption of e-commerce solutions is accelerating, driven by the advantages offered by omnichannel strategies. However, omnichannel solutions are still plagued by supply chain inefficiencies that can reduce value and hamper productivity. Take, for example, the returns management process, where defined methodologies for handling customer returns have become high-touch processes that can introduce delays, inefficiencies and mistakes -- all of which can impact the bottom line while also affecting the relationship with the customer. Read the full article...

ecommerce fulfillment August 9, 2018

According to a new survey, "The Everyday Essentials of Successful eCommerce Fulfillment," by Radial over a third of global online shoppers, 39.7%, report challenges receiving their online orders and that issues tied to cost and speed were the biggest factors impacting satisfaction. Read the full article...

Camp John Warvel - Fundraising at MD Logistics July 30, 2018

At MD Logistics, we rely heavily on our company culture and the feedback we receive internally in order to make a difference locally.  One of the many things our company culture supports is giving back to our own community. As a result, there are a few organizations that we choose to support throughout the year. Read the full article...

Two shippers shaking hands July 16, 2018

Shippers seek 3PLs to provide transportation, distribution, fulfillment, and warehousing solutions. The right 3PL partner, however, offers continuous improvement in ways that some shippers couldn't hope to expect.  Read the full article...

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. The customer experience is now more important than ever before! 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...

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