Supply Chain News

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...

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...

supply chain predictions January 11, 2018

Experts say 2018 will be another year of transition as digital transportation becomes more important that ever in supply chain planning, fulfillment and procurement. From widespread adoption of the cloud and greater use of artificial intelligence to the potential of blockchain, here are 4 supply chain trends and predictions for 2018. Read the full article...

pharma and biotech trends January 3, 2018

Pharma IQ takes a look at some of the trends forecasted to take hold this year: disruption for vendor landscapes, regulatory intervention and sophisticated analytics technologies gaining speed.  Read the full article...

shopping in the retail industry December 28, 2017

Imagine the 21st century is a consumer. She's approaching her 18th year, she's got the world at her fingertips and she wants it to fall into her hands. This includes purchasing. Yet she couldn't tell you where of how she will shop tomorrow, or even in the next hour. And that will largely shape the world of retail in 2018. Read the full article...

the importance of omnichannel December 18, 2017

Each year it seems as though the ramp-up to holiday season starts earlier for merchants, as they truly understand the impact that strong (or poor) seasonal performance can have on their bottom line. Survey's show 69% of both in-store and online sales during the holidays went to omnichannel retailers. That’s a reminder for all merchants to dedicate time pre-holidays to implement ways to engage with and sell to consumers through physical and digital channels. Read the full article...

Develop a lean, agile supply chain before the holidays December 6, 2017

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it is a good time to prepare. Unfortunately, with an ever-increasing amount of data, an increasingly complex and varied competitive landscape and demanding customers, the question is often: Where to begin? Read the full article...

transportation management November 28, 2017

The demand for transportation management systems (TMS) is on the rise. A basic solution manages truck and carrier dispatch, fleet maintenance, driver records, billing and driver pay, and DOT compliance, while additionally streamlining operations by optimizing carrier routes, managing customer activity, and reporting analytics. Read the full article...

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