Supply Chain News

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...

Black Friday shoppers November 20, 2017

As more and more shoppers begin their holiday shopping, experts anticipate that Black Friday will be the biggest online shopping day in history, lapping Cyber Monday for the second year. Read the full article...

Truck transporting cold chain pharmaceuticals November 6, 2017

The pharmaceutical cold chain industry is anticipated to grow 65% by 2020. This anticipated growth brings with it a concern of how to efficiently and safely transport temperature sensitive products. Specialty transportation providers bring with them a skill set capable handling such a task. Read the full article...

October 30, 2017

Holiday shoppers come in all shapes and sizes: Some shop exclusively online and others buy exclusively in stores - some shop early, some late and some all the time. According to data analytics firm Cardlytics, there are four clearly-defined holiday shoppers: Read the full article...

omnichannel fulfillment October 18, 2017

As the retail landscape continues to change and evolve, retailers are now revisiting RFID as a way to improve in-store inventory accuracy and customer experience. Read the full article...

Home Depot has been an early adopter of drop shipping. October 9, 2017

A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites without having to keep those items in stock. Read the full article...

The cost of non adherence by patients due to poor pharmaceutical packaging design September 28, 2017

Pharmaceutical packaging plays an important role in patient compliance and adherence. Build patient adherence factors into your packaging with these quick tips. Read the full article...

Jeff Luthman, Vice President of Life Science Solutions September 21, 2017

Third-party logistics (3PL) providers specialize in maximizing their customers' supply chain processes. Recently, 3PLs have innovated their practices to extend pharmaceutical supply chains for special projects, such as packaging and kitting. Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is a natural evolution of these extended services. Read the full article...

serialization deadline changed from 2017 to 2018 September 18, 2017

In late June 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a one-year delay in the enforcement of the Drug and Supply Chain Security Act's (DSCSA) requirement for manufacturers to affix or imprint product identifiers to each package or homogeneous case of product. Despite this delay, the pharmaceutical community strives to meet the original deadline. Read the full article...

supply chain security September 5, 2017

With the pharmaceutical industry quickly evolving, it becomes increasingly difficult for pharmaceutical companies to balance the various demands of the industry without sacrificing speed or security. Depending upon the resources of today, it may become increasingly difficult to keep up with the demands of tomorrow. Read the full article...

unboxing experience August 24, 2017

With constant technological influences, millennials have close to infinite resources within their grasp. Instant access to information, images, video and media means they can find almost everything online, especially when it comes to shopping with the average millennial spending an hour shopping online per day. What does this mean for your company's product packaging? Does this mean your product's packaging is no longer an important consideration increasing your product's value? Read the full article...

David Kiebach August 18, 2017

The 10th 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 »

August 14, 2017

Global Trade Magazine and Inbound Logistics have both released their industry lists of Top 3PL's for 2017, once again recognizing MD Logistics as a key player in the 3PL industry. Read the full article...

ecommerce distribution August 7, 2017

The changing e-commerce landscape is forcing retailers and system integrators to rethink distribution and return processes, and invest is more sophisticated material-handling solutions to optimize and maximize throughput. Read the full article...

Chad Hodges is presented with the Patriot Award July 28, 2017

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recently presented Director of Pharmaceutical Operations, Chad Hodges with the Patriot Award as a thank you for his support of a member of his team. Read the full article...

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