Supply Chain News

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...

specialized retail fulfillment packaging July 23, 2017

MD Logistics was tasked with developing a specialized packaging and personalized retail fulfillment strategy for a high-end personal care products manufacturer. Read the full article...

The Unboxing Experience July 20, 2017

Consumers today judge businesses on many things beyond product performance. Unboxing, for example, is now part of a consumer's everyday experience. That means daily opportunities for your brand to make a positive impression. Read the full article...

MD Logistics is a Game Changer in logistics July 20, 2017

Global Trade Magazine asked a group of industry experts to share their unique perspectives on four questions. With over 30 years of logistics industry experience, MD Logistics President and Co-Founder, Mark Sell, lent insights and volunteered his advice. Read the full article...

supply chain innovation July 12, 2017

Innovations in supply chains are not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses, it’s often about rethinking how we view our operations, leverage all our stakeholders, and in the end, deliver the best experience to the customer. Read the full article...

Potential Supply Chain Risks July 7, 2017

Businesses continue to struggle with keeping their supply chain under control as new technology and potential hidden risks enter and pose a significant threat to the industry. Firms must be aware of these potential threats and plan accordingly to protect their supply chains. Just one event could have a significant impact on a company's bottom line. Read the full article...

7 eCommerce enabled warehouse best practices for eCommerce fulfillment June 22, 2017

With eCommerce sales climbing by double-digit numbers every quarter, here are some best practices warehouse and DC managers can try to work better, smarter and faster. Read the full article...

Freight Forwarders using Technology June 12, 2017

Freight forwarders are turning to technology to assist with all the changes they are facing often linking all freight management systems together. It's a daunting task and there have been some stumbles along the way.  Read the full article...

How e-commerce purchases and returns affect the retail supply chain. June 6, 2017

In recent years, the rise in e-Commerce sales has led to an increase in the amount of items returned. A 2015 study conducted by the National Retail Federation, revealed that on average 8% of goods purchased were returned, adding up to nearly $260 billion dollars1 in product. This increase in returns created a challenging situation for retailers and an opportunity for their 3PL providers. This white paper will explore the impact of e-Commerce on reverse logistics, highlighting the customer driven process at the distribution center level. Read the full article...

Consumer using a mobile app. May 26, 2017

More and more people are turning to their smartphones to jump start their day. Because of this, mobile apps should be an integral part of your omnichannel strategy. Read the full article...

Logistics Trends May 15, 2017

Studies show waiting to make a decision when it comes to transportation, technology, and organizational structure could become a competitive disadvantage that will be difficult to overcome in a global economy. Read the full article...

A woman using smartphone apps to shop online. May 8, 2017

With more and more consumers turning to their mobile devices for help in making purchases, studies show that consumers who use mobile apps make more frequent purchases, spend less per transaction, and return items more often than those who don't. Read the full article...

Image of a transparent window, reminiscent of supply chain transparency April 18, 2017

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Global Supply Chain Institute outlines the best practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains for financial profit. Read the full article...

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