Supply Chain News

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...

Image of a compass pointing to logistics talent April 4, 2017

In the last decade, supply chain logistics has emerged as one of the most dynamic and exciting careers available and an integral part of both supply chain and business success. Leading companies have recognized this evolution and have acted quickly to attract and retail top talent. Read the full article...

Jeff Luthman, Vice President of Life Science Solutions March 27, 2017

In the life science and pharmaceutical area, an inefficient supply chain can cause serious problems. Third-party logistics (3PL) providers specialize in streamlining their customer' supply chains, merging logistics expertise with state-of-the-art innovations. Read the full article...

Survey shows heightened expectations for e-commerce delivery. March 22, 2017

A recent survey shows, one-third of consumers will abandon a retailer for shipping a single wrong item. During the 2016 holiday shopping season, shoppers held online retailers to heightened expectations for swift and error-free delivery. Read the full article...

serialization final countdown March 8, 2017

Many pharmaceutical manufacturers were late in involving contract partners in serialization efforts. Are you ready, and are you working with the right partner? Read the full article...

Why you should incorporate an omnichannel strategy. February 27, 2017

Omnichannel is here to stay. Companies, both large and small, are implementing an omnichannel strategy to create a more rounded customer experience. Here are six reasons why you should be thinking about incorporating an omnichannel strategy. Read the full article...

The Value of a Supply Chain Executive Education February 14, 2017

Supply chain positions have gained in importance, leading universities and colleges to enhance their supply chain executive education programs. Many industry organizations have also expanded their certification programs to help executives stay current on supply chain trends. Read the full article...

Mark Sell, President & CEO, MD Logistics February 7, 2017

In an earlier era in the US pharma industry, “supply chain” and “logistics” were an afterthought. Pharma companies maintained large warehouses; stocked lots of product;... Read more »

MD Logistics Expansion in Hendricks County January 31, 2017

MD Logistics, announced plans to expand its Indiana operations, investing $3.7 million to renovate its current operations in Hendricks County, creating additional frozen and refrigerated pharmaceutical-grade storage capacity. This expansion will also create up to 50 new jobs in 2017. Read the full article...

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