|June 12, 2017|
Is Technology a Differentiator for Freight Forwarders?
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...
|June 6, 2017|
White Paper: Returns in the Retail Supply Chain with a Specific Focus on e-Commerce
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...
|May 26, 2017|
The Mobile App: Is it a Critical Part of Your Omnichannel Strategy?
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...
|May 15, 2017|
Transforming Logistics: Don’t Fall Behind on These Trends
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...
|May 8, 2017|
How Smartphone Apps Influence the Way We Shop
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...
|April 18, 2017|
Best Practices for Supply Chain Transparency
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...
|April 4, 2017|
Attracting and Retaining Logistics Talent in an Evolving Industry
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...
|March 27, 2017|
Extending the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
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...
|March 22, 2017|
Survey: Shoppers have rising standards for e-commerce delivery
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...
|March 8, 2017|
Serialization: The Final Countdown
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...
|February 27, 2017|
6 Reasons You Should Be Thinking About an Omnichannel Strategy
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...
|February 14, 2017|
Measuring Value of the Supply Chain Executive Education
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...
|February 7, 2017|
A Conversation with Mark Sell, MD Logistics
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 »
|January 31, 2017|
Hoosier Company Expanding Pharmaceutical Distribution in Hendricks County
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...
|January 25, 2017|
Top Social Media Interactions for 2016
2016 brought a social media refresh for the MD Logistics Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. In addition to delivering hitting industry news, we also shared... Read more »
|January 16, 2017|
Deploying Pharmaceutical Foreign Trade Zone Services
MD Logistics leveraged FTZ services to provide game changing benefits to its customer base. Read the full article...
|January 13, 2017|
Industry Forecast: 2017 Life Science Trends
Dr Steven Bradshaw makes 3 top predictions for what he expects to see happen in the life sciences industry during 2017. These predictions include pricing and payment hurdles being overcome with innovative schemes and patient services, as well as the biosimilar space benefiting from increased efforts towards stakeholder education. Read the full article...
|January 4, 2017|
Five Predictions For The Retail Industry in 2017
It’s the time of year when everyone is looking to set their expectations for the year ahead. For retail, 2017 promises more disruption ahead as retailers try to figure out the changing shopping behaviors they see from customers who are more digitally savvy than ever. Here are five predictions for retail in 2017. Read the full article...
|December 15, 2016|
2017 Supply Chain Trends to Follow
The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed? With that in mind, here are the trends to follow and the predictions for supply chain in 2017. Read the full article...
|October 19, 2016|
White Paper: How Leadership Training can Improve Company Culture
Third-party logistics (3PL) providers, like most companies, are focused on results. However, all reputable 3PL providers understand that an investment in training its warehouse operations' employees is a necessary cost of doing business. Here is a extensive look at how an investment in a leadership training and development program can pay long term dividends. Read the full article...
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