Supply Chain News

Four Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2016 November 30, 2015

According to Grant Marshbank, COO of VSc Solutions, supply chains will face a number of challenges, he said: “Supply chain managers are already under huge pressure to adapt to turbulent economies, labor issues, and expansion into global markets. “The bad news is that the rate of change isn’t going to slow down. The good news is that emerging supply chain trends hold opportunities to reduce both costs and carbon footprints, and enable exceptional customer service at the same time.” Read the full article...

Pharmaceutical Serialization October 6, 2015

On Nov. 27, 2013 President Obama signed the Drug Quality and Security Act into law, effectively setting the framework of what would become a nationwide initiative toward wide-scale pharmaceutical serialization. The Drug Supply Chain Security Act is one component of the DQSA. This particular act requires the FDA to implement a national track-and-trace system by which manufacturers must affix product identifiers (barcodes) to each package of product that is introduced into the supply chain. Read the full article...

Third party logistics provider cooler doors October 2, 2015

According to Global Data, the pharmaceutical market is expected to skyrocket to nearly $550 billion by the year 2020. To keep pace with the surging pharmaceutical industry, leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider MD Logistics is significantly upgrading its pharmaceutical storage capabilities. The company is expanding into an additional 173,000 square feet of controlled room temperature (CRT) pharmaceutical warehouse space near its flagship Midwest facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read the full article...

Image of Jeff Luthman, MD Logistics, attending cold chain forum September 23, 2015

MD Logistics is proud to support a leading event in the life science industry for cold storage and third party logistics providers – the 13th... Read more »

August 20, 2015

MD Logistics continues to catch the eye of leading industry publications, earning two notable, top 3PL awards for its continued growth in 2015. Global Trade... Read more »

Cold chain operators / a cold chain 3PL operates in a warehouse designed for cold chain logistics. August 11, 2015

With its capital-intensive equipment, strict temperature requirements, and energy dependence, the cold chain has always been a demanding logistics segment. Now the sector is grappling with additional challenges—from increases in the sensitivity, quality standards, and volume of many of its goods, to continually mounting regulations. Read the full article...

How nontraditional service offerings are enhancing supply chains August 1, 2015

By John Sell, Vice President of Retail and Transportation Operations, MD Logistics Q: How do non-traditional supply chains differ from traditional supply chains? A: Traditionally,... Read more »

David Kiebach July 17, 2015

The 8th 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 »

Indiana Logistics July 6, 2015

Indiana is among the nation’s top tier in four important categories—manufacturing health, logistics health, tax climate and global reach, according to the 2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card issued by Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, and Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research.
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West Coast Port Closures June 25, 2015

Every six years, the U.S. West Coast ports negotiate and renew their labor contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In 2002, a dispute caused major delays and port shutdowns. Again in 2014, protracted labor negotiations caused slowdowns and shutdowns throughout the West Coast. Read the full article...

May 19, 2015

Most of you have probably heard the old saying ‘the customer is always right.’ In terms of making sure you have a host of happy customers, that’s probably good advice, but how far are you willing to go to keep those satisfaction levels high? Would you offer a discount? Free shipping? A full refund? How about completely changing the way you operate your supply chain? That last one may sound a little drastic, but it’s the reality many major retailers are facing. Read the full article...

Omni-channel commerce from a mobile device or computer. April 27, 2015

With the introduction of online (e) and mobile (m) commerce, consumers are now more comfortable than ever making purchases from any p lace, at any time, on virtually any device. This shift in consumer behavior has changed how goods and products flow through the supply chain to the end user. As a result, supply chain partners are now required to respond to not only the needs of brick-and-mortar stores, but also to e-commerce and m-commerce customer demands. Read the full article...

How do logistics companies remain discreet? March 24, 2015

Today's social media age has led consumers to embrace companies that are straightforward and explicit in all external communications. However, logistics companies that handle sensitive commodities must be savvy with their communication strategy in order to preserve customers' privacy and security.Read the full article...

March 9, 2015

We are pleased to announce two new additions to our SEKO Team. Kelly O’Riley has joined our team as the Director of Freight Forwarding Operations.... Read more »

MD Logistics Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in Action Image February 26, 2015

In the life science and pharmaceutical area, an inefficient supply chain can cause serious problems including dangerous product degradation and late deliveries of life-saving medications. Third-party logistics (3PL) providers specialize in streamlining their customers’ supply chains by merging logistics expertise with state-of-the-art innovations. Read the full article...

February 23, 2015

The settlement, confirmed in a joint statement by the two sides, was reached three days after U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday to broker a deal with the help of a federal mediator who had joined in the talks six weeks earlier. The White House called the deal "a huge relief" for the economy, businesses and workers. Read the full article...

Supply chain visibility enables seamless shopping experiences and provides tools to track omni-channel vendor performance. January 29, 2015

While knowing what inventory is where at any given point is perhaps the defining element of supply chain visibility, it’s actually only one facet of this critical capability, according to Greg Holder, CEO and founder of Compliance Networks. Visibility that stretches back to suppliers and across to third-party trading partners provides retailers with the ability to track and rate vendor performance while also providing the data to support smarter, more timely decisions around merchandise management, inventory levels, and cash utilization. Read the full article...

Cooler in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains January 8, 2015

Successfully transporting commodities across the world involves efficient and cost-effective storage and distribution processes. However, another element of successful supply chains requires that environmental specifications for every product are managed and monitored throughout the storage and distribution lifecycle. Read the full article...

Supply Chain Partnership with Member of the MD Logistics and Novo Nordisk Teams December 18, 2014

MD Logistics and Novo Nordisk highlight supply chain partnership during recent visit. Recently, MD Logistics opened its doors to representatives from Novo Nordisk, Inc. and... Read more »

The Road to Revolutionizing your Supply Chain Services Image October 29, 2014

Failure to develop efficient supply chains results in costly overages or detrimental shortages. To overcome inefficiencies, many businesses bring in third-party logistics (3PL) partners to streamline customers’ supply chain operations. Read the full article...

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