|March 5, 2018||
Status Quo? No.
The coming year is destined to be one of some major and minor changes in business operations. Given your role in logistics, you will face a perfect storm of new. Here are some events and trends that will drive change and the need to think flexibly and laterally, and adapt operations accordingly. Read the full article...
|February 23, 2018||
Is Your Supply Chain Changing with the Times?
Business conditions that existed a decade ago are no longer relevant. Here, we discuss how the very nature of supply chains has evolved. As you read through, you might agree that the business conditions that existed even a decade ago do not hold relevance now. Only the most resilient leadership with the vision to build a supply chain of the future can hope to survive the demanding test of these hyper-accelerated times. Read the full article...
|February 19, 2018||
How Leadership Training Can Improve Company Culture
Most third party logistics providers are focused on results but understand that investing in training its warehouse operations' employees is a necessary cost of doing business. Here's how you can implement a leadership and training development program to pay long term dividends for your company. Read the full article...
|February 12, 2018||
Breaking Down the Truck Capacity Shortage
The electronic logging device mandate only exacerbates a chronic shortage of drivers. Every shipper was warned a capacity shortage would soon hit the trucking industry. Now, the capacity shortage is here — and it’s not going away any time soon. Read the full article...
|February 2, 2018||
Why Supply Chain Is Calling for Creativity, Communication and Collaboration
It was always the presumption that supply chain experts have more left-brain leanings, falling into the logical, analytical side of things. A job in this sector didn’t need any of those soft creative, interpretive and emotional skills we came to expect in other sectors, until now. Read the full article...
|January 22, 2018||
MD Logistics 2017 Year in Review
As one year comes to a close and another one begins, we look back on 2017 in anticipation for what 2018 will bring will bring for the MD Logistics team. Read the full article...
|January 11, 2018||
4 Supply Chain Predictions for 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...
|January 3, 2018||
Top 10 Pharma and Biotech Trends to Watch in 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...
|December 28, 2017||
10 Retail Predictions For 2018 That Should Be On Your Radar
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...
|December 18, 2017||
Holiday Season Success Powered by Omnichannel Perfection
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...
|December 6, 2017||
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late to Get Your Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays
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...
|November 28, 2017||
Investing in the Right Transportation Management System
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...
|November 20, 2017||
Black Friday will be the busiest online shopping day in history
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...
|November 6, 2017||
White Paper: Safely Transporting Cold Chain Pharmaceutical Product
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||
4 Types of Holiday Shoppers Marketers Need to Reach
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...
|October 18, 2017||
Using RFID For Omnichannel Fulfillment Success
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...
|October 9, 2017||
‘Drop Shipping’ Looks Set to Go Mainstream as More Retailers Get on Board
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...
|September 28, 2017||
How Package Design Strategies Can Increase Patient Adherence
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...
|September 21, 2017||
Vendor-Managed Inventory Solutions Carried Out by 3PLs in the Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Industry
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...
|September 18, 2017||
Pharmaceutical Industry Presses Forward with Serialization Strategies
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...
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