|January 23, 2019||
Supply Chain Education: One Step Forward and Another Step Back
The economy is humming all cylinders, employers say they can't find employees with the right skills, yet graduate students report a tough job market. Are advanced degrees taking students backwards in employment? Read the full article...
|January 18, 2019||
7 Biopharma Trends to Watch in 2019
Public criticism and scrutiny from lawmakers will likely remain, keeping biotech and pharma under pressure. At the same time, a cooperative FDA and scientific advances in oncology, cell and gene therapy should continue to serve as a tailwind, generating new approvals and investor optimism. Digital opportunities, including in artificial intelligence, have also proved attractive to drugmakers, spurring changes among executive teams. Here are seven trends to watch as 2019 unfolds... Read the full article...
|December 31, 2018||
A Letter from President & CEO, Mark Sell
As 2018 comes to a close, President & CEO, Mark Sell, details the year for MD Logistics and predicts what is to come in 2019. Read the full article...
|December 18, 2018||
The Digital Era Has Arrived, and Supply Chains Must Adjust
Supply chains are going digital - and not a moment too soon. The old distribution model is no longer adequate to meet the needs of today's buyer. Read the full article...
|December 5, 2018||
STORES’ 2019 Retail Industry Trend Forecast
Inconsistent customer expectations and disruption are just a few predictions for the retail industry in 2019 via STORES', the NRF's Magazine. Here are some of their top predictions for the retail industry in 2019. Read the full article...
|November 30, 2018||
Emilie Gerbers Promotion Annoucement
MD Logistics is pleased to announce the promotion of Emilie Gerbers to Director of Business Development. In this new position, Emilie will take an elevated and active role in managing client relationships and external communication to ensure an enhanced customer experience. Read the full article...
|November 28, 2018||
Three Keys to Happy Shoppers This Holiday Season
Holiday shopping has begun. For retailers, that means increased demand, extremely high customer expectations, and limited time for execution and fulfillment. Read the full article...
|November 23, 2018||
Black Friday from a 3PL
Most of us know what Black Friday looks like from the perspective of a consumer, perhaps the lesser known Black Friday perspective is that of the Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider. As e-commerce continues to grow in popularity, 3PL providers must amend their e-commerce fulfillment practices to the ever changing environment. Read the full article...
|November 14, 2018||
Four Ways Logistics Will Change in 2019
As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. Read the full article...
|October 25, 2018||
NRF Expects Holiday Sales Spike of Up to 4.8%
The National Retail Federation on Wednesday released its projections for 2018 holiday sales, the organization forecasting total sales of between$717.5 billion to $720.9 billion. That represents a 4.3% to 4.8% increase over last year's sales of $687.9 billion, which were a 5.3% increase over 2016. Read the full article...
|October 15, 2018||
The 4 Forces Transforming Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation Today
Few industries or business functions are experiencing as much disruption as logistics, supply chain and transportation. Whether your products rely on ground, rail or sea to reach end-customers, today’s levels of disruption are unprecedented. Industry providers and those managing their own transport needs now must rethink everything from warehouse locations to logistics technologies to fleet and carrier strategies. Read the full article...
|October 5, 2018||
MD Logistics Recognized as Top 3PL for 7th Consecutive Year
Marking another period of growth, MD Logistics has been named a Top 3PL provider by both Global Trade Magazine and Inbound Logistics. This distinction is the 6th and 7th consecutive year for the accolade respectively. Read the full article...
|September 24, 2018||
Indianapolis & Reno: Advantages for Distribution in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industry
As a third party logistics provider, we saw the importance of being able to offer our customers solutions that allowed their products to get to the consumer as fast as possible. This drove our warehouse expansion strategy to have both a Midwest and West Coast presence within the life science and pharmaceutical industry. Read the full article...
|September 10, 2018||
Automation is Coming to Cold Chain Storage Supply Chain
These robotic devices - often known as automated storage and retrieval systems, or AS/RS - are streamlining operations across many different industries. Cold chain storage probably isn't the first industry that comes to mind when thinking of advanced robotics or industrial automation. With such stringent requirements surrounding temperature control and the quality of cold products, consistent human interaction was always a necessity. With next-gen technology on the rise, the entire industry will see several key improvements. Read the full article...
|August 23, 2018||
Reducing the High Cost of Returns in the Omnichannel
According to Forrester Research, the adoption of e-commerce solutions is accelerating, driven by the advantages offered by omnichannel strategies. However, omnichannel solutions are still plagued by supply chain inefficiencies that can reduce value and hamper productivity. Take, for example, the returns management process, where defined methodologies for handling customer returns have become high-touch processes that can introduce delays, inefficiencies and mistakes -- all of which can impact the bottom line while also affecting the relationship with the customer. Read the full article...
|August 9, 2018||
Affordability and Speed Top of eCommerce Fulfillment List
According to a new survey, "The Everyday Essentials of Successful eCommerce Fulfillment," by Radial over a third of global online shoppers, 39.7%, report challenges receiving their online orders and that issues tied to cost and speed were the biggest factors impacting satisfaction. Read the full article...
|July 30, 2018||
Fundraising at MD Logistics
At MD Logistics, we rely heavily on our company culture and the feedback we receive internally in order to make a difference locally. One of the many things our company culture supports is giving back to our own community. As a result, there are a few organizations that we choose to support throughout the year. Read the full article...
|July 16, 2018||
3PLs & Shippers: In It For the Long Haul
Shippers seek 3PLs to provide transportation, distribution, fulfillment, and warehousing solutions. The right 3PL partner, however, offers continuous improvement in ways that some shippers couldn't hope to expect. Read the full article...
|July 11, 2018||
Shippers Convert Cargo to Rail as Trucking Capacity Tightens
Railroads continue to benefit from the trucking capacity crunch as shippers look to intermodal service to move their freight. While there have been previous cycles of highway-to-rail conversion and back again, industry experts think this time the switch may be more long term. Read the full article...
|July 5, 2018||
MD Logistics to Sponsor the 11th Annual DKM Golf Outing
The 11th 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 »
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