Articles | May 2013

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Inventory Optimization: A Natural Fit

A new inventory management system by Manhattan Associates nurses Nature's Best's fulfillment operations back to health.

Larry Montreuil

Reader Profile

Larry Montreuil: True Blue

Larry Montreuil, director of supply chain management at JetBlue Airways, negotiates sourcing and purchasing deals that let the airline soar.


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

We Need Jobs…Let’s Raise Taxes?

Minnesota's warehouse tax may push jobs out of state.

Michael Breen

EcoDevMichael Breen

Northeast Florida: America’s Logistics Center Drives Global Business

Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership.

John Sterling

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJohn Sterling

What Happens When Your Warehouse Is Unplugged?

Technology management can affect warehouse operations’ connectivity during and after a power outage. Whether the facility’s warehouse management system (WMS) is installed on-site, delivered via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) program, or hosted in the cloud can have a huge impact on maintaining productivity, writes John Sterling of Foxfire Software.

Carlos Alvarenga

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisCarlos Alvarenga

Bringing Risk Management into the Heart of the Supply Chain

Supply chain management experience is vital to corporate risk management planning, write Carlos Alvarenga of Accenture.

Shan Haq

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisShan Haq

Delivering Procure-To-Pay Success

As e-invoicing and procure-to-pay networks have evolved into broad-based business networks, advancements now enable professionals to finally connect all the dots in the supply chain, writes Shan Haq of Transcepta.

John Haber

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisJohn Haber

8 Ways to Strengthen Online Retailer Supply Chains

Monitoring contracts, delivery commitments, and contingency plans helps online retailers keep their supply chains running smoothly, writes John Haber of Spend Management Experts.


Ten Tips

Assessing Your Provider’s Financial Stability

Danny Monson of States Logistics Services Inc. offers tips to help shippers confirm a logistics service provider is financially stable before signing a logistics service contract.


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