Articles | November 2016

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Right on Target

Profile of Mike Wagner, CEO of Target Freight Management.

Reader Profile

Bert De Winter: Springing Forward with Innovation

Profile of Bert De Winter, director of EMEA logistics with HP Inc.


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Blockchain Supply Chain?

How will blockchain technology impact the future of the supply chain?

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | When choosing a carrier/supplier, what’s more important: cost or customer service?

Readers choose between cost and customer service as the most important selection criterion for a carrier or supplier.

Kristi Montgomery

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyKristi Montgomery

Using IoT to Enable Tomorrow’s Supply Chain

The Internet of Things is about to shake up the supply chain. Shippers need to develop mid- and long-term IoT strategies.

David Rimmer

Online ExclusiveIT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyDavid Rimmer

Supply Chain Analytics: Creating Value from Data with Machine Learning

From item-level inventory data and GPS to condition monitoring and signals from social media, new data sources are augmenting available supply chain data. Find out how to extract value from this influx of information.

Tisha Danehl

Online ExclusiveSmart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceTisha Danehl

Supercharging Your Supply Chain and Logistics Career

Take your logistics and supply chain career to the next level by understanding how your skills can impact an organization, networking with other industry professionals, and continuing to develop critical skills.

Preston Charles

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesPreston Charles

Communication Insights Boost Shipper-Supplier Relationships

Improve supply chain efficiency with these tips on how to effectively communicate with your suppliers.

Doug Davidson

Online ExclusiveSupply Chain PerspectivesDoug Davidson

Panama Canal Expansion Re-Routes Logistics for U.S. Businesses

The expansion of the Panama Canal promises significant changes in trade patterns and increased global trade. Here are three ways companies can leverage this opportunity.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

How Supply Chain Strategies Impact
E-commerce Success

The emergence of e-commerce as part of a company’s omni-channel marketing program requires not only an agile, lean supply chain but also a strategy to get there.

Renee Roe

Trade Compliance StrategistRenee Roe

Export Control Reform Strikes Again

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security revised almost every section of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on Sept. 20, 2016. Here’s what shippers need to know.

Sue Welch

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisSue Welch

Why Retailers Need the TPP

Retailers need to come together in support of the trade agreement that will ultimately improve the industry for all. Here are three reasons why they should stand behind the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Matt Tillman

Online ExclusiveViewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisMatt Tillman

Trump Presidency Is Reality. Let’s Talk Supply Chain Implications.

Supply chain professionals are concerned: Would the new president implement the protectionist measures he campaigned on, or were those statements made primarily to appeal to an audience? Here are four supply chain predictions.


Ten Tips

Using a Systems Integrator for DC Automation

Implementing material handling automation within a distribution center requires an experienced systems integration, which acts as a matchmaker to ensure the software communicates fully and freely with the facility’s equipment.


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