Articles | October 2017

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Finding the Right Strategy for Each Situation

Profile of Denis Reilly, president and CEO of Kenco Logistics

Reader Profile

Tim O’Brien: Exuding Star Power

Profile of Tim O’Brien, senior director, supply chain, with Purchasing Power, a specialty e-commerce retailer that provides goods and services to customers who make payments through payroll deductions


Felecia Stratton

Checking InFelecia Stratton

Masters of the Future

IL Editor Felecia Stratton was lucky to get an annual glimpse into the future of the logistics workforce—and can say with confidence that we’ll be just fine.

Kristian O’Meara

E_CommerceKristian O’Meara

Collaborative Supplier Management: The Key to Beating Holiday Fever

With holiday celebrations in at least eighth months each year and nearly no product category left untouched—from candy to clothing and home furnishings—retailers need to make sure their e-commerce strategy is letting them capitalize on consumers’ growing appetite for seasonal items.

Good Question

GOOD QUESTION | What is the best piece of leadership advice you ever received?

Readers share the leadership insights that have had the biggest impact on them.

Keith La Londe

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyKeith La Londe

Purchasing a Cloud-Based WMS? Get Grounded

Cloud-based warehouse management systems have many merits, but don’t presume they offer a cheap, one-size-fits-all option for your organization. In other words, read the fine print.

Eric R. Byer

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisEric R. Byer

Reliable Rail Service Hinges on Reform

By letting market forces dictate rates and improving service, we can achieve freight rail competition.


Ten Tips

Reducing Packaging Costs

Try these packaging moves, says APL Logistics Supply Chain Solutions Head Rajiv Saxena, to help offset higher parcel costs further up the supply chain.


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