Articles | May 2018

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Cookware Company Stirs Up a Sizzling Supply Chain

Even after adding a third production shift to its foundry, Lodge Manufacturing Company couldn’t manufacture enough cast-iron cookware to fill orders. To meet demand, the family-owned business in southern Tennessee invested $85 million in a second foundry, a modern 212,000-square-foot distribution center, and the company’s first warehouse management system, mobe3 from EVS.


Sunset's Rising Star

When Lindsey Graves joined Sunset Transportation in 2006, the founder and CEO—who happens to be her father—asked her to learn the business by spending some time in every possible role. As the years progressed, that didn't mean dealing just with the company's freight operations.

Reader Profile

Joel Kamp: Never Out of Gas

Profile of Joel Kamp, head of the bulk scheduling center, Americas region, with The Linde Group, a gases and engineering company


Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Demanding Service

It is exactly the wrong time to abandon a demand-driven approach to the supply chain.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

GOOD QUESTION | What’s the first thing you would do to solve the warehouse labor shortage?

Readers discuss ways to solve the warehouse labor shortage.

Jim Hayden

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyJim Hayden

Can You Handle the IoT Big Data Onslaught?

How the rise of big data tools levels the playing field and offers insights across a global supply chain.

Paul Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul Myerson

Don't Let Your Office Go to Waste

It can be easy to ignore the efficiency of administrative activities in the supply chain but office activities can constitute approximately 50 percent of the order to shipment lead time. Here’s how to apply lean tools to your office.

Cyndi Brandt

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisCyndi Brandt

Truck Driver Shortage Solution: Recruit Generation Z

Recruiting Generation Z members is one solution for the truck driver shortage, but companies should gear their recruitment tactics toward this tech-savvy set.


Ten Tips

Leveraging Big Data in Your Organization

Use these 10 tips to get the most out of big data.


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