Articles | July 2018

Feature Stories

Case Studies


Fulfillment Makeover Reveals A Glowing Supply Chain

Faced with rapidly-accelerating demand for its products, skin care company Rodan + Fields, an e-commerce merchant, chooses a distribution solution that includes a new location and automation.


Footwear Chain Steps Up E-Commerce Efficiency

Independent footwear chain Browns Shoes reduced order lead time and more quickly filled e-commerce orders with an order management system.

I.T. Toolkit

Automated Compliance: Allied's Stock-in-Trade

Due to the sensitive nature of the products Allied exports, the distributor turned to automation to stay on top of increasingly complex and rapidly changing international trade policies, regulations, sanctions, and restricted party lists, which in some cases change overnight.


Admiral of the Fleet

How John Burke, CEO of Armada reached his position and guides his company.

Reader Profile

Jack Buffington: Here for the Beer

Jack Buffington, supply chain leader with MillerCoors and professor at the University of Denver, manages a complex beer supply chain.


Brittain Ladd

Brittain Ladd

Driverless Trucks: A Different Idea

There is so much effort and capital being directed at wanting to make trucks driverless, but if you don't need the driver, why do you need the truck?

Noel Perry
Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Dual Dynamics

Clearly, increased trucking costs are the new normal. Also as clear is the other dynamic, which is emphasized a little less these days but all the more important to offset cost increases in other areas: Use your logistics partner strategically and offset rising transport costs.

Steven Pastor

EcoDevSteven Pastor

Industrial Development Returns to the Rails

Led by a new crop of innovative executives, modern Class 1 railroads, along with real estate professionals, are responding to new logistics demands and spearheading substantial rail-oriented industrial development projects across the nation.

Kristi Montgomery

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyKristi Montgomery

IoT: Where We Are, What Comes Next

Here are the benefits and drawbacks of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advice for a successful IoT implementation.

Dr. Ron Lembke

Reverse LogisticsDr. Ron Lembke

Recall Logistics: The Value of Information

The recent massive recall of romaine lettuce teaches some lessons that will be helpful to anyone facing a future recall.

Tom Derry

Smart Moves: Supply Chain Careers & Education AdviceTom Derry

How to Reach the Pinnacle of Success

Supply chain managers can maximize their value by upgrading their competencies and business acumen.

Paul A. Myerson

The Lean Supply ChainPaul A. Myerson

Are You Ready for Omnichannel Retail?

While many challenges arise from an omnichannel retail strategy, supply chain professionals must rise to the occasion and stay ahead of these changes.

Julie Gibbs

Trade Compliance StrategistJulie Gibbs

How to Prepare for Proposed China Tariffs

What shippers can do to understand the proposed tariffs on imports from China.

Bob Farrell

Viewpoint: Logistics & Supply Chain AnalysisBob Farrell

5 Ways to Mitigate High Freight Rates

Here are the main factors impacting the current freight market and strategies for driving overall cost savings during this historic time.


Ten Tips

Mitigating Cargo Theft Risk

Cargo theft continues to be a challenge to shippers, totaling an estimated $145 million in losses each year in North America. Use these tips to keep your cargo safe.


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