Articles | April 2020

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Molson Coors Brews the Right Transportation Mix

Molson Coors Beverage Company relies on Echo Global Logistics to simplify its transportation management processes.

LeaderSHIP

Peak of Perfection

Leadership profile of Juliann Larimer, CEO of Peak-Ryzex

Commentary

Online ExclusiveJohn Leo Post, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product, Worklete

Employee Engagement Is Your New Success Metric

Globally, 85% of employees report that they’re not engaged at the workplace. Manufacturing, retail, and distribution teams can take three steps to ensure that employees stay engaged and thrive in their roles.

Online ExclusiveSid Gaitonde, SVP and GM, Global Logistics Solutions, PDI Software

Replenishing the Fuel Supply Chain During COVID-19

With the demand for fuel changing so quickly, how can organizations manage their fuel supply chain in the wake of a crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak?

Online ExclusiveBrian Laung Aoaeh, CFA & Lisa Morales-Hellebo, Co-Founders of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation and REFASHIOND Ventures

COVID-19 Is Supply Chain’s Wake-Up Call

The power of centralized organizations must harness and unleash the strengths of decentralized communities to help beat COVID-19. Thousands of supply chain professionals, educators, and inventors have joined The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation (TWSCF) to rethink and change how supply chain operates in 2020 and beyond.

Keith Biondo

Checking InKeith Biondo

Now They Know

During the coronavirus pandemic, the scramble for logistics expertise and solutions is on.

Randy Tucker

E_CommerceRandy Tucker

Agility On Demand

When you combine consumer demand for deliveries at a breakneck pace, the historically tight labor market, and the unpredictability of the global trade landscape, e-commerce businesses must be just as fast as they are flexible to succeed today’s market.

Good QuestionKatrina Arabe

GOOD QUESTION | How should shippers adjust their supply chains in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19?

We asked and you answered—this is how you think shippers should adjust their supply chain strategy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ralf Duester

IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain TechnologyRalf Duester

The High Cost of Invisibility

Supply chain visibility is one of the key drivers to a company’s success, yet still remains a top challenge.

Ana Maria Giménez

Reverse LogisticsAna Maria Giménez

Get RIP-Roaring Results with IoT

Companies are increasingly investing in returnable industrial packaging (RIP) to ship products to customers as sustainably as possible, and significantly reduce the amount of packaging-related waste they create, while also improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

How-To

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Is Your Supply Chain Resilient? How Manufacturers Can Map Dependencies and Minimize Risk During COVID-19

This is how manufacturers and retailers can map dependencies and minimize risk when facing supply chain disruptions like the new coronavirus pandemic.

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Supply Chain Labeling and Logistics: How to Deal with Customer and Regulatory Requirements

When it comes to logistics, the speed and convenience of e-commerce has led to changing expectations in the business-to-consumer sector. Meeting these expectations requires hitting an exact sequence of strict targets.

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5 Crucial Ways Warehouse Managers Can Improve Warehouse Efficiency

In this competitive and sizable market, space availability is at an all-time low while competitive pressures have never been higher. Warehouse managers can achieve more with less using these five crucial tips.

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How Supply Chain Managers Can Help Their Business Recover from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is negatively affecting the global economy—supply chains are especially affected. Recovery will likely require unprecedented levels of orchestration. Here are five ways leaders can help their businesses find the road to recovery.

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5 Operational Actions Shippers Can Take to Build Resilience

Shippers can take these five operations-focused actions to build resilience and pave the way for success as they shift into the "operate" phase of the COVID-19 crisis—not only to efficiently operate in this new business environment, but also to prepare for the next phases of the crisis.

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4 Ways to Safeguard and Stabilize Your Supply Chain

Stabilizing core business operations, managing risk, and taking steps to perfect and enforce rights under existing agreements should be key priorities in your company’s response to COVID-19. Here are four strategies for supply chain professionals, in-house counsel, and risk managers to keep in mind.

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How IoT Can Optimize Overwhelmed Supply Chains

With more and more brick-and-mortar shops temporarily closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s immense pressure on retailers to deliver much-needed supplies to individuals at home. The Internet of Things (IoT) can help mitigate this risk and ensure supply chains operate as swiftly as possible.

Ten Tips

10 Tips | Managing Inbound Freight

Inbound freight can be a challenge to analyze or control, but it significantly impacts operational and cost results. Traverse this ‘final frontier’ of supply chain management by collaborating on these strategies, across departments.

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