Archive for Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

If you were stranded on a desert island with a boom box and one music cassette, which band and album would you be listening to? It’s an easy question for me to answer: Depeche Mode and Violator. As my college roomates could attest to, I drained many D batteries blasting Depeche Mode music on my […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 4-8, 2018)

I graduated from high school 30 years ago. I was co-valedictorian, but if you ask me what I spoke about that day, I honestly don’t remember — other than a vague recollection of either me or my classmate referencing Billy Joel’s song, “This Is the Time,” in our speech. What I know for sure is […]

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Talent Management in Logistics: Why It’s More Important than Ever

We often talk about the importance of people, process, and technology in Supply Chain Management, but many times the people dimension gets the short end of the stick, especially when most of the headlines today are about cool technology trends like blockchain, artificial intelligence and driverless trucks. Talent management is more important than ever, however. […]

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Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. With the increased cost of moving goods, food and beverage companies are being forced to increase the price of their products to maintain their profit margins. But in a world of heightened competition […]

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For What It’s Worth: My Take on Last Week’s Supply Chain & Logistics News (May 30, 2018)

Every Friday on Talking Logistics, I share a list of supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention that week, along with some brief commentary and analysis. For what it’s worth, here’s my take on some of the news that made the headlines last week. Amazon Feeling the Headache of E-Commerce Returns As I […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

I’ve been on the road the past three weeks attending various supply chain chain and logistics conferences, and while the discussions inside the hotel ballrooms have focused on industry trends like blockchain and the state of the transportation market, the discussions outside — which I was completely oblivious to until this morning when I drove […]

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