Archive for Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

This Week in Logistics News (February 13-17, 2017)

What do you when you have no school due to snow? You build a 10 ft. 6 in. giant snowman. At least that’s what my kids did this past Monday, with the help of a couple of neighborhood friends. All this week, people have been taking pictures with Billy Bob Joe III, including firemen who […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 6-10, 2017)

After two rounds of shoveling more than a foot of snow yesterday, I am in catch up mode today, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: FedEx Supply Chain Launches FedEx Fulfillment FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon […]

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal, “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products […]

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Ripped from the Headlines: More Supply Chain Trends in the News

We’re less than a month into the new year and already some of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 are starting to surface — namely, that we’ll see companies get more serious about eradicating slavery and conflict minerals from their supply chains, and that we’ll see a rise in cyber attacks, with supply […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

My daughter turns 9 this weekend and earlier this week I visited her third grade class to see what she and her classmates have been working on this year. This pie chart pinned on the wall caught my attention, where each student shared their hope and dream for third grade and one step they will […]

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Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year

Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” The same resolutions still apply today, so I encourage you to re-read the post in case you forgot them or ignored the advice the first time around. Today, I’m adding to the list of resolutions, but […]

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