Archive for Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

Takeaways from SMC3 Jump Start 2018 Conference

The 2018 supply chain conference season kicked off for me last week. I gave a keynote presentation on emerging technologies (drones, driverless trucks, 3D printing, blockchain, etc.) at the SMC3 Jump Start 2018 conference in Atlanta, GA. Unlike most industry conferences, which are crammed like sardines into the month of May, this one is always […]

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Product Returns: The Hangover Headache of E-Commerce

All of the headlines leading up to Christmas were about how retailers and parcel carriers were struggling to keep up with the record amount of online orders and deliveries for the holidays (see WSJ article UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays and Reuters article Surging online orders slow Wal-Mart delivery network). But […]

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Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 43 episodes produced in 2017, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain […]

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Dealing with Holiday Returns: The Case for Technology-Based Liquidation

Eric Moriarty, Vice President at B-Stock Solutions answers the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How big of a problem is product returns? What happens to all of these products that get returned? What are some of the actions retailers typically take? How does the liquidation process typically work? What are […]

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 11-15, 2017)

One week to go before we go on hiatus for the holidays, which means I have one week to finish a million things on my “To Do” list. So, without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week with some brief commentary: Target to Buy Grocery Delivery Startup Shipt […]

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