Archive for Supply Chain & Logistics Trends

This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

We’re supposed to get our first plowable snow of the season tomorrow, which means I need to head outside and rake and bag the remaining leaves on my lawn. Rake today, shovel tomorrow. My exercise plans for the weekend are set. So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my […]

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Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Editor’s Note: Our “Research in Focus” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, […]

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Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference)

Last month, I attended and spoke at the Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 conference, where I learned many things about the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry. For example, I learned that there’s a difference between cement and concrete, even though many people use the terms interchangeably. Cement is one of the raw materials that goes into […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast? The mad dash begins to finish all the work that needs to get done before 2018 arrives, so without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E-Commerce Boosts U.S. Shipping Networks […]

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Addressing the “White Spaces” in Supply Chain Planning

One of the trends I’ve been writing and talking about is how the clockspeeds of every industry are accelerating and how companies are having a hard time realigning their processes, organizational structures, and technology platforms to keep up with this rapid pace of change. This is certainly true when it comes to supply chain planning, […]

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

In case you’re wondering, I did get selected as a juror this week. I’m now 4 for 4 — four times called for jury duty, 4 times selected. The trial (a driving under the influence case) only lasted a day and we found the defendant guilty. When the jury duty letter arrives in the mail, […]

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