Archive for logistics

Seeing the Bigger Picture: How a Global Trade Network Can Create More Accurate KPIs

Your supply chain’s key performance indicators support tactical, day-to-day business decisions, so ensuring you are reading them correctly is imperative. The question becomes, “how are you comparing your transportation metrics to what’s happening around you?” If you only focus on the data in your own supply chain, you could be missing the bigger picture, and […]

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The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a lot of activity related to last-mile delivery — from startups providing last-mile delivery services to advancements in transportation management systems and mobile technologies to more effectively plan, execute, and track last-mile deliveries, as well as several acquisitions in this space. What’s driving this focus on last-mile […]

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My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

When you spend your workday thinking and writing about logistics, you can’t help but see it in your everyday life too. Here are two examples that I experienced last week, courtesy of Amazon and AAA. Amazon: Two Extremes of Packaging My wife walked into the study with a large box from Amazon. Inside was a […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 29 – June 2, 2017)

One of the best parts of a long holiday weekend is that a short workweek follows. The only problem is that the “To Do” list continues to grow nonetheless. Therefore, with much still to do and limited time, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Wal-Mart tests delivery of online packages by […]

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4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity. No matter what phase your business is at, from the most successful, legendary brand to a smaller, emerging one, every aspect of your business needs […]

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