Archive for logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. This is the first time in many years that I’ve had to assume all of her responsibilities in managing the complex operations of a house with three kids (our oldest child is in college, […]

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Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Solving the challenge and underlying issues will require focus and attention to internal processes, better communication with carriers and partners, and using technology […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Another Friday, another flight home from a conference. This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. Stay tuned for my takeaways from the conference in a future post. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics […]

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Lessons from Disrupted Companies

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.” That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics, makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology. Similarly, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

I joined Snapchat this week. Not because I really wanted to, but because it’s the only way I can communicate with my daughter in college. I tried calling, texting, and emailing her, but she doesn’t respond via those channels. Send her a snap, however, and she gets back to you fairly quickly. I have to […]

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Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

What is Inventory Management? Is it about optimization? Is it about having enough stock? Or is it about having no stock? The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Sales it’s about product availability at all times For Manufacturing it’s about carrying zero or minimum inventory For Logistics the focus is […]

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