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Interim Management is Transforming Warehousing Operations

Interim Management is Transforming Warehousing Operations

Interim Management is transforming warehousing operations through experienced project managers and industrial engineers. In the ever-evolving landscape of warehousing operations, startups, changeovers, and triage situations […]

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Preventing Leftover Inventory This Holiday Season

Preventing Leftover Inventory This Holiday Season

At the end of the 2022 holiday season, many media outlets shared photos of warehouses overflowing with returned and leftover inventory. After retailers faced widespread […]

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Supply Chain Post Pandemic

Spotlight is on The Supply Chain Post Pandemic

The spotlight is on the supply chain post pandemic. The pandemic changed many things about supply chain management, some for the better, and some for […]

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SLOB Inventory

Identifying And Eliminating Slow And Obsolete (SLOB) Inventory: A Path To Cost Reduction And Operational Efficiency

In the world of supply chain operations, efficient management of SLOB inventory is paramount to ensuring smooth operations, minimized costs, and optimal customer satisfaction. Slow-moving […]

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EV technology

Are Hydrogen-Powered Rigs An Answer?

There’s so much chatter around EV technology in electric vehicles and trucks that it’s easy to forget other potential power sources that can serve as […]

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Mapping A Global Supply Chain

Mapping A Global Supply Chain

The global supply chain, as we all know, is immense. It connects the private sector, international organizations, public institutions, and even entire nations. With data […]

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Balancing inventory and service levels in e-commerce operations

Balancing Inventory and Service Levels in E-Commerce Operations

Balancing inventory and service levels in e-commerce operations, particularly with a large SKU count and numerous slow-moving items, is a complex challenge, but it’s crucial […]

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material handling equipment

Material Handling Equipment: Using a Predictive Maintenance Strategy

For years, warehouses oversaw the maintenance of their material handling equipment in a traditional, manual approach. Something broke or began making noise like it might […]

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Consumer Behaviors Driving Supply Chain Changes

Consumer Behaviors Driving Supply Chain Changes

Demanding consumer behaviors have supply chain leaders integrating e-commerce into every aspect of the supply chain. It’s no secret that supply chain management has made […]

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Web 3.0

Web 3.0 and Its Impact on The Supply Chain

Web 3.0, often referred to as the Semantic Web, represents the next phase in the evolution of the Internet. Unlike its predecessors, Web 3.0 is […]

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Mitigating Returns with Return Fees

Companies are Mitigating Returns with Return Fees

The average retailer sees $166 million in returns for every $1 billion in sales. In 2022, consumers returned about 16.5 percent of the items they […]

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Onshoring and Reshoring

Onshoring and Reshoring are More Than Just Buzzwords

There’s been a good deal of anecdotal evidence that businesses are working toward onshoring or reshoring following the pandemic. But new data is revealing the […]

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The Celebrity Apex A Case Study in Efficiency

The Celebrity Apex: A Case Study in Efficiency

The Celebrity Apex cruise ship represents an intricate ballet of efficiency, resource management, and value creation that parallels the complexities of a vast supply chain. […]

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How Climate Change is Impacting the Supply Chain

How Climate Change is Impacting the Supply Chain

Let’s look at how climate change is impacting the supply chain. From droughts to floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and more, climate change is getting bigger and […]

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supply chain budgets

Supply Chain Budgets: Where Is Money Being Spent

Supply chain budgets are tightening and supply chain managers need to make prudent decisions on where to invest. There’s no denying that many companies are […]

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Warehouse Design for Faster and More Accurate Shipping

Warehouse Design for Faster and More Accurate Shipping

In this article, we’ll delve into the key strategies and principles to guide warehouse design for faster and more accurate shipping. Efficiency is the name […]

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Supply Chain Early Warning System

U.S. and South Asia form Supply Chain Early Warning System

United States has agreed to launch a pilot program for a supply chain early warning system in partnership with Japan and South Korea. The supply […]

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Impact of UAW Strike on the Supply Chain

Impact of UAW Strike on the Supply Chain

It’s been six weeks since the UAW (United Auto Workers) union began its strike against the country’s largest automakers, and there’s no sign of resolution. […]

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Success of Supply Chain Enterprises

The Success of Supply Chain Enterprises: Strategy vs Execution

The success of supply chain enterprises is a complex interplay between two fundamental elements: strategy and execution. These two pillars serve as the backbone of […]

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United States Container Ship Seaport System

The United States Container Ship Seaport System

The United States container ship seaport system stands as a testament to the intricate web of global trade and commerce. At the nexus of international […]

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Increased Hydrogen Production will Greatly Benefit Supply Chains

Increased Hydrogen Production will Greatly Benefit Supply Chains

Hydrogen production has received a major boost with new federal government grants, which will greatly benefit supply chains. With the recent announcement by the federal […]

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Professional Society Memberships for Supply Chain Management

Professional Society Memberships for Supply Chain Management

Professional society memberships in the field of supply chain management can help you to stay updated with the latest industry trends, network with peers, and […]

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lean practices and industrial engineering

Lean Practices and Industrial Engineering Principles Eliminate Inefficiencies

By applying a combination of lean practices and industrial engineering principles, businesses can systematically identify and eliminate warehouse and supply chain inefficiencies, ultimately optimizing their […]

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drone delivery carriers

Drone Delivery Carriers – The Evolving List of Competitors

More drone delivery carriers are entering the race for air-based last mile deliveries. This article explores the evolving landscape of drone delivery and the key […]

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Designing a new warehouse

Designing a New Warehouse: 15 Crucial Steps

Designing a new warehouse operation requires a systematic approach that considers processes, systems, infrastructure, and labor optimization. This can be achieved through industrial engineering methodologies. […]

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Pallets Types and Usage

Trends in Pallets: Types and Usage

Pallets are anything but glamorous, but they are the backbone of supply chain management. Whether wood, plastic, metal, or corrugated cardboard, pallets are necessary to […]

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government shutdown

What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for the Supply Chain

While Congress managed to avoid a government shutdown this week, the agreement is temporary. In 45 days, members will have to revisit the sticking points […]

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Pick This

“Pick This” A Compendium Of Piece-Picking Process Alternatives” – Designing E-Commerce Operations

The book “Pick This! A Compendium of Piece-Picking Process Alternatives” is intended to provide practical guidance to the complex landscape of distribution logistics. The efficiency […]

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Socially Responsible Supply Chain

Building a Socially Responsible Supply Chain

A new European-based socially responsible supply chain initiative just got a boost from a host of big new corporate members. Called Telos, the initiative aims […]

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Drone Delivery

Drone Delivery Clears Major Hurdle

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just granted drone delivery company Zipline permission to fly its drones beyond the visual line of sight. In doing so, […]

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