All Things Supply Chain

Supply Chain trends, best practices, news and much more!

  • 6 Years of Supply Chain Blogging, and Many More to Come

    6 Years of Supply Chain Blogging, and Many More to Come

    This month marks the end of six years of blogging within the supply chain industry and the beginning of a promising 7th year as well as a new chapter for…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/5/2018 – 10/11/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/5/2018 – 10/11/2018

    Alexa makes a great warehouse assistant Texas-based software firm ShippingEasy will be integrating its shipping software with Amazon’s Alexa devices, enabling warehouse employees to manage orders,...

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  • Fleet Innovation Beyond the Robots

    Driverless fleet vehicles (a.k.a. autonomous trucks) have everyone so excited that you might finish your daily read of news from around the industry and think it is the only promising…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/28/2018 – 10/4/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/28/2018 – 10/4/2018

    9/28/2018 – 10/4/2018 Gold is now on the blockchain I suspect that most of our readers are already well aware of the blockchain hype and the promises the technology holds…

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  • 9 Tips For Effective Warehouse Inventory Management

    9 Tips For Effective Warehouse Inventory Management

    An effectively managed warehouse can make all the difference to productivity within your business. It’s easy to overlook, but simply being organised can benefit you in numerous different ways. It…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/21/2018 – 9/27/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/21/2018 – 9/27/2018

    9/21/2018 – 9/27/2018 Walmart sets blockchain deadline for its leafy greens suppliers As mentioned previously in a weekly wrap-up, more and more food brands and distributors are adopting or testing…

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  • The Amazing Supply Chain of a Vinyl Record

    The Amazing Supply Chain of a Vinyl Record

    From 80’s gaming controls to Polaroid cameras, retro is all the rage. This ‘old is the new new’ phenomenon could perhaps be seen as a means of fighting the uniformity…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/14/2018 – 9/20/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/14/2018 – 9/20/2018

    Nestlé will use satellites to document deforestation in its palm oil supply chain Due to its low cost and long shelf life, palm oil remains the most widely produced vegetable…

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  • Four Tips for Optimizing Inventory Management

    Four Tips for Optimizing Inventory Management

    Inventory management is an integral part of running any business — a management system that isn’t optimized can damage efficiency and make it harder to complete orders. If you’re concerned…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/7/2018 – 9/13/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/7/2018 – 9/13/2018

    Stena Line’s AI pilot Route-based transport operator Stena Line has introduced an AI pilot, in which vessels will be assisted by artificial intelligence technology to help optimize fuel...

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  • Common Mistakes in Import & Export Business

    Common Mistakes in Import & Export Business

    The import and export industry is indeed big business. It offers unlimited opportunities for anyone who has enough knowledge and resources to challenge the tides and reap lucrative benefits which…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/31/2018 – 9/6/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/31/2018 – 9/6/2018

    Inspector drones U.S. automaker Ford has decided to use drones to conduct high-risk inspections in its Dagenham Engine factory in London. The company found that using drones instead of inspection…

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  • AI Needs Us More than We Need It – For Now

    AI Needs Us More than We Need It – For Now

    “Artificial intelligence has the potential to reinvent the world, from how businesses operate to the types of jobs people hold to the way wars are fought. In health care, AI promises to help...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/24/18 – 8/30/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/24/18 – 8/30/18

    Introducing San José’s new autonomous grocery delivery service Autonomous vehicle startup Auto X has recently launched a grocery delivery service and mobile store pilot, which will initially serve...

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  • Supply Chain Transparency Increases with IoT Adoption

    Supply Chain Transparency Increases with IoT Adoption

    When it comes to overall visibility and transparency in the supply chain, there’s a perfect storm brewing. On the one hand, customers now demand to know more about the businesses…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/17/18 – 8/23/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/17/18 – 8/23/18

    Competing with Amazon Go Since the opening of its revolutionary cashier-less convenience store in January, Amazon has created what might be called a ripple effect in the retail industry, inspiring…

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  • What Logistics Planning and Turning 30 Have in Common – And It´s Not Wrinkles

    What Logistics Planning and Turning 30 Have in Common – And It´s Not Wrinkles

    I celebrated my 30th birthday this month. It may sound frightening at first, but despite my fears, the aches and pains, wrinkles and grey hairs didn’t happen overnight. From my…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/10/18 – 8/16/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/10/18 – 8/16/18

    The quickest quotes in the shipping industry Shipping has always been an important and competitive sector of the transportation industry, due to its large-scale efficiency and comparatively low...

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  • Optimizing Your Product Packaging: 5 Factors You Need to Consider

    Optimizing Your Product Packaging: 5 Factors You Need to Consider

    Product packaging is an integral part of supply chain management, but it’s often given less importance than needed. But when you consider that packaging can impact your entire supply chain,…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/3/2018 – 8/9/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 8/3/2018 – 8/9/2018

    Walmart shaping the future of online grocery shopping Supermarket chain leader Walmart has begun plans for its one of a kind, robot assisted online grocery picking system in its Salem,…

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