All Things Supply Chain

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

  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 01/12/18 – 01/18/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 01/12/18 – 01/18/18

    Air freight demand quickly catching up to available capacity The beginning of 2018 has seen a reverse in the trend of air freight capacity exceeding demand. Numerous factors have contributed…

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  • Supply Chain Lessons from the Ski Slopes

    Supply Chain Lessons from the Ski Slopes

    It’s that time of year again, when the snow covers the mountains, the piste bashers come out to play, the chair lifts are running and the ski season comes into…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 01/05/18 – 01/11/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 01/05/18 – 01/11/18

    All retailers can use in-home delivery In a previous wrap-up last year, Walmart and August Home, a smart lock manufacturing company, partnered up to trial an in-home delivery service whereby…

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  • 8 Tips to Reduce Warehouse Costs

    8 Tips to Reduce Warehouse Costs

    Erratic and unpredictable—the economic climate rarely stays stable. Maximizing profits for businesses takes a well-planned strategy to increase warehouse productivity while cutting down operations...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/29/17 – 01/04/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/29/17 – 01/04/18

    Will Target be in Amazon’s shopping cart this year? This week, there has been a lot of discussion about the prediction that Amazon will acquire Target. It was revealed that…

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  • 15 Steps on Limiting Cargo Theft

    15 Steps on Limiting Cargo Theft

    Cargo theft is the theft of goods or property from commercial shippers or freight carriers. It’s a serious problem in the USA, costing shippers and trucking companies an estimated $30…

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  • 4 Gifts Blockchain will Bring the Supply Chain in the New Year

    4 Gifts Blockchain will Bring the Supply Chain in the New Year

    At this time of the year, trends, forecasts and innovations that are driving the technology industry forward are often summarized, and an outlook for the New Year is given. And…

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  • All Things Supply Chain Blog – Wrapping Up 2017

    All Things Supply Chain Blog – Wrapping Up 2017

    We blinked and 2017 is nearly over. We love a good wrap-up here at the All Things Supply Chain blog, as you know from our weekly uploads of the supply…

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  • The Economics and Supply Chain of Your Christmas Tree

    The Economics and Supply Chain of Your Christmas Tree

    Few symbols are as representative of the holiday season as a Christmas tree. Real or fake, traditional or ‘upside down’, Christmas trees represent the physical center of each family’s celebration…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/8/17 – 12/14/17

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/8/17 – 12/14/17

    Biggest order of Tesla Semis yet As you can see from my previous wrap-up, Tesla’s new electric heavy-duty semi-trucks are still making the headlines over a month after their unveiling.…

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  • The Impact of Blockchain and the Physical Internet on Logistics

    The Impact of Blockchain and the Physical Internet on Logistics

    The 12th Inland Terminals conference, run by Management Producties, was held in Rouen, France in November. With participants ranging from intermodal terminal operators, shippers, suppliers, and...

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  • Supply Chain wrap-up: 12/1/17 – 12/7/17

    Supply Chain wrap-up: 12/1/17 – 12/7/17

    More collaborative robots in warehouses and distribution centers On Wednesday, Fetch Robotics, an autonomous mobile robotics company specializing in warehouse robots, announced it had received $25...

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  • Supply Chain: Like Baking a Cake

    Supply Chain: Like Baking a Cake

    It’s somewhat of a tradition to bake at any sign of a celebration or holiday festivity. Birthday cake, Christmas cake, Christening cake, Graduation cake, Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving; the list…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/24/17 – 11/30/17

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/24/17 – 11/30/17

    DHL orders new Tesla trucks As you can see from my last wrap-up, the new Tesla electric semi-trucks are a big talking point in the automotive industry. On Wednesday, the…

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  • 5 Tips for Truck Drivers for Safe Winter Driving

    5 Tips for Truck Drivers for Safe Winter Driving

    As cold and harsh as the upcoming forecast might be around the turn of the year, the demand for commercial deliveries is only set to increase throughout the holiday season.…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap up: 11/17/17 – 11/23/17

    Supply Chain weekly wrap up: 11/17/17 – 11/23/17

    Paperless Bills of Lading – Blockchain Development On Monday, it was revealed that a trial conducted by ZIM, an Israeli container shipping company, and Wave, a Canadian financial services company,…

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  • How Can We Reduce Empty Runs in Automotive Logistics?

    How Can We Reduce Empty Runs in Automotive Logistics?

    Last weekend, many government delegates, members of the media and other stakeholders came together in Bonn to discuss how to achieve a further 30% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030.…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/10/17 – 11/16/17

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/10/17 – 11/16/17

    UPS transforms New York diesel trucks to electric This week, UPS announced that it is teaming up with Unique Electric Solutions LLC, a specialist in electrifying commercial transportation, in a…

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  • The Future of Track and Trace in Logistics

    The Future of Track and Trace in Logistics

    An interview with Malcolm Wheatley from Automotive Logistics Magazine about the future of track and trace a couple of weeks ago, made me think further about the possibilities of track…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/3/17 – 11/9/17

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/3/17 – 11/9/17

    ‘This is Forward’ – New sustainability plan for Coca-Cola Europe On Monday, Coca-Cola Europe revealed it was launching a new action plan with its European partners, called ‘This is Forward’,…

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