All Things Supply Chain

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

  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 06/15/18 – 06/21/18

    UPS increases its fleet with alternative-fuel trucks On Tuesday, UPS announced its most recent plans to increase its current natural gas fleet by around 19% by adding 730 new compressed…

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  • Digital Marketing in the Supply Chain and Logistics World

    For many new elements of digital marketing, the supply chain and logistics world can appear mature in comparison. Nowadays, new marketing tools and strategies must be paired with an industry…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 06/08/18 – 06/14/18

    Ford partners with Postmates to test autonomous on-demand delivery In the future, it is likely that a lot of deliveries will be made autonomously. But to make this transition as…

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  • Father’s Day: Supply Chain Lessons from Dad

    Last year, Rebecca Radford wrote an interesting article surrounding Mother’s Day and what supply chain managers can learn from our influential mothers. This coming weekend, like every third Sunday in…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 06/01/18 – 06/07/18

    Swiss Post to transport lab samples in drone project Drone logistics could deliver our goods or urgent hospital supplies in the near future, but it’s still in the test and…

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  • Top Warehouse Safety Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    In 2016, 5% of warehouse workers experienced an occupational injury or illness. As one of the more dangerous workplaces in any sector, employees and managers should be aware of the…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 05/25/18 – 05/31/18

    JD.com pursues in car delivery This week, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com announced it has partnered with electric vehicle manufacturer NIO to launch a new delivery service in China where customers…

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  • Supply Chain, Logistics…And Robotics

    A certain Internet shopping giant recently made waves by announcing its intent to someday begin using drones to deliver small items directly to customers’ doorsteps. Although the idea of having…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 05/18/18/ – 05/24/18

    The BiTA members list keeps growing Blockchain is a buzzword we are hearing ever more frequently in the supply chain space as the technology has the potential to transform the…

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  • Safeguarding Your Supply Chain in Light of Truck-Driver Shortages

    Safeguarding Your Supply Chain in Light of Truck-Driver Shortages

    The shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. is not a new phenomenon; it has been a challenge for supply chain management for years. In 2015, the shortage stood roughly…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 05/11/18 – 05/17/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 05/11/18 – 05/17/18

    Update on CO2 emission targets for trucks in Europe In last week’s wrap-up, it was revealed that no carbon dioxide (CO2) emission targets for heavy-duty trucks in the EU were…

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  • 11 Simple Ways Your Warehouse Can Go Green

    11 Simple Ways Your Warehouse Can Go Green

    There are several benefits to “going green” in your warehouse: from reducing utility bills and increasing sustainability to reducing your carbon footprint and providing your employees with an...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 05/04/18 – 05/10/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 05/04/18 – 05/10/18

    EU states demand for truck CO2 emission targets Many industries have been trying to operate more sustainably. Last month, targets were set for the shipping industry to significantly reduce its…

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  • If Mozzarella Increases the Graduation Rate, Big Data is Wrong

    If Mozzarella Increases the Graduation Rate, Big Data is Wrong

    Big data and its various applications open many new possibilities in manufacturing and supply chain management; no question about it. However, Big Data does not automatically lead to success. On…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/27/18 – 05/03/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/27/18 – 05/03/18

    More delivery robots on the streets The delivery sector is experiencing many changes to address consumers’ ever-growing demands. On Tuesday, it was announced that Starship Technologies, a company...

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  • The Challenges of Intelligent Network Planning in Automotive Logistics

    The Challenges of Intelligent Network Planning in Automotive Logistics

    Every day, more than 15 million vehicles worldwide travel from the factory to the customer. This creates significant costs and sometimes considerable delivery times. Because the vehicles are...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/20/18 – 04/26/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/20/18 – 04/26/18

    Brands still have a way to go with supply chain transparency This week, it’s Fashion Revolution Week where consumers are encouraged to demand for greater transparency in the fashion supply…

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  • 11 Qualities of a Transparent Supply Chain

    11 Qualities of a Transparent Supply Chain

    Supply Chain Transparency is a phrase that is continuously being thrown around; from an increasing amount of companies pledging to run more transparent supply chain operations to some companies...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/13/18 – 04/19/18

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 04/13/18 – 04/19/18

    Update on Shipping Industry’s environmental action In last week’s wrap-up, it was revealed that the shipping industry needed to take action in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions as it...

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  • Balanced Perspectives on Small Suppliers’ Smallness

    Balanced Perspectives on Small Suppliers’ Smallness

    Some procurement and supply chain trends are so pervasive that it is easy to stop questioning the logic behind them. The benefits associated with small suppliers is a perfect example.…

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