All Things Supply Chain

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

  • 5 Tips for Determining Your Packaging Design and Materials

    5 Tips for Determining Your Packaging Design and Materials

    Package design or initial presentation of your goods and products can, believe it or not, make or break your business. This is despite the fact that many owners see this…

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  • Supply Chain Weekly wrap up 10/04/19 – 10/10/19

    Supply Chain Weekly wrap up 10/04/19 – 10/10/19

    U.S. trade tariffs to be imposed on EU food products The supply of food and drink products that are exported from the EU to the U.S. could be affected when…

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  • The Amazing Supply Chain of Toilet Roll

    The Amazing Supply Chain of Toilet Roll

    With 7% of Americans admitting to stealing it from hotels, comedian Johnny Carson causing a shortage of it in 1973 after he joked about the possibility of one and 49%…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/27/19 – 10/03/19

    Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/27/19 – 10/03/19

    Approval for Drone Delivery airline It has been announced that the “Federal Aviation Administration has given UPS approval to run a drone fleet,” therefore enabling the company to create a…

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  • Thrown to the Lions

    Thrown to the Lions

    How a TV show (and bad demand planning) tore down a German start-up No, of course we are not talking about the majestic animals from the African savannah, but about…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/20/19 – 9/26/19

    Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/20/19 – 9/26/19

    Amazon buys 100,000 electric vehicles Amazon has made “the first major commitment for electric delivery vehicles in the U.S.” with the announcement that the company will purchase 100,000 electric...

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  • A Giant Climate Leap for a Global Giant: Amazon

    A Giant Climate Leap for a Global Giant: Amazon

    Whenever I speak to any audience about who push the buttons of big multinationals to act on climate change, I tend to name as the top three: customers, governments and…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/13/19 – 9/19/19

    Supply Chain weekly wrap up 9/13/19 – 9/19/19

    Attacks on Saudi oil facility impact the oil supply chain After drone attacks hit Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facility in the early hours of Saturday morning, production has halted disrupting…

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  • The Aftermath of a Capsized Cargo Ship

    The Aftermath of a Capsized Cargo Ship

    On September 8th, the cargo ship Golden Ray capsized off the coast of the state of Georgia. At the time, the ship was carrying 24 people and 4,000 vehicles. Shortly…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/6/2019 – 9/12/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 9/6/2019 – 9/12/2019

    Daimler Trucks begins autonomous testing on public roads As a step towards their goal of “deliver[ing] reliable and safe trucks for the benefit of our customers, our economy and society”,…

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  • Supply Chain Innovation and the Catalyst for Business Growth

    Supply Chain Innovation and the Catalyst for Business Growth

    Procurement teams have a growing responsibility within organisations. Cost and quality will always play a huge part across the function (for both direct and indirect categories) but creating value...

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  • 7 Ways to Improve Your Quality Management Process

    7 Ways to Improve Your Quality Management Process

    Quality management can be a make-or-break point for a manufacturing or distribution business. It can be the difference between putting out great products that satisfy your customers and producing...

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  • Management by Exception in Logistics – No Rule Without Exception

    Management by Exception in Logistics – No Rule Without Exception

    With the management technique “Management by Exception,” managers leave the handling of routine cases to the employees in charge. Management steps in only in exceptional cases such as tolerance...

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  • Changed Regulations to Ensure Environmentally Friendly Industrial Packaging Supplies Continues

    Changed Regulations to Ensure Environmentally Friendly Industrial Packaging Supplies Continues

    Plastics are woven into the fabric of our lives. We use them everywhere from our kitchens to hospitals. However, you may be surprised to learn that not all plastics are…

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  • The Human Rights Debacle — How the Logistics Industry Can Stay Mindful

    The Human Rights Debacle — How the Logistics Industry Can Stay Mindful

    In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council developed the first international corporate guidelines for respecting human rights. These guidelines state governments enact laws to prevent employers from...

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  • The Amazing Back-to-School Supply Chain

    The Amazing Back-to-School Supply Chain

    The minute we’ve all finally settled into the slower pace of the summer months, the signs go up: Back to School! Whether you have children who are getting ready to…

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  • The Supply Chain is Your Oyster

    The Supply Chain is Your Oyster

    If someone had asked me just over a year ago which industries I would consider working in, the supply chain industry wouldn’t have even made it to the bottom of…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 7/19/2019 – 7/25/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 7/19/2019 – 7/25/2019

    Lyft makes data public to support the development of self-driving vehicles “Autonomous vehicles are expected to dramatically redefine the future of transportation”, but right now a future where...

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  • Just how environmentally friendly are electric cars?

    Just how environmentally friendly are electric cars?

    The electric car is regarded as revolutionary in the automotive industry (although the concept has existed for a very long time) – pollutant-free cars at increasingly affordable prices. However,...

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  • How Dropshipping is Expediting the Inevitable Future of Omnichannel

    How Dropshipping is Expediting the Inevitable Future of Omnichannel

    DiCentral, a global provider of supply chain management solutions and B2B integration, recently partnered with the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University to survey over 180 retail and…

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