All Things Supply Chain

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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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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 7/5/2019 – 7/11/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 7/5/2019 – 7/11/2019

    MSC’s new record-breaking container ship Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has built the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) the world’s biggest container ship by carrying...

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  • Why Do You Need a Sustainable Distribution Center?

    Why Do You Need a Sustainable Distribution Center?

    Many supply chain operators and distributors have now realized the true value in sustainable, green initiatives. Improving sustainability is good for the environment and helps mitigate harmful...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/28/2019 – 7/4/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/28/2019 – 7/4/2019

    5 out of 6 for TradeLens IBM and Maersk’s blockchain initiative has gained two new members. On Tuesday, Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Japan’s Ocean Network Express (ONE) confirmed that they are…

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  • The Future of the Last Mile: L in L Event Review

    The Future of the Last Mile: L in L Event Review

    Last week, I had the privilege of taking part in the brand new Leaders in Logistics: Last Mile Delivery event in London. Industry professionals from all over the world attended…

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  • Leaders in Logistics: Last Mile Delivery 2019

    Leaders in Logistics: Last Mile Delivery 2019

    We are delighted to be attending the Leaders in Logistics: Last Mile Delivery conference, a new one day event dedicated to exploring the challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing…

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  • Understanding the Impact of Tariffs: ‘Ifs’ and ‘Hows’

    Understanding the Impact of Tariffs: ‘Ifs’ and ‘Hows’

    Supply chain blogs and news sources have recently been chock full of commentary and advice relating to tariffs. Unfortunately, just as with emerging technologies, it is much easier to get…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/14/2019 – 6/19/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/14/2019 – 6/19/2019

    Major banks agree on new lending standards to cut shipping emissions According to the WEM, the shipping industry accounts for 90% of all global trade volume and 2.2% of  global…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/7/2019 – 6/13/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 6/7/2019 – 6/13/2019

    Walmart delivers directly to your fridge “Imagine keeping homes in stock like we do stores.” Walmart just announced that it is launching its own in-home delivery service this fall. Customers…

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  • Material Handling of Today (Does it have a future?)

    Material Handling of Today (Does it have a future?)

    Every industry experiences change because of rapidly evolving technology. Material handling is one business that will see some of its core tenets drastically changed, whether it happens for better or…

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  • The Rise of Collaborative Robots

    The Rise of Collaborative Robots

    As the fourth industrial revolution, known by some as Industry 4.0, continues to transform the supply chain, companies must aim to increase productivity and improve estate utilization by...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/29/2019 – 6/6/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/29/2019 – 6/6/2019

    Amazon’s “Clicks and Mortar” pilot High streets in the UK have been hit particularly hard in recent years by a crisis, for which internet shopping and e-tail giants, such as…

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  • From Drones to Blockchain – Cutting-edge Tech is Molding the Future of Supply Chains

    From Drones to Blockchain – Cutting-edge Tech is Molding the Future of Supply Chains

    Efficient transport of goods to factories and customers forms the backbone of the global economy. But as supply chains become increasingly international and shoppers demand faster deliveries,...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/24/2019 – 5/29/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 5/24/2019 – 5/29/2019

    World’s largest cargo carriers now on board with TradeLens platform Despite the skepticism surrounding IBM and Maersk’s “ownership” of the blockchain platform TradeLens, two of the largest...

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