All Things Supply Chain

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  • The Amazing Supply Chain of High Performance Glass

    The Amazing Supply Chain of High Performance Glass

    I am almost positive that every person reading this article has looked through at least one piece of glass today. However, when you hear the word “glass”, your initial association…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 1/11/2019 – 1/17/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 1/11/2019 – 1/17/2019

    U.S. government proposal would loosen restrictions on drones Companies such as Google and Amazon have been testing and developing drones for commercial use for a while now, but a major…

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  • Future Trends in Commercial Shipping

    Future Trends in Commercial Shipping

    The world is changing rapidly, as is the shipping industry. There is an increased focus on boosting the green image of shipping, as well as improving efficiency through emerging technologies.…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 1/4/2019 – 1/10/2019

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 1/4/2019 – 1/10/2019

    Who let the delivery dogs out? Continental Continental unveiled its most recent innovation this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) in Las Vegas: Robotic delivery dogs. The company’s…

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  • Top 6 Supply Chain Trends for 2019

    Top 6 Supply Chain Trends for 2019

    The year 2019 has only just begun, so now would be a suitable time to look into the question of which supply chain trends lie ahead for the coming year.…

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  • Wrapping up 2018 with this year’s personal highlights from the ATSC team

    Wrapping up 2018 with this year’s personal highlights from the ATSC team

    As you might have noticed, we are kind of experienced in the wrap-up business, delivering you the most interesting supply chain news of the week each Friday. David Weaver, who…

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  • Interview with a Supply Chain Leader – Santa Claus

    Interview with a Supply Chain Leader – Santa Claus

    As the holidays are swiftly approaching, the supply chain and logistics industry is working in full swing to meet crucial deadlines and deliver on time. Most retailers have been planning…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/7/2018 – 12/13/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 12/7/2018 – 12/13/2018

    McDonald’s restricts use of antibiotics in its beef supply chain People are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of overusing antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance; however, do we...

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  • Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Planning – Why a Hybrid AI Concept is the Better Choice

    Artificial Intelligence in Supply Chain Planning – Why a Hybrid AI Concept is the Better Choice

     “A good decision is based on knowledge, not on numbers” is a quote by the famous Greek philosopher Plato. When the Google project AlphaGo beat the South Korean Go champion…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/30/2018 – 12/6/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/30/2018 – 12/6/2018

    Shipping giant Maersk pledges to become carbon neutral by 2050 AP Moller Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has recently made a promise to cut its net carbon emissions…

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  • How Warehouse Managers Can Prevent Damaged Stock

    How Warehouse Managers Can Prevent Damaged Stock

    You must know the importance of managing your inventory in a way that minimizes damaged stock, but maybe you don’t know some of the first practical steps to take toward…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/23/2018 – 11/29/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/23/2018 – 11/29/2018

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday break all records again Friday after Thanksgiving is known to be an eventful day. Black Friday, the opening of the Christmas shopping season reached a…

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  • Brexit – How Will Delayed Trucks Affect Supply Chains?

    Brexit – How Will Delayed Trucks Affect Supply Chains?

    I recently attended an automotive logistics conference in the UK and I realized that the Brexit issue is ubiquitous here. However, industry and warehouses do not yet seem sure how…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/16/2018 – 11/22/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/16/2018 – 11/22/2018

    FedEx expands EV fleet by 1K vehicles Rising fuel costs and more stringent emissions regulations have pushed logistics companies to seek out ecofriendly alternatives, such as hydrogen- or...

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  • The Supply Chain of a Thanksgiving Meal – Staying Cool During the Party Fever

    The Supply Chain of a Thanksgiving Meal – Staying Cool During the Party Fever

    Thursday is Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest festival, which today is recognized as one of the first Thanksgiving festivals in the...

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/9/2018 – 11/15/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/9/2018 – 11/15/2018

    Main cobalt supplier brings sales to a halt This largely controversial, but increasingly important material, cobalt, is almost entirely sourced by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The...

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  • 3 Fundamental Success Criteria for Future Supply Chains

    3 Fundamental Success Criteria for Future Supply Chains

    By nature, supply chain success is largely dependent on the chain’s ability to adapt and evolve within its environment, much like a living organism. However, unlike a living organism, this…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/02/2018 – 11/08/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 11/02/2018 – 11/08/2018

    The new chain on the block- the Global Shipping Business Network The shipping industry has seen a lot of potential in blockchain technologies recently; there have been several new blockchain…

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  • Who Is Most Susceptible to Cargo Theft?

    Who Is Most Susceptible to Cargo Theft?

    Cargo theft is a growing problem that impacts nearly every industry. All supply chains are different, and their complexities often permit gaps in security that increase the risk of theft.…

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  • Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/25/2018 – 10/31/2018

    Supply Chain weekly wrap-up: 10/25/2018 – 10/31/2018

    HP & IKEA join initiative for the development of a global ocean-bound plastics supply chain The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) predicts that if current pollution rates continue, there...

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