SAM MOSES 01Converging trends in the U.S. auto industry create an opportunity for innovative logistics services.

By Sam Moses

In the automotive industry, several evolving trends are coalescing to create more opportunities in the United States for innovative transportation and logistics companies. It all starts with the biggest fish in the automotive pond: global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) now have a massive American footprint.

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 NEXT GENERATION 01Several factors will drive the next generation warehouse, including a drive for more visibility.

By Matt Davidson

Supply chain operations are largely based around when events are expected to happen in a controlled environment, with little or no ability to react in real-time to the millions of micro disruptions that may occur. These daily disturbances, even as simple as delayed arrival of a shipment due to traffic, create billions of dollars of lost productivity every year in the supply chain.

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 PROCURECON 01The retail industry is fighting back against returns fraud. Here are some ways to combat against it.

 By WBR Insights

Facilitating consumer returns is a necessary evil in the retail industry. However, this logistical necessity is made even more complicated when a portion of those returns are fraudulent.

 GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICAL 01Here is what is next when it comes to securing global pharmaceutical shipments. 

By Jeff Newman

The demand for pharmaceuticals is booming in the United States, driven by a rapidly aging population and new enrollees under the Affordable Care Act. As the need for personalized medicine intensifies, manufacturers must rethink their approach to supply chain management.

 CHUBB SAFETY 01Here’s what companies need to know to mitigate commercial transportation risks.

 By David Brown

Crashes and fatalities on the road have been increasing with alarming frequency. In just under a decade, the number of fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses increased by 40 percent. To make matters worse, the degree of accident severity has risen at the same time. From 2016 to 2017, the number of large trucks involved in crashes resulting in injuries rose five percent, while the number resulting in fatalities increased 10 percent.

 APQC 01Here are ways that companies can build highly collaborative supplier relationships.

By Marisa Brown

As supply chains become more complex and interconnected, procurement professionals will need to rethink the ways they build and manage supplier relationships. Organizations are increasingly dependent on suppliers to help reduce inefficiencies and excess cost, drive innovation, mitigate risk and maintain competitive advantage. With the advance of blockchain, e-procurement and automated transactions, the need for trust and transparency between buyers and suppliers is greater than ever. 

Virginia is for loversBy Mark Lawton, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing 

“Virginia is for Lovers,” according to the state’s 50-year-old slogan. That may be true, but Virginia is definitely a state for business, particularly distribution centers.

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 KNOWLEDGE SHARING 01Here are ways to avoid the biggest barriers to knowledge sharing.

By Lauren Trees

Efficient collaboration can improve performance along the supply chain by ensuring critical details flow downstream and enriching the knowledge on which each successive group bases its decisions. But despite the variety of collaboration tools available inside organizations, most supply chains are plagued by information siloes that can cause unnecessary delays and impede perfect order performance.

 

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