Sunday, April 25, 2010
As an Account Manager at HighJump, I am responsible for
helping our customers find cost-effective solutions
for their supply chain needs. This position gives me a somewhat
unique perspective on trends in the industry through the questions
and comments I hear everyday. I look forward to receiving...
Monday, November 4, 2013
From Amazon to eBay, we’ve been hearing a lot of news from online
retailers about same-day or next-day delivery promises. But
according to a study by the global management consulting firm Booz
& Company, current consumer demands may actually favor
brick-and-mortar stores in the race to deliver the...
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Future of Warehousing Survey has found that two-thirds of
warehouse professionals plan to expand their investments in
technology in the next five years. More than just a cost-savings
advantage, today’s warehouse management systems (WMS) are proving
to be true competitive differentiators. The...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Companies are increasingly turning to logistic services providers
to run their manufacturing, warehousing and transportation
operations more efficiently and at less cost than they can run it
themselves. In the past few years, we have seen many companies
outsource logistics to save on operations...
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I just read a fascinating article in Material Handling and
Logistics News about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
for business use. Although many of us think of drones as military
or surveillance devices (and indeed they often are), some companies
are using them for day-to-day business...
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Hostess announced that the Twinkie is back and will be rolled out
to Wal-Mart stores this month, followed by more retailers
throughout the U.S. Ho Hos, Suzy Qs and Sno-balls will also soon
make their way to store shelves. Health foodies may lament its
return, but I think the Twinkie is a good...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Transportation innovations in the next 10 years or so could have
major impacts on the supply chain, according to the World Economic
Forum and Boston Consulting Group’s report Connected World:
Transforming Travel, Transportation, and Supply Chains. Here are
three of the major areas of note: A traffic...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
It’s a problem we see over and over again: You know that a part of
your supply chain – or perhaps your entire supply chain – needs a
close examination and potential overhaul. But the time, money and
effort that go into such a huge project is daunting. An article in
DC Velocity notes that a thorough...
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Just for fun, we wanted to share this infographic we came across of
the supply chain’s role in supporting space travel and asteroid
mining, via Florida Tech University Online. Infographic by
Florida Tech University Online, your source for Supply Chain
Management Degree Programs Online. Related...
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Deloitte just released the results of a cost survey of Fortune 100
companies. It found that although businesses are continuing to cut
costs in any way they can, the strategy for cost-cutting has
shifting away from mere survival to one of driving growth.
Interestingly, the survey found growing...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Retailers’ inventory levels plummeted during the 2008-2009
recession, but have not recovered since, notes DC Velocity. This
may indicate that levels are not necessarily affected by economic
circumstances at the moment, and that this trend may continue. For
example, the Institute for Supply...