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Tips, Trends and Insight

From ten game-changing supply chain trends that can help companies improve operations to emerging trends in wireless technology in this special we roll up all our content on tips, research and current trends in the industry.

This research paper from SCMR, APICS and APQC finds the next generation is focused, engaged, enthused and committed when it comes to working in supply chain management, indeed, supply chain represents a sought-after, dynamic and rewarding long-term career choice for professionals in their 20s and 30s. (October 15, 2017)

A pool of over 150 supply chain professionals were asked about their transportation plans, challenges and opportunities for growth in 2017, the results provide insight into a wide range of issues and shed light on what supply chain managers plan to focus on in the coming year. (August 16, 2017)

Download Boston Retail Partners 2016 Merchandise Planning Survey to learn how an integrated retail planning platform can transform your omni-channel strategy. (April 24, 2017)

This whitepaper, the first from the Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon project, reviews the research findings on current supply chain sustainability practices as well as the methods for implementing improved sustainability practices. (September 01, 2016)

Order management and fulfillment has long been considered one of the core competencies of supply chain, and business, success, and today, maintaining a core competency in order management and fulfillment is more important than ever. (April 03, 2016)

The Supply Chain Outlook Summit is a 1½ day executive conference developed for VPs and Director-level Managers as they plan their supply chain strategies for the next 2-3 years. (August 25, 2015)

The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index uses three metrics to assess and rank 45 emerging markets countries. Size and Growth Attractiveness make up 50% of overall Index score. Compatibility and Connectedness each account for 25% of overall score.​ (January 20, 2015)

New hubs, new spokes, new industry leaders? (November 21, 2014)

Emerging market growth opportunity will require developing a scalable, flexible supply chain that meets the regulation and policy standards of every local market and is precisely engineered to support the divergent needs of these individualized markets. (August 13, 2014)

In this, the 6th annual UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey, evidence emerges of a coming shift in the healthcare supply chain, as executives look to their supply chains to drive business change and meet business goals. (April 09, 2014)



Industry Trends News

Materials handling professionals continue to be satisfied with their work and their rewards, although more than a few wish their employers would also invest in updated technology. (November 06, 2017)

Theo Epstein’s approach to building a championship baseball team highlights five principles of supply chain design that we call the 5Rs, the 5Rs have enabled companies from Amazon to Zara to win on the world’s toughest playing field - today’s global marketplace. (November 02, 2017)

As e-commerce fulfillment pressure continues to climb, our annual survey points to the many changes taking hold—from more investment in automated approaches to piece picking, more use of robotics, increased interest in throughput metrics and general process improvement. (October 31, 2017)

Our annual reader survey shows just how critical the pallet continues to be in the smooth running of warehouses and DCs nationwide. (October 26, 2017)

This research paper from SCMR, APICS and APQC finds the next generation is focused, engaged, enthused and committed when it comes to working in supply chain management, indeed, supply chain represents a sought-after, dynamic and rewarding long-term career choice for professionals in their 20s and 30s. (October 15, 2017)

David Cearley, vice president, and Gartner Fellow details the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2018 including artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking and continuous adaptive security. (October 05, 2017)

Modern’s annual reader survey shows just how critical the pallet continues to be in the smooth running of warehouses and DCs nationwide. (September 05, 2017)

A pool of over 150 supply chain professionals were asked about their transportation plans, challenges and opportunities for growth in 2017, the results provide insight into a wide range of issues and shed light on what supply chain managers plan to focus on in the coming year. (August 16, 2017)

For all the advances in lift truck technology and fleet management, operators will always be the heart and soul of a fleet. As manufacturers and equipment purchasers place more value on that piece, the role of the operator extends from design to daily use. (August 07, 2017)

According to our readers, there’s some strong buying expected in lift trucks this year. In fact, 42% of the lift trucks being purchased are for expanding fleets while 58% are replacement trucks. (August 07, 2017)












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