Think Tank

Blog Photo ... Think Tank is where the editors of SupplyChainBrain share their thoughts and comments on the latest supply chain trends and developments. Read what they have to say and then join the discussion by posting your own observations.
Hosts: Jean Murphy, Russell Goodman, Robert Bowman
Click here to subscribe to the Think Tank newsletter.

In the Internet Age, Supply Chain Is Still a Risky Business

July 18, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

All the technology in the world won't protect you against the myriad of events that can severely disrupt a global supply chain.[more]

[click for more] Comments (1)

Inventories Shrink in Latest Logistics Report: Is That Good or Bad?

July 11, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

The annual State of Logistics Report has a new author this year - and with it, a marked shift in some key trends.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

For E-Tailers Today, the Box Is as Important as Its Contents

June 27, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

In the world of e-commerce, the packaging is more than just a box. It's meant to "inspire and inform" consumers.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

How Volvo Summoned an Army of Resources to Cut Energy Use at Its Plants

June 20, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

It wasn't exactly a cast of thousands. But when The Volvo Group set out to slash energy usage at its North American manufacturing plants, it called on a wealth of partners from both the private and public sectors for help.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

Around New Container-Weighing Rule, Confusion Reigns

June 13, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Still confused about what shippers must do to comply with that new regulation on the weighing of loaded containers at ports? You've got plenty of company.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

Can Ports Keep Up With the Changing Needs of Container Lines?

June 06, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Those idle cranes in the Port of Oakland's Outer Harbor stand as mute testimony to the changes that are roiling container ports and terminals today.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

How Supplier Vetting Is Becoming a Game of Numbers

May 31, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

When it comes to vetting suppliers, playing by the numbers might well be the best way to go.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

The Brick Wall That Frustrates Omnichannel Fulfillment

May 23, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Keeping online buyers happy is easy. All you have to do is flood the channel with so much inventory that you're never out of stock. And probably go out of business in the process.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

The Dawn of the Age of the 3D Printer

May 16, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

It makes sense that a running shoe would stand for an increase in the speed with which manufacturers can "print" products on demand.[more]

[click for more] Comments (0)

Amazon's Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

May 09, 2016
By:Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain

Is there any aspect of the e-commerce buying experience that Amazon.com Inc. doesn't want to directly control?[more]

[click for more] Comments (1)

Displaying results 1 to 10 out of 378
First Previous 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 Next Last
SCB TRANSLATOR (Over 60 languages)
Sponsored by: