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Analysis: Traditional Packaging Fails for E-Commerce

Using traditional product packaging in e-commerce can hurt the bottom line. For many companies, the practice triggers unnecessary, counterproductive costs several percent of their total cost of goods sold (COGS).[more]


What Is GDPR and How Will It Affect You?

What Is GDPR and How Will It Affect You?

You could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law created to fill your inbox with identikit warnings from every company you have ever interacted with online that “the privacy policy has changed” and pleas to “just click here so we can stay in touch.”[more]


Can Tesla Ever Make a $35,000 Model 3?

Can Tesla Ever Make a $35,000 Model 3?

More than two years after Tesla started taking $1,000 deposits for the Model 3, it’s increasingly unclear whether it can actually afford to sell the much-touted $35,000 version to fulfill CEO Elon Musk’s long-held vision of electric cars for the masses. That’s because doing so right now could be...[more]


A Lot Less Pot Is Being Sold in California Than Initially Estimated, Analyst Says

With tax revenue from legal pot sales in California falling short of projections, a financial analysis firm estimated Tuesday that total sales this year will be $1.9bn, significantly less than \the $3.8bn the company expected.[more]


The Drug Industry's Middlemen Are in the Hot Seat

When President Trump spoke on May 11 about his grand plan to lower drug prices, he singled out one particular bad actor with a particularly villainous name: “the middleman.”[more]


Supply Chain Execs Still See Their Role As Support — Not Growth Enabler, Report Shows

Supply Chain Execs Still See Their Role As Support — Not Growth Enabler, Report Shows

It turns out that many chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) are not leveraging their C-suite counterparts to help reinvent the supply chain function and transform it into an engine of new growth models and customer experiences, according to new research from Accenture.[more]


What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry?[more]


Free-Range Beef Bound by the Blockchain

Free-Range Beef Bound by the Blockchain

In many ways, Wyoming Senator Ogden Driskill is an unlikely candidate to be leading the blockchain revolution in his home state. [more]


Legacy Systems: The Problem or the Solution?

Legacy Systems: The Problem or the Solution?

Legacy systems often get a bad rap as old software that is outdated and difficult to replace. There has always been a belief that somewhere there exists one superior logistics platform that can replace aging systems and transform technical capabilities, providing an advantage over your competition....[more]


Megafires and Floods: Making Climate Change Resilience Mission-Critical

When photos from the megafires that blazed through New Mexico appeared on the screen, several people gasped. The Cerro Grande fire in 2000 burned 43,000 to 48,000 acres and cost Los Alamos National Laboratory $331m, not including productivity. The Las Conchas fire in 2011 cost $15.7m. Then two...[more]


Meet Ocado, Kroger's Newest Weapon in Its Grocery Delivery War With Amazon and Walmart

Meet Ocado, Kroger's Newest Weapon in Its Grocery Delivery War With Amazon and Walmart

The battle for retail automation has heated up in the U.S., with supermarket giant Kroger signing a deal with a firm named Ocado to build it some futuristic warehouses.[more]


Opinion: Don't Sweat the iPhone Supply Chain. It's Just Fine.

The fortunes of iPhone suppliers are looking strong.[more]


Target Tests Retail ‘Flow Center’ for Faster, Nimbler Distribution

Target Corp. is testing a new distribution strategy aimed at speeding up its restocking and making the retailer more nimble at stores and online as it competes with rivals like Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.[more]


Gartner Announces Winners of Its 2018 Supply Chainnovators Awards

Gartner, Inc. has announced the winners of the 2018 Supply Chainnovator Awards. The awards, announced this week at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, recognize unconventional, innovative and high-impact supply chain initiatives in the healthcare, high-tech manufacturing and...[more]


The Impact of Organizational Factors on Reverse Logistics (Infographic)

Reverse logistics is an integral part of logistics operations for many organizations. However, an organization’s industry can impact the extent to which it implements a formal returns management process, as well as the extent to which it uses 3PLs to manage returns. This infographics gives the...[more]


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