CONTENTS APRIL 2023 | VOL. 43 | NO. 4
New services from Asia to Western Europe
8 GOOD QUESTION How has logistics technology impacted your job? 10 10 TIPS Building supplier relationships 26 IT MATTERS Digitalization unlocks resiliency
GOOD QUESTION How has logistics technology impacted your job?
28 REVERSE LOGISTICS Embracing the opportunity in returns 30 DC OPERATIONS Five steps to Six Sigma success 32 LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN Just in time to near-source or nearly time to in-source? INFO 90 SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS 92 WEB_CITE CITY 108 CALENDAR 110 RESOURCE CENTER
INFOCUS 1 INFO SNACKS
Big and bulky shipments? Don’t let them weigh you down.
12 VERTICAL FOCUS: PROJECT LOGISTICS 16 NOTED 18 TAKEAWAYS
104 IN BRIEF 112 LAST MILE Bourbon boom
INSIGHT 6 CHECKING IN Robots, robots, robots
INPRACTICE 14 LEADERSHIP
CONTENT PARTNERS THOUGHT LEADERS 22 SHIPPERS, IT’S TIME TO SEIZE THE MOMENT AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR RATES Oered by DAT Freight & Analytics 23 A CLOSED-LOOP SOLUTION PROVIDES SAVINGS AND STREAMLINES SUPPLY CHAINS Oered by Fortigo 24 NAVIGATING FREIGHT EMBARGOES: NO NEED TO PANIC Oered by SMC³ 25 MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LOGISTICS DATA: HOW TO PRIORITIZE AND CONTEXTUALIZE IT Oered by R2 Logistics
Every day, Barbara Melvin, CEO, South Carolina Ports, is up at 3:30 a.m. and asleep by 8:30 p.m. In between, the first woman to lead a top U.S. operating container port walks the halls, talks to people, creates an open environment for collaboration and problem- solving, and celebrates victories of any magnitude.
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