Inbound Logistics | January 2022

CONTENTS JANUARY 2022 | VOL. 42 | O. 1

GOOD QUESTION What is the biggest


supply chain lesson you learned from the past two years?


70 IT MATTERS TMS evolution: A provider’s perspective

Taking grocery stores into the future

72 LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN S&OP: Bringing the outside in 74 LOGISTICS MGMT Expedited shipping can savemoney 76 SC RESILIENCY Three ways to build a resilient supply chain

93 SPONSORED SOLVED Curating in-transit visibility for fine art clients...94 Bringing insight and savings to a retailer’s freight spend...95 3PL wins more loads and grows business...96 Reusable shipping technology in the pharma industry...97 Masterful moves: Overcoming deadlines, pressures, and the pandemic...98 Fortune 500 company takes control of inbound program...99 Pool distribution increases the speed to market for fast fashion...100 Scalable automation boosts productivity for peak season and beyond...101 When the rubber meets the road: Warehousing solution goes on overdrive...102 3PL outsourcing beyond initial goals...103 INFO 268 SUPPLY CHAIN INSIGHTS 280 CALENDAR 284 RESOURCE CENTER

78 REVERSE LOGISTICS Four tips to master reverse logistics 80 SMART MOVES Bridging the supply chain gender gap 82 RISKS & REWARDS


INSIGHT 12 CHECKING IN You won’t get fooled again 14 GOOD QUESTION

Parcel is a crucial value-add in the evolution of the TMS...62 Supply chain efficiency through smart in-cab BOL capture...63 Why expedited is not a four-letter word...64 Strengthening omnichannel capability to address shifts in consumer behavior...65 Reducing small parcel shipping costs, here’s where to begin...66 Right-sizing and leveraging fulfillment automation...67 WMS must-haves: Adaptability, scalability for efficiency and profit...68

Before making critical decisions, evaluate these supply chain risks 84 REAL ESTATE Is there an end to Amazon’s impact on industrial real estate? 86 COVID RECOVERY How to combat logistics logjams 88 LAST MILE Last mile predictions and priorities 90 SC SECURITY National security starts with individual manufacturers

What is the biggest supply chain lesson you learned from the past two years? 20 DIALOG 22 10 TIPS Deploying a robotics system in your warehouse/DC 24 WHAT’S THE WORD? 51 SPONSORED KNOWLEDGE BASE The relationship between supply chain resiliency and sustainability...52 Key habits of highly effective cold chain shippers...53 Achieving exponential growth with your WMS...54 Transportation spend management in 2022...55 Is labor status quo crippling your operation?...56 Addressing supply chain pain


points for shippers...57 Data management—vital today...58

New inkless label printer and other innovations

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