CONTENTS 244 WINTER READING GUIDE 2022 278 10 MOST READ ARTICLES OF 2021 JANUARY 2022 | VOL. 42 | O. 1 INPRACTICE
Grab a warm mug and dig into the latest logistics learnings covering everything from textile supply chain tactics to dominating in the digital age.
From keeping cargo cool to amping up innovation in the age of acceleration, take a look back at the Inbound Logistics content that resonated with readers throughout the year. 291 YOUR ESSENTIAL LOGISTICS RESOURCE
30 READER PROFILE Michael Shaughnessy ( pictured ), senior vice president of supply chain with seasonal home décor retailer Balsam Brands, cultivates strong relationships with carriers and uses his 23-year military background to master timing and movement. 32 LEADERSHIP Alexi Cashen, co-founder of alcoholic beverage distributor Elenteny Imports, drinks up supply chain challenges by staying grounded and communicating with customers with honesty, empathy, and By deploying autonomous mobile robots in its Atlanta-area warehouse, automotive equipment specialist Integrated Supply Network increased productivity 266%, boosted employee satisfaction, and kept pace with annual growth. 261 IT TOOLKIT Paper distributor OVOL USA automated complete transparency. 257 DC SOLUTIONS multiple processes and saved time and money by using a transportation management system that suited all its divisions, provided visibility, and offered a straightforward user interface. 265 CASEBOOK During a period of rapid growth, online grill retailer BBQGrills.com reduced damaged freight claims by more than 75% and lowered shipping costs by working with a logistics services provider for country-wide less-than-truckload services.
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INVENTORY MANAGEMENT As supply chain managers navigated empty store shelves, essential item shortages, and unpredictable demand, they stocked up on new forecasting tools and increased collaboration to inform inventory management. 275 LISTEN UP! 12 ILLUMINATING LOGISTICS CONVERSATIONS Address capacity concerns, strengthen partnerships, and get other insightful takes with these must-listen podcast episodes from Inbound Logistics ’ extensive collection of conversations with logistics leaders.
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