Deep Dive: Page 5

Industry insights from our journalists


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    Uncontained: The complex link between retail and packaging

    Retailers are aware that the environmental impact of packaging is weighing on consumers' minds. But, it's not just about getting rid of plastic.

    Kaarin Vembar • April 22, 2019
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    How should shippers prepare? 6 questions about IMO 2020

    As carriers adjust to low-sulfur regulations, shippers and supplier industries must follow suit, creating lingering questions of whether the supply chain will be ready for the upcoming shift on Jan. 1, 2020. 

    Shefali Kapadia • Jan. 24, 2019
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    Circular Systems

    Case study: Circular Systems turns scraps into textiles

    In the era of fast fashion, producers are looking at alternative materials to support growing consumer demand. 

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Dec. 11, 2018
  • Farm to label: Turning corn into textiles

    About 400 million tons of corn goes to waste each year, making it a good candidate to transform into new materials.

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Dec. 11, 2018
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    The supply chain behind turning unusual materials into textiles

    Businesses are mining waste products for fiber production, giving rise to dozens of new alternative fibers on the market made from everything from mushroom roots to spoiled milk. 

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Dec. 11, 2018
  • For drone deliveries, the sky's the limit

    Medical and package deliveries are key, while some cities participating in a new program by the Federal Aviation Administration are looking to logistics and border control.

    Chris Teale • Nov. 12, 2018
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    Fixing Chicago's freight rail congestion

    Chicago is America's busiest freight rail hub, but severe congestion has stakeholders investing in infrastructure and technological improvements.

    Katie Pyzyk • Nov. 12, 2018
  • In Los Angeles, traffic efficiency begins at the ports

    Unrelenting growth has forced transportation and city managers to work together on a blueprint for efficient and sustainable freight movement — and the solutions often start at the ports.

    Edwin Lopez • Nov. 12, 2018
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    New York City's next big congestion challenge hides in plain sight

    Crowd-sourced logistics gives average drivers a new way to make extra cash and presents an already bursting city with a new traffic menace.

    Emma Cosgrove • Nov. 12, 2018
  • Managing traffic congestion around Atlanta's 'gateway to the world'

    From satellites to sensors, Atlanta uses technology to ensure people and goods move efficiently — both in the air and on the ground.

    Shefali Kapadia • Nov. 12, 2018
  • Managers shake up warehouse shifts ahead of peak season

    Flexible shift schedules are increasingly common in regions with high labor demand. The strategy is adding new labor to the workforce, sources say.

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Oct. 2, 2018
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    How Johnson & Johnson overhauled its baby care supply chain

    Global consolidation meant ensuring consistent formulations, fewer ingredients and fewer suppliers.

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Sept. 25, 2018
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    Pharma's slow embrace of continuous manufacturing

    On the whole, drugmakers remain wedded to traditional production styles that have served for decades. Some, however, are shifting to newer technology.

    Ned Pagliarulo • Sept. 24, 2018
  • Logistics is booming in China — but not where you think

    Inland cities serve as land bridges between China and Europe, making them ripe for warehouse and transportation development.

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Sept. 11, 2018
  • Burned by Toys R Us, will suppliers ever trust a bankrupt retailer again?

    Vendors gave the toy retailer hundreds of millions of dollars in trade credit to help it rebound from Chapter 11. Then the unthinkable happened.

    Ben Unglesbee • Aug. 30, 2018
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    The fight to overcome the 'not sexy' perception of industrial internet

    Companies slow to adopt the industrial internet may have missed an early mover advantage — even if they staved off burning their fingers like some initial adopters.

    Alex Hickey • Aug. 27, 2018
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    Elizabeth Regan

    How Mercy Health consolidated its supply chain

    Facing rising costs and inconsistencies, health systems are strengthening efficiency by vertically integrating their supply chains.

    Nicole Ault • July 24, 2018
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    Next-generation technology raises the bar for logistics managers

    Experts say we've reached a tipping point for technology, shifting executives' focus beyond the factory walls.

    Craig Guillot • May 21, 2018
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    Smart manufacturing challenges businesses to rethink sourcing

    Buying sensors and software for Industry 4.0 requires a fundamental change in mindset and relationships with suppliers. 

    Shefali Kapadia • May 21, 2018
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    Return on 'Integrity': The next performance metric?

    Measuring the return on investment of intuitive decisions requires trusting the judgment of supply chain professionals. 

    Rich Weissman • May 17, 2018
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    Warehouse recruiters get creative as labor crunch tightens

    Far more than a talent crisis, the U.S. is facing a labor shortage — and that's limiting supply chain productivity.

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • May 15, 2018
  • To survive the apocalypse, retailers must think of retail as a service

    Adapting to consumer demands is the new focus of the retail supply chain, according to the D3 Retail Supply Chain Summit in New York.

    Kate Patrick Macri • May 15, 2018
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    4 takeaways from ISM 2018

    Technology and mitigating supply chain disruptions are top of mind for many procurement professionals.

    Shefali Kapadia • May 14, 2018
  • E-tail pioneer QVC refashions its supply chain in digital age

    Amazon and Walmart may dominate the e-commerce conversation, but the third largest multiple product-category e-tailer has been selling direct-to-consumer for decades.

    Deborah Abrams Kaplan • May 8, 2018
  • 12 retailers at risk of bankruptcy in 2018

    Six major retailers have already filed for bankruptcy in 2018, pointing to more struggles ahead. With data from CreditRiskMonitor, we looked at the companies that could be vulnerable in the next 12 months. 

    Ben Unglesbee • May 8, 2018