supply chain

Business, Technology, Logistics

Returns of Online Purchases a Key Factor in E-Commerce Boom

UPS shopping Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

While the growth of e-commerce is widely viewed as a boon for last-mile deliveries, customer returns of the merchandise that’s delivered also are forcing change across carriers’ and shippers’ supply chains, industry experts said.

August 17, 2017
Equipment, Logistics

Innovation in Transportation Management for Supply Chain Optimization

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July 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

MIT Offers New Online Supply Chain Management Program

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a pilot program that allows students to combine online courses with a single semester on campus to earn a master’s degree in supply chain management.

October 9, 2015
Business, Equipment

Volvo Trucks Takes Part in White House Supply Chain Innovation Initiative

Department of Commerce

Volvo took part in a White House supply chain innovation initiative July 9, highlighting the Virginia factory where its North American trucks are built.

July 13, 2015
Business, Equipment

Supply Chain Disruptions Foster ‘Just-in-Case’ Strategy

Major supply chain disruptions from weather or other disasters can turn just-in-time inventory management into a liability rather than a solution, according to freight transportation experts.

June 3, 2013
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Supply Chain Accountability

Over the past several years, government regulation that should be directed at every link of the supply chain has become increasingly focused on the trucking industry’s portion. If this continues, it quickly will become toxic to our industry and the economy as a whole.

December 17, 2012
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Mobile Tech and the Supply Chain

Advanced transportation management systems (TMS) have long provided automation and functionality that help plan, optimize, manage and execute transportation more accurately and productively than — to be blunt — a human being.

December 5, 2011
Perspective, Business, Equipment

Opinion: Late Fees and Supply Chain Integrity

Appointment scheduling is common in today’s transportation industry. It allows for the orderly receipt of shipments, reduces waiting time and increases routing and operations productivity. When all goes according to plan, the supply chain flows with optimal efficiency.

January 7, 2011
Business, Equipment

Chicago Manufacturing Index Falls in August

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region grew in August at the slowest pace since November, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Tuesday.

August 31, 2010
Business, Equipment

Chicago Manufacturing Index Rises in July

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region grew in July, showing expansion for the tenth straight month, the Institute for Supply Chain Management-Chicago said Friday.

July 30, 2010