Category Archives: Inventory planning

Apr 02

Standardized Packaging Going Against the Grain

Last week I attended the ProMat convention, a material handling convention featuring vendors of sort of products from machines to software related to material handling.  Among the educational seminars I attended was an educational session where the Physical Internet and … Read More

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Mar 27

Physical Internet

What is the “Physical Internet”? And is it remotely practical from a logistics practitioner’s point of view? Lastly, should we not rename the “Physical Internet” the “Supply Chain of Things”? Every once in a while one is humbled when a … Read More

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Jan 15

The Economic Value of Trust in the Supply Chain

In the 4th Quarter issue of Supply Chain Quarterly is an article entitled “Off Hours Delivery Project in the Big Apple” by Jose Holguin-Veras, Jeffery Wojtowicz and Stacey Hodges. It tells of the success of the evening and night delivery … Read More

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Dec 29

Supply Chain Issues for 2015

2014, My Predictions and How They turned out, 2015 to follow this section Before I attempt to look ahead, let’s see how cloudy my crystal ball was back in December 2013. Here is what I predicted and what I missed. … Read More

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Aug 25

Gaining Control by losing it.

For mid-size and large organizations the supply chain and logistics process is engaged on two levels, the high level, international space station level, where grand strategies and processes are designed for the organization. Then there is the lower level over … Read More

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Jan 31

What Atlanta can teach the Supply Chain

Early this week Atlanta came to a complete halt. What can this event teach a person in supply chain and logistics? In truth, most supply chain / logistics people must be secretly smiling themselves because they have experienced minor versions … Read More

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