Industry Outlook: 3D Printing and How it Will Revolutionize the Supply Chain

 Consumers and businesses alike are making decisions with a heavier focus on how long it will take for the product to get from A to B.  In fact, companies are beginning to rely on 3D printing to stay competitive in certain markets.  This seems like a "no-brainer" when you compare a typical supply chain model to the simplistic way 3D parts are produced.

Five Obstacles 3PLs Need to Overcome Before Effectively Utilizing “Big Data.”

It's no surprise that data driven decisions are continually being incorporated into decision making and management of processes throughout the supply chain.   Big data will allow companies (shippers) to optimize the supply chain, increase visibility across organizations, and drive efficiency throughout the supply chain. Large logistics providers understand this and have more capacity to …

5 Things I Learned While Researching Trump’s Trade Agenda: Outlook for US Based Manufacturing.

I read through Trump's trade agenda and compiled my top five takeaways.  You may or may not be surprised... While I read through all of the policies, I've tried to keep the post at a high level and did not dig into the weeds.  I've seen just how deep the rabbit hole goes...  and I may …

12 Step Program for Vetting Vendors: Evaluating ERP, OMS, WMS and Other Software Based Solutions for 3PL and eCommerce Fulfillment.

If you are an online retail executive, you are being hounded daily by vendors peddling technology solutions all in the name of reduced costs and enhanced customer experience. If you are currently vetting vendors or plan to consider upgrades in the near future, please consider the following to help you make a better decision.

Innovate or Die: 5 Omni-Channel Strategies You’ll see From Retailers in the Next 3 Years That Amazon’s Trying to Outrun.

While Amazon is a force to be reckoned with and their game changing innovations have raised the standard in omni-channel retail, it is only a matter of time before the large retailers close the gap and begin to stifle Amazon's current growth rate. Amazon hasn't won any prizes yet, and knows it.