Big-box retailers count on coordination with hundreds of manufacturers in order to keep their stores stocked with the goods that people seek. It is easy to imagine how complicated of a task this might be, but one technology has made the process a lot smoother. The Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), which was launched back … Read moreGDSN a Vital Part of Supply Chain Communication
When all of the various moving pieces come together just right, sound logistics practices enable customers to get the goods they want in the time and condition they expect. When things go wrong, however, it’s another story entirely. There are so many potential snags to hit along the way, from customs problems to missing products, … Read moreGiving Shipping Efficiency a Boost
Thanks to the changing global political landscape, some experts and observers are concerned that trade barriers are about to change the face of business – and not for the better. With Brexit and the Trump administration both showing protectionist leanings, logistics companies are worrying about the return of hard borders and how it could impact … Read moreCould Hard Borders Be Coming Back?
Businesses that put a lot of investment into sound logistics can see tremendous success. Logistics actually originated with the military, where the term was used to describe the process of delivering supplies and weapons to troops, which is something that often took place under dangerous circumstances and across challenging terrain. When applied to business, it … Read moreThe Right Logisticians Can Help a Business Thrive