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Omni-channel—Not Just for Retail Anymore

How the amazon effect is transforming B2B supply chains. By Mary Lou Jay— Amazon’s emergence as a retail powerhouse has transformed the entire consumer..

December 11, 2017

Back to the Future: Current Innovations in Last Mile Delivery Echo Successful Strategies of the Past

Current innovations in last mile delivery echo successful strategies of the past. By Sarah B. Hood— Sometimes it seems like we’re living in the world of..

December 11, 2017

Industry Focus: Retail

Today’s retail industry has, and is, undergoing a fundamental shift. Five retail trends are particularly impacting the supply chains as well. By Sandy..

December 11, 2017

The Panama Canal Expansion

Global trade patterns are expected to dramatically shift due to the recently expanded Panama Canal. The new set of locks, which opened in June, nearly triple..

September 16, 2016

The Growing Role of 3PLs

“Today’s 3PL is not your grandfather’s 3PL,” said J. Paul Dittman, executive director, Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee...

September 16, 2016

Creating Resilient Supply Chains

Ever since the 2011 Japanese tsunami shut down much of Toyota’s parts and manufacturing capabilities, logistics managers have been looking more closely at..

September 21, 2015

Onshoring Vs. Offshoring

A number of studies document a growing trend of U.S. businesses bringing manufacturing operations back to the U.S.— often referred to as onshoring. In 2011,..

September 21, 2015

The Promise of the Physical Internet

Professor Benoit Montreuil looks at today’s logistics systems and sees inefficiencies and unsustainable practices. Trucks and shipping containers frequently..

January 2, 2015

Top U.S. Logistics Hubs Hold on to Positions

Look at the list of the top U.S. logistics hubs and little has changed in the last century, except for the reasons why. Where Memphis’s access to the..

September 23, 2014

Urban Logistics

Two megatrends are about to collide. And if careful planning isn’t in place, the resulting traffic jam could be felt throughout the logistics world. Trend..

September 23, 2014

The Q1 2018 issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the smart, connected supply chains of the future.. Where is your firm in its journey to take advantage of IIoT to create the kind of competitive advantage you need to survive and thrive in today’s on-demand, always-on economy? This issue of MHI Solutions tackles this important topic, including best practices and real-world examples of how leading firms are creating smart, connected supply chain operations.

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