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MODEX 2018

Futureproof your business at MODEX 2018, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, April 9-12. Includes all the details you need to start mapping out your..

March 23, 2018

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

The Q2 2018 issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the supply chain workforce, including finding, retaining and unleashing the talent that is out there. To tackle the growing challenge of securing the right talent to effectively implement new technologies, firms must collaborate with industry associations, universities and career and technical education programs to develop the next generation supply chain workforce. This workforce will look very different as supply chains increasingly require purple people—those with business acumen (blue) and technical (red) skills—to leverage digital technologies and take full advantage of the business opportunities they offer.

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