Tag Archives: Deloitte

Moving Through the Middle Mile

To truly understand e-commerce’s impact on supply chains, follow the movement of goods through the middle mile, e.g. from port to warehouse/DC, between warehouse and from warehouse to e-commerce storage areas. * By Mary Lou Jay * Last mile delivery is often the focus of discussions about e-commerce’s impact on supply chains. But movement of goods through the middle mile—from ...

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The Future of Urban Freight

How will digital, connected technologies address the challenges posed by urban freight in an e-commerce world? * By Sara Pearson Specter * Four years ago, the 2016 MHI Annual Industry Report explored the emergence of Smart City Logistics and the potential for digital, connected technologies to address the significant challenges posed by urban freight in an e-commerce world. Fast forward ...

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Zero Waste Supply Chains: A Winning Business Strategy That’s Good for the Earth and for the Bottom Line

A Winning Business Strategy That’s Good for the Earth and for the Bottom Line * By Carol Miller, MHI Vice President of Marketing and Communications  * With the recent media focus (both traditional and social) on pollution, global warming, resource depletion, landfill limitations and food waste, the concept of zero waste is creeping increasingly into the public’s awareness. Likewise, companies ...

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Confront Barriers to Innovation to Keep Pace with Innovation

Confront Barriers to Innovation to Keep Pace with Innovation Manufacturing and supply chain operations continue to invest heavily in innovation, but even the most successful companies are still struggling to understand how and when to adopt them. * By Tom Gresham * Interest in next-generation supply chain innovations has never been higher. However, barriers to innovation are keeping some organizations ...

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Q2 2019, MHI Solutions: Finding Your Supply Chain Superheroes

CEO UPDATE: Building a Digital Supply Chain Workforce * By George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer, MHI  * One issue has been the common thread over the last six annual industry reports MHI has released with Deloitte over the same number of years—the supply chain workforce. So, it is no surprise that, according to the newly released 2019 MHI Annual ...

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The Supply Chain Shift Toward Technology

Companies exploring ways to combat workforce shortages are finding that technology is impacting their workforce talent strategies. * By Doug Reed * Last December, The Conference Board—a think tank sharing insights about future developments and issues facing business among top executives in multiple industries—released a report detailing why blue-collar workers are now scarcer than white-collar workers. The findings confirm the ...

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