Smart Packaging: When the Packaging Provides the Product Info

Digital technologies are changing how logistics companies operate. In order to compete, existing companies need to innovate to survive as new entrants are providing enhanced solutions through digital technologies.

Smart packaging, for example, is replacing conventional packaging because it monitors and communicates the condition of the products without having to resort to estimated expiration dates. It …Read More

What Makes a Warehouse Food Grade?

The term “food grade” is used to describe materials, supplies and equipment that are safe to be used for food storage, production or preparation. Food warehousing, distribution and fulfillment centers specialize in maintaining certain warehousing standards that protect the inventory stored within. Warehouses that store food products must meet strict Food and Drug Administration standards …Read More

Hidden Costs in Returns Management

Returns management, also known as reverse logistics, was once considered an afterthought. However, in the age of e-commerce, the concept is fast becoming a crucial element to retail enterprises. Retail businesses should improve the returns management logistical pipeline to reduce inefficiency costs and improve customer satisfaction.

As a result of widespread online shopping, the volume of …Read More

The 7 Rs of Logistics

The management of goods and services from point of manufacture to the point of consumption refers to Logistics Management. It involves effectual planning, design, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities.  For many years, logistics management was viewed as a necessary evil. That is, logistics activities had were needed for a manufacturing or retail …Read More

Supply Chain and Logistics Basics

A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in supplying a product or service to a consumer. Supply chain activities involve the transformation of natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer.
What is Logistics?
Logistics is that part of supply chain …Read More

Just-In-Time Delivery Services Explained

The consumer landscape is has changed. Consumers now demand same-day delivery, free shipping and near instant access to more items than a brick and mortar store can hold. Current changes are happening in retail and the impending doom for traditional store models are in the foreseeable future. In order to compete with monster companies like Amazon, Wal-Mart, …Read More