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  • Three actionable ways to reduce your company’s reliance on expanded polystyrene and environmental footprint in the plant and throughout the supply chain. Increased numbers of manufacturers and retailers are undertaking initiatives to eliminate or significantly reduce their use of expanded polystyrene over the next decade (for example, see Target’s goal to...

  • More companies are pointing to rising freight costs as a drag on earnings and growth, as trucking companies raise rates at a historic pace and one says finding trucks is getting ‘ugly’ By Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2018 Empty trucks are so hard to come by...

  • Transportation and warehousing companies added 15,600 jobs in July even as hiring in the broader U.S. economy cooled By Jennifer Smith, August 3, 2018 Wall Street Journal Logistics sector hiring kept up a brisk pace in July as delivery firms, trucking companies and warehouse operators added 15,600 jobs ahead of...

  • By Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | May 16, 2018  With service contract negotiations between US importers from Asia and carriers concluding, port-to-port rates are generally down slightly from last year, but all-inclusive rates to inland destinations are higher, ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent, depending on router, due to higher trucking and...

  • By Rob Kaszubowski on May 15, 2018 The growing popularity of clamp-truck handling in supply chain operations can reduce labor and help accelerate product distribution, but it can also apply extreme horizontal forces on your products’ packaging. Is your packaging designed for clamp handling? As supply chains continue to evolve...

  • Retailer’s supply strategy aims to reduce inventory in store back rooms, create more space for online fulfillment By Jennifer Smith | May 14, 2018  Target Corp. is testing a new distribution strategy aimed at speeding up its restocking and making the retailer more nimble at stores and online as it...

  • The challenges facing e-commerce shipments don’t begin and end with last-mile delivery and reverse logistics. Anyone fulfilling e-commerce orders also has to grapple with the high cost of parcel shipping and consumers who want to minimize the amount of packaging they have to contend with. It’s time for a packaging...

  • By Irv Grossman and James Kilkelly | January 31, 2018 Unless you were an early adopter of one of those clunky analog true cellular phones that were only available with per-minute calling plans, you probably don’t have to look back beyond 15 years to remember your first mobile phone. The...