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UPS Notes E-Commerce Boom

Published October 24, 2014 According to today's Wall Street Journal, UPS had robust growth in the third quarter, which was strongly influenced by the e-commerce boom. E-commerce now accounts for about 45% of U.S. packages. Is e-commerce on your radar? I'm on the flight back from Phoenix as I [...]

Home Depot Data Breach: Are You Prepared?

Published September 19, 2014 Home Depot has been in the news lately about the recent data breach. It turns out that it is FAR bigger than Target's data breach. 56 million cards might be affected. This is the latest in a series of big retailers woes with data security. [...]

100 Best Practices, Tips to Elevate Business Performance for Manufacturing

To celebrate my 100th Profit Through People(TM) newsletter, I wanted to share 100 of my favorite tips, best practices and strategies with you. I've covered many of these over the 10 years I have had my consulting business and it is my hope that they will give you and [...]

Warehousing Thoughts

Warehousing is often overlooked for its simplicity, but it’s one of the strongest links in your supply chain. Warehousing is an often overlooked area of the business. We store and ship. How hard can it be? Well, there are plenty of ways to dramatically improve your warehousing service and [...]

Simplicity is “In”

Published in "Project Times" website, October 30, 2013 Click here for original article. Volatility is the new norm in today’s new normal business environment. Complexity increases with each day – supply chains are more complex, risk and security issues are prevalent, natural disasters and political strife is commonplace, new [...]

Hot Supply Chain Trends

Noticing hot supply chain trends first is a great way to leverage emerging trends and stay ahead of the competition. An often overlooked secret to success is to be a front-runner in identifying and leveraging emerging trends. Since I work with manufacturers and distributors from small to large and [...]

Transportation Trends: Avoid Weak Links in Your Supply Chain

Stay on top of the latest transportation trends to avoid weak links in your supply chain. Five Transportation Trends I’ve recently spoken at and participated in a few transportation industry events, and was reminded of the importance of transportation trends to the supply chain, so I thought a recap [...]

E-Commerce is No Longer an Option

Customers deserve flexibility in how they receive products and services, e-commerce is a requirement for business success. Are you offering e-commerce options for your customers? If not, you'll be left in the dust! It is no longer an option for companies if success is an objective. E-commerce eliminates time [...]

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