Using Lean to Reduce Trucking Costs

The U.S. trucker shortage has been ongoing for years. As the situation has evolved, many expect trucking costs to increase as freight service… Read More

Rethinking Network Flows to Survive – and Sustain – in a Capacity Constrained Environment

A robust construction market and increased regulatory requirements are combining to squeeze domestic transportation capacity. The American Trucking… Read More

Consumers, Cash and Carbon: A Challenging Balance

Last Sunday, I pulled into my neighborhood behind a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery truck. It stopped at one of eight houses on my short street… Read More

Ship-from-store. Using your brick-and-mortar stores as fulfillment centers

With a growing number of consumers expecting convenience and same-day deliveries when making online purchases, more omni-channel retailers are… Read More

What Is Your Level of Operational Visibility?

Operational visibility is a term normally used in the IT sector referring to the monitoring of a system’s performance and readiness, evaluating… Read More

What is Supply Chain Network Optimization?

According to the great management consultant Peter Drucker, “Knowledge has to be improved, challenged and increased constantly, or it vanishes.” In… Read More

What is Cost to Serve?

Cost to Serve is the analysis and quantification of all the activities and costs incurred to fulfill customer demand for a product through the supply… Read More

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