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    July 17, 2018

    How to Manage Supply Chain Delays Caused by Chinese New Year

    There's a lot of talk about tariffs and trade wars and what affect they MAY have on the global economy. Those things are incredibly important, of course. At the same time, if someone knew something was CERTAIN to affect their business and did nothing to prepare for it, they'd be considered incompetent, wouldn't they?

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    June 07, 2018

    Protecting Your Supply Chain From Disaster

    There are lots of quotes about preparedness on the internet. Some of them are humorous like this one from Mark Twain who wrote, "It usually takes me two or three days to prepare an impromptu speech." Some quotes feature sage advice like this from Benjamin Disraeli, “The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when...

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    December 19, 2017

    Looking Ahead: Distribution Trends for 2018

    As 2017 winds down, we’re assessing our experiences from the past year on the distribution side of our business and scouring the Internet learning about other companies’ experiences. We recently watched a webinar, ‘Top Distribution Trends for 2018,’ presented by Industrial Distribution. Going in, we felt like we had a pretty decent...

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    October 17, 2017

    Sustainable Supply Chain, Packaging + Workforce: A Content Round-up

    It's been a while since we pulled together a roundup of interesting stories or videos. Here are six pieces of content — stories, infographic and video — that caught our attention, gave us something to think about or made us laugh. Enjoy!

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    August 15, 2017

    Global Manufacturing Trends and Other Stories You May Have Missed

    Have you ever heard the phrase "driveway moments"? The term was coined by NPR to describe those stories you can't leave. You pull into the driveway, put the car in park and just sit there until the story is over — it's that compelling. 

    A few stories that I read the past few weeks fall into that category. If I was listening to the radio and got...

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    August 03, 2017

    Heat Treated vs. Methyl Bromide Treated Wood Pallets

    Long before wood pallets became the material of choice for DIY furniture builders and as photo backgrounds for the Pinterest crowd, they were used pretty much exclusively in shipping and warehouses.

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