Thought Leadership


Why Has Amazon Become A Diaper Company?

Amazon has made a big splash with its private-label of household goods for Amazon Prime subscribers. The Amazon Elements is starting with diapers, a unique offering that doesn’t quite seem a big deal for all. However, diapers are the key to Amazon’s future, and they show all manufacturers and distributors a target for growing their operations.

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Starting Your Journey to Warehouse Automation

Almost all brands and companies with a warehouse operation know that savings can be found in automating processes from palletizing and sorting to retrieval picking. Labor-intensive processes are often viewed as a savings goldmine because the number of employees can be reduced, breaks can be lessened, and mistakes can be mitigated.

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The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Supply Chains

Highly effective people are living in our supply chains and we can learn much about their habits and apply them to our practices. While the first book donning the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People moniker arrived in 1989, we’re in need of a refresh for our supply chains after recent economic struggles.

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Bracing for a Broker Shortage

Roughly 40 percent of U.S. brokers lost their licenses at the end of last year because they could not comply with a new congressional mandate that increased surety bond levels from $10,000 to $75,000. These bonds are used to pay claims to truckers over late payments or non-payments for hauls and other services.

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Technology Breathes New Life Despite Government Instability

The move of retail space to the digital landscape has put an increased pressure on warehousing operations for manufactures and stores. Omnichannel fulfillment strategies are placing increased pressure on distribution centers and changing the nature of storage and shipping. Technology seems to be the last respite to help warehouse operations catch up to supply chains with shifting nodes and new lanes.

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