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Susan K. Lacefield

Susan K. Lacefield

Senior Editor


Susan Lacefield has been working for supply chain publications since 1999. Before joining DC VELOCITY, she was an associate editor for Supply Chain Management Review and wrote for Logistics Management magazine. She holds a master's degree in English.

Articles by Susan K. Lacefield

Before you dig: 11 questions to ask before breaking ground on a new DC
With complex DC design and construction projects, small oversights can lead to big holdups and delays. Asking the right questions beforehand can help keep your project on track.
October 4, 2017

The complete package
When companies go to solve a packaging problem—like figuring out how to keep their boxes from getting crushed in transit—they often focus on just one aspect of their packaging. They can get a better, more complete answer by looking at the entire unit load.
March 2, 2017

New index polls logistics managers to gauge U.S. economy's direction
Logistics Manager's Index seeks respondents for monthly poll measuring transportation, warehousing, and inventory activity.
February 3, 2017

Dim weight concerns? Who you gonna call?
Can your third-party logistics partner help you ease the pain of dim weight pricing? Yes, but it may need some help and prodding.
December 11, 2016

Mission control: interview with Sheila Benny
Optricity's Sheila Benny has made it her personal mission to give back to the supply chain community through mentoring young people and leading an industry association.
November 29, 2016

LINCS program provides good, low-cost source of entry-level employees and training
A government grant that provides low-cost supply chain training has been extended for six more months.
October 7, 2016

Not your typical "tree hugger": interview with Jason Mathers
Instead of seeing businesses as foes of the environment, Jason Mathers of the Environmental Defense Fund believes that they—and their supply chain organizations—are natural allies in the fight against climate change.
October 6, 2016

Drones! What are they good for?
A lot more than just package delivery, says one expert.
September 12, 2016

Levi Strauss' "wonderful world" of RFID
The standards organization GS1 US has honored the clothing company's pioneering efforts to use auto-identification technology to improve inventory control and accuracy.
June 16, 2016

A field guide to racks
This quick and dirty primer on the most common types of pallet racks will help you determine which type is best suited to a particular application.
May 26, 2016

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