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Industry veteran Joe Andraski joins DC Velocity's blogger lineup
Former supply chain exec and association head to share observations on supply chain collaboration, technology.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of good deeds and donations by logistics and material handling companies.
DCV video production wins national, regional awards
Move It! "Web TV" show recognized for excellence by American Society of Business Publication Editors.
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Too-great expectations?
Many young supply chain professionals have unrealistic expectations about job requirements and career paths. Employers and educators must do a better job of communicating what skills and traits new hires will need in the real world.
Problem: Bringing order to a chaotic inventory replenishment system
U.K. coffee retailer Costa Express's growth plans were threatened by an inability to consistently forecast its partners' inventory replenishment needs. Software from ToolsGroup ended the guesswork and gave Costa clear visibility into its supply-demand world.
Is it Aha! Or Duh! Or D'oh?
It is OK to celebrate improvement, new applications for old tools, and the march of progress. But let's save the proclamations and euphoria for those few genuine breakthroughs.
How much is too much?
Sure, information is power. But do you really need to know how many orders were loaded at Door 5 by employees wearing blue shirts?
Most retail supply chains are not ready for omnichannel commerce
Less than one-fourth of retail CEOs participating in a recent study believe the rise of omnichannel shopping will affect their organizations.
Logistics, material handling companies give back
Here's our monthly roundup of some recent donations and charitable work by companies in the logistics and material handling fields.
Basing inventory plans on national averages for apparel sizes leads to warehouse inefficiencies
Retailers' failure to account for geographic variations in demand can create operational headaches, says Stitch Labs CEO Brandon Levey.

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