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John R. Johnson


John Johnson joined the DC Velocity team in March 2004. A veteran business journalist, John has over a dozen years of experience covering the supply chain field, including time as chief editor of Warehousing Management. In addition, he has covered the venture capital community and previously was a sports reporter covering professional and collegiate sports in the Boston area. John served as senior editor and chief editor of DC Velocity until April 2008.

Articles by John R. Johnson

Supply chain 2010 ... are you ready?
How will companies drive down supply chain costs in the future while shipping exponentially more product?
May 1, 2008

RFID: ready to roll
Advanced ID Corp. has received an order for 2 million RFID tags from Chinese tire producer Mesnac, which had previously tested the technology in tires for trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles.
May 1, 2008

Earning its stripes
It's never easy going green, but it's especially challenging for apparel makers that outsource production to countries thousands of miles away. Here's what one apparel company, Adidas, is doing to make its supply chain more eco-friendly.
May 1, 2008

Something's gotta give
At the annual spring meeting of the Material Handling Industry of America, other than an acknowledgment of a slight economic slowdown, reports from attendees seem pretty rosy. I don't get it.
April 1, 2008

Fill 'er up … with biodiesel
Biofuels can be expensive, and the supply network is still under construction. But that's not stopping some of the largest fleet operators in the country from making the switch.
April 1, 2008

Green grass and high-rises forever
The raw material for Fage USA's yogurt may come from the rolling hills of upstate New York, but the end product is churned out in a highly automated state-of-the-art facility.
April 1, 2008

Students at UW play tag
Earlier this month, the University of Washington launched what's known as the RFID Ecosystem Project, one of the largest people- and item-tracking experiments on record.
April 1, 2008

California dreamin'
The state of California has postponed its e-pedigree requirement to 2011, giving manufacturers more time to assure that all drugs distributed within the state's borders are accompanied by electronic pedigrees that document their history.
April 1, 2008

An e-waste of time?
With a continued emphasis on green, maybe it's time for electronics manufacturers to step up and help to streamline the recycling process.
March 1, 2008

The future is now
Only a few months back, the pundits were telling us that item-level RFID tagging was still years in the future. It turns out the pundits were wrong.
March 1, 2008

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