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Mitch Mac Donald

Mitch Mac Donald

Group Editorial Director

Mitch Mac Donald has more than 30 years of experience in both the newspaper and magazine businesses. He has covered the logistics and supply chain fields since 1988. Twice named one of the Top 10 Business Journalists in the U.S., he has served in a multitude of editorial and publishing roles. The leading force behind the launch of Supply Chain Management Review, he was that brand's founding publisher and editorial director from 1997 to 2000. Additionally, he has served as news editor, chief editor, publisher and editorial director of Logistics Management, as well as publisher of Modern Materials Handling. Mitch is also the president and CEO of Agile Business Media, LLC, the parent company of DC VELOCITY and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.

Articles by Mitch Mac Donald

Fritos, aluminum, and unintended consequences
No man is an island. Nor is any snack food—at least in today's interconnected supply chain world.
November 14, 2018

Throwing out the babies with the bathwater
President Trump is bent on strong-arming the Chinese on trade, even if it means breaking the arms of those he purports to help.
October 5, 2018

Rolling out a new product? Consult your supply chain team first
An estimated 80 to 90 percent of new product launches fail. A new study suggests that's partly because businesses overlook the supply chain in their planning.
September 5, 2018

Little Rhody's small-mindedness
Rhode Island's new truck-only highway toll scheme has thrust the habitual failed thinking of the smallest state's leaders into the national spotlight.
August 3, 2018

The long and the short of it at the AAR
The rail trade group has gone from agnostic to adversarial on the issue of nationwide use of twin-33 truck trailers. Its rationale is puzzling.
June 27, 2018

When failure is really not an option
You shouldn’t have to worry about the hospital supply chain when wheeled into the OR.
June 14, 2018

Lifting the economy
With National Forklift Safety Day upon us, it's important to recognize the critical role industrial trucks play in our economy and in our lives.
May 4, 2018

Asleep at the wheel
Some trucking regulations can be changed or gutted. A preliminary study into driver sleep apnea should not have been one of them.
March 30, 2018

Rubber soul: L.L. Bean gives lifetime returns policy the bounce
Citing abuse, the venerable outdoor retailer has finally put a halt to unlimited returns.
March 5, 2018

Navigating a disruptive decade
No one knows what the future holds for the logistics and supply chain profession. But an ambitious new research project aims to guide the way.
January 18, 2018

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