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Susan K. Lacefield

Susan K. Lacefield

Editor at Large


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

Booming economy drives U.S. business logistics costs up 11.4 percent
While shippers struggled to keep pace with tight capacity and rising rates in 2018, many of those pressures are starting to ease, says 30th annual State of Logistics Report.
June 18, 2019

Big data analytics' growing pains
While some companies have made great strides toward harnessing the power of big data, many are still struggling. A new study offers some insights into why that might be and what the future may hold.
June 12, 2019

Rising above the froth: ProMat keynote focuses on practical realities of blockchain
Panel of experts provides use cases, implementation tips for the distributed ledger technology.
April 9, 2019

The supply chain anthropologist: interview with John Gattorna
Consultant, academic, and author John Gattorna has been encouraging companies to rethink how they design their supply chains, so that they put the human at the center.
March 19, 2019

Start me up
With a smooth peak season in the rearview mirror, retail supply chain executives turn their focus to new strategies for tackling the labor crunch and incorporating disruptive technology.
February 4, 2019

A pragmatist's take on sustainability: interview with Yossi Sheffi
It can be hard to find a nuanced discussion of corporate sustainability. But Yossi Sheffi's new book aims to provide just that, offering a clear-eyed take on the challenges and benefits of going green.
June 7, 2018

The secret weapon in the fight against fakes
Looking to protect your goods from counterfeiting? Product packaging might be part of the solution.
April 10, 2018

Which dimensioning system is right for you?
Dimensioning systems come in an array of types and sizes these days. Here are some guidelines for figuring out what's the best fit for your operation.
December 9, 2017

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

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