E-Commerce and the Hockey Stick

It will surprise no one to hear that e-commerce experienced a spike in demand in the second quarter of this year. The U.S. Census Bureau published this data in mid-August: Estimated Quarterly U.S. … [Read more...]

Modeling Labor Costs in Supply Chain Design

Labor costs in a supply chain can have a significant impact when deciding where your DCs should be located. According to the 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of … [Read more...]

Supply Chain Design – The Basics

Supply chain design, sometimes referred to as network design or network modeling, is a well-accepted decision support tool used by many companies to optimize the footprint of their operations. The … [Read more...]

Supply Chain Management: The Pizza Party

I had an experience over the weekend that I felt had a lot of applicability to my work. We had a "pizza and movie party" for my 6 year old over this past weekend. Friends, a showing of The … [Read more...]

Understanding Supply Chain Technology

Supply chain technology is not the type of thing that stems naturally from having efficient IT tools in place. Case in point - there’s a great article right now on the Wall Street Journal that’s worth … [Read more...]

Why Aren’t Supply Chain Management Systems User Friendly?

User-friendly supply chain management is not always at the forefront of design or purchase. Actually, just putting the phrase out there is akin to saying something like “the easiest walk through the … [Read more...]