In-House vs. Outsourced Logistics

As eCommerce grows in popularity, proponents debate whether outsourcing or in-house delivery is best. Consumers make a lot of online orders across the retail and food industries, and one thing they have come to expect is quick delivery times. Either method can provide the fast and efficient service needed to keep up with your customers’ influx of orders, but the …

5 Supply Chain Trends for 2022

In the past few years, we’ve drastically changed how we shop for, ship and use products. With supply chains issues making certain products scarce, you may want to know what’s on the horizon for supply chain trends for 2022. Today’s trends show that supply chains are changing more than ever before, continuing to evolve with the changing landscape of consumerism. Paying …

3 Major Challenges the Supply Chain Faces in 2022

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people around the globe spend money and consume products on a regular basis. In the United States and many countries around the globe, the demand for safe at-home delivery and same-day delivery options skyrocketed throughout the past 18 months.  With labor shortages and global traffic restrictions, the global supply chain has been under …

The Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Logistics Industr

The transportation and logistics industry is advancing rapidly and has completely rewritten the standards for on-road delivery. Recently, more companies have begun directing their focus to the vehicles they use for deliveries and how they can improve upon their efficiency. Electric vehicles, or EVs, have overhauled the automobile manufacturing process and are a clean and effective solution revolutionizing the logistics …

Guide to Reverse Logistics

Forward logistics refers to moving supplies and products through the production chain to get to the customer. But this aspect only reflects half of the overall logistics field. The other half, reverse logistics, is less well-known, and few businesses consider its importance. With effective processes to move goods back from the consumer, businesses can benefit in multiple ways and gain …

What Is Last-Mile Delivery?

With more and more consumers demanding nearly instantaneous delivery services, businesses are struggling to meet their customers’ expectations. In particular, the final step of getting a package to a customer’s doorstep — known as last-mile delivery — can be especially challenging for companies, depending on their location, size and scope of operations. In this article, we’ll go over what last-mile …

How Has COVID-19 Changed the Supply Chain?

COVID-19 has brought many disruptions to business processes and the national and global supply chains. In a March 2020 survey by the Institute for Supply Management, 75% of surveyed companies reported pandemic-related supply chain disruptions. More recently, more than 60% of supply chain and logistics companies have experienced either some or a significant detrimental effect to their supply, demand and logistics operations.  Though this …