Kelli Saunders

Kelli Saunders

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

May 4, 2016
For this week’s blog post we would like to look at a case study of what happens when supply chain security is weak for a product that is in high demand.

12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Apr 13, 2016
The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors.

Infographic: 9 Facts Looking at the Trend of M&A in 3PLs

Dec 15, 2015
With the rapidly changing environment of the logistics and supply chain industry, it has been a busy one for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the third-party logistics sphere.

More Technology That Could Disrupt the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry

Nov 3, 2015
In the past, we’ve discussed how drones and RFID technology are set to impact the logistics industry. These technologies, along with Amazon Robotics (previously Kiva Systems), would have been considered speculative science fiction less than decade ago. These technologies are either only a few years from revolutionizing the supply chain landscape, or have already begun transforming it

A Closer Look at the Tianjin Explosions and Chemical Logistics

Aug 26, 2015
We would like to begin this post by saying that our thoughts go out to those affected by the Tianjin explosions, today is definitely a more somber topic but we feel that bringing light to these events might help prevent future occurrences and prepare companies to mitigate risk and such tragedies in the future.

Could Jet Soar Over Amazon?

Aug 12, 2015
Ever since Amazon made it big on the e-commerce market over 20 years, there have been countless competitors, start ups, and imitators that have tried to take a piece of the trillion dollar plus pie.

Logistics Companies are Lacking the “Social” in Social Networking

Jul 14, 2015
Social media and social networking are two key trends are reshaping how businesses conduct their affairs, communicate with vendors and customers, and even their organizational structure. However, the logistics industry has largely been slow in adopting these technologies and strategies, despite many studies indicating that supply chain managers acknowledge the importance of doing so.

Taking a Closer Look at 3D/4D Printing

Jun 23, 2015
Last week, Frost & Sullivan published the 2015 Supply Chain Foresight report which analyzed key megatrends impacting industry stakeholders. A key point of the survey was that the findings were based on how the industry leaders who participated felt...

Smaller Firms Investing Larger in Supply Chain Management Software

Jun 9, 2015
Good Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a critical part of any firm. It boosts customer service by ensuring that the right product assortment and quantity are delivered in a timely fashion, and it makes those same products available in the location that...

INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Reasons to Invest in Mexican Nearshoring

Jun 9, 2015
In recent years, the growing trend with many U.S. companies has been to relocate some or even all of their off-shore production back to North America. China no longer holds the sway that it used to, but countries such as Mexico are quickly becoming the...