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North American Logistics Trends: Now to 2030

As markets change and the way people order and receive goods evolves in the U.S. and Canada, we can also expect big changes in approaches to North American logistics. North American supply chain management must account for changing North American logistics trends, so it is important to know what those trends are likely to be […]

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Emerging Green Trends in Warehousing

The benefits of “going green” when it comes to your industrial practices are no longer in dispute. Not only can green initiatives save you money and protect the environment, but they also signal to your customers that you are community-minded and that you care about them and the world in which we all live. Today’s […]

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How Global Warehousing Trends Could Influence Your Business Model

There was a time when warehousing used to be relatively simple. You had your store and then you had your warehouse, where you kept all your extra inventory. When the store ran out of stock of something, you headed to the warehouse and picked some more up. The new face of retailing has changed global […]

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How Walmart, Amazon, Target and Others Are Changing Ecommerce Logistics

In 2016, online sales reached a staggering 396.4 billion dollars, according to the Department of Commerce. Ecommerce is here to stay, and the prevalence of e-commerce means sales companies who wish to stay competitive need to have an ecommerce presence and need to understand ecommerce supply chain management. To understand changing ecommerce logistics, it’s a good idea to look at some of the ecommerce logistics trends […]

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6 Ways Amazon Is Changing Supply Chain Management

What is “the Amazon Effect” on supply chain management? If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will soon. The Amazon Effect refers to how the digital marketplace has changed the traditional business model. It is named, of course, after the online behemoth Amazon.com, and has specific ramifications for supply chain operations. As the world’s […]

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3 Ways Consumers Are Transforming the Supply Chain

The days when customers walked into a store, looked at your product and then purchased or failed to purchase based on whether or not they liked what they saw are over. Today’s consumer has access to a staggering amount of information thanks to digital technology, which has radically transformed the way goods are supplied to […]

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Purified Recycled Water: What Does It Mean for the Bottled Water Industry?

In most of the United States, many people are blissfully unaware of the challenges of getting potable drinking water. Even if you are unfortunate enough to live in one of the many states where the tap water is too contaminated to safely drink, you can usually purchase bottled water for little more than a dollar […]

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Cities With the Worst Public Water Ratings

In recent years Flint, Michigan, has become famous for having unfit drinking water. But do they have the worst tap water in the U.S.? Where does it fall among cities with the worst tap water? For that matter, where does your city fall among cities with the worst drinking water in the United States? Here […]

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How Are Water Bottles Recycled?

By volume, bottled water recently surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the most popular drink in America. Each year, the average American will use 167 plastic water bottles of varying sizes. What happens to those bottles after you consume the contents is up to you. Do they become waste, or are they recycled? As the […]

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Emergency Water Storage Preparation

There are few parts of the country that aren’t affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes, tornados and other extreme weather seem to be increasing both in frequency and intensity. One upside of the media’s attention to these catastrophic events is that it clearly shows the value of preparedness. Hopefully, your region won’t be the next one […]

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