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Economics and Material Handling

With everything happening in the world (looking at you Brexit) the economy continues to shift a bit unpredictably, which can be hard to keep up with as companies try to please customers and turn a profit. While China has been […]

Uncertainty and Downside Risks to Growth for Material Handling

There have been three red flags highlighting downside risks to growth and the U.S. economy for the better part of a year: manufacturing, energy and finance. These red flags were the impetus behind my recent book, Recession-Proof: How to Survive […]

The Shared Economy and the Omnichannel Supply Chain

B2B, distributed inventory networks and “less than truckload” shipping: Could uberization of the supply process be next? “We have seen the advent of the shar­ing economy explode—the concept that companies don’t necessarily need to own the entirety of their supply chain,” […]

Alan Amling of UPS on The Future of Delivery in Our New On-Demand Economy

Alan Amling presents a fascinating TED Talk where he imagines the future of delivery in our new on-demand economy. He calls this the “my way highway” as a result of consumer driven demand, customization and desire for instant gratification. As Alan paints […]

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