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July 19, 2019
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Supply Chain in the 21st Century: How to Adapt When Technology is Always Changing

Consumers have become accustomed to ordering nearly any product or service online, and the growth of e-commerce...

July 17, 2019
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June 07, 2019
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What Are the Top Dashboards Every Executive Should See?

With all organizations being bombarded with information, it is essential to strategically evaluate data. In...

June 05, 2019
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The Amazon Effect Series: How to Compete with End-to-End Visibility

Today, consumers expect fast delivery with visibility into their order along the way. Large players, like...

June 05, 2019
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How To Reduce Supply Chain Costs in 2019

With all industries focused on the bottom line, cost saving is a hot topic for most organizations. In the past...

May 15, 2019
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Why is Benchmarking a Necessity?

As supply chains have become increasingly complex and technology advances, there is more data available than...

April 24, 2019
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The Amazon Effect Series: Cost-Efficient Ways to Increase Supply Chain Velocity When "Fast Delivery" is the New Normal

For supply chain leaders, Amazon has created the standard for two-day shipping, putting pressure on the rest of...

April 17, 2019
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Inefficient Packaging: What’s It Really Costing You?

It's easy enough to shrug off: what could a little extra cardboard, some packing peanuts or excess shrink wrap...

December 27, 2018
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How to Determine If You Need a Labor Management System

Nothing breeds skepticism in business tools quite as quickly as a tightly-managed budget. Whether management...

December 20, 2018
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An Inside Look Into 3PL Pricing Best Practices

When your company needs a service, financial concerns are typically viewed through the lens of a budget: you...

December 13, 2018
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Measurements That Matter: 6 Key Supply Chain KPIs

Whether you are publicly traded or privately held, every business is about obtaining results. If you do not...

December 06, 2018
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The Future of Supply Chains: Preparing for the Next 10 Years

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the...

November 28, 2018
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How to Prepare Your Warehouse for Incoming Technology

As supply chains have gotten more high-tech, the most important link—the warehouse—has had to put on speed to...

November 08, 2018
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How to Find Affordable Warehouse Space in Your Key Customer Markets

Your warehouse is the beating heart of your market presence—when it is set up properly, it supports your...

October 25, 2018
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10 RFP Questions to Ask in Your Next Logistics RFP

The dissatisfaction of a 3PL's performance over time can be a result in lost expectations. If the initial RFP...

October 18, 2018
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5 Necessary Tactics to Battle the Logistics Labor Shortage

The source of the labor shortage in the logistics industry is an extremely complex issue. Dissatisfaction with...

October 11, 2018
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Top 10 Warehouse Best Practices

Improving warehouse operations is a complex undertaking involving the blend of physical space, equipment,...

October 04, 2018
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6 Strategic Areas of Improvement for Your Supply Chain

In a competitive market, the push to innovate and improve can feel less like a carefully-structured plan and...

September 27, 2018
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Infographic: 2018 Supply Chain Innovation Survey

In 2017, Kenco’s State of 3PL Innovation Survey asked supply chain leaders their thoughts on innovation - one...

September 17, 2018
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Current Trends in Logistics Real Estate

Much like residential real estate, the industrial real estate market is booming and changing rapidly. Economic...

September 06, 2018
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How to Find a Perfect Warehouse with Today’s Absorption Rate

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. It has the...

August 23, 2018
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The Challenges Facing Blockchain Adoption in Logistics

Like self-driving cars and fully automated homes, the potential of the blockchain is exciting—but...

August 16, 2018
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Blockchain Doesn't Have to Scare Your CEO

Corporate NDAs, contracts, industry insiders—for as long as business has been around, there's been a certain...

August 09, 2018
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Which Pricing Model is Best for Your Warehouse?

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution for business. Regardless of industry, audience,...

August 02, 2018
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Blockchain in the Supply Chain - Kenco's Alliance with BiTA

Look into any dispute between supply chain nodes, whether it's an incorrect manifest or a more litigious issue,...

July 26, 2018
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Navigating Today’s Logistics Labor Market

Qualified candidates are, to an industry, the most valuable resource a company has for spurring growth. Without...

July 12, 2018
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5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Supply Chain Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has dropped 5.8% in the past eight years,...

July 05, 2018
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Top 10 Cities for a Distribution Center

Distribution and logistics are critical components of ensuring that your company’s products get where they need...

June 28, 2018
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2018 WERC DC measures Study

Kenco has partnered with the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) to present you with key metrics...

June 25, 2018
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Evaluating Your Contract With a 3PL

Your contract is the foundation of your partnership when you work with a service provider, and for that reason,...

June 14, 2018
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6 Signs It's Time to Hire a 3PL

As companies change and grow, the infrastructure that supports them needs to follow suit. That means adding...

May 24, 2018
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The Future of White Glove Delivery

No matter how innovative your product may be, it's no longer enough to offer a high-quality product at a...

May 22, 2018
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How Much Should Your WMS Cost?

Introducing a warehouse management system, or WMS, is a natural result of business growth—in fact, you might...

May 17, 2018
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5 Common Questions About the Cost of a 3PL—And How It Can Save You Money

You put a lot of thought into the goods and services that drive your business. You've likely done intensive...

May 15, 2018
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Is Your Logistics Provider Charging Too Much?

No matter how advanced the technology behind business becomes, there will always be a place for "gut...

May 08, 2018
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Warehouse Lease Negotiation Best Practices

The right warehouse for your company is similar to a tailored suit: it should make your company look in control...

April 26, 2018
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How IoT Enables Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

Supply chain management is the key to success in every business- retail, service, and manufacturing. Anyone...

April 24, 2018
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Collaborative Robots: 10 Things to Consider When Selecting a Picking/Put-away Solution

Over ten years ago, Kiva Systems forever changed the warehouse landscape by introducing their flagship product,...

April 05, 2018
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Top Supply Chain Management Publications

Every industry is unique, with its own rites, rituals, and news to know and track. That's why each industry...

March 22, 2018
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How State and Federal Legislation Changes Can Affect Your Supply Chain

When your company uses an outside service provider like a 3PL, it takes certain concerns off of your plate -...

March 01, 2018
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Supply Chain Innovation: Path to Success

Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s...

February 16, 2018
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Best Practices for Retaining Holiday Staff and Transitioning to Full-Time Staff

As the contracts of holiday hires expire, you may be wondering the best way to proceed. While the need that...

February 15, 2018
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How to Embrace Lean Warehousing Practices in 2018

Even the most determined business optimist would be hard-pressed not to find a warehousing cost that isn't...

February 06, 2018
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​2018 Guide to Supply Chain Network Design

The supply chain is one of the most commonly discussed aspects of business––so much so that it seems to take on...

January 30, 2018
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Taxing Automation – A Bad Idea

Late last year, a San Francisco politician launched a statewide campaign to raise money for a California ballot...

January 25, 2018
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​Top Digital Supply Chain Publications of 2018

After numerous requests from industry fans, Kenco is proud to offer a 2018 installment of our popular "Top...

January 23, 2018
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Using Telepresence Technology in Warehouse Operations

I recently had the pleasure of working with Suitable Technologies in an interview piece on how telepresence...

January 11, 2018
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Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a Build vs. Buy Decision

A couple of years ago, Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, wrote a post on LinkedIn where she...

January 04, 2018
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10 Benefits of Choosing the Correct WMS for You

Are all warehouse management systems created equal? The WMS programs of a decade ago were once rigidly...

December 13, 2017
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Making a Play to Motivate Employees with Tiered Accountability

While personal accountability is the norm in business, for divisions that work as a team out of...

November 30, 2017
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How To Set 2018 Productivity Goals for Warehouse Operations

Much like personal resolutions, setting productivity goals for a new year is a smart idea. Aiming for certain...

November 21, 2017
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The Non-Negotiable Parts of Your 3PL Contract

As alluring as the concept of a set-and-forget partnership in business may be, the reality is the complexity of...

November 14, 2017
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Why an Internal Warehouse Quality Audit Is Critical to Your Warehouse Operations

Whether we intend them to or not, our experiences form a lens through which we view the world. If we decide we...

November 09, 2017
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How Blockchain Technology Impacts the Supply Chain

The digital currency called Bitcoin has been in the news recently as its value has skyrocketed to over $6500...

November 02, 2017
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4 Key Areas of Excess Waste in Your Warehouse Management

Each "hiccup" in a workflow is another roadblock standing between a task and a goal. In a warehouse setting,...

October 19, 2017
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Does Your 3PL Need to Be ISO 9001 Compliant?

There's a reason a service business is often called an organization––the concept is crucial to keeping the...

September 27, 2017
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7 Things Your 3PL Needs to Know About Your E-Commerce Fulfillment

Brick and mortar shopping is going the way of the dinosaur, and more and more people are logging on to get the...

September 20, 2017
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Making a Company a Family

“Our employees are the backbone of our company, and they should always feel appreciated for their commitment...

September 05, 2017
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Making the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL list in 2017

We all know how important and accomplished it feels when you win an award. Whether it’s the trophy you received...

September 01, 2017
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6 Common Lean Warehousing Mistakes You May Not Even Know You're Making

Your warehouse should be––at its core––a bastion of the organization.

Unfortunately, day-to-day operations...

August 24, 2017
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4 Ways Leaders Can Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

Once you hit your monthly warehouse goals, there can be a...

August 10, 2017
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​How Supply Chain Management Has Evolved in the Last 5 Years

Supply chain engineers must embrace change to "keep up with the Jones's." New technology sweeping our...

August 03, 2017
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[SlideShare] Kenco's Guiding Principles and Culture Code

As a business leader, you need a primer to codify the original intent and context of your words, so they do not...

July 25, 2017
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Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: "A Wake-up Call for the Grocery Industry"

The news of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods has generated a lot of buzz and excitement in the logistics industry.

July 19, 2017
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Innovation for Today: LoadProof

We recently conducted a survey of supply chain leaders to get a better read on how they’re thinking about...

July 18, 2017
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Are Human Jobs at Risk With Supply Chain Automation?

At one time, our culture was obsessed with cyborgs named Arnold and systems named Skynet. AI (artificial...

July 11, 2017
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Innovation for Today

From Amazon drone delivery to Uber’s self-driving trucks, supply chain innovations are always making...

July 05, 2017
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Can Gamification Solve More Than Just Productivity Challenges?

Gamification is a technique rapidly gaining in popularity within the 3PL industry. While it can be costly, the...

June 27, 2017
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Critical Warehouse Metrics Directors of Operations Have to Know in 2017

Each year, we excitedly await the results of one of the largest warehouse metrics studies in the country––WERC...

June 22, 2017
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​4 Most Important Parts of a Logistics Services Contract

Contracts are a necessary part of defining expectations and securing excellent results in the logistics...

June 20, 2017
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​Critical Mistakes to Avoid in Your Logistics Services Contract

Logistics helps your product get exactly where you need it to when you need it. A solid logistics services...

June 13, 2017
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​Designing and Managing a Lean Supply Chain with the Shingo Model

Most companies develop a program around continuous improvement, which means they use tools - and the ongoing...

May 09, 2017
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​Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?


Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point...

May 02, 2017
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Kenco Prototype Goes To Market: LoadProof - Webinar With Talking Logistics

As we have mentioned before and we mention in our mission statement: To expand Kenco’s market reach by...

April 27, 2017
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Kenco Innovation Labs and Chattanooga STEM School FABLAB: Results

Seeking out opportunities to partner with startup companies, other labs, and innovators in various industries...

April 13, 2017
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Future of Drones: How Will Drones Affect the Supply Chain (video)

Recently I had the opportunity to present —“Accelerating Drone Technology Across the Supply Chain”— at SCM...

March 30, 2017
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Proven Returns with Gamification: A Kenco Use Study

The word ‘gamification’ has recently become a buzzword over the past five years with the advent of the social...

March 21, 2017
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How Prepared Are You For Supply Chain Disruption?

Supply chain disruption is not a problem isolated to a few unlucky companies - every business that uses a...

March 14, 2017
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Enabling Supply Chain Visibility With IT

The very title of supply chain indicates a wistful simplicity — a series of links all working together toward a...

March 07, 2017
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​3 Key Steps to Guide You to Better Supply Chain Network Design

The supply chain is a fascinating snapshot of the power of business: a sleek, ever-evolving product of ongoing...

February 21, 2017
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Just How Valuable are Supply Chain Metrics?

Imagine you are shopping for a new car. Your current car is not broken or limping along or anything of that...

February 07, 2017
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​Answering the What, When, and How of Analytics

Any student (or person in a book club) who's ever faced down a looming book report knows the power of...

January 31, 2017
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Kenco Innovation Labs and FabLabs (STEM School) Combine Forces

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

Henry Ford.

January 19, 2017
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CES 2017 - A Logistics View

When our team was asked to put together a list of conferences we wanted to attend for 2017, I was apprehensive...

January 13, 2017
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December 20, 2016
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​5 Crucial Takeaways You'll Learn from Your Q12 Gallup Survey

An evolved company is one that is focused not only on today's success but on a sustainable support network that...

December 06, 2016
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It's Game On with Gamification in the Warehouse

Gamification: "the process of adding games or gamelike elements to something (such as a task) so as to...

December 01, 2016
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5 Trends That Dictate the Future of Logistics

If you don’t know these logistics trends, then you are definitely headed for trouble. Play safe and read on.

November 25, 2016
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Avoid 3PL Fallout After an Acquisition With These Tips

If you were paying attention to any of the international trade headlines this October, Hanjin Shipping surely...

November 15, 2016
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Logistics in Industrial Manufacturing - 5 Things Your 3PL Should Know

Whether I'm speaking to potential customers or other industry professionals at a trade show, I frequently get...

November 08, 2016
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Reduce These 3 Cost Areas To Optimize Your Supply Chain Network

If you work in manufacturing or distribution, it's no secret business logistics costs have been on the rise....

October 11, 2016
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Apply Tiered Accountability to Your Supply Chain Metrics

Supply chain metrics are the driving force behind any modern logistics company. The focus on specific...

October 04, 2016
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Avoid the 3 Deadly Sins of Warehousing With These Lean Logistics Tips

In recent years, warehouse operations have become a critical component in managing complex inventory flow—with...

September 27, 2016
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​Embracing Lean Logistics Philosophies In The Warehouse

The advent of concepts and terms like "just-in-time," "kaizen," and "Six Sigma" led to a new way of...

September 20, 2016
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Using Evidence-Based Practice to Increase Engagement in a 3PL Warehouse

In one of our recent blogs, we talked a lot about the importance of people in the future workplace. People are...

September 13, 2016
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Integrated Logistics and Future of the Warehouse Workforce


When we start to talk about the future of integrated logistics and the workforce, many immediately turn to...

September 06, 2016
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Third-Party Logistics: Listening & Communicating

“What you are, speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 31, 2016
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​Best Practices For Defining Supply Chain Metrics

Simon Sinek has a great TED talk you might have seen floating around your office more than once. The talk, "How...

August 30, 2016

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