Archive for Talking Logistics

Great Advice for Young Professionals from Supply Chain Executives

Earlier this year, I launched Talking Logistics, a weekly online video talk show where I interview thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. One of my goals was provide students and young professionals with an interactive platform to engage and network with industry executives. I’ve had many great guests over the past five months, and I’ve asked many of them the same question: What advice would you give to students and […]

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Social Media, Common Sense, and the Law

Today one of your customer contacts sends you an email invitation to connect on LinkedIn. You click on the email invite, visit the contact’s profile, check out his picture and profile information, and then click on the “Connect” button. In the days that follow, the two of you start corresponding via LinkedIn, exchanging quick messages about business-related topics. And then, down the road, you discover that this person you’ve been having work-related conversations with is […]

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4 Important Factors to Consider When Evaluating 3PL Partners

I often get emails from logistics executives looking for help and advice on selecting a 3PL partner. A couple of weeks ago, for example, I received an email from someone asking if I had updated a framework I had developed several years ago to help companies evaluate 3PLs. The answer was no, but this person’s email got the wheels in my head turning: What are the most important factors to consider when evaluating and selecting […]

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