What is the Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

The thin line that separates logistics and supply chain management might be a little hazy, and most often these concepts are intertwined. Logistics, supply...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 5, 2019 | Supply Chain

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Heroes of Food Safety: Louis Pasteur and the Invention of Pasteurization

September is National Food Safety Education Month! In honor of all those who help keep our food safe along the entire supply chain, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling three heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to food safety. We begin with Louis Pasteur, the namesake of pasteurization. He discovered a process that we take for granted today, but saved untold lives since its introduction to...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 3, 2019 | Food Safety

Managing Cargo in the Age of Less-Than-Truckload

The less-than-truckload (LTL) industry has been experiencing very strong growth, driven in part by the manufacturing sector in addition to robust retail and e-commerce sectors. They need LTL carriers to transport smaller shipments for last-mile and middle-mile logistics to distribution centers. Last year, some experts touted economic conditions in the transportation marketplace as producing the strongest LTL market...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 28, 2019 | Connected Facility

On The Road Again: Transporting Valuable Art

According to the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report 2019, there’s been an uptick in global art sales of about 6% since the previous year. Auction sales and art fairs are part of the mix in driving the overall volume of art sales upward. This means there will likely be a focused surge in the transport of artwork in a remarkable feat of moving some of the world’s most valued treasures around the world.

Written by Garret Weigel | August 22, 2019 | Supply Chain

New Age Monitoring: How Improvements in the Visibility of Data is Empowering Supply Chains

In the IoT revolution for supply chains, visibility has become the eighth wonder of the world. Visibility enables shippers, carriers, and anyone delivering goods to know where they are and how they are performing at any given time. In the past, such visibility has been delayed – and in some cases it still is. But we are entering the age where supply chain monitoring is done in real-time, continuously, for single...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 20, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

FRUIT LOGISTICA's 2019 Trends Report: Surprises in the Store

Every year since 1993, FRUIT LOGISTICA has hosted a global trade show serving the international fresh produce market. The show covers every sector of the fresh produce business to provide a comprehensive view of the innovations, products, and services along the international supply chain. The company also provides a trends report, often with a central theme. In 2019, this theme was "Surprises in the Store."

Written by Garret Weigel | August 14, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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