Forbes — 21 January 2019 — Brexit, Trade and Logistics

Get Set For A Bumpy Trade And Logistics Ride In 2019 Forbes post by Kate Vitasek on 21 January 2019 A significant reshuffling of the top logistics countries is likely this year, largely because of Brexit and the potential for a trade war between the U.S. and China… Here’s the link:

Talking Logistics — 3 February 2016

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL Article by Adrian Gonzalez in Talking Logistics on 3 February 2016.  He writes: “One of our most popular Talking Logistics episodes of all time is Important Factors to Consider When Evaluating and Selecting a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Partner (6,220 views to date), which we summarized in a follow-up […]

Longitudes (UPS) — November 2014

The Pit Bull of Procurement Is the quest to obtain perfect optimization causing your business harm? Vested blog post by Kate Vitasek republished 15 November. Here’s the link:

Megatrends in the Future of Logistics

Earlier this year I came across the annual Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap, which focuses on long-term predictions—out to 2025!—with a focus on the “megatrends” that will transform logistics. The 67-page report compiles what more than 100 industry thought-leaders had to say about the future in this particular sector, and how it will need […]

Logistics & Supply Chain World — September 2013

5 Steps to improving your outsourcing relationships Article by Andrew Downard and Kate Vitasek in the September 2013 issue of Logistics & Supply Chain World Magazine, which is published in India. The article begins on page 5. Here is the link:   

Outsource Magazine – July 2012

Recession gives rise to vested outsourcing Nice reference to Vested as a rising trend by Daniel Sasaki.

Logistics Management, Feb 2011

Members of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start, in their article “5 Steps to Improving Your 3PL Relationship.“

Santa Claus: As an Outsourcer, He’s the Top Dog

As the song goes, UPS loves logistics. And this time of year, UPSers have to really love their job. So many packages; they work extended hours seven days a week to make it happen. Warehouses add seasonal workers. Stores open early and close late. Moms are frazzled just trying to manage. Hey, it’s Christmas! And […]

Getting to Happy Hour on Liquor Distribution

There are valid reasons for a state to control where liquor is sold but there is very little reason I can see for a state to be in the business of warehousing and transporting it. That’s better left to the logistics experts in the private sector. This is becoming an issue in the state of […]

Courage, Patience, Trust and Loyalty in Logistics Outsourcing

Although I’m relatively new to blogging, it’s remarkable how much blogging is going on here in cyberspace. There are even blogs about blogs and it seems that everyone, individuals and companies alike, have their own blogs in addition to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. It’s truly a brave new world of networking opportunities and one […]