Christmas in July: Planning Your Holiday Logistics

Now that summer is upon us and the days are getting longer, you can enjoy evenings on the porch and all those outdoor activities you’ve been looking forward to all winter. While you should take the time to enjoy the warmer seasons, a logistics professional or retail manager like you must also look ahead to the holiday season, making plans for the onrush of business that Christmas inevitably brings. Continue reading

The 2018 ALA Conference Comes to New Orleans

The 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Conference, which will take place in the beautiful and historic city of New Orleans from June 21-26, is a big event for the library world. This year’s conference will be a star-studded one. Speakers include former first lady Michelle Obama and actresses Sally Field and Viola Davis, among many other notables. All will be there to support the mission of libraries around the world in helping more people have access to books, information and valuable resources to enrich their lives. Continue reading

The Science of Reverse Logistics

For many companies, reverse logistics has become an integral part of their business plan, offering them the ability to maximize the efficiency of their operations. Generally, reverse logistics is defined as “the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value, or proper disposal. Remanufacturing and refurbishing activities are also may be included in the definition of reverse logistics.” This allows companies more power in the use and dissemination of their products, thus improving their operations and customer service capabilities in the process. Continue reading