Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

Lanternflies and Truckers In March, Penske Truck Leasing ran a story about how the spotted lanternfly had infiltrated the United States because of the danger of the destruction of crops. WSJ picked it up at the end of June, but the report is the same. First spotted in PA in 2014 led ...

Why Supply Chain Planning Matters

It seems like almost every day that we hear of an emerging development in the global trade environment, whether it be the fallout of US-China trade talks, United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) or Brexit. This is, however, only one of the key trends that is affecting the supply ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap and the #WERC Conference

This week we were attending, presenting and exhibiting at the WERC conference at the convention center in Columbus, OH. On Monday, Partner Robert Ouellette and Peter Kok, VP Global Supply Chain Management from Carter’s Inc, presented: Automated Facilities: Synchronize and ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

In the U.S. as we get ready for Thanksgiving plans, we hope you and yours have a safe Holiday with your friends and families. In addition, we appreciate all of the hard-working people who keep everything in our country moving! Of course, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on our minds ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

While it’s a busy time for Atlanta because it’s graduation season (our school year in Georgia and the south typically ends in May) we are busy following up on our spring leads from Ops Summit and MODEX. We’re collaborating with clients and other Crimson & Co ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

We’re still analyzing this past retail peak season, both what happened in the market as well as with clients. In this week’s supply chain & logistics recap, we’ve see that retail and especially eCommerce sales are up, some chain store closings are up (replaced by ...

Supply Chain & Logistics Recap

You’re probably ready for some time off, but busy days are ahead for some of our clients as they move out of the holiday shopping period and into planning for next year (yes, we help some clients with assessing what happened during this peak season and how to improve next). We ...

Supply Chain and Logistics Recap

While we’re working on some marketing campaigns to make sure we share want we need to when you need it, we’re sharing some articles here about technology. I had only considered the eclipse would impact a school day and work day (some people taking trips to see it and/or be ...

Amazon’s disruption of the grocery, food delivery and home-care industry could spark unlikely alliances

Amazon’s recent advances into the homecare and food delivery market, following the much vaunted expansion of its pre-existing delivery deal with Morrisons, the rumoured launch of a new housekeeping service, as well as Amazon Restaurants and Amazon Fresh services, could result in ...

Down-under companies use expertise from Europe and US to build supply chain excellence

The globalisation of Australia’s retail industry, particularly amongst its supermarket chains is forcing firms to rethink how they manage their supply chain processes. Frans Verheij, director at global supply chain consultancy Crimson & Co, suggests this is increasing demand for ...


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