Our Best 2018 Logistics Articles

A year-end look at the top logistics content from Longitudes.

The calling for logistics companies has never been clearer: Get customers what they want when they want it.

Simple enough, right? Not exactly.

More than ever, we’re responding to the needs and demands of consumers who are pushing the boundaries of e-commerce. That’s why UPS is playing a key role in the transformation of practically every aspect of the supply chain.

To meet these challenges, UPS is experimenting with drones, an array of alternative fuels and delivery trucks of the future.

Nowhere is this transformation more apparent than in healthcare logistics, where a package arriving on time can mean the difference between life and death. And we see exciting changes on the horizon in the warehousing space.

These are the most thought-provoking logistics stories of 2018.

Advancements that drive business performance and enhance customer experience have transformed UPS from a logistics and transportation company to a technology company capable of supporting the most complex supply chains.

Take a closer look at how UPS is bringing the Global Smart Logistics Network to life. Read more

In 2009, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and her team discovered more than 11,000 untested rape kits – some dating back to the 1980s – in an old Detroit Police Department storage facility.

In her TED talk above, Kym explores the power of logistics in connecting different technologies to the people who need them most. Read more

Ware2Go is a new company that provides on-demand warehousing and fulfillment services to small and medium-size businesses selling online to other businesses.

Ware2Go solves two major pain points: efficient warehousing and speed to market. A small business on one coast needing warehouse space on the other coast can now find and secure it. Read more

Healthcare continues to be a fast-growing sector and a top-tier priority for UPS.

UPS’s Dirk van Peteghem shares his insights on supply chain challenges and opportunities and trends for biopharmaceuticals. Read more

Those managing supply chains need to seek equilibrium. There is a way to maintain the human side of supplier relationships while leveraging the value that technology brings us.

We cannot just hide behind anonymous e-commerce applications and hope to maximize supply chain operations. Just how do we balance the e with the weRead more

If you missed them, check out our favorite manufacturing, tech and innovation, sustainability, leadershipe-commerce and small business stories of 2018. 

Brian Hughes is Managing Editor of Longitudes and co-host of Longitudes Radio.

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