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Consumer Goods Logistics Blog


Jim Lahey

Recent Posts

Modernizing the Exchange of Supply Chain Data

Posted by Jim Lahey on January 18, 2018

About 15 years ago, I changed industries from healthcare to logistics. As I am an IT professional, you might think it was a jump from an antiquated, paper-based world to a high-speed, technologically advanced one. Actually, I’ve been surprised at the extent to which the exchange of supply chain data in the logistics world remains old-school or simply manual. 

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Topics: Logistics Systems

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Facility Start-ups

Posted by Jim Lahey on November 19, 2013

Back in the 1980's, the San Diego Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours.  At the time it set a record.  Here's the video.  

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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Warehouse Operations, Fulfillment Warehouse

How Smart CPG Companies Can Leverage Social Media for Business

Posted by Jim Lahey on May 01, 2013

Social media is here to stay…at least until the next big thing comes along.

Not too long ago, CPG companies struggled to prepare themselves for the electronic age. Now, companies do everything they can just to keep up. Smart companies continually experiment with how to best leverage the digital age.

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Topics: Logistics Systems, Collaborative Distribution, Logistics Sustainability

Mobile Technology Shapes the Future of CPG

Posted by Jim Lahey on November 14, 2012

CPG: Mobile Technology is Shaping the Future

Efficiency and accuracy are key in retail distribution of CPG products.  Cellular technology is advancing at a pace that is creating a wild ride.  People do not need to be tethered to a desk anymore. 

Broadband capability is exceptional these days and without four walls to hold it back, it has taken a foot hold in the CPG world.  Mobile applications, real-time alerts and notifications, text messaging, and GPS functionality are all part of the game. 

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Topics: Logistics Systems, CPG Logistics, Warehouse Operations, Logistics Customer Service