The recent announcement by a major Canadian grocery retailer that it is updating distribution centres has once again raised the spectre of robots taking supply chain jobs. The company will be introducing automation to its distribution operations, and the changes will result in the loss of almost 300 jobs. 
During my 20 year career in logistics, transportation and trade compliance, I have had to become smarter. I have kept up by reading and researching more. Google is my best friend. I do this because my clients and their supply chains are increasingly more sophisticated. A new generation of supply chain executives are looking for solutions to complex challenges brought on by globalization, new technology, limited resources and demand uncertainty. They are looking for smarter solutions to their supply chain.
Good day! With the recent devastating and destructive aftermath of hurricane Harvey and Irma, it has made a lot of us reflect on how prepared we really are for the next big natural disaster. Natural disasters can wreak a lot of havoc on the business and finances of your supply chain if you do not have a clear and effective plan in place.
Terror attacks may not be the top of mind risk for your supply chain on a daily basis, but these disruptions happen far more often than you might imagine.
In fact, it is estimated that terrorists target supply chain operations at least once every seven days, and the number is rising. In a recent report, analyst firm BSI says terror attacks that affect supply chains have reached their highest level ever. 
ICECORP is proud to share Episode 53 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!
It's been well over a year since the 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain podcast hit the air waves with weekly podcasts featuring some of the best of the best in the supply chain industry. So, needless to say, they have accumulated quite an inventory of amazingly actionable and highly effective tips, tricks and tactics to basically help you crush your competition. Episode 54 is jam packed with the best and biggest tips shared on the 2 Babes podcast.
We’ve all learned a lot of lessons indirectly, as well as directly, through the unfortunate cases of many well-known companies who have overseas factories and the mistreatment of their workers due to low wages and hazardous working conditions which have led to serious injuries and even death.
Did you know that between 10 and 15 percent of purchases made for the holidays will be returned? And for e-commerce that number is more like 30 percent. For comparison purposes, returns to bricks-and-mortar stores are less than 10 percent. 
ICECORP is excited to share Episode 51 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!
If you're a seasonal business or have seasonal eCommerce services, episode 51 is for you! This episode is all about how growing companies in this sector need to ramp up their current operations in order to handle those dreaded seasonal spikes. Sharing this insight with the 2 Babes is Dallas Clarksean, who is COO of Fun.com which is an eCommerce company who is the largest online supplier of pure-play Halloween costumes. Due to its size and big online presence, they're continually analyzing their approach to seasonal spikes through predictive replenishment.
Good day! I'm sure that most of you are soaking up every last bit of sun that summer has to offer and are not even mentally (or physically) ready to think about the Christmas season but it's quickly approaching and those of us in the supply chain industry start planning for it now and you should be too. Have you considered all of the planning and steps that go into ensuring a successful Christmas season for your business?
ICECORP is excited to share Episode 50 of the "2 Babes Talk Supply Chain" Podcast!
After a refreshing break, the 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain are back with their 50th podcast episode! To mark this special episode, the 2 Babes had special guest Bill DeMartino, General Manager at riskmethods, join them to discuss all things risk management. riskmethods is a company that provides SaaS, cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions for SMEs and large business that traditionally handle numerous international interactions daily.