February 18th, 2022 | 5 Minute Read Time
The Existential Threat of a U.S. Paper Shortage
Strikes at the UPM mills in Finland have exacerbated the global paper shortage. Key industries like food and pharma are at risk for severe supply chain disruptions and the European economy is in jeopardy. Now, this major event may cause a huge paper shortage in the U.S. as we struggle to meet growing demand. Here’s what we can expect from the repercussions.
November 9th, 2021 | 4 Minute Read Time
13 Women Defying the Cannabis Industry Shutout
Women played a massive role in the expansion of the cannabis industry. And then they began being pushed out. Despite executive level positions declining over the years, that’s not stopping these dedicated women from inspiring an ever growing market. Meet the 13 women who continue to defy the odds and open doors for others in weed.
October 4th, 2018 | 6 Minute Read Time
How to Make a Barcode Inventory System for a Small Business
If you’re not using a barcode system to take control of your inventory, now’s the time. A beneficial way to save yourself time, money, and unnecessary work, making a barcode inventory system is the perfect way to run your small business more efficiently. But how can you get started? We’re here to help you manage this essential part of your business.
June 20th, 2018 | 14 Minute Read Time
Millennials' Eating Habits Are Revolutionizing Food Logistics
You wouldn’t think eating habits could create such an impact on the supply chain. But that’s exactly what’s happening, thanks to Millennials. Their new habits are bringing changes to food logistics, grocery stores, the cold chain, and almost everything else surrounding how food is consumed across the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.
May 23rd, 2018 | 5 Minute Read Time
Paper Mills Have the Power (To Finally Increase Prices)
Paper mills finally have the power to increase prices. After years of surviving a growing decline and paper thin margins, things are changing. Price increases have already found their way through the supply chain. So what does this mean going forward? We’re exploring how this boom in our niche industry is bringing balance back into the marketplace.
March 12th, 2018 | 7 Minute Read Time
How China is Killing Another American Industry
The trade deficit between the US and China has reached new heights. While the President has been focused on steel and aluminum, another American industry is suffering: thermal transfer ribbons. How exactly has this American industry been impacted by Chinese manufacturers? Import loopholes, government subsidies, and favorable export rebates are key factors.
January 9th, 2018 | 8 Minute Read Time
How China Plant Closures Are Affecting The Label & Receipt Industry
A key chemical used in the making of direct thermal paper is about to be in low supply and high demand thanks to a plant shutdown in China. This shortage will have worldwide ramifications in every industry across the supply chain. How are these closures going to affect the label & receipt industry?