“There is a word that we must put in front of ‘supply chain’ now that is more important than ever, what is that word?” According to Professor Caltagirone that word is “global.” Quicker than ever our world is globalizing and trading between countries is becoming an expectation rather than a choice. Ports all over the […]
From roads to tracks to waterway to airports, all are major players in the logistics landscape, it is no surprise that US has the world’s largest freight transportation system. Among these tracks and railroads are the most active players.1
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration, the U.S. freight rail network is valued […]
One Network Enterprises, a supply-chain consulting company, recently released a case study on their work with the Rwandan Minister of Health to improve the health care network within the country. For numerous developing nations, external factors continue to be the main disrupter of any supply chain.
In the case of the Rwandan Ministry of Health, a […]
While 2014 in Chicago was considered the year of the polar vortex and Chiberia, on average, for the rest of the world, it was the hottest year on record since 1880. Average temperatures were up by 1.4°F or 0.8°C in 2014, setting heat waves throughout many parts of Europe, Northern Africa, and parts of South […]
Above is an information graph of “Forks in the Road,” regarding to the United States’s deteriorating infrastructure. In which chase the phrase, Forks in the Road” is a quite literal expression.
Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation Secretary reports that it will cost much more in the future if the issues are not addressed today. Foxx believes […]
New Year’s Eve was the first time I used the Uber app. Late to the trend, I was extremely impressed with how easily the system worked. Even more so impressed with the system of tracking of Uber car locations and estimated time of arrival to your destination. While myself along with millions of other people, […]
Two weeks ago FedEx announced its decision to buy logistics company Genco, which specializes in handling product returns, a field that is growing quicker and quicker with the growth of e-commerce.
FedEx will acquire not only $1.6 billion annual sales revenues and 11,000 employees, but also warehouses and operations in over 140 countries and working with […]
Everyone knows Zara as the Spanish owned retail legend that has been leading fast-fashion with its chic, street-fashion, but more impressive is his supply chain management.
Fashion is already a difficult industry to operate in. It is unpredictable and uncertain. Rapidly the push from fashion companies driving their own […]
A case that has been almost 7 years in the making, Deutsche Bahn is finally suing air freight companies for colluding to inflate air freight fees. The German rail company has filed two lawsuits totaling in approximately $3 billion against 13 airlines including Air France-KLM SA, British Airways, Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd., Deutsche Lufthansa AG, […]
With the busy holiday season quickly approaching, Amazon, Inc. is preparing itself by stocking its facilities with orange robots. Coined “pickers,” these machines will now assist Amazon workers by bringing them stocked shelving units in the 1.2 million-square-foot facility warehouse.
Due to the volume of Amazon warehouses, estimated about 20 […]