Pharmaceutical offshoring makes recalls more costly with more quality headaches
I spent some time working on a study of how offshoring impacts quality issues, specifically product recalls, with a number of researchers at the University of Palermo, led by Manfredi Bruccolori. Our research led to some very interesting findings on […]
The Lowly Wooden Pallet is a Critical Conveyance in the Supply Chain
In a recent interview, discussions with Patrick Atagi, VP for Advocacy & External Affairs at the National Wooden Pallet and Contain Association (NWPCA) helped to educate me on just how prolific wooden pallets are in the global supply chain. Patrick […]
Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!
I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few […]
SCRC Meeting Part 2: DHL’s Advanced Analytical Team Models Logistics Challenges
In our second SCRC presentation, a team from DHL Supply Chain spoke about how digital issues are changing their business. DHL is a global business that manages 3.6M tons of airfreight, but also operates as Deutsche Post in Germany. It […]
The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers
Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics. But WAIT! There’s more to it than just benefits. Carriers and shippers should also proceed carefully as they move into the era of visibility, and start asking the […]
Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility
At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport […]
Missy Cummings from Duke on Logistics Automation: We’re Going in Reverse!
I had the opportunity to listen to Missy Cummings, a Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Missy shared some insights on automation in the logistics sector, at a conference that was awash with discussions on block […]
Best Supply Chain Blogs
Xeneta just posted their list of the “Top 24 Best Supply Chain Blogs“, which provides some great resources available to readers. These blogs span a wide variety of topics, and when combined, give you an idea of just how many […]
Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!
Over the road (OTR) trucking involves the use of hauling 53’ trailers behind a truck. The American Transportation Research Institute estimates that of the total cost per mile of driving a rig that drives between 80,000 and 125,000 miles per […]
Learning to Work with Machines That Learn What the Experts Know
It is no secret that future generations of managers are being asked to learn all about the different processes in the end-to-end supply chain, and be able to come together with others in a fast action plan when a disruption […]