Are Procurement and Logistics Executives Aligned When Faced with Current Supply Chain Challenges?
Procurement and supply chain executives are on the “same team” – and in general, a recent study conducted by the SCRC and GEP suggests that there is strong alignment between the two functions when it comes to prioritizing lower risks […]
Human-machine Tradeoffs in Supply Chain Decisions (and the LA Port)
The current set of supply chain disruptions is bringing increased focus on the need for digital transformation of our supply chains. Nowhere is digital transformation needed more than the Los Angeles port, where major operational disconnects are occurring between ships, […]
Major I-40 Bridge in Southeast Closed Indefinitely
The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has shut down the Hernando de Soto Bridge on 1-40 indefinitely. The bridge connects Arkansas with Memphis, Tennessee. While conducting a routine inspection on May 11, an ARDOT engineer noticed a fractured beam, and immediately […]
Transportation and Warehousing Jobs on Decline
In April, trucking transportation jobs fell by one metric, while rising by another. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their monthly employment report, revealing that seasonally adjusted trucking transportations jobs fell by 1,500. April’s report shows 1,480,300 jobs, compared […]
The Close Ties Between Real Estate and Supply Chains Uncovered: The Colliers-SCRC Webinar Reveals It All!
I hosted an incredibly informative webinar today with real estate experts Bill Condon and Matt McGregor of Colliers International for a “fireside chat”. We spoke about a number of seemingly diverse topics: the impact of autonomous vehicles, smart edge technologies, e-commerce and […]
‘Ever Given’ is Free, but the Cargo Industry Still Faces Congestion
Though Ever Given has officially been dislodged, the expectation of resumed passage through the Suez Canal has the maritime cargo industry bracing for the next phase of the plight: over 300 cargo ships racing to ports around the world competing […]
A ‘Beached Whale’ in the Suez Canal: Stuck Working Capital
By now, many of you have heard about the “Ever Given,” which has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday, and is blocking all container ships trying to get through with their cargo. This monster ship, which is as […]
New Railway System to Connect Mexico, United States and Canada
Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) announced last week that it will purchase Kansas City Southern in a $29 billion deal to create a new entity called Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC), which is still pending approval by the U.S. Surface Transportation […]
On-demand Trucking Paves New Roads for the Industry
The pandemic has created an exigency for on-demand strategies from both consumers and businesses. The trucking industry is no exception, especially as technological advances ensue.
Staying on Track: Are Autonomous Trains the Future of Rail Logistics?
Many businesses have derailed because of the global pandemic. However, the demand for freight railroads has actually increased and, due to technological advancements in automation and big data, it is possible we will witness self-driving trains in the future. Autonomous […]