Tag Archives | Supply Chain Logistics

Can Collaboration and Community Serve as Catalysts For Innovation in Supply Chain?

Note: A version of this article was first published on July 31, 2019 at Port Technology. The innovations required to reinvent global supply chains will not happen without collaboration. This article describes our experience facilitating such collaborations, starting in late 2017. In late 2016 and early 2017, I spent a lot of time studying trucking […]

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The Democratization of Data for Supply Chain Logistics

Note: A version of this story was first published on May 29, 2019, at FreightWaves. Almost every day, there are reports warning of severe weather events, across the United States and in other parts of the world. About two weeks ago, while listening to one of those reports I thought to myself “I wonder how easy […]

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Our Trash Is Creating A Coming Supply Chain Crisis

Note: A version of this story was first published on May 22, 2019, at FreightWaves. News reports about the 2019 Copenhagen Fashion Summit (May 15 — May 16, 2019) highlighted current efforts by the French government to encourage fashion companies to establish sustainability goals for the industry. French President, Emmanuel Macron, has appointed Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO […]

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Is disruption finally underway in the freight brokerage industry?

Note: A version of this story was first published on May 10, 2019, at FreightWaves. On April 25, Amazon announced that it was making an investment of $800 million to reduce delivery times, from two days to one, for members of Amazon Prime. The next day FreightWaves was first to report that, without any fanfare, Amazon […]

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A Big Change Is Coming To Maritime Shipping And It Could Affect Everything

Note: A version of this story was first published on April 30, 2019, at FreightWaves. The maritime freight shipping industry is central to the functioning of the modern world. Yet it is foreign to most people because it is largely hidden from view. A big change in the way the industry uses oil will come into […]

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Logistics Network Optimization — Why This Time Is Different

Note: A version of this article was first published on April 23, 2019 at FreightWaves. Amazon has changed the retail business. It has changed the cloud computing business. It has also changed the supply chain business, but perhaps not in the way that you think. On April 9, 2015, Amazon published a blog post on the […]

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#MarketVoices | Introducing My Weekly Column at FreightWaves

According to the International Monetary Fund, the world’s economy is worth $88 Trillion as of 2019. The Conference Board estimates that the global economy will grow at an annual rate of about 3% between 2019 and 2023, and at about 2.8% between 2024 and 2028. None of this is possible without supply chains; The networks […]

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NRF Big Show 2019 – My EXPO Hall Tour Notes

Disclaimer: This blog post reflects my personal opinions only. It does not represent the opinions of REFASHIOND Ventures, or REFASHIOND CO:LAB. It does not represent the opinions of The New York Supply Chain Meetup, or The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation. It does not reflect the opinions of any other person who is associated with any […]

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#UnderConstruction | #TNYSCM15: Supply Chain Tech – From The World To NYC

WHAT IS A SUPPLY CHAIN? A network of connected and interdependent organisations mutually and cooperatively working together to control, manage and improve the flow of materials and information from suppliers to end users. — Martin Christopher, Logistics & Supply Chain Management: Creating Value-Adding Networks, 4th ed, Pearson Education Limited 2011, p4 For the month of […]

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#ChainReaction: Notes on Centralized, Decentralized, and Distributed Systems

This blog post is the first in a series of blog posts I will write as part of my effort to take an inventory of what I am learning about supply chains, digital tokens, and distributed ledger technologies. I expect these blog posts to be frustrating for most people to read because I suspect they […]

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