Author Archives: Julian Blumenthal

May 25

Lessons for the Supply Chain from TSA

The long Transportation Security Administration (TSA) lines at airports is in many ways similar to supply chain/logistics issues. Many we will say that TSA is government therefore incompetent, as though the for-profit sector never had a major bankruptcy or a … Read More

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Apr 26

Imagine starting a supply chain from scratch

Last week, the Chicago Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) visited Magid Glove in Romeoville, IL.¬† Magid had a number of stories to tell about moving from an old outdated facilities in Chicago, IL to a … Read More

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Feb 17

Filling Supply Chain Jobs

Community Colleges across the country are starting to fill a need for supply chain training. Last week I attended a Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) session at Harper College in Palatine, IL near Chicago where this was topic … Read More

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Feb 09

Its In the Details

The attached article is a good essay on why details are so important to transportation shipments. In the world of import-exports there are ways to get big fines for your organization, which not only money for the fine itself, … Read More

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