Category Archives: Infrastructure

Aug 29

Blockchain and the Supply Chain

In the August 29, 2016 edition of Bloomberg Business Week in the opening remarks section there is article by Olga Khariff and Peter Coy about Blockchain, a software that came about to control Bitcoin and other electronic currencies.  This software … 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  Magid had a number of stories to tell about moving from an old outdated facilities in Chicago, IL to a … Read More

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Jan 04

Cybersecurity and Sustainability

Ted Kopel, formerly of Nightline, recently released book entitled: Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath describes enemies of the country taking out the US electric power system by hacking their computers. He envisions months of no … Read More

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Mar 27

Physical Internet

What is the “Physical Internet”? And is it remotely practical from a logistics practitioner’s point of view? Lastly, should we not rename the “Physical Internet” the “Supply Chain of Things”? Every once in a while one is humbled when a … Read More

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Jan 15

The Economic Value of Trust in the Supply Chain

In the 4th Quarter issue of Supply Chain Quarterly is an article entitled “Off Hours Delivery Project in the Big Apple” by Jose Holguin-Veras, Jeffery Wojtowicz and Stacey Hodges. It tells of the success of the evening and night delivery … Read More

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Sep 17

The Ultimate Supply Chain Risk

What is the ultimate supply chain risk?  Imagine a natural disaster destroying your business facilities and/ or the community around it, preventing your employers for working.  Obviously this risk involves more just the organization’s supply chain. But should it occur, … Read More

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May 12

US-Mexico Trade on the Rise

Last Thursday,  I attended a morning session on the NAFTA trade with Mexico put on by several organizations including the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).  Here some of the things I learned at that event. US-Mexico trade has … Read More

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