Tag Archives: logistics

The fourth largest cargo airport in the world is…?

Anchorage, Alaska – as this video explains. In 11 minutes it tells you everything you need to know about overnight package delivery.

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Operations Insight: Core Management Logistics

This video was made by CILT to illustrate current practice in logistics.

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Insights from… CILT

The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics is a membership “organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains”.  Their website has the following features of interest: News – “latest news”, Focus magazine … Continue reading

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Teleported scooters

Also on my visit to Bonn, I saw a load of scooters on pavements waiting to be hired for short trips across the city.  They can be located, unlocked, used and paid for via an app.  But there is a … Continue reading

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Brexit and operations: short-term issues

I’ve deliberately not blogged about Brexit before – there is more than enough coverage of this topic.  But we’ve decided to write a case study on Brexit for the new edition of our book, and I have been researching* the … Continue reading

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what3words revolutionises the concept of location

what3words explains it has “a really simple way to talk about location. We have divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address. It means anyone can accurately find … Continue reading

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Research Insight: Central versus local control in disaster management

In most large organisations there is a tension between what should be managed at the centre and what should managed at a local level.  To a certain extent, in many contexts this should be resolve by big data and AI. … Continue reading

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The digital supply chain

This video from PwC explains how supply chains can be reconfigured to speed up deliveries to consumers operating in a digital world.

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Managing risk during the procurement process

The U.N. have a Procurement Practitioners Handbook.  One of the chapters is devoted to risk management (here).  It usefully includes a table which identifies the nature of risk, possible consequences, and what to do about it across the following stages … Continue reading

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“Pivoting” supply chains – using smart technology to make supply chains dynamic as well as fast

There is an insightful article in MITSloan Management Review this month.  It investigates the cutting edge of supply chain management and explains why smart technology should not be used just to make logistics faster, more reliable and cost less.  It should … Continue reading

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