There has been a lot of breathless coverage of 3D Printing, more accurately called additive manufacturing. In the supply chain realm is has been speculated that additive manufacturing could be able to transform the spare parts supply chain. The idea is that instead of carrying a plethora of slow moving [...]
Logistics group Deutsche Post DHL can foresee a future in which drones are used to provide niche commercial services or are deployed in disaster zones to reach places beyond the range of human relief workers. But the company’s chief executive is
The unveiling of the Aeroscraft, a 266 feet long and 110 feet wide lighter-than-air craft by the now Californian based Worldwide Aeros company simply shows that some maintain faith that the concept so enthusiastically pursued by Count Zeppelin still has a place in the modern age, at least in selected logistics situations, carrying suitable freight to and from certain inhospitable regions.
In the first of a two-parter, Mark Patterson, Vice President of Innovation and Product Incubation at DHL Supply Chain examines what trends are expected to shape supply chains in 2014. Check back tomorrow for Part 2
With the global economy seeming to be in better shape than for many years, it would seem a good point at which to examine prospects for the global logistics industry. Economics and logistics output are, of course, inextricably linked.
Local delivery is among the hottest trends in the logistics field today, especially among retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar. But why? It’s not a new business practice. In fact, back in the early 1970s, my dad and uncles provided free grocery delivery to customers who shopped at our family bodega in Brooklyn, which my cousins …
Amazon’s former head of global operations explains why the company was a natural place to apply lean principles, how they’ve worked in practice, and where the future could lead. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
As cities continue to grow, both in terms of population and resource needs, they are running up against what will become one of the increasingly important questions of the 21st century: How to manage that growth sustainably.
Globalization has been a major industrial trend in which low labour costs have driven companies to set up their production sites in low cost countries, thus creating growth of cargo shipping between continents.