Food Safety In The Supply Chain
Today there is a drive in the food supply chain for food safety along all aspects of the supply chain. Keeping food safe requires that food growers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and importers work in unison to ensure that the end product that reaches the consumer is safe for consumption. This article looks at many aspects of keeping...
Industrial Action In The Indian Automotive Industry
Many Western companies have taken advantage of the resource available in India and the willingness of Indian states and the federal government to encourage investment in some of its more rural areas. Companies have created large automotive plants and have been frustrated by union activities allowed by law. This article looks at some of the worst industrial action that has affect the Indian automotive industry.
A review of the book, Logistics Clusters: Delivering Value and Driving Growth by Yossi Sheffi, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
The supply chain was something that pharmaceutical companies did see as being as important as getting drugs to the market. However this article shows how the supply chain is now of greater importance to pharmaceutical companies.
Retail Supply Chain
In today’s retail and consumer products environment consumers rule. This explosive transformation of consumer demand is driving complexity and cost into the supply chain at exactly the same time retailers need to invest more in meeting consumer needs. This article describes how retailers can meet these challenges by building specialized supply chain models that are fast, responsive and low cost.
Online Automotive Supply Chain
The large automotive manufacturers and suppliers have developed expansive computer systems that don't allow any collaboration. The US automotive industry has to change to survive as a result of the high price of gas. This article examines the need to bring the automotive supply chain online and out in the open.
Pharmaceutical products save lives every day. Manufacturers of these important drugs spend many millions of dollars over many years to bring a product to the market. There are a number of functions in a pharmaceutical company that follow the product from its original discovery to the sale of the product to the public. This article examines the...
Hydraulic fracturing is a method used in the majority of natural gas wells in the US, where water, sand and chemicals are pumped underground to break apart the rock and release the trapped gas. The pressurized combination of the chemically treated water and sand fractures the rock layers and in turn releases gas, oil or water that otherwise would not be accessible.
Coal Generated Energy
Energy is a topic that is very political in the US and has generated much discussion about other forms of electricity production such as from coal fired power stations, nuclear power stations, and greener forms of energy such as wind and solar power. However, with any form of power generation, coal does not come without its detractors and environmental issues.
Federal Express (FedEx)
FedEx, previously known as Federal Express, is a major player in the package delivery market and a direct competitor to global leader, United Parcel Service (UPS). FedEx was founded in 1971 and now has an annual revenue of $40 billion and 300,000 employees. This article examines the history of the company from its early days in Little Rock to...
Environmental Issues of Hydraulic Fracturing
It is well understood that hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, has the potential to increase the supply of natural gas available in the US. However, many believe that the benefits of fracking are outweighed by the environmental risks of the method and seek to stop further hydraulic fracturing wells. This article examines some of the environmental issues raised.
Taming the Aerospace Supply Chain
For Aerospace companies, integrating suppliers and customers to capture supply chain efficiencies and effectiveness is critical. The authors of this article explain that knowing this fact and doing it are two different matters.
LCD-TV Reshaping the Electronics Supply Chain
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) televisions are reshaping the global television industry, but the expansion is also impacting the wider electronics business. The author of this article shows how the growth of LCD's has affected the electronics supply chain through semiconductor production, the global chip market and even contract manufacturing.