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This isn’t the classic post about climate change

We all agree on the harmful consequences of pollution, and the challenge that this entails for logistics management, me too. And one of the great problems, if not the greatest, caused by such pollution is climate change; nevertheless, it seems that, as a result of climate change, an opportunity opens up for the future in…

Logistics is successful: An unknown Spanish startup worth a fortune

In class we have seen -and have insisted on- the importance of information systems -i.e. computer software- in logistics management. In this post shows a good example of this, I hope you find it instructive and you like it. In the startups sector fame is not everything: known companies can fade while unknown rivals end…

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Hey guys! Here there is a very interesting article: https://legacyscs.com/supply-chain-planning-logistics-black-friday/ This article talks about the practices needed by business to approach the Black Friday and Cyber Monday which are peak days of sales so they require much more planning than usual days. This practices, which you will see in detail in the article are: Cross training…

Next-shoring closer to demand and closer to innovation

Next-shoring is a new term developed to refer to the growing trend of manufacturing closer to the demand and the innovation. This concept is relatively new, it was first mentioned in the year 2013 by consulting firms such as McKinsey & company, and it involves a new approach to manufacturing as it is built to…

Fleetmoon – Global ship traffic seen from space

Nowadays about 90% of world trade is mobilized thanks to the shipping industry. As depicted by the graph bellow, the level of international seaborne trade is still expanding mainly thanks to the efficiency of the shipping vessels and increased economic liberalization. In fact, over 50,000 merchant ships are trading internationally and the world fleet is…

The Pharmaceutical Logistics

In the pharmaceutical industry the Logistics is always a key factor, specially because of the huge requirements in reducing lead time. Hospitals and Pharmacies require very low lead time in order to accomplish  a good health care. The video explains how the Federació Farmacéutica automatic warehouse works. This automatic warehouse was implemented by SSI SCHAEFER….

Maritime Cargo Vessels – is bigger better?

In this article, “Maritime Cargo Vessels – is bigger better” one of the world’s largest cargo ships, the “MSC Oscar,” is described and compared with other ships dating back to 1956. The article describes how the constant increase in the size of ships being constructed continuous to decrease the cost of each container being transported….

Initiatives by Google within environmental logistics

Google Inc. is an American multinational technology company, most widely known for its online search engine. Google has since its establishment in 1998 developed numerous online software services (e.g. Google Maps, Gmail) as well as hardware products (Google glasses) in which all are distributed world wide. Google has dedicated a website called “google.com/green” to explain…

Battle to reach customers in the shortest possible time

Logistics sees e-commerce as its main oppottunity to grow and at the same time as its biggest challenge: each time has to face more shipments of more and more types of products to more customers in more places, increasingly tight deadlines and increasingly personalized schedules. The immediacy prevailed the day Internet reduced the distance between…