Supply Management: Operating a Death Star

Star Wars, George Lucas’ saga, has been revived lately with a new series of films. The next one of them “Rogue One” is about to come to theatres this December. The storyline will be centred around the trademark object of the Star Wars galaxy – a lethal weapon of planetary destruction with a rather self-explanatory…

Shipping parcels directly to your car’s trunk

As long as B2C e-commerce growing at rates that are often double-digit year-on-year, the real challenge remains to match the goods and the buyer in both at the same time and place. Two global giants like DHL and Volvo -which are in sectors as diverse as postal mail and automobile manufacturing- are poised to offer…

Ferrari is not only one of the fastest racing cars.

In 1982, Antonio Ferrari founded the “Antonio Ferrari Autotrasporti”, a company fully dedicated to transport and logistics. The most important thing we have to consider regarding its history is the acquisition of several little companies since 2002 that helped it to become increasingly large and to raise the dimension of the network. The key aspect…

Logistics Startups Choose Hong Kong As Expansion Hub

Hong Kong is one of the busiest ports in the world. The city’s strategic location as the gateway to China, has always been appealing to those in the manufacturing, supply chain and shipping businesses. Tech startups in the logistics sector are beginning to notice this and setting up shop. Logistics and startups are not often…

The unsustainable international maritime trade

I will sum up an article appeared November 21th in the Spanish newspaper El Pais called “International maritime trade sails at an unsustainable pace”. It is about the current crisis in the world maritime trade due to an imbalance between supply and demand Why? While the volume of world maritime trade grew by 2.1% in…

The Logistics of Santa Claus

Go Supply Chain came with a very interesting info graphic showing that Santa Claus is actually one of the best logistics experts. According to the source, he manages to deliver gift to every one of the 1.68 billion kids around the world and all is done in one day. The problem that Santa is facing…

BRT: is the flexibility its strenght?

“BRT Corriere Espresso” has set up its own Logistical Services which offer certified and customised outsourcing to any company which wishes to have a logistics contact point with its own efficient and integrated distribution network. In effect, “Bartolini S.p.A.” is an Italian company, it was founded in 1928 in Bologna and it is active in…

Black Friday – A challenge to the supply chain management

During Black Friday, the chaos is visible in the stores, bargain hunters come from everywhere willing to do whatever it takes to get the products he wants for the best price. But the frenzy is also present on the supply chains and logistics network!! As you can imagine, Black Friday requires a careful supply chain…