Skills and knowledge for better logistics graduates

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Logistics students learn together

What is more important? In what areas should a logistics education program concentrate – imparting knowledge or gaining skills? In my last blog, I mentioned the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade facilitation agreement that has been provisionally agreed by 12 countries of the Pacific rim. This is but one of a number of trade facilitation agreements being negotiated between countries, due … Read More

Your supply chain organisation is the best – is it?

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Negotiation Agreement

News to affect supply chains. Three articles this week provided input into a picture of supply chains in the future. One article discussed the recently agreed (but not ratified) Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade facilitation pact between 12 countries of the Pacific rim. The second talked about the benefits of incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into supply chains. The … Read More

Transport changes and the design of your supply chains

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Container Terminals at Night

Links in your supply chains. The nodes of your supply network  are the suppliers of items, which are contracted to deliver; the movement of items between nodes are the links. The routes selected to deliver your items can be decided by 3PL and shipping companies to suit their business objectives. Could future changes in the links affect your supply network? … Read More

System for a decentralised logistics services business

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Derelict factory buildings

Support a decentralised business with one system. Discussions about the benefits of either centralised or decentralised IT systems often assume a business has a main focus, with performance measures structured to improve the focus. However,  what should be the approach to IT systems if your business has an overall reason for being, but is structured to be very decentralised, with … Read More