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The First Strike

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In mid-November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda) was pronounced the strongest recorded tropical cyclone to make landfall, with wind speeds up to 200 mph. According to UN officials, about 12 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless. However, the first strike did not come from the winds, rain or waves; it came from the global disaster response teams who were in play before landfall.


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On Target for Logistics

Location-specific logistics capabilities are a critical part of the supply chain site selection process.
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 Location-specific logistics capabilities are a critical part of the supply chain site selection process. 


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The Walking Supply Chain

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A very familiar face from AMC's The Walking Dead is featured in a few humorous supply chain videos from 2009.
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Big in Texas - Houston is the New Logistics Powerhouse

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Say goodbye to outdated images, Greater Houston is growing and increasing its role in extended supply chains.


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Raise a Little Help

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When disasters strike, the logistics community pitches in to help get the right relief to the right area quickly.


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An Unexpected Place

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The Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is, essentially, a 55 million square foot manmade cave in the bluffs above the Missouri River in Kansas City, Mo., that is possibly the world’s largest underground storage facility.


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Fabulous 50 + One

By Josh Foster and Perry A. Trunick
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Each year, World Trade 100 looks back on the eventful year for world trade and the supply chains supporting it. Among the people, places and things affecting extended supply chains, it is the influence, or potential influence, that matters. With that in mind, the 2013 list includes positive and negative factors, and new and repeat entries.
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Pizza with Pharma-sean

Extra efforts, extra cheese, and supply chain developments.
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DHL Express has been entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for performing the largest pizza delivery in history for Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization.
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Extra Mile for Mom’s Smile

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Carnations have come to represent Mother’s Day since its founder, Anna Jarvis, delivered 500 of them at the first celebration in 1908. Jarvis chose the carnation because it was the favorite flower of her mother. Ideally, every mother should be so honored.
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Hail to the Logistical Chiefs

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As President Barack Obama steps onto the stage to take the oath of office on Jan. 21, 2013, there is a 200-year tradition of military logistics at work behind the scenes to make it all possible.


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