- THE MAGAZINE
Articles by Perry A. Trunick
The danger of focusing on one “next big thing” is that there are many drivers in extended supply chains. Here are some quick takes for consideration.
I’m fond of a long passage from Adam Smith, penned in the 1770s, that describes what we now refer to as supply chain management. His quote begins with the end product, a woolen coat, but quickly shifts to the manufacturing and sourcing of the components and then to the logistics of delivering those elements to the point where the garment was created.
The continued rise of rail intermodal is being fueled by markets and investment.
The Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway is in the right place, but it’s also making the right moves to grow.
Judging by the apparent surprise many of the Nobel Prize recipients express at being selected for the honor, they had no expectation of receiving that call from Stockholm. This year’s award for medicine may be as close as the logistics and supply chain communities come to such a prestigious acknowledgement.
A press call to discuss the TransPacific Partnership included Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Rep. Jim McDermott, both of whom called for more transparency.
Grupo Elektra adopts logistics methods and technology to address Mexico's rising retail market.
Currency risk is part of every extended supply chain, but the risks can be reduced.