Archive for November, 2014

US West Coast port dispute descending into a lock-out

US West Coast port dispute descending into a lock-out

US West Coast port dispute could be descending into a lock-out or an all-out strike situation The battle between US West Coast port authorities and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) may be heading towards all-out strike action. Talks have broken down inharmoniously between the two with the ILWU walking away from the negotiating table saying that they may […]

by · November 30, 2014 · Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation
What the Internet of Things could do for the science of supply chain management

What the Internet of Things could do for the science of supply chain management

Since the Internet first impacted on the business world back in 2002, it has revolutionized the way that that commerce takes place. The ripples of the shock waves are still being felt, but a new tsunami awaits the global community, and that is the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). What is the Internet of Things? For the uninitiated, the Internet […]

by · November 30, 2014 · Distribution, Supply Chain
Toyota's Hydrogen Power Car

Is a new dawn about to break for environmentally friendly transportation fuel?

The future transport fuel of the world may just have been announced by Toyota with the launch of their new “model”. This revolutionary car has a driving range that is similar to petrol and diesel cars; it can be refueled in under five minutes, and in terms of fuel emissions – it emits water! Toyota’s CEO, Akio Toyoda, boasts that […]

by · November 22, 2014 · Logistics, Transportation
Emergence of India as a new global manufacturing powerhouse

Emergence of India as a new global manufacturing powerhouse

We could be witnessing the emergence of India as a new global manufacturing powerhouse It could be that India is about to start living up to its promise of being a star sourcing destination. The new Prime Minister, Natendra Modi, is setting about invoking some changes that could make China and a few other Asian nations look to their laurels […]

by · November 21, 2014 · Supply Chain