Who said supply chains are boring?: 6. Winfield Scott: A Native.

Supply Chains Rock

Current resupply of water and fuel continue to pose unique logistical challenges for units deployed in Afghanistan. Combat logistics patrols are often dangerous and returning with empty cargo often isn’t a priority. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers


million veterans exiting the military since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan means that significantly more work is needed. They’re expected to fully cover training in truck driving rules and regulations, safety, logs, defensive driving, cargo handling, personal finances, business, preventative maintenance, emergency equipment and safe operations — all in all, complete truck driver training — for around 400 veterans.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pilotless cargo jets that do not carry passengers might be more acceptable and could well be a precursor to automated passenger flights – assuming the cyber security issue is solved. The incentive for cargo carriers is the potential for reaping huge cost savings if they can take human pilots out of the cockpit. The US military successfully tested fully automated, remote controlled helicopters that hauled goods in Afghanistan, for example. Unmanned cockpits a long way off?