Alaska: The Last Frontier

Inbound Logistics

Successfully tapping into Alaska’s growth depends on the perseverance, innovation, efficiency, and resources of logistics providers whose experience has withstood the test of time and travel in this most extraordinary state

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. Tech startups, as well as innovative corporates, are chiselling away at the industry’s many opportunities, including: Drones as last-mile delivery. Spearheading Tech Innovation.

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Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

Claritum

Drivers including opening up new markets/customer groups, investors supporting initiatives for diversity, brand awareness and to encourage increased levels of innovation in their supply chain. Diversity of thought and approach to Innovation of the suppliers.

Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

Claritum

Drivers including opening up new markets/customer groups, investors supporting initiatives for diversity, brand awareness and to encourage increased levels of innovation in their supply chain. Diversity of thought and approach to Innovation of the suppliers.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

The article cites Dr. Darren Prokop, of the University of Anchorage Alaska, who explains supply chain visibility involves seeing “a particular activity with access to information at selected nodes.” When measured against these two dimensions, Bateman and Bonanni assert companies fall into one of four stages: Majority; Early Majority; Early Adopter; or Innovator. Only Innovators are ready to share information about raw materials suppliers.”

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Supplier Diversity at P&G: A Core Part of the Business Strategy

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sealaska was producing the plastic caps for Liquid Tide, and Andy’s first thought was “well, we can surely finding someone who is more responsive and agile for our needs than a diverse supplier in Alaska!” Internal measures include cost, cash, performance, and innovation, while external values include reputation, brand equity, and brand growth. I had an opportunity to interview Andy Butler, head of Supplier Diversity at Procter and Gamble last week.

5 Trending Transportation Updates: December 2016

PLS Logistics

Amazon Innovation: Grocery Stores. Post-Election Hope for Alaska Mines, Toll Supporters and Consumer Confidence. Miners expect the EPA to announce in Q1 that it will let the application process for a copper and gold mine in Alaska to proceed.