Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port shut by protesters

Logistics Middle East

Road access to Iraq's southern Umm Qasr commodities port has been cut off by protesters demanding government reforms

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The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


Already, the US is looking as attractive as Mexico to manufacturers and is likely to match China in attractiveness in the near future, according to the MAPI Foundation , which produces in-depth economic reports widely read by the press, government official and the business community.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

However, the made-for-TV movie drama Taking Chance (2009), which is based on a true story, recounts the complex – and for the accompanying officer often frustrating – task of transporting the body of an American soldier killed in Iraq back to his home town in the USA.

Tarik Toprak: “Growth brings its own challenges.”

Supply Chain Movement

Because Turkey is not part of the European Union, importing products is very difficult because the government wants to support local production. However, we built the factory there for the high tax incentives offered by the government in that region.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Terrorism : The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, coupled with the ongoing instability in Syria and Iraq and the spread of ISIS, have raised the risk for terrorism-related supply chain disruptions in 2016. So, the ball is in the court of those industries and their governing bodies to come up with their own sustainability goals and plans. Well, my big audacious prediction for 2015 did not come true.

The Weight of Memory


A Captain, my uncle Al came home to live on the quarter-acre of land the Canadian government allocated to returning veterans. In our industry, there are a significant number of people who have served in the military – many of whom served in the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.