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Who said supply chains are boring?: The supply chain of marble

Supply Chains Rock

As per my last post I took holiday in Tuscany, Italy. While I certainly took the chance to visit the vineyards I also squeezed in a side trip to Carrara, Italy , which as anyone in the area will tell you is world famous for its marble. They are then transported onto flatbed trucks and driven across this bridge (see photo below). From there it would only make sense to use boats to ship the marble worldwide, the weight doesnt make air an option.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Italy locked down the country. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat). How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In other words, if your shipping your own goods, you’re competition. Let’s Talk About Boats, Ships, and Trucks. That’s not surprising, given that Amazon’s shipping costs grew from $11.5 Air freight figures prominently in job descriptions with 105 mentioning air shipping.

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BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s latest update delivers full multimodal transportation support, with extended customs management and mobile capabilities designed to help companies streamline their global supply chain management. Transportation Management – BluJay’s Transportation Management offers full multimodal support in one solution – truckload, LTL, ocean, parcel, rail and now air – for freight moves around the globe. BluJay extends this carrier tool beyond transportation to Yard Management.