Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)


percent), Mississippi (4.9 As we’ve noted in previous posts, contingent workers are the folks who come in to work in warehouses, on trucks, and distribution centers, and who keep the packages coming in from all of those Amazon orders you place online. The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Consider, for example, Amazon’s drive to build more warehouses throughout the US. Another benefit, albeit unintended, is increased resilience because Amazon’s beefed up warehouse network enables the retailer to recover quickly if one facility suffers a disruption. Replacement sources were soon found. Many days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Wal-Mart had prepared 45 trucks full of critical supplies at its distribution center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

In Louisiana, Trade War Makes Biggest US Port Tremble

Material Handling and Logistics

To understand what a trade war means for America, go to the Mississippi. Everything came from the Mississippi. People have no idea what’s going on on the other side of that levee,” said port Executive Director Paul Aucoin, nodding toward the grassy ridge beyond which 800 vessels can ply his portion of the Mississippi at any time. The Mississippi curves unexpectedly and often; adjust your course or crash.