The Supply Chain of Puerto Rico is Broken- Assistance is Needed Now

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters through its social media voice, is appealing to non-profit disaster response agencies, governments, cities, individual companies and supply chain services firms to volunteer what you can in services and expertise to the government of Puerto Rico in its time of need.

Drugmakers Face Puerto Rico Factory Challenges with Shattered Infrastructure

Material Handling & Logistics

Drugmakers rode out Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but keeping plants running while the devastated island picks up the pieces is likely to be tougher. Puerto Rico officials have said that fully restoring power and water services to the island could take months or years.

Puerto Rico Infrastructure Ruined After Hurricane

Material Handling & Logistics

Estimates of damage in Puerto Rico could hit $30 billion, according to Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, as reported by the Washington Post. It may take months to turn the power back on. After Maria hit the island on Sept.

MIT Researchers Respond to Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Featured Humanitarian FEMA humanitarian supply chains Hurricanes Irma and Maria logistics of disaster response MIT Humanitarian Response Lab Puerto Rico devastation

Companies Weren’t Prepared for Hurricanes in 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

For companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year’s hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but also a wake-up call on how to better manage this type of risk going forward.

How supply chain planners should spend their time, with cues from Chris Hadfield

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Or, plan for what might happen if, let’s say, Puerto Rico endured a severe hurricane, or if Houston was flooded, or if a tsunami hit the Philippines, or if earthquakes occurred in Mexico.

The Biggest Supply Chain Blunders of 2017

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Puerto Rico Aid. One of the year's most devastating failures in supply chain planning happened in Puerto Rico after catastrophic Hurricane Maria. The biggest impediment to Puerto Rico's supply chain was a lack of available diesel fuel.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Maria, which slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, is a prime example of a catastrophe that reverberates through supply chains. Risks can be categorized into three broad areas such as natural catastrophes, man-made and economic.

Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018

The 21st Century Supply Chain

To highlight his point, Thornley shared this example: The API was manufactured in China, granulation was performed in Puerto Rico, and then packaging was performed in Netherlands.

NASCES 2016: End-to-End Supply Chain Management Transformations

The 21st Century Supply Chain

percent) and lowest in Puerto Rico (22.3 by Trevor Miles I was at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago earlier this week.

Why the Great Driver Shortage Is Now Top of Mind for Shippers & a Driver of a Capacity Crunch

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While the infrastructure disaster in Puerto Rico continues, the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have taken a backseat, and these areas are struggling to get the trucking industry moving at all.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

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The MEP national network, a public/private partnership in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is represented in Illinois by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC).

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

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This puts a strain on the existing transportation resources, and if mother nature wipes out the infrastructure in coastal areas, such as Houston, the Port of Miami or even shipments between Puerto Rico and the mainland, capacity tightens faster than anyone expects. Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. In April 2017, William B.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

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With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Symptoms of those disruptions include carriers, who have traditionally been reliable, more frequently rejecting the loads they’ve been offered. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating more capacity challenges in the marketplace.

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning

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Puerto Rico and the islands, unfortunately, were not so fortuitous. Hurricane Irma caused plenty of damage, that much is true, but it’s nothing compared to what she would have done to the southeastern coast of the United States if she had hit with full force.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Con-Way Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc.

Leadership Personified: Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck

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We were bringing jets into distribute pallets of water to people in Puerto Rico, for example. I had the opportunity to hear Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck, speak at the SC50 meeting.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

UPS Freight’s service area includes all of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS, Inc. had $54.1B in sales in 2012. UPS Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase an average net of 4.9 Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees. They floated down, one after another, to the dead grass below, where other leaves had fallen, yesterday and the day before.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

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In September, Hurricane Irma caused flooding and the closure of several logistics hubs in Florida, while Hurricane Maria brought strong winds that destroyed almost all facilities and knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico. As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

New Penn is regional LTL carrier that provides service to Northeastern United States, Quebec, Canada and Puerto Rico. YRC Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2%

What About Them Apples?

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A shortage of pharmaceuticals in Puerto Rico. Today hurricane Nate’s north winds are pushing against the bayous of Louisiana. In offices across the United Sates, demand planners are scratching their heads. The impact of the multiple hurricanes this season differ by commodity.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

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Puerto Rico. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

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Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

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Hurricane Irma: What We Know So Far

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Puerto Rico’s northern coast may see up to four feet. In the Caribbean , the storm is expected to make its presence felt in the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Wednesday, September 6.

Rethinking your optimum

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Puerto Rico. Rethink your optimum: Prepare your supply chain for the challenges of 2017 and beyond.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy

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In Puerto Rico, more than a million people were left without power and 50,000 without water. As we reel from Hurricane Harvey and are still struggling to survive Hurricane Irma, here is how companies have been effected so far.

White paper: Are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Puerto Rico. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

White paper: What if you are the weakest link in your supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

Puerto Rico. Increasingly, your supply chain is seen as a value-creating process that differentiates your company from the competition. Clearly, this does not change the call for efficiency and productivity. And now, the pressure is on you -as senior executive- to deliver.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

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Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, drug manufacturing plants were faced with production delays, fueling nationwide shortages of basic medicines. Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents.

La carte du commerce international 2016 / Global Trade Map 2016 in French

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Puerto Rico. Les accords commerciaux et leurs risques d’un point de vue UE.

The Cost of Disaster

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million residents in Puerto Rico for more than three months, cost $90 billion, while Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, left 97 people dead and recorded losses of $50 billion. Natural disasters continue to dominate headlines worldwide and are only likely to increase in prevalence in years to come. Last year marked the costliest on record for natural disasters in the United States.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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Puerto Rico. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.