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Puerto Rico Is Becoming the Ultimate 5G Test Zone

Supply Chain Brain

For logistics and supply-chain professionals, there’s a new way to think about Puerto Rico: a 3,500-square-mile test bed for 5G and internet-of-things technology integration.

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What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico


Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. Puerto Rico is a U.S. On top of that, as an island nation, shipping to Puerto Rico is also naturally more expensive and limited. Here's what you need to know about shipping to Puerto Rico. An Overview of Shipping to Puerto Rico.


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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 30, 2022)

Talking Logistics

Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida on Wednesday (following Hurricane Fiona’s destruction in Puerto Rico earlier this month), and as I write this, it is strengthening again into a Category 1 storm and heading toward Georgia and the Carolinas.

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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. Gottlieb said at the hearing that the FDA is monitoring the production of about 40 drugs from 10 companies, including 13 that are made only in Puerto Rico.

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Walgreens’ Digital Commerce Evolution: Microservices to the Rescue

Logistics Viewpoints

This is a large public company with 8,900 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands. Walgreens is a large drug store chain. Their large footprint stores sell a wide variety of goods besides just healthcare items. They generated $132.5 billion in sales in their last fiscal year.

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The Biggest Supply Chain Blunders of 2017


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. Talk about a bottleneck. Apple's iPhone X.

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


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. All of which happened. Whose supply chains recover most quickly from unpredictable events?