Logistics

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Operational Excellence – A Personal Case Study

I write often about Operational Excellence.  How we live in a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA).  How time is the enemy of the 21st century company and that the organization that knows and trusts its capabilities (and also where they are lacking) is better prepared to synthesize decisions from imperfect data – operating…

Podcasts

The Outliers Inn – Episode 4 – Logistics

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Outliers Inn podcast series – Logistics Topic: Logistics, what’s it all about?  It’s a lot more than that dusty warehouse scene at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark.  Join us as we talk about warehouse management, supply chain management, transportation and library stock management. Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the…

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The Value Chain of the Future

I believe it might be safely said without debate that the most important date in the history of Supply Chain and Logistics is April 26th, 1956.  This is the date that the SS Ideal-X set sail from the Port of Newark in New Jersey (USA).  Five days later, when it arrived in the Port of Houston in Texas (USA), marked the beginning of…

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Amazon.com; Change-agent of Retail & Logistics

I grew up in Endicott, New York. Its claim to fame is being the birthplace of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). In the mid-60’s through the mid-80’s, Washington Avenue (the main retail district) – also known simply as “The Ave” – was a-buzz with retail activities from family-owned retailers such as Burt’s (a department store)…