Category Archives: Strategy

Bigger ships, bigger ports an opening for 3PLs

This story indicates that 3PLs will provide the supply chain wisdom the ocean carriers and port operators  refuse to take on.  Look for more and more profitable intermediaries, rather than fewer, in ocean supply chains. They are not likely to be supplanted by blockchain systems.

By Gavin van Marle in Singapore 25/04/2018

logo  via Bigger ships and bigger ports an opening for 3PLs to revolutionise supply chains – The Loadstar

Metro Monitor 2018

This article discusses differences between cities and sectors around the country in terms of economics and demographics.  The authors show that economic divides are increasing between geographic areas.  There are a great many numbers which show these trends. Authors are Chad ShearerIsha ShahAlec Friedhoff, and Alan Berube;  and date is 

screenshot-www.brookings.edu 2018-01-25 13-18-03-392  via Metro Monitor 2018

Innovation: Blockchain survey

From Deloitte comes their Deloitte Blockchain Survey 2017.  It’s an online report of their findings.  The report is about investing and executive views in the blockchain technology.  There’s a lot of floundering as you would expect from a new technology that’s poorly understood, and whose possible applications are not well understood either.

Deloitte Logo  via Innovation: Blockchain survey | Deloitte US