Tag Archives: Logistics

Shanghai port, world’s busiest, grapples with traffic congestion

Fog is causing massive congestion at the Port of Shanghai.  Over 100 ships are waiting to berth.  Not fun.  Will shippers stop using Shanghai?

Source: Shanghai port, world’s busiest, grapples with traffic congestion

Cities seek deliverance from e-commerce boom

An eye-opening article via The Loadstar. Over 17% of urban congestion is delivery trucks. The USPS now delivers 5.1 billion packages a year. That is over 10 packages each.

I know I am responsible for a lot more than that.

The source article is below.

Source: Cities seek deliverance from e-commerce boom – The Loadstar

  It’s the flip-side to the “retail apocalypse:” A siege of delivery trucks is threatening to choke cities with traffic. But not everyone agrees on what to do about it.

Source: How Cities Are Coping With the Delivery Truck Boom – CityLab

Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change

This piece by Ken Cottrill from MIT discusses Jeanne Ross’s views on the trends in digital support of enterprises. Clearly they are growing, and it’s also apparent that there is potential for great improvement in enterprises by careful attention to what’s important.  There are two nice cases cited.

But I found most interesting was her statement that

“the operations mindset is not a good fit for highly fluid digital services platforms…”

In operations we tend to think that everything is operations, or at least has a close connection, looked at from the right point of view.   This statement challenges us to think through how the operations community has been limiting itself by its point of view, and perhaps needs to retool with a closer connection with the new practices of agile, customer-centric and user-motivated change.

We need even more of the design thinking and entrepreneurial attitude in operations.

Source: Turning Digital Disruption Into a Building Block for Change