Turkey has announced a new canal parallel to the Bosporus, to connect the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. It’s an expensive project for Turkey, and the government appears to want a PPP model for at least some of the route. Here’s a map, from the article.
Several universities participated in the research needed to get the project off the ground. Work is planned to start soon, and be completed by 2023.
via Transportation minister unveils final 45-kilometer route of Kanal Istanbul project – Daily Sabah
We just published an article in Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). It’s called Fleet management for rail car transport of ethanol.
The “we” is Khalid Bachkar, Idrissu Aminu, Atif Osmani, and me.
The link here is good for 30 days; you can read for free. We hope you enjoy it.
Posted in Logistics, My Research, Supply Chains
Tagged agriculture, biofuel, ethanol, Logistics, operations, Rail, research, scholarship, supply chains, trains, transportation
Dan Gilmore of Supply Chain Digest talks more about the 2018 version of the annual study of 3PLs by Dr John Langley. Blockchain is mentioned, but does not seem to be grabbing much mindshare among 3PL firms. It’s possible that’s because they don’t see how it will make their life easier or more profitable. In fact much of the press talk has been about how 3PLs will be negatively impacted by having to use a particular blockchain repository for their transactions, revealing them to everyone who is a member of that repository. It’s a good question, and Dan reflects sagely on it.
I’ve included a link to the pdf of the report below. You can also get it by registering on Dr John Langley’s site.
Special Topics Review Includes use of Blockchain, Automation and Digitization, and Talent Management
Source: Supply Chain News: Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study Part 2
Dr. John Langley of Penn State Leads Research Once Again; Dreaded 3PL IT Gap Jumps Higher after Falling for Many Years
Source: Supply Chain News: Highlights from the 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study part 1
Pdf of study: 3PL_2018_Study
Posted in Logistics, Service Management, Strategy, Supply Chains
Tagged 3PLs, blockchain, langley study, Logistics, performance, research, supply chains, transportation