Month: September 2016

How to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

If there’s one thing you can learn from working in the shipping and logistics industry, it’s that no plan is foolproof. Sooner or later, something is bound to go wrong. A severe weather event might delay a delivery. A sudden spike in demand might force warehouses to reevaluate their pricing. Or, in more extreme cases,… Read more »

How Can Cloud Computing Benefit Supply Chain Management?

This month, multinational cloud computing corporation Oracle announced that it will acquire LogFire, a company that produces cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) software for warehouses. Oracle has worked with LogFire in the past, and now hopes to leverage their SCM expertise to create a comprehensive software suite of cloud computing applications for other companies in… Read more »

Global Shipping Industry Reels in Wake of Hanjin Bankruptcy

One of the weaknesses of today’s vast, interconnected shipping economy is that when one component fails, it can have a ripple effect on the industry that stretches thousands of miles around the globe. Such is the case in the recent bankruptcy of the South Korean firm Hanjin Shipping Co. After spending years putting pressure on… Read more »