Supply Chain

Transporting aircraft parts on a flying white whale

Moving large-scale component parts for aircraft is not only expensive, it is logistically complicated.  Airbus manufactures aircraft component parts in various locations and currently transports most of them on one of their five super-sized Beluga [...]

4 keys to achieving success with outsourced logistics

The practice of outsourcing of logistics services to a third party logistics provider (3PL) is now becoming the norm.  The benefits are many, and are well documented: less investment in vehicles, warehouse space and specialised [...]

Gridlock and congestion in European cities

There are two main culprits that create traffic congestion: road freight and passenger vehicles. Both types of transport, unfortunately, have to share the same limited road space. Congestion means slower speeds and therefore longer trip [...]

Networking tips for freelance business writers

Your schedule for the next two months is full, that's great. You really don't feel like putting in the effort required to market your services at the upcoming three-day conference in your city. But you [...]

The logistics of live entertainment – rock on

The next time you go to a rock concert, or to the London Philharmonic, spare a thought for the people who make it happen.  The statistics are scary. On Bruce Springsteen’s recent Wrecking Ball tour, [...]

Soft and hard robots and pilot-less ships

Robots have been used for many years within the supply chain to handle simple repetitive tasks and the heavy lifting. Moving products from one area of a warehouse to another is laborious, requires little skill [...]