Worley Blog

A NEW SOLUTION FOR SOME ONGOING PROBLEMS

Posted on: September 10th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  Before the pandemic changed our lives, I was doing some work with Epicenter, a business start-up accelerator program based in Memphis. Founded to encourage and support entrepreneurship, its expressed purpose is to “ensure that entrepreneurs have equitable access to the networks, ideas, people, capital, and customers they need to launch and thrive.” Through my […]

WHAT WOULD A BIDEN INFRASTRUCTURE LOOK LIKE?

Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  In November, we will either elect a new president or grant a reprieve to the current one. While the pandemic has come to influence almost everything in our lives and will no doubt play some part in the election, supply chain managers still will have a lingering concern about the country’s deteriorating infrastructure. For […]

THE NEW NORMAL

Posted on: July 30th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  The number of cases of Corona Virus has continued to escalate, and it is now affecting almost every country in the world. (The majority of those not affected are isolated islands in the South Pacific.) Currently, the U.S. seems to be the epicenter. The number of cases and deaths is widely reported daily and […]

THE STATE OF LOGISTICS- 2019/2020

Posted on: July 20th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  On June 23, the Council of Logistics Management Professionals (CSCMP) released the “31st Annual State of Logistics “report. This year’s report was entitled “Resilience Tested”, a reflection on the current conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic The SOL report was launched in 1988, by the late Bob Delaney, one of the leading supply chain experts […]

INFRASTRUCTURE BACK ON THE WASHINGTON TABLE

Posted on: June 26th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  It is difficult for supply chain managers to focus on anything but meeting their firms’ human resource and distribution challenges under the current stressful circumstances. While Covid-19 restrictions have been lessened somewhat, it appears that this relaxing of preventive measures may have been a little premature, possibly extending the logistics difficulties. In any event, […]

STRATEGIC OUTSOURCING

Posted on: June 8th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  With the introduction of omnichannel into the supply chain, many firms have found that their distribution systems lack the flexibility necessary to accommodate the increasing number of smaller, on-line orders. While E-Commerce has increased dramatically over the past few years, the impact of Covid-19 has pushed it to a new level. The virus has […]

2020 INTERCOM REVISION

Posted on: April 27th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  Right now, it is difficult for most of us to focus on anything but the impact the virus is having on our personal and professional lives; but in many respects, it is business as usual. For those supply chain managers working for firms that engage in foreign trade, one of the major concerns is […]

SOME MOVEMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE

Posted on: April 10th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  For the past few weeks, we have read very little but news concerning the far-reaching, and too often tragic circumstances under which we are living and working. This has been important however, in that I believe most will agree that the better we understand the Covid – 19 Virus, the better we will be […]

CORONA VIRUS AND YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

Posted on: March 9th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  Hundreds of thousands of words have been written about the outbreak of Covid-19, commonly known as the Corona Virus. Some of the information has been accurate. Some not so much so. The problem is sorting through it all and attempting to learn how we can deal with it, both personally and professionally. Hopefully, this […]

THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS

Posted on: February 21st, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  To say the last week was eventful would be an understatement. The first major event was Sunday’s Super Bowl LIV when the Kansas City Chiefs took home the Lamar Hunt Trophy after a fifty-year drought. The next day – the one of the long-awaited Iowa Caucuses – turned into a semi-fiasco when it took […]