Worley Blog

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 […]

WHAT’S GOING ON AT XPO?

Posted on: January 29th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  On January 15, XPO Logistics announced that it is exploring a possible spinoff of one or more business units, not including the North American LTL business, In other words, everything else is for sale – European Logistics, European Transportation, North American Logistics, and North American Transportation (with the exception of LTL). In announcing this […]

THE ENVIRONMENT / SUPPLY CHAIN CUNUNDRUM

Posted on: January 15th, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  As Meet the Press suggested on Sunday, Washington is preoccupied with three things right now – Iran, Impeachment and Iowa (caucuses), all of which are important. But there are some other initiatives being considered that will impact on the supply chain, either directly or indirectly. Two of these could affect the environment as well, […]

WHAT’S AHEAD IN 2020?

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020 by Clifford F. Lynch

  From time to time, at the end of the year, I dig out my crystal ball and try to predict what supply chain developments we might see in the coming year. Sometimes I have been right, and other predictions have fallen flat. For example, I really thought the Cowboys would be in the 2020 […]

USMCA CREEPS INTO LAW

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Clifford F. Lynch

  As almost everyone probably recalls by now, early in his election campaign, President Trump advocated the renegotiation or complete dissolution of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and continued to push the idea after he was elected. First conceived in 1987, NAFTA was finally signed into law in 1994, and has been very […]