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THE STATE OF LOGISTICS 2020/2021

Posted on: July 27th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  On June 24, the Council of Logistics Management Professionals (CSCMP) released the “32nd Annual State of Logistics” report. This year’s report was entitled, “Change of Plans”, a reflection on the 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 […]

MAKING SENSE OF CONTEMPORARY OUTSOURCING

Posted on: June 21st, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  In one of his brushes with re-engineering, the comic strip anti-hero, Dilbert pleaded, “If you let me keep my job, I will do the work of 10 people. Specifically, it will be the 10 people in our strategic planning department. They don’t do anything.” When it comes to strategic planning for logistics outsourcing, it’s […]

DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

Posted on: May 21st, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  In Washington, the discussion about infrastructure improvement continues with no apparent agreement in sight. The major concern of most Americans involves the conditions of our roads and bridges, but President Biden’s $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan provides only $115 billion for those components of our infrastructure, while the $568 billion Republican counterproposal allocates $299 […]

HOW DO YOU SPELL INFRASTRUCTURE? PART II

Posted on: May 18th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  In our last blog, we outlined President Biden’s plans for infrastructure improvement. Summarized, his proposed legislation would provide for $2.3 trillion, spent over an 8–year period, creating millions of new jobs. However, only $115 billion would be spent on roads and bridges which are a concern to almost everyone. The remaining $1.7 trillion would […]

HOW DO YOU SPELL INFRASTRUCTURE?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  President Obama tried it. President Trump promised it. Now President Biden is taking a very aggressive stance on infrastructure improvement. Hopefully, he can accomplish what no president since Dwight Eisenhower has been able to do – get Congressional approval, design, implement, and pay for a major improvement in the country’s infrastructure.   According to […]

THE LOST ART OF CONVERSATION

Posted on: March 30th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  Last month, I received an e-mail promoting a seminar on the use of blogs, social networking sites, gated communities, and microsites in consulting. Once again, I was moved to ask myself, “Doesn’t anyone talk anymore?” One cannot dispute the value of the social media we have at our fingertips today. Certainly, sites such as […]

DEALING WITH DISRUPTION

Posted on: February 26th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  Many of us will remember a time not too long ago, when we said, “We need to put 2020 behind us. 2021 will be better.”  And for a while it appeared that it might be true, until the new year arrived. While not a supply chain issue, January 1 found us still distracted by […]

ANOTHER LOOK AT LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS

Posted on: February 15th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  For over twenty years, Armstrong & Associates and Penn State’s John Langley and his partners have examined the logistics service provider (LSP) industry. Recently, there has been a new entry into the analysis of this segment – 3PLCentral. Their report for 2021 suggests trends and best practices that LSPs need to consider, in order […]

THE CHALLENGE OF THE LAST MILE

Posted on: January 25th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  For years, the so-called “last mile” delivery has been problematic; and as online buying has increased, the challenge has become even more pronounced. In 2020, U.S. consumers spent $11 billion on line, about 15% over last year. Part of this increase was a result of individual changes in buying habits, and part was brought […]

WHAT DOES THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION DO?

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

  Two weeks ago, President – elect Joe Biden announced he was nominating Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Buttigieg is a former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a one-time Democratic presidential candidate. He was generally considered to be an effective, innovative leader in South Bend; and unlike most of […]