Worley Blog

2022 THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS STUDY

Posted on: October 13th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  Every fall for the past 26 years, Dr. John Langley of Penn Sate has published the annual Third-Party Logistics Study. I have followed this report since the very beginning, and have always found it to be a comprehensive analysis of current relationships between Logistics Service Providers (LSP) and their customers. This year’s analysis, sponsored […]

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE

Posted on: September 13th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  The past 18 months or so have been trying ones for supply chain managers all over the world. The pandemic has created problems unlike any most of us have ever seen. Although the recently developed vaccines have been a God-send, the virus and its variants are still present and probably will be for the […]

ONE (BIG) STEP AT A TIME

Posted on: August 17th, 2021 by Clifford F. Lynch

  On August 10, much to the delight of farm, business, and labor interests, as well as most of the general population, the Senate passed the long-awaited and painfully negotiated Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear called it a “groundbreaking step toward revitalizing America’s decaying roads and bridges.” The so-called […]

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 […]