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Archive for July, 2017


TIME FOR A NON-JONES GLOBAL ECONOMY

Posted on: July 31st, 2017 by Clifford F. Lynch

With the introduction of the megaships into international trade, it is often possible for a fully loaded container vessel to call at more than one U.S. port. When they do so (for example, offloading containers at Long Beach and sailing on to Oakland to offload others), ships create excess capacity between the two ports that […]

WAL MART DOES IT AGAIN

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by Clifford F. Lynch

As Amazon continues to squeeze its competition, retailers such as Wal Mart are pulling out all the stops in an effort to maintain their position in the industry. The recent purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon will greatly strengthen its position in the grocery products market, an area to which Wal Mart has devoted considerable […]

THE POLITICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN

Posted on: July 5th, 2017 by Clifford F. Lynch

In the several decades I have been in this industry I cannot recall a time when the supply chain and the political environment were so closely entwined. For the past few years, and particularly since the last election, every month or so we have read about some new piece of supply chain legislation either contemplated […]