Worley Blog


Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by Clifford F. Lynch

If current trends continue, The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service could very likely place over the road truck drivers on the list of endangered species. There probably is no one in our industry today that is unaware of the shortage of drivers in the country. At least once a week the trade press reminds us […]


Posted on: March 3rd, 2014 by Clifford F. Lynch

On February 26, President Obama unveiled a $302 billion, four year infrastructure improvement plan designed to fund necessary modernization and repair projects in the country, as well as provide a much needed increase in employment. Of course, the source of the funding is a major concern and many are skeptical about the ability of Congress […]


Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Clifford F. Lynch

Several years ago, I developed what I felt were ten sound principles for the outsourcing of logistics services. I certainly was not the first to do so, nor have I been the last. Recently however, some of the suggestions I have read seem to place more responsibility on the providers than on the outsourcers themselves. […]


Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by Clifford F. Lynch

Last month there was some good news on the employment front. Job openings rose to almost 4 million, or 2.9 unemployed workers for every opening. While this is not exactly full employment, it is significantly better than the 7 to 1 ratio of 2009. According to the Associated Press, the typical ratio is 2 to […]


Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Clifford F. Lynch

One of the major issues Congress must deal with in 2014 is the expiration of MAP-21. Signed into law in 2012, this legislation provided for infrastructure funding at the then current level until October 31 of this year. That bill came after Congress had extended the previous legislation a staggering eleven times. Fortunately, Iowa is […]


Posted on: December 30th, 2013 by Clifford F. Lynch

As 2013 draws to a close, it is difficult to imagine a more hectic year in the supply chain. A slowly recovering economy, an unemployment rate that is still too high, government inaction on the important things, and too much action on others have added stress to the already difficult task of supply chain management. […]


Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by Clifford F. Lynch

Even though, by most accounts, the economy continues to move sideways, one segment of the supply chain industry continues to add value and increase its revenues. While growth has been moderate, the volume of business done by the logistics service providers has continued to increase even as other firms in the supply chain have not […]

Omnichannel Distribution – Are you Ready?

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013 by Worley

A Special Report “Stores: the weak link in omnichannel distribution” showcased in the August 5, 2013 issue of DC Velocity, speaks directly to the value of a solid partner for Business to Consumer (B2C) commerce.  When it comes to online order fulfillment, retail network fulfillment focuses on in-store retail outlets as they cater to the “In-store Buying Experience.”

Behavior Based Safety Program

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by Worley

At Worley, safety is not just our number one priority; it is also our number one company value. Our safety program is unique in that every employee plays a significant role in achieving our incident/injury free goal.
So, how do we make sure our employees go home safe every day?…

Emerging Logistics Hot Spots

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by Worley

As the economy continues to regain strength, there are regions which are positioned and prepared to support the nation’s growing logistics needs efficiently. Logistics “Hot Spots” such as Kansas City, St. Louis and Will County, IL, are demonstrating their capability as commerce friendly connections for initiating and terminating traffic for dispersion across the Midwest. This […]