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All Blog Posts Tagged 'logistics' (12)

Inefficient Warehouse Management Wastes 3,000 Hours Each Year

That “unproductive” feeling in your warehouse likely isn’t due to your employees’ extra coffee breaks. A recent survey of…

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Potential Port Strike Forces Retailers to Prepare for Supply Chain Management Challenges

Chinese New Year is signaling an increase in transpacific freight, but retailers are bracing for potential supply chain disruptions over threats of a worker strike at gulf and east coast ports. Though talks made progress in December, when an earlier strike was avoided between the United States Maritime…

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Smart Supply Chain Management Is Key to Success In the ‘Age of Now’

At some point in the past decade, society entered what I’ll call the “Age of Now.” Instant gratification is not a new concept, of course. According to Wikipedia (our favorite modern shortcut to learning things nowinstead of doing actual research), pizza delivery began in Naples way…

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Supply Chain Management Concerns Prompt Trend Toward Backsourcing

2011 witnessed an increase in backsourcing, which included severing ties with offshore contractors and returning business operations to domestic and local spheres, or even entirely in-house. That trend is continuing even into 2013 as American manufacturing is being reinvigorated by …

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Supply Chain Management: Hershey Promises “Green” Chocolate by 2020

It’s the time of year when consumers are inundated with jewelry and flower commercials, stores are stocked with plenty of pink and red merchandise, and restaurant bookings hit max capacity. Valentine’s Day is one of the holidays that truly helps test …

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Supply Chain Management: The challenges & rewards of managing movement

One of the most powerful forces shaping modern business is the ever-increasing speed and frequency in the movement of people and things across global networks and supply chains. Managing the movement of everything from employees to products to physical assets to vehicles grows increasingly…

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Fleet Management Brings Efficiency to Vehicle-Based Businesses

Across industries, a quiet revolution in how companies, employees, and consumers use vehicles is under way. A powerful combination of wireless Internet, GPS and other technologies now brings unprecedented levels of efficiency and convenience to vehicle operation. This combination is changing how…

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Added by Brian Knotts on March 15, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

How Did Caine's Arcade Get Famous?

By now, you’ve probably heard of Caine Monroy, a nine year old boy who built a carnival-like arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad’s auto shop. The short documentary was viewed more than 4.5 million times in just a week, netting him a $152,000 scholarship, a non-profit foundation to help kids reach their…

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Added by Jon Lee on April 19, 2012 at 10:29am — 5 Comments

SPACE LOGISTICS

I recently came across an article in The Space Review, June 4, 2007, (head, title, date and author: [quote] 'Take off and nuke the site from orbit (it’s the only way to be sure…)' [unquote], by Dwayne A. Day' at:

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/882/1

It was an important find for me. Sputnik had generated "SLOMAR" (Space Logistics, Operations, Maintenance and Rescue), a 1950s USAF study in which a wide range of aerospace…

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Added by Meyer Moldeven on July 13, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments

The present (U.S. 2011) military actions in Libya, and other U.S. 'interests' generally throughout North Africa reminded me of my own work as a USAF civil service employee during 1954-56 at Nouasseur…

The present (U.S. 2011) military actions in Libya, and other U.S. 'interests' generally throughout North Africa reminded me of my own work as a USAF civil service employee during 1954-56 at Nouasseur Air Base, located about 20 miles south of Casablanca, in what was (then) French Morocco. My job was planner at the Nouasseur Air Depot, one of 3 major AMFEA (Air Materiel Force European Area) depots that would support USAF (NATO?) in the event of a general war with the USSR.

One of my…

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Added by Meyer Moldeven on March 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Space logistics and replenishment of diminishing nonrenewables

". . . nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it." (President Barack Obama President, The United States of America, Inaugural Address, January. 20, 2009)…





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Added by Meyer Moldeven on September 29, 2010 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Experiences of a USAF civilian management analyst

INTRODUCTION Meyer Moldeven (Mike) 3/23/10



(I've posted several of my articles and blogs online since I retired based on my gov't experiences hoping that content might be useful to others (military and civilian) in gov’t service. I'll be responsive to questions as best I can. Mike)…



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Added by Meyer Moldeven on March 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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