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Why Railroads Matter

There has been a lot of conversation about railroads lately. Why should we be concerned about keeping the railroads moving?

Rail strike could bring immediate impacts to some industries, supply chain consultant says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she's putting everything on track for an early vote to quickly send the bill to the Senate and have the legislation approved before the Dec. 9 rail strike deadline.

Inflation, Supply Chain Disruption, Fertilizer + Rail

In this episode of Supply Chain Chats, Lisa Anderson talks about impacts of inflation and supply chain disruption in the global supply chain. She uses fertilizer as an example and talks through how inflation and supply chain disruptions are interrelated and walks through the increase in the price of oil and gas to China’s decision to stop exporting to the Russia-Ukraine war and the potential rail strike. [...]

NPR.org: A Deal to Avert A Rail Strike Is On Track But It Won’t Fix U.S. Supply Chain Issues

"Unfortunately, I just don't see anything in the next year or two that's going to lessen the number of disruptions," says Lisa Anderson, a supply chain expert and president of California-based LMA Consulting Group.

Tellmebest: Why Supply Chain Issues Are Still A Problem

Lisa Anderson, a supply chain expert and President of California-based LMA Consulting Group comments that she just doesn’t see anything in the next year or two that’s going to decrease the number of disruptions.

ASCM: Emerging with Supply Chain Strength – The Ports & the State of Logistics with Jon DeCesare

The Ports & The State of Logistics

The Sheer Relevance & Impact of Transportation (A Billion Here, a Billion There)

Insights into how transportation drives supply chain efficiency, underlining its economic and strategic value.

There is More to Chicago than Good Pizza. Logistics Anyone?

Chicago logistics is all about connectivity.  Connecting the east with the west, Chicago is a natural hub.  5 international airports, 7 Class I railroads carrying 50% of the nation's freight (think of the enormity of that figure!), 3rd largest intermodal port in the world, 3rd largest interstate highway system in America, and more. 

Why Care About Rail?

May 8, 2017 This past weekend, my APICS (premier association for supply chain and operations professionals) Inland Empire chapter had its spring executive panel and networking symposium on the topic of "Disruptive Innovations in Logistics".  We had an amazing panel of experts covering trucking, rail, import/ export, distribution and [...]

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