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Los Angeles Infrastructure: Size Matters


Tesla: Off the Coast & into the Desert

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Stirring Competition in Big Coffee

With the July opening of a Starbucks flagship in Bogota, Colombia—followed soon after by the arrival of a Juan Valdez outpost in Miami—news outlets began buzzing about an international “rivalry” in th

Strengthening the Links of a Supply Chain

Economic slowdown in recent years has caused a drop in demand within the global manufacturing sector, leading to unprecedented loss of employment. This has left us with a high demand, particularly in the supply chain sector, for skilled resources to meet the industry’s specific job requirements.


Real-Time Optimization of Personalized Assortments

By Negin Golrezai, Hamid Nazerzadeh,  and Paat Rusmevichientong, Marshall School of Business

Supply Chain Tech and Evolution Talks

The rapid evolution of technology over the past several decades has had a profound impact on our generation. Cell phones have evolved into handheld computers;  television sets have become home computers.

Optimization Squared: The Future of Supply Chain Leadership Lies in Tightly Merging and Optimizing the Warehouse and Transportation Functions

Over the past few years, agility has become one of the few mantras of supply chain leadership. The economic downturn taught us that in order to succeed, companies must focus on speed, sustainability and adaptability, while also performing at a high level and keeping costs low.

Interview with Michael Cherney of Load Delivered Logistics

Michael Cherney is Director of West Coast Operations at Load Delivered Logistics, a fast-growing third-party logistics provider that provides truckload transportation services to supply chains of all sizes.

Apple and Ethical Sourcing… Who pays?

A few weeks ago, Apple released their quarterly smelter list. This document attempts to provide an accounting of all the smelters in Apple’s supply chain.

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