Moving freight by rail is the most environmentally friendly mode of ground transport, with the average U.S. railroad moving one ton of freight 470 miles per gallon of fuel. A new type of railcar aims to further improve the industry’s footprint.
Pushing more money on people won't solve the labor shortage in the supply chain, says Amy David, clinical associate at Purdue University. Greater benefits and childcare are among the things needed to attract and retain workers.
The last year and a half have been rife with supply chain disruptions. Amy Thorn, chief executive officer of the Distribution Business Management Association, says the crisis has brought a new awareness of the importance of global supply chains to economic health.
David South, senior principal for energy and utilities with West Monroe, discusses the results of the firm’s latest survey of top executives, and the progress they’re making toward supply chain sustainability.
Ben Shrewsbury, leader of the Global Operations and Supply Chain Officers Practice of Russell Reynolds Associates, reveals what’s on the minds of supply chain leaders today, as they confront the issue of managing human capital.