Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

Finding the Optimal Capacity for Biologics Manufacturing

The main objective of the biologics supply chain is to guarantee supply continuity. Product shortages can endanger patients’ lives and impact a company’s market share. In addition, the lengthy regulatory approval process in this industry prolongs the time companies need to create new manufacturing capacity. Every part of the process is subject to stringent regulation,Read More

Compartmentalized Trucks Cut the Cost of Grocery Distribution

Compartmentalized Trucks Cut the Cost of Grocery Distribution

Groceries need to be stored and transported at different temperatures depending on the nature of each product – so why not rationalize the distribution of these items by accommodating different temperature zones in the same truck? This is the basic rationale of multi-compartment vehicle (MCV) distribution, which is gaining ground in Europe. But adding complexityRead More

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

A Blockchain Model for LCL Operations

In Chinese ports, less than container load (LCL) business processes are complicated and inefficient. As container throughput volumes have risen in line with the growth in international trade and economic development, the need to improve LCL processes has become more urgent. The Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) and Shanghai Jiaotong University are engagedRead More

A New Breed of Price Predator?

A New Breed of Price Predator?

In international trade, the practice of dumping – exporting product at a predatory price to capture market share – is usually associated with aggressive countries intent on moving into a national market at any cost. Are we now seeing a commercial enterprise with country-sized market muscle get into the dumping business? I’m referring to theRead More

How Back-of-Mind Backrooms Rob Retailers of Profits

How Back-of-Mind Backrooms Rob Retailers of Profits

When designing the layout of their stores, retailers understandably pay close attention to the front spaces—the places where consumers purchase goods and interact with staff. The dynamics of these customer-facing areas are well understood. Backroom spaces, on the other hand, tend to attract less attention and are not as well understood, especially in the contextRead More