China has maintained its position as the manufacturing hub of the world, supported by efficient supply chain infrastructure, and low-cost production. And this has driven the steady rise of its GDP. The scenario changed in 2020 when the world witnessed the Covid pandemic, and China-dependent
Wargames are not only for war. They are a way for groups of people to think about a wide range of situations and how they might respond. Wargames are being adopted to explore challenges and devise strategies in many areas: military campaigns; disaster response; business operations; and environmental
We're working with instructors at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) to model and simulate supply chains supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These supply chain models will be used by students studying military logistics at AFIT and the Air Force Logistics Officers School (AFLOS).
In the 1960s and 1970s, China was known as a developing nation where labor was available at the cheapest rate. Its government was trying to establish worldwide trade routes by expanding its commerce with various countries. China was once a developing nation trying to shift its economy from the
As we bump up against the limits of what our planet's ecosystems can handle, the frequency and intensity of natural and human-made disasters will increase exponentially. Second only to the skill and bravery of the people involved in disaster response missions, supply chains and logistics are next
In recent years, every organization has been enormously concerned about the sustainability of its supply chain. In fact, according to McKinsey, a consumer company's supply chain, for instance, accounts for more than 80% of its greenhouse-gas emissions and beyond 90% of its impact on air, land,
This article is the follow-up to part 1 on Lean Management for Non-manufacturing Functions. Step 3. Develop your project charter: Before moving to any project deployment, a project charter is necessary to provide financial and operational information for all stakeholders. So basically, the
Two people will give two different answers if asked about the definition of Lean. In fact, the definition is not that important. What is important instead are the principles and objectives of Lean thinking. Generally speaking, Lean is all about respecting people, delivering value to customers,