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The Real Cost of Olympic Logistics

By Tal Porat | January 5, 2016

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Olympic events are often hailed as an economic boom for the host country. But when you consider the logistics involved in hosting, the numbers don't always come out positive. 

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

By Precious Silva | December 2, 2015

China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. We take a look at the lasting consequences.

Chennai Floods Halt Manufacturing

By Amy Clark | December 1, 2015

After a brief respite, torrential rains continue to batter Chennai, on India's Southeastern coast. How is the situation affecting manufacturing and logistics in one of India's tech hubs?

Is This Fashion Trend Disrupting Your Supply Chain?

By Raine Grey | November 20, 2015

Retailers such as H&M, Forever 21, and Zara have changed the way clothes are sold. But how will fashion supply chains react to the shift?

The Busiest Online Shopping Day you've Never Heard of

By Amy Clark | November 10, 2015

For every flower gifted on Valentine's day, someone is treating themselves to a box of chocolates. It’s a common practice to spend money on yourself on days like Valentine’s Day, and many stores offer discounts and promotions to capitalize on this trend. But China has an entire day devoted to single people. Every November 11th the aptly-named “Singles Day” inspires millions of singles to participate in special events, eat themed candies, and—above all—shop. It’s the largest online shopping day in the world, but unless you’ve lived in China, you probably haven’t heard of it.

Dr. Hau Lee on the New Supply Chain—and What to Watch Out for in TPP

By Amy Clark | November 9, 2015

Welcome to the third installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

By Gesuina Puangco | November 2, 2015

Co-opetition—a tactic where companies collaborate with their competitors—could be the surprising answer to some industries’ biggest problems.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

By Amy Clark | October 29, 2015

Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Each interview is a conversation about the most important topics and tasks facing supply chain professionals all over the world.

Update: Hurricane Patricia's Impact

By Amy Clark | October 23, 2015

The largest hurricane ever recorded quickly turned into a tropical depression as it hit Mexico's west coast this weekend.  

What Amazon's Decision Says About the Future of Logistics

By Amy Clark | October 22, 2015

In preparation for the increasingly crazy holiday rush, Amazon is planning to hire 100,000 temporary workers at their 70 fulfillment and distribution centers across the country.