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Delivering on the Promise of Green Logistics

The best way to reduce emissions and cut costs is to transport goods efficiently. So why aren’t more companies taking the steps that would get them there? In a set of three case studies, one of the key obstacle becomes clear: implementing logistics strategies to reduce emissions requires significant internal and external collaboration between companies, suppliers, and shippers. But as these case studies prove, undertaking complicated process changes can also produce significant rewards.

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The 2012 Olympic Games: Will Data Save the Day?

Data analysis is being used during the Olympic Games for everything from ensuring a smooth flow of commuter traffic to generating a multi-colored light show on the London Eye each night based on Twitter feed sentiments.

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Using analogies to develop new products: What if a locomotive was like a Lego construction?

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A fascinating recent article from Fortune describes how Bombardier, a Canadian company that makes trains and airplanes, has developed a locomotive that solves a key problem that has held back rail logistics in Europe: Dealing with the wide variety of rail systems, specific to different countries, that cover Europe ” and that have slowed freight trains' progress across the

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The Reasons for Accidents

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Next time you read that some industrial accident or disaster was caused by a worker error, be a little skeptical.

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Rethinking Outsourcing as Energy Costs Rise

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According to a June 13th article in The Wall Street Journal, some companies are starting to reexamine their decision to outsource production to China — because rising oil costs make the transportation of goods across the globe more expensive. That's a phenomenon Michael J.

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