Managing Supply Chain Risk: Plane Seizure in Russia

Russia has refused to give back the approximately 400 planes worth $10 billion dollars which were due to be returned to EU leasing companies on March 28.

Instead, the Russian president signed a law allowing the country to keep the planes and continue to fly them, constituting the largest theft ever of airplanes.  The companies which own them may spend years trying to recover some part of this loss from insurance companies.


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Kroger Expands Geographic Reach for Online Orders

Kroger continues it trend of expanding to new markets without adding grocery stores.

The company is building automated, state of the art distribution centers to fill online orders. Over 1,000 robots travel a giant grid to pick the desired groceries. All of this is powered by proprietary software that helps sort items for delivery to put fragile items on top, and to reduce the number of plastic bags used.

After the order is picked, it goes into a temperature […]

Camping in Solar-Powered Style

Solar and electrically powered, self-parking Airstream RV’s stand ready to change the way Americans camp!

The pandemic brought with it a resurgence of interest in camping as a way that families can stay safe and relatively to themselves while still going out on adventures.  Airstream’s new concept camper, the eStream, promises to redefine how trailers look and function.


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Train Robberies

In LA County, container theft increased over 160% from 2020 to 2021. Over 90 containers were broken into each day.

It is estimated that this theft will cost Union Pacific (UP) over $5 million.

Videos and photos have shown one stretch of UP track littered with remains of packages that were stolen from containers. These items included boxes of products, as well as UPS and FedEx packages. The volume of litter required cleanup crews multiple days of work to clear the site.


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