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Clifford F. Lynch


Clifford F. Lynch is principal of C.F. Lynch & Associates, a provider of logistics management advisory services, and author of Logistics Outsourcing – A Management Guide and co-author of The Role of Transportation in the Supply Chain. He can be reached at

Articles by Clifford F. Lynch

The time has come
As Kenny Rogers sang, "You have to know when to hold 'em; know when to fold 'em." That time has come for me.
December 21, 2017

The continuing saga of driver shortages
The national truck driver shortage is expected to reach 50,000 by the end of 2017, with the gap widening to 174,000 by 2026. It's time to get serious about finding solutions.
December 4, 2017

New kid on the block(chain)
Despite confusion about what it is and what it can do, blockchain is a smoking hot topic right now.
October 27, 2017

Precision is not easy
Conversion to the "precision scheduled railroading" model revived the flagging fortunes of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific. But it's not going so well over at CSX.
September 22, 2017

A reluctant change of heart
I have long held that it's the federal government's responsibility to plan and fund the nation's infrastructure. Now, I've been forced to change my position.
August 24, 2017

Wanted: Modern supply chain managers
As technology fast becomes the driving force behind supply chains, managers can expect to see their job descriptions expand to reflect that.
July 20, 2017

A promise best broken
Throughout his campaign, Trump promised to withdraw from NAFTA, which he once called "the worst deal ever." Let's hope he reneges on that one.
May 25, 2017

Will 33-foot twins be born this year?
Just two years after it was shot down by Congress, legislation to allow the use of 33-foot twin trailers on the nation's highways may finally see the light of day.
May 3, 2017

The continuing infrastructure fiasco
Eight in 10 Americans support infrastructure spending. So why can't our leaders get it together?
March 27, 2017

Disrupting dystopia
With its formidable delivery capabilities, Amazon is creating something of a dystopia in the retail supply chain. But rival retailers don't have to invest in drones or underground tunnels to stay in the game.
February 21, 2017

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