Steve Geary is adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee's Haaslam College of Business and is a lecturer at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University. He is the President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies, consultancies that work across the government sector. Steve is a contributing editor at DC Velocity, and editor-at-large for CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is in the headlines again. It's not good news. The Postal Service needs another bailout. Congress needs to stop hurling partisan dogmas and solve the business problem.
In a clear escalation in its response to the coronavirus, Washington is laying down the same medical logistics infrastructure the armed forces use in time of war. Except this time the casualties are civilians brought down in the homeland by a virus.
In February, subzero temperatures in Canada can cause logistics disruptions. This year, in addition to the weather, there is a massive rail blockage triggered by the Wet'suwet'en, an indigenous nation in British Columbia.