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The Biggest Growth Sector for GIS is...

Fortune Magazine published an interesting interview with Esri‘s Jack Dangermond today. In the interview, Dangermond talks about what has been the traditional stronghold of GIS use (government), and what he sees as the biggest growth sector now (hint: it isn’t government). Read the complete interview here.

Business Geography

Retailers, Supply Chains and the Holiday Season

The National Retail Federation (NRF) expects holiday sales to increase 4.1% this holiday season. Meanwhile, Shop.org expects online sales to increase 8% – 11% over last holiday season. 135 more words

Retail

a16z Podcast: Where's My Stuff? -- The Lowdown on Logistics and Ops

The ease with which we can order anything online masks the tremendous complexity of getting that item to your door in a day or two (or less). 28 more words

U.S. WC Ports: Dockworkers Cease Contract Negotiations

There is a serious image problem arising for the West coast ports that could easily lead to a long secular decline despite their advantages for overseas shippers.  398 more words

Logistics And Supply Chains

Senate says Fed put financial system at risk by failing to oversee commodities - The Guardian


The Guardian

Senate says Fed put financial system at risk by failing to oversee commodities
The Guardian
The banks took advantage of the rules the LME had on warehouse management, and it caused huge backlogs of metal being delivered to buyers in two key regions: Detroit and Vlissingen, the Netherlands. 31 more words

Logistics

Senate Probe: Banks Exploit Commodity Market - Analyst Blog - Nasdaq


New York Times

Senate Probe: Banks Exploit Commodity Market – Analyst Blog
Nasdaq
Further, warehouse management paid incentives to metal owners to participate in 'merry-go-round' deals that transferred metal from one building to another but not shipping it out of the warehouse, thus creating an artificial supply shortage and leading … 28 more words

Logistics