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.
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Wasted food is one of the greatest logistical inefficiencies in our system to date.
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
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
Senate says Fed put financial system at risk by failing to oversee commodities
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
New York Times
Senate Probe: Banks Exploit Commodity Market – Analyst Blog
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