Last month, at the U.S. Marine Corps’ Mojave Desert combat training center, some of the military’s best and brightest gathered to test the latest in energy-saving gear. The gadgets sound like ones that a green scientist might dream up if set loose in Q’s lab — collapsible solar arrays, electricity-generating backpacks, hybrid power systems using
Energy efficiency. Renewable energy. Logistics parks and the supply chain. The first two are easy unless you have been buried alive for the past 18 months. However, logistics parks and the supply chain are possibly two terms many don’t think of on a regular basis and like gravity, you would never know they were there until they failed.
Logistics parks are ‘clusters’ of distribution centers located in strategic geographical zones to aid in supply chain management, which is the science of getting the right thing to the right place at the right time in the right quantity for the right price. Easy enough?