In Amazon era, shipper supply chains take higher priority

  “One of the neat things Amazon really did was take the idea of transportation as a cost center and flip it upside down,”  Jett McCandless, CEO of project44, said. (Above: An Amazon fulfillment center in Washington state, United States.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. CHICAGO — For a generation, at least, those involved… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 21, 2018
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New Findings About Prime Number Distribution Almost Certainly Irrelevant to Cryptography

Lots of people are e-mailing me about this new result on the distribution of prime numbers. While interesting, it has nothing to do with cryptography. Cryptographers aren’t interested in how to find prime numbers, or even in the distribution of prime numbers. Public-key cryptography algorithms like RSA get their security from the difficulty of factoring large composite numbers that are the product of two prime numbers. That’s completely different. Source:…

September 21, 2018
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US shippers advised to extend hours to add truck capacity

Making distribution center space available on weekends may mean additional costs, but it also creates much needed capacity and flexibility for truck driver hours. (Above: Trucks travel on a US highway.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Imagine how much US truck capacity could be unlocked with weekend hours. Distribution centers (DC) might be closed,… Source: http://www.joc.com

September 21, 2018
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