Supply Chain by the Numbers

-November 6, 2008


The Numbers Worth Knowing this Week in Supply Chain and Logistics - November 6, 2008


This Week: A Little Less Water with that Coke; Levi's Tracks Imports Every Stitch of the Way; RFID Growth to Slow; Baltic Dry is not Very High



The amount that the Coca Cola Company improved its water efficiency from 2002 to 2007, as part of its Green supply chain initiative.




The number of checkpoints or milestones that Levi’s monitors for inbound shipments from Asia in its “event management” system, according to an article this week in Investors Business Daily.


The astounding fall in the Baltic Dry Index, which tracks ocean shipping rates for basic commodities, from its peak just a few months ago to its levels last week, in what some are calling the greatest popped “bubble” of them all.




Expected compound annual growth rate for RFID technology over the next 5 years, according to a new report from ABI Research, much slower than earlier projections.