Author Archives: Rob J Bell

Fresh fish sold here. A historical perspective on supply chains in frontier markets

Over the past few years I have worked on a variety of supply chains in far flung places: Moscow in the transition years looking to build a series of distribution networks; India and the Rushikonda fishing community; Zambia and herdsmen … Continue reading

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The Delhi Mumbai Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)

The building of Regional powerhouses creates world class infrastructure and, accelerates industrial clusters and specialisation. However, there is an impact on the Informal Economy. The Delhi Mumbai Dedicated freight Corridor is another case in point.[i]   Share this:

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Roadside communities in frontier markets

One of the greatest challenges facing logistics and supply chain efforts in frontier markets is the existence and quality of the roads. The World Bank and others have generated a number of useful Reports on spatial modelling taking into account … Continue reading

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Innovation is a two way street

And I shall sell you sell you   Sell you of course, my dear, and you’ll sell me. Elizabeth Bishop In her regular FT Weekend Magazine article [17/03/2012], Gillian Tett demonstrates again her grasp of the new economic realities with … Continue reading

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From supply chains all about take, make and throw away to sustainability

The UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru from the 1 to the 12th December is all about how best to adapt to the mounting facts – a change in the climate is taking its toll. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Bikes don’t grow on trees. They do now …

Years back I asked my Father for a bike and, in a homily that introduced the idea of the Saturday job, he told me that they didn’t grow on trees. They do now. On the outskirts of Lusaka in Zambia next years … Continue reading

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Wilberforce’s unfinished business

David Murden of the And Albert Foundation has worked tirelessly for many years to progress a trade based initiative in Ghana. The core idea is a transformative project with a focus on trees, trade and training as a means to … Continue reading

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A Trade Mission to Peru ready to go

In December 2014, Adam Budgen (a world renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon; partner in the White Rose Clinic; North Yorkshire Orthopaedic Specialists; lecturer at Hull York Medical School and Founder of the K’Anchay Nan Foundation) and Robert Bell (CEO of Archomai, Fellow … Continue reading

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Time to transform Logistics and Supply Chain thinking and practice?

In a matter of weeks, a little known economist based at the Paris School of Economics has moved from obscurity to rock star status. Thomas Picketty’s Capital (655 pages) has created a storm: Martin Wolf of the Financial Times called … Continue reading

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Rob Bell’s Talk at Aston University 25th March 2014

This is an uncut workshop session with Masters students from Aston University. CLICK HERE Many thanks to the invitation to speak from Dr Aristides Matopulos. Share this:

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