Modern-Day Silk Road Optimizes HP’s Supply Chain

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Modern-Day Silk Road Optimizes HP’s Supply Chain

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:30am

In approximately three weeks, a freight train carrying thousands of Hewlett-Packard notebooks and displays makes its way from Chongqing, China to distributors and customers in Duisburg, Germany. This modern-day Silk Road covers two continents, six countries and more than 6,700 miles.

Despite the distance, the journey is cost-effective and better for the environment than air transport, and it’s faster than ocean shipping.

Continue reading about how HP is improving their supply chain with this new rail route.


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