Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 24th, was Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, a national, public educational program where parents are encouraged to bring their children to their place of employment.  It helps children connect what they learn at school with the actual working world and allows them to see mom or dad “in action.”  This extremely popular program was started in 1993 by feminist activist Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women to build young girls’ self-esteem and help them envision themselves in a...
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PJL Hosts TCNJ Students

To supplement their classroom instruction, Operations Management students at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) were asked to visit a New Jersey-based manufacturing or distribution firm that would allow them to observe their operation and provide a valuable, real-world learning experience.  Earlier this month, a group of five TCNJ students chose to visit Port Jersey Logistics. After a full-day interactive tour and an in-depth on-site interview with one of PJL’s senior-level operations managers, students were exposed to...
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Timely Port Status Updates: A Solution for Congestion

Cargo backlogs and trucker congestion problems at the Port of New York and New Jersey have been ongoing for several months.  The issues are abundantly clear – a systemic shortage of chassis, a lack of drivers, insufficient equipment and technology, poor productivity at the Ocean terminals due to a severe labor shortage, and meager terminal planning, procedures and systems to name a few.  An especially harsh winter with numerous snowstorms only exacerbated these pre-existing challenges, resulting in frequent terminal closings and slowed operations.   To keep customers...
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