Linking the Olympic supply chain

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    Linking the Olympic supply chain - Bangkok Post

    Centralised logistics: A dedicated Olympics Logistics Centre (OLC) was established in Beijing in March last year to handle the vast array of materials and equipment required. The centre is responsible for the 37 main Olympic venues, 15 non-competition venues and 72 independent training venues. It is operated and managed by US-based United Parcel Service.

    Expectations of champions: According to UPS, the largest delivery was a 58.75-cubic-metre keel block, and the longest were 10.9-metre canoes and kayaks. A special delivery of unusual size was an 8.8-cubic-metre trampoline, while the smallest included Olympics commemorative badges and USB flash drives. Special dirt has even been imported for the American softball team to help its pitchers feel more at home.