Filed in Supply Chain
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Air Cargo 2015 – the annual industry event staged in New Orleans next month – promises to yield a great deal of exclusive market intelligence, says Brandon Fried Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association.
Friday, January 30, 2015
The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.
Monday, December 29, 2014
A new study from UT’s Global Supply Chain institute suggests that there may be a profound reversal of outsourcing trends in the coming years as U.S. companies test the local waters.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Join Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director and industry experts from LeanLogistics as they discuss the critical role of visibility to dynamic supply chains. They'll share case study examples highlighting the challenges, solutions, and results that transportation professionals in all roles can learn from.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
DHL has released the third edition of its Global Connectedness Index (GCI), a detailed analysis of the state of globalization around the world.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Supply chain security provider Freightwatch International has released its semi-annual report on cargo theft in the Asia Pacific region for the first half of 2014, which contains some heartening news for U.S. shippers reliant on trucking, warehousing and retail.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Consumer preferences suggest businesses should reconsider chasing the Amazon model.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
While many shippers are concerned about the progress (or lack thereof) in West Coast labor relationships, ocean carriers serving the trade have expressed optimism by announcing a proposed rate hike.