The increase in shale gas extraction projects is triggering spectacular growth in North American drilling projects. But with this growth comes transportation challenges, as suppliers of pipe, chemicals, drilling equipment, and other materials must get products to and from an expanding number of energy sites, many in remote locations.
Where should supply chain optimization begin? In this white paper, you'll discover ten ways to obtain greater transportation savings and which tasks are easiest to do for the fastest ROI.
Posted on 02/23 at 12:02 PM
Thanks to wireless technology, Mobile Powered Workstations (MPWs) are opening up new frontiers of efficiency and productivity. These workstations with integrated power supplies can maneuver computers, printers, scales, barcode scanners, etc., to wherever they are needed.
Managing international freight shipping operations presents a set of challenges that potentially expose shippers to risky and costly misfortunes.
Manufacturers can spend 50% or more of revenue on purchasing parts. So, it is not surprising that sourcing from low cost countries to improve competitiveness has been such an important business strategy in the past ten years.
US corporations import nearly $2 trillion worth of products from more than 150 countries, a number that is expected to triple by 2015, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The drive to capture the business benefits of low cost country sourcing has far out-paced the processes and systems needed to efficiently manage the global supply chain. A recent survey by Aberdeen identified that higher than expected transportation expenses was the primary factor in landed cost budget variances.
Whether you’re shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit – from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. Getting it right is essential: timely delivery impacts production south of the border. To help, we’ve put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.
In today’s world of fluctuating order volumes, rising transportation costs and declining capacity, it’s critical for shippers and carriers to take a true partnership approach.
These regulatory initiatives have added to the ever-expanding list of labor-related challenges that involve cutting costs while still looking to improve operational efficiencies.
Posted on 12/02 at 04:02 PM
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