Debt: A Rising Risk in Your Supply Chain
Supply chain managers face many types of risk on a daily basis—cargo theft, natural disasters, long lead times, and unpredictable demand. But none is currently at an inflection point quite like debt.
Supply Chain Commentary: What Shippers Need to Know About Market Tightness
With the pre-holiday freight push starting earlier than usual, trepidation remaining about the implications of the ELD mandate, and rates at multi-year highs, now is the time for shippers to take a strategic approach to control costs and service issues.
Survey: Customers Place a High Priority on On-Time Holiday Shipping
27 percent of U.S. customers would rather get a root canal than have personal holiday shipments come late, according to a DHL holiday customer survey that reveals on-time shipments are a high priority.
Dos and Don’ts for Storing Temperature Sensitive Medicines
The UK Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Agency identified crucial mistakes in how wholesalers source and handle freezers and fridges used to store medicines.
Is Supply Chain Planning Right for the Cloud?
Cloud-based deployments can remove IT obstacles and accelerate the launch of supply chain initiatives. However, are the advantages of cloud deployments for supply chain solutions real and worthwhile?
Panama Canal Expansion Hits the Big Time
Panama Canal welcomes largest capacity container vessel to date through expanded locks.
Facts About Friction
Clunky payment processes cause supply chain friction. Find out how to achieve a frictionless process.
Supply Chain Commentary: Out Darn Spot! Out, I Say!
Should companies use the spot market less? Capacity is getting tighter across the board. Some carriers may not be willing to commit capacity in lanes they were previously happy to do so. What's a shipper to do?
Urban Logistics: You Can't Fight City Haul
The impact of urbanization on business growth and sustainability concerns nearly all companies surveyed in a new report. However, only 47 percent feel prepared to address the associated business challenges.
From revealing why shippers are taking a fresh look at intermodal transportation and what impact ocean alliances are having on freight and contracts, this issue focuses on top-of-mind supply chain and transportation concerns. Including a guide on how to keep your cargo safe from theft, and a rundown of the three ocean alliances, this issue puts shippers on the right track. Also: Cargo Security: The Art of the Steal.
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