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Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map

Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map

Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson collaborated to examine how the Panama Canal Expansion in 2016 will impact logistics. Read the conclusions:

  • The expansion could shift 10% of container traffic between East Asia and the U.S. from West Coast ports to East Coast ports
  • The battleground on which U.S. ports compete for customers will move several hundred miles west, to a region that accounts for more than 15% of GDP
  • Shippers and carriers will have to adapt their strategies and operations as logistics grows more complex

Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson collaborated to examine how the Panama Canal Expansion in 2016 will impact logistics. Read the conclusions:

  • The expansion could shift 10% of container traffic between East Asia and the U.S. from West Coast ports to East Coast ports
  • The battleground on which U.S. ports compete for customers will move several hundred miles west, to a region that accounts for more than 15% of GDP
  • Shippers and carriers will have to adapt their strategies and operations as logistics grows more complex

How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This white paper can help companies decide by exploring:

  • Misperceptions about the realities of outsourcing
  • How to set reasonable expectations for what outsourcing can contribute to your organisation
  • How much of a role you will need to play to achieve the successful business outcomes you seek

Global vendor management programs offer better control of freight for companies with multiple suppliers and consignees worldwide. Discover how these programs drive efficiencies and savings:

  • What global vendor management is and how companies use it to their advantage
  • How typical global vendor management programs work
  • How companies use vendor assembly and merge in transit programs to improve freight control and achieve savings

Food and beverage companies that employ best practices in perfect order fill find opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction. Find out how fulfilling the perfect order helps companies:

  • Maximise productivity and profits
  • Protect brand equity
  • Improve customer satisfaction and competitiveness

Globalization puts forward opportunities to companies of any size who can effectively provide or source products and services in dynamic markets. Review our white paper and learn:

  • How to gain a competitive advantage through global transportation logistics
  • Factors that influence international shipments
  • Five characteristics of a global TMS and why companies worldwide should consider TMS technology

Learn how you can apply outbound process improvements to inbound transportation to:

  • Reduce costs
  • Improve service and performance
  • Identify deeper supply chain savings

Put these eight best practices to use in your company to capture savings and performance improvements. These practices include:

  • Developing a prioritized ROI strategy
  • Centralizing procurement, core transport processes and network design
  • Creating disciplined performance management routines for suppliers, carriers, and customers

Choose the right outsource relationship for your company by discovering:

  • What to look for in a provider of outsourcing services
  • How to implement a successful program
  • How to ensure ongoing success for your outsourcing solution

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