Weekly meal planning is a recurring event in our household. Although this activity is not particularly exciting, every Saturday my wife and I sit down to plan out our family meals. This process helps us avoid the mid-week supermarket scramble, as well as sidestep overspending on items we don’t actually need. Sound familiar? Supply chain [...]
From small businesses to large corporations, many are navigating the complex world of importing personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees, family members, and customers as businesses reopen across the globe.
As COVID-19 spread across the globe, hundreds of companies, including many of our customers, had to rework supply chains and shift their focus to the urgent need of expediting personal protective equipment (PPE), hospital equipment, and other medical supplies.
I am always optimistic about what we can accomplish when we come together. But with many states facing a devastating economic crisis, including predicted revenue shortfalls of 15-20% on top of already battered budgets, it’s clear that even more collaborative action than ever before from the public and private sectors is needed to get us [...]
Logistics has always been the backbone that silently keeps the world moving but, in this time of uncertainty, its importance has been magnified. COVID-19 has caused disruption globally to all business, in one way or another, and navigating this unprecedented time has highlighted many challenges.
As governments and healthcare agencies around the world work to stop the spread of the coronavirus, importers and exporters across 164 countries are struggling to manage the pandemic’s growing impact on their supply chains.
Using technology to drive strategy and improve performance—and ultimately create financial value—is top of mind for shippers today managing complex global supply chains. A key component of this technology trend is the need for a supply chain visibility platform.
Omnichannel business models often lead to more complicated global supply chains. With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company.
International Commercial Terms, commonly known as Incoterms®, standardize the responsibilities of the buyer and seller in an international transaction and are now used more frequently in domestic transactions in the United States. Incoterms® are used to allocate transport costs, show where risk passes from a seller to a buyer, as well as clearly define the [...]
Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. And that means looking at ongoing trends and changing regulations. One thing’s for sure, freight forwarding never has a dull moment.