The Friday Five: Welcome to perpetual peak season—better buckle up!
The past 18 months have illustrated that ocean freight will continue to be unpredictable, but there is hope. More on emerging priorities for shippers and LSPs, supply chain diversity, Uber Freight's surprise acquisition, and more in this week’s Friday Five!
The Friday Five: Adding the human element to digital supply chains
Digital supply chains create a lot of data. Big, messy data. And technology alone can't solve the problem. Logistics orchestration requires a human touch.
The Friday Five: Ever Given on the move has me singing Etta James
When Etta James penned “At Last,” I bet she didn’t think it would be tied to the freeing of a 20,000 TEU ship. Yet, here we are. Finally, the Ever Given has been cleared to continue to its next port of call after an undisclosed settlement between the Suez Canal Authority and ship owners and insurers. Learn more about the Ever Given, DHL Express new investments, Trans-Pacific capacity, Biden Administration issuing executive orders and shipping challenges for perishable food importers in today’s Friday Five!
The Friday Five: A hot take on logistics from Alexander the Great
Logisticians have long paid the price when things don't go as planned. Hopefully not as dire as in Alexander the Great’s days, but times are tough for LSPs and they don’t seem to be letting up.
Outdated booking and allocation processes are slowing down the supply chain
Are you addressing the symptom or the disease behind global freight congestion? A look at how outdated processes like booking and allocation hurt LSPs.
The Friday Five: Global supply chain chaos means $11 billion is still a rough day at the office
Amazon Prime Day took center stage this week, illustrating how the continued chaos in ocean freight is slowing down global supply chains. A deeper dive into Amazon’s Prime Day, Elon Musk, DP World and Virgin Hyperloop interest in container transport, and other news that is impacting global trade in this week's Friday Five!
Leveraging orchestration to overcome global logistics inefficiencies
Global logistics has inherent challenges. Tapping into the hidden potential of your people and data can unlock the ability for logistics orchestration.
The Friday Five: Investing in the e-commerce era
E-commerce growth may have leveled off in recent months, but many are betting these new shopping habits are here to stay. And they’re putting money on it by investing in new distribution centers and technology. Modal trade-offs, autonomous trucks, and new supply chain regulations round out this week’s Friday Five!
The Friday Five: There’s more than one way to disrupt a supply chain
Even when things are looking up for manufacturers, issues with suppliers and logistics are holding them back. And just in case you thought it was all related to COVID-19, we’ve found a number of ways to stop up supply chains in this week’s Friday Five!