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!
July 23, 2021

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The Friday Five: Welcome to perpetual peak season—better buckle up!

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!
July 23, 2021
The Friday Five: Adding the human element to digital supply chains

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.
July 16, 2021
The Friday Five: Ever Given on the move has me singing Etta James

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!
July 09, 2021
The Friday Five: A hot take on logistics from Alexander the Great

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.
July 02, 2021
The Friday Five: Global supply chain chaos means $11 billion is still a rough day at the office

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!
June 25, 2021
The Friday Five: Investing in the e-commerce era

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!
June 11, 2021
The Friday Five: There’s more than one way to disrupt a supply chain

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!
June 04, 2021
The Friday Five: Lions, Tigers, and Acquisitions, Oh My!

The Friday Five: Lions, Tigers, and Acquisitions, Oh My!

A new wave of acquisitions kicked off this week with Danish logistic provider DSV acquiring Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) making them one of the largest 3PLs in the world. A deeper dive into the acquisitions, the economic impact of deepening ports and the role of technology in supply chain transformation all in this week’s Friday Five!
May 28, 2021
The Friday Five: Is OTIF a myth?

The Friday Five: Is OTIF a myth?

Prolonged transit times and climbing rates have many beginning to wonder if on-time, in full shipments are a relic of the pre-COVID days. A look at this “never normal” era including pallet shortages and a soon-to-be wider Suez Canal in this week’s Friday Five!
May 21, 2021