The Friday Five: Ocean shipping just got easier for LSPs
LSPs have a new way to manage ocean cargo chaos, colleges are rethinking supply chain lesson plans, IKEA takes ocean shipping in its own hands, and Portland may stop being weird.
September 10, 2021

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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
The Friday Five: How tariffs, technology and resources are changing the logistics industry

The Friday Five: How tariffs, technology and resources are changing the logistics industry

Even though we’re witnessing historic demand for Asian exports, it appears that the recent U.S.-China trade war has started to reshape global sourcing and logistics. And we’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to container pricing and capacity constraints.
May 14, 2021
The Friday Five: Summertime, and the shipping ain’t easy

The Friday Five: Summertime, and the shipping ain’t easy

There’s no rest for global logistics this summer as all projections point to continued headaches with the price and availability of freight. We dive deeper and explore how outside effects continue to push LSPs to adapt in this Friday Five.
May 07, 2021
The Friday Five: Happy Birthday, Container Shipping!

The Friday Five: Happy Birthday, Container Shipping!

Containerization turns 65, DSV acquires GIL from Agility, 2021’s top IT Logistics Providers are announced, and Matt Gunn talks digital transformation with Supply Chain Digital
April 30, 2021