3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio
It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace. » Read More
Global Forwarding, Logistics, Supply Chain
It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.
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3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio
Long destructive events—whether they’re caused by humans or nature—are hard to predict and even harder to plan for.
Every few years, California gets pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides. The cause? El Niño. In 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicted that year’s El Niño to be among the strongest on record. The climate pattern has impact on the entire North American continent—but nowhere is it more apparent than California. » Read More
Freight Services, Global Transportation, Logistics, Over the Road, Supply Chain
Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain
What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? You guessed it: Cost. Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. » Read More
Freight Services, Global Transportation, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting
In January 2013, World Trade 100 asked website visitors “Why are you switching between transportation modes?” 41% of visitors answered they use more air in order to keep their inventories lean, the primary motivation behind this is to reduce spend. As a lean inventory means reduced inventory carry costs and avoiding excess inventory, it does produce results; but approaching your air freight incorrectly may diminish or even cancel out those savings. » Read More
Freight Services, Global Transportation, Supply Chain