Executive Briefings

It's Important to Recognize Magnitude of Coming Congestion Crisis - and Its Impact on the Supply Chain

Longer commute times are just one sign that congestion is creeping into our lives, and clogging the supply chain.

Highways and bridges are in desperate need of repair, making travel slower - and more dangerous. Our overburdened air-traffic-control system struggles to deal with increasingly crowded skies. Port congestion is a growing problem, exacerbated by the new super-size container ships that take far longer to unload than older, smaller ships. "Expect delays" has become the recurring theme of our transportation system.

With growing congestion a global megatrend, companies have a choice. Either accept it (and its higher costs and lower profits) or take control of your fate with strategic, game-changing actions that cut time and costs from the supply chain.

First, it's important to understand the magnitude of the coming congestion crisis and its underlying drivers.

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Highways and bridges are in desperate need of repair, making travel slower - and more dangerous. Our overburdened air-traffic-control system struggles to deal with increasingly crowded skies. Port congestion is a growing problem, exacerbated by the new super-size container ships that take far longer to unload than older, smaller ships. "Expect delays" has become the recurring theme of our transportation system.

With growing congestion a global megatrend, companies have a choice. Either accept it (and its higher costs and lower profits) or take control of your fate with strategic, game-changing actions that cut time and costs from the supply chain.

First, it's important to understand the magnitude of the coming congestion crisis and its underlying drivers.

Read Full Article