Executive Briefings

No Matter the Season, Weather Can Disrupt Your Supply Chain. Are You Prepared?

While this past winter was fairly mild compared to the winter of 2015 - which began with New York officials shutting down a 132-mile stretch of the New York Thruway due to freezing and snow falling as fast as six inches an hour - supply chain managers still need to be prepared to handle extreme weather.

No Matter the Season, Weather Can Disrupt Your Supply Chain. Are You Prepared?

No matter what time of year, there is always the potential for weather to wreak havoc on shipment plans. In fact, this year's warmer winter weather meant heavier rainfalls and higher wind speeds, which caused power and internet outages, trees and branches falling and blocking roadways, and higher seas and turbulent waters.

This has the potential to impact all modes of transportation, but businesses still need to get their shipments to where they are going. There are a number of steps logistics managers can take to make it through any season of extreme weather.

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No matter what time of year, there is always the potential for weather to wreak havoc on shipment plans. In fact, this year's warmer winter weather meant heavier rainfalls and higher wind speeds, which caused power and internet outages, trees and branches falling and blocking roadways, and higher seas and turbulent waters.

This has the potential to impact all modes of transportation, but businesses still need to get their shipments to where they are going. There are a number of steps logistics managers can take to make it through any season of extreme weather.

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No Matter the Season, Weather Can Disrupt Your Supply Chain. Are You Prepared?