Challenge: A global consumer electronics company asked its transportation department to evaluate — and potentially take over — its outsourced operations. The company’s logistics provider had grown complacent, as outdated agreement terms failed to include performance incentives.
Challenge: In order to meet demands for distribution and service, motor carriers representing beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) required increased visibility into container availability at marine terminals.
Logistics planners need to know what’s going on in their network, from the current degree of service to costs and performance demands. A simple Microsoft Excel-based tool can help keep everything in view.
Protests against a natural gas pipeline are crippling Canada’s railways — key economic arteries in the sprawling, trade-dependent nation — and prompting cries of “insanity” and “ecoterrorism” from business leaders.
Importers and domestic manufacturers who sell goods to retailers face an increasingly complex landscape of consumer demands and brand positioning, as the balance between e-commerce and brick-and-mortar sales continues to shift.
In the battle to make their product more attractive to consumers, packaging is a crucial element. Many turn to third-party packaging and co-packing service providers to gain the edge.