Automakers are investing billions of dollars to bring new electric vehicles to consumers in the U.S. and other global markets, but their success hinges on securing the most critical and expensive component: the battery.
Michael Sandonato, partner in the law firm of Venable LLP, describes a bill in the House of Representatives to prevent patent trolls from using the International Trade Commission to extort royalty payments.
Challenge: A U.S. multinational had 14 manufacturing sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Each site booked transportation using a carrier-specific terminal and website, which resulted in a multitude of site-specific and carrier-specific shipping systems. Consequently, the company lacked centralized visibility for shipment movements and transportation spend.
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