Old Processes Impede New Inventory Strategies

Few businesses use new technologies to tackle supply chain issues caused by the pandemic due to tighter costs and dependence on legacy work processes, says a recent survey from intelligence platform Verusen. This results in lost revenue and increased inventory costs. Global supply chain executives responding to the survey cite poor data quality, siloed materials […]

Cultivating Supply Chain Talent

2021 was notable for labor challenges and shifts in thinking about employee engagement. Here’s how to attract supply chain talent and increase job satisfaction. Trident Transport knows the value of employee engagement. The Chattanooga, Tennessee-based freight broker provides extensive employee training peppered between fun company events and community outreach. From intramural team sports and costume […]

Shanghai retains crown as the world’s busiest container port

Container volume at Shanghai port in 2021 ranked number one globally for the 12 consecutive years amid the Covid-19 outbreak. The port posted a container volume of over 47m teu in 2021, including 32m teu for international trading, an increase of around 3% year-on-year, and 6.3m teu for domestic market, an increase of around 2.3%. […]

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Chartered ships emerged in 2021 as a way to get around congestion

Home Depot, Costco and Walmart were among the businesses which leased ships to take control of their supply chains. Shippers looking to ensure goods arrived on time in 2021 faced an array of challenges this year. Ports were congested, ocean freight rates had skyrocketed, and shipping lines’ schedule reliability was near rock-bottom. As a result, […]