Commentary

Commentary

Working with a third-party purchase order management solutions provider can give shippers the volume to secure the rates and capacity they need, as well as added flexibility and efficiency in their supply chains when combined with transportation, logistics, warehousing, consolidation, and customs services.
The Port Commission of Port Houston opposed a law signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbot that restricts the size of vessels transiting the Houston Ship Channel, but port authorities say they will move on to deal with other challenges, notably a project to widen and deepen the key waterway.
A combination of rising fuel costs and softening demand combine to create an environment of great unknowns and challenges for container carriers and their shipper customers.
Under the Uniform Commercial Code, a carrier has a lien on the freight charges owed by a shipper on a given shipment, but that lien doesn’t extend to any other money the shipper may or may not owe the carrier, including unpaid freight charges or other shipments.
A household goods mover will pay a portion of the purchase price of a damaged credenza, but not for repairs exceeding the cost of the item. The shipper wants to be made “whole.”
After one carrier used by a shipper was acquired by another, a tariff deal seems to have gone awry. What can this shipper do to prevent further balance-due demands?
The 448-page Mueller Report is a reminder that information technology is critically important to supply chain security.
Better connectivity through improved infrastructure and technology has not only opened large markets in Asia, it has has also changed the manner and mix of freight.
As global supply chains continue to expand and regulations become more complex, the key to surviving — and perhaps even thriving — is building a highly collaborative work team that is driven to cultivate resilience.
Like a perfect storm, disruptive technologies are emerging together at the perfect time.
It’s vital that everyone in the supply chain understand their role in reducing the risks.
In the wake of a damage claim, a carrier’s insurance adjuster states the claim should be revised for the damaged product at production cost instead of the full invoice amount.
Predictive analytics finds matches in past patterns to anticipate emergent event impacts on the downstream supply chain.
With official withdrawal postponed to Oct. 31, Halloween will be particularly frightful this year for UK businesses unprepared for the inevitable disruption to supply chains from the country’s exit from the European Union.