Why skippers aren’t scuppered

Why skippers aren’t scuppered

Supply chains are adapting, not failing Much of the time most people do not think about the complex choreography that makes modern shopping possible. You just click and wait—and not too long, mind—for a package or three to arrive on your doorstep. Over the past few months, however, the world’s supply chains have elbowed their…

A perfect storm for container shipping

A perfect storm for container shipping

Will prolonged disruptions shift the pattern of trade? A giant ship wedged across the Suez canal, record-breaking shipping rates, armadas of vessels waiting outside ports, covid-induced shutdowns: container shipping has rarely been as dramatic as it has in 2021. The average cost of shipping a standard large container (a 40-foot-equivalent unit, or feu) has surpassed $10,000, some…

The World Economy’s Supply Chain Problem Keeps Getting Worse

The World Economy’s Supply Chain Problem Keeps Getting Worse

A supply chain crunch that was meant to be temporary now looks like it will last well into next year as the surging delta variant upends factory production in Asia and disrupts shipping, posing more shocks to the world economy. Manufacturers reeling from shortages of key components and higher raw material and energy costs are…

The Challenge of Rebuilding U.S. Domestic Supply Chains

The Challenge of Rebuilding U.S. Domestic Supply Chains

Summery: Massachusetts-based Shawmut scrambled to expand production to meet the soaring demand for N95 masks and hospital gowns during the pandemic. Its experiences illustrates a crucial point that policymakers should take to heart: Once a country loses its industrial commons points — the capabilities needed to support the development and production of many goods — restoring…

5 Challenges to Expanding into Europe with Joseph Paris

5 Challenges to Expanding into Europe with Joseph Paris

From the “Logistics of Logistics” podcast; June 4th, 2020 Joseph Paris and Joe Lynch discuss 5 challenges to expanding into Europe. As an American entrepreneur and recognized expert in operational excellence living in Germany, Joe Paris has unique, first-hand insights into the challenges facing American companies expanding into Europe. Key Takeaways – 5 Challenges to Expanding into Europe…

Event, Feb 25, 2021: Logistics M&A Outlook; Will Corporations Still Ride the Bull Market?

Event, Feb 25, 2021: Logistics M&A Outlook; Will Corporations Still Ride the Bull Market?

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management M&A activity in the transportation and logistics sector was booming in 2020. Will the trend continue in 2021? Join a panel of industry insiders as they reflect on last year’s exceptional deal flow and discuss expectations for the year ahead. Topics include:• What were the key drivers of acquisition…