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The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

If there was to be a new shooting war in the near future of one scale or another, would your supply chain be able to cope? When many people conjure up visions of a Pacific island they often think about islands such as Tahiti or Fiji or perhaps Gilligan’s Island. But when it comes down to global supply chains it’s […]

Global supply chain news update – Migration of sea-freight from West Coast Ports to East Coast set to increase

Global supply chain news update – Migration of sea-freight from West Coast Ports to East Coast set to increase

Although the fiasco of the West Coast container debacle is now dimming to become naught more than a recent memory, the damage as far as West Coast Ports are concerned has been done. The latest global supply chain news is that more and more ocean container loads are being rerouted to East Coast Ports and the consensus is that this […]

by · July 16, 2015 · Global Supply Chain
The challenges that retailers face leading up to Christmas 2014 – Part 1

The challenges that retailers face leading up to Christmas 2014 – Part 1

Christmas is traditionally a time when the consumer market usually explodes. But with family budgets being tighter than ever this year amidst the spiraling costs of living, retailers face bigger challenges than ever to compete for a share of the Christmas shopper’s purse. The first of two reports – Conventional High Street shopping This is the first of two special […]

by · December 11, 2014 · Distribution, Procurement, Supply Chain