Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations


You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza.

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain


Air export cargo to China is critically impacted due to the cancellation of many commercial airlines flying in and out of the country. but to Africa and India / Pakistan trades due to reduced demand at origin and to avoid extra operating costs. Carriers are actively monitoring the port situation and assessing the need for potential network adjustments for short-term changes in demand out of China or the inability to offload cargo for imports into China.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: Opened on July 1st, the new distribution center in JAFZA serves a region encompassing a 2000-mile radius around Dubai, including countries in the midst of building their technology and communication infrastructures such as Pakistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics.