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Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

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The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. K” Line, MOL, and NYK are the three Japanese ship lines that are consolidating.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

Steve described his experience this afternoon over pizza and sodas in Detroit. But I was able to map out the value chain back to petrochemicals, and was able to estimate weights which were then pushed back onto part numbers. They would bid and source only part at a time!

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

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These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. As described in my previous blog post , the enlarged Panama Canal can handle container ships up to 13,000 TEUs in size.