Rail transport existed long before any other method of transportation. It preceded highways and flight and opened up trade routes before America even had 50 states. Sadly, today, rail transport is in trouble. The industry has faced ups and downs over the years; but since the beginning of 2019, the trend has been all downward. The once dominant rail transport was a focus of industry, but its recent catastrophic declines are barely making headlines. Why is no one talking about the state of rail transport?
Supply chain logistics have come a long way in a short time and it appears there’s even more change on the horizon. Supply chains are seeing an influx of technologies, customer demands, and geopolitical headwinds — all keeping pace with an increasingly globalized society of consumers. The industry faces many headwinds, [...]
So many schools of thought and different philosophies exist for supply chain management, that it is difficult to find one that is universally applicable. Often, a combination of two or more modalities is the best approach for shippers. This is the basis for a bimodal supply chain strategy: a modern supply [...]
Are you able to see every part of your supply chain clearly? Do you have control over its various facets of operation? Is your supply chain agile and flexible? These might seem like logistical problems, but they actually have more to do with visibility. The better your supply chain visibility, the [...]
Across the retail industry, eCommerce is continuing to expand and dominate a wider range of markets. In fact, data indicates as much as 51% of Americans prefer shopping online as opposed to visiting brick-and-mortar stores. This is leading to physical retail stores shuttering their doors and moving the bulk of their [...]