East and Gulf Coast ports are now experiencing bigger bottlenecks than their West Coast counterparts as importers divert shipment to avoid potential shutdowns during dockworker union negotiations.
As of last Friday, 125 container ships were waiting off shore around North America. 64% of traffic is now waiting off the East and Gulf Port coasts. Full Story: Freight Waves (7/8).
Melody Wilding reminds us that during these times of stressful times, that preparation still is key. In today's environment, her three key steps helps us to be better prepare.
She provides additional questions to respond to the unexpected.
Full story: Forbes (Women) (7/01)
Building Trusting Relationships is the beginning to tomorrow. We need to reevaluate our relationships from supplier to customer. Kate shares her lessons to getting to "... encourage mutual relationship...".
Now is the time to stop reacting and getting more strategic. Purchasing and Supply professionals need to position our supply base, like our customers. Everyone needs to have a seat at the table, to grow in tomorrow's environment.
Full story: Procurious (6/20)