Shippers can take several steps to rein in airfreight costs. These include checking that it’s truly necessary, combining air with other modes of transportation, incorporating air into their ongoing logistics planning, and developing strong relationships with freight forwarders.
Internal audits are the cornerstone of your compliance program. Monitoring your performance, and that of your customs broker, is the only way to determine if the policies and procedures you’ve put in place are effective.
The nation’s ports are testing technologies and investing in infrastructure improvements to adapt to a world where the ultimate consumer increasingly embraces Amazon-like expectations.
Here are the main factors impacting the current freight market and strategies for driving overall cost savings during this historic time.
What shippers can do to understand the proposed tariffs on imports from China.
Supply chain managers can maximize their value by upgrading their competencies and business acumen.
As e-commerce continues to grow, footwear brands and retailers benefit from continually increasing sales. The challenge for e-tailers is to be profitable while dealing with fickle consumer tastes and product seasonality, a high return rate and large number of SKUs, and packaging that’s larger and bulkier than its parent category, apparel.
While many challenges arise from an omnichannel retail strategy, supply chain professionals must rise to the occasion and stay ahead of these changes.