There is no clear sign when the global supply chain crisis will end. It began during the COVID-19 pandemic, worsened with the surge in demand that followed the lifting of national lockdowns around the world, and further deepened amid recent global events.
Travis Perkins plc is investing in a new fleet of 26-tonne trucks, designed to support the Group’s ambitious carbon reduction target and maximise the safety and efficiency of its transport operations. They will operate in a mix of Travis Perkins and Keyline Civils Specialist liveries, providing building materials to construction customers nationwide.
Forecasting demand for soft goods can be difficult because demand changes due to fashion trends, weather patterns, and other factors. But artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are changing the way soft goods manufacturers and retailers manage their supply chains.
Complexities and constantly changing demands impact last-mile delivery. Since the pandemic, consumer demand and e-commerce volumes have surged, as delivery windows have shrunk. Businesses can address the challenges of the last mile with technology, along with these directives.
From devices that detect unsafe postures to an exosuit that assists with lifing tasks, these wearables and hands-free solutions increase safety and productivity in warehouses.
Transloading can boost productivity and keep the supply chain moving. Engaging a partner like Taylored Services that fully understands this process is a necessity in today's global market.
We’re already seeing the effects of rising gas prices, making it tougher to navigate today’s biggest supply chain challenges.
Supply chains are increasingly expensive. From raw materials to transportation, the price of just about everything is going up. In March, the cost of crude oil spiked above $100 per barrel for the first time since 2014.
Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG) which specialises in the fashion retail logistics sector and counts ASOS, Next and Asda among its customers, has chosen the Renault T Evolution model due to its environmental benefits and interior improvements.
Durban - The looting and torching of trucks, hijackings and steep fuel prices are among the pressures facing the country’s freight industry.
The talking point that states the trucking industry is facing a driver shortage to explain the state of supply chain is a lie. Don't fall for it. There has been a "shortage" of drivers for well over 20 years so be sure you are getting honest answers when digging into your supply chain issues.
A transportation management system (TMS)—a logistics platform that leverages technology to help businesses plan, manage, and optimize the physical movement of inbound and outbound goods—can help companies navigate uncertain business conditions and boost performance.
Even before the pandemic shined a light on how fragile our supply chain is, the industry has grappled with attracting and retaining talent to meet demand.
With many roles in the field needing to be filled—for example, employment of logisticians alone has been projected to grow 30% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—managers must be prepared to not only better attract talent, but also to invest in existing employees to retain them for the long term.
All signs indicate that 2022 will be the year of capacity—not just for air, ocean, ground, and final-mile parcel, but also in terms of labor and the customer experience, SEKO executives stressed in a media call discussing Chinese New Year's impact on the supply chain.