- Participating in the Pink October global breast cancer initiative, Bolloré Transport & Logistics provided free screenings to employees in Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, and Italy at partner health centers or in their workplace. The company is also working with Florida Mobile Mammography to offer 3D mammograms to employees.
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has released its data for global air freight markets showing that full-year demand for global air cargo increased by 6.9% in 2021, compared to 2019 (pre-covid levels) and 18.7% compared to 2020 following a strong performance in December 2021.
The talent market has been severely disrupted, and manufacturers are not immune from the impact of the worker shortage that shows little to no sign of ceasing.
BREA Wine Company runs on a lean staff—just one full-time employee. Yet since its launch in 2013, sales at the Berkeley, California-based company have grown by a factor of more than 13. The company's founders, Tim Elenteny and Chris Brockway, both are employed full-time elsewhere. Elenteny is co-founder of Elenteny Imports, headquartered in New York; Brockway owns Broc Cellars, a winery based in Berkeley, California.
E-bikes are manufactured across Asia—the frames in China and other crucial parts in Japan—while assembly takes place in Taiwan. When the coronavirus first hit Asia, production lines ceased operations.
Experts offer tips and advice for riding out the turbulent airfreight market.
Capacity remains tight, driving rates higher and extending the current fragility in many supply chains. Airports that have implemented zero-COVID strategies—which make sense from a public health perspective—may also be just one infected individual away from having to shut down.
Several global freight brokers expanded their private air networks in January to guarantee reliable transport for customers in response to high import/export demand, tight aircraft supply and severe ocean shipping delays.
- TMS provider Axele upgraded its software to include new factoring and loadboard integrations and new dispatch and settlement features. The latest upgrades enable the software to optimize driver schedules with the most profitable loads.
Sustainability is more important than ever as fashion supply chains become more environmentally conscious, says a report from intelligence platform Edited. The biggest shift has been the number of products labeled "recycled" or "containing recycled materials" (see chart), which now account for 51% of sustainable products versus 29% in 2019. Highlights from the report reveal:
Few businesses use new technologies to tackle supply chain issues caused by the pandemic due to tighter costs and dependence on legacy work processes, says a recent survey from intelligence platform Verusen. This results in lost revenue and increased inventory costs.
A never-ending game of whack-a-mole.
—Brian Higgins Principal, Supply Chain & Operations LeaderKPMG
Transportation has often been considered a commodity. Equipment, fuel, software, and wages are all very similar from a cost perspective. A 3PL's culture can be a competitive advantage.
Uniserve is the fastest-growing logistics service provider in the UK, according to data analysed by Logistics Manager magazine over the past few months.
Royal Mail and Ford have partnered to introduce more sustainable deliveries and have conducted successful trials in Manchester.