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NEWS

26 Feb
Crocs: Redundancy in ocean freight contracts takes priority over cost
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The footwear brand’s logistics director said a turbulent market with high consumer demand proves container shipping is a commodity, not a service.
26 Feb
Cold storage construction heats up amid pandemic
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
Supply chain disruption, new competition and the need for specialty subcontractors are some of the challenges cold storage contractors face, but they aren’t slowing them d...
25 Feb
Kohl’s investor group proposes sourcing, inventory changes to win back margins
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The group said the retailer is overpaying for purchases in a sourcing agreement it has with a third-party agent, which accounts for 20% of its total purchases. 
25 Feb
5 questions to answer when designing a responsible-sourcing strategy
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
Procurement leaders are tasked with identifying and correcting practices that are not sustainable. But they also must also go a step further.  
25 Feb
Winter storms squeeze capacity, drive spot rates up 20 cents
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
Long-haul deliveries and outbound volumes dropped in Texas markets, but analysts said effects may be just a “blip” on the long-term freight market radar.
24 Feb
Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems consolidates warehouse space with digital logistics center
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The new Global Digital Logistics Center brings what was 500,000 square feet of warehouse space into a seven-story, 150,000-square-foot facility.
23 Feb
Packaging manufacturers compete for raw materials as takeout shakes up foodservice
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
One company has seen its lead times double for the materials it needs to make packaging.
23 Feb
Why the automotive supply chain is in a semiconductor jam
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
A shortage with no quick fix is shutting down production lines around the world, and capacity constraints at tier 3 put auto’s lean operations into question.
23 Feb
No rate relief in sight for ocean shippers as Lunar New Year passes
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
If consumer spending doesn’t fall off during 2021, then the ocean shipping industry could be in for a busy and record-breaking year, one analyst predicted.
23 Feb
La-Z-Boy ramps production to shorten up to 9-month lead times
Category: Air Freight, Contract Logistics, ...
The furniture company reported order backlogs and a “long tail” of production and deliveries.