This past year, Supply Chain Link shared insight to news and popular topics throughout the logistics and supply chain industry. From regulations like Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to topics like urbanization and network strategy, Supply Chain Link shared insights into the state of the supply chain industry. Below are our most popular posts of 2016.
Global shipping can be complex. With multiple regulations, languages, documents, customs, and currency, navigating the international supply chain market has its challenges. However, communication is key and knowing the right terminology can help navigate the process. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) developed Incoterms to help define the international shipping process.
There are multiple factors that determine an optimal distribution center location. Proximity to ports, infrastructure, and labor are usually evaluated to determine opportunities in an area. See which locations in North America have become popular distribution hubs.
Uber has taken the world by storm and has inspired many industries to take on a similar on-demand model. The uberization of transportation has many logistics professionals re-evaluate how they ship their freight. However, uberization within logistics may fall short on a larger scale.
By December 2017, trucks and drivers who meet a certain criteria are expected to utilize electronic logging devices (ELD) and have them installed in their equipment. The ELD implementation will have an impact on the industry as a whole, but will change the way drivers fulfill their daily tasks.
The aerospace and defense industry has an ever-evolving supply chain made up of countless materials, cutting edge technology, and high security. Find out what factors have an impact on equipment hitting the runway.