Necessity is the Mother of Collaboration

The cacophony always gets louder when supplies are disrupted: Supply chain partners must collaborate! Yet the “importance” (i.e., order volume) of a supplier or customer often dictates the allocation of constrained resources. Still, necessity is pushing the supply chain toward better collaboration, said Alex Saric, CMO of Ivalua, developer of spend-management platforms. The call for…

Air & Sea Shipments Cost More; Port Delays Remain

As the Christmas holiday approaches, consumer awareness of the supply chain has heightened. Global supply networks have actually been struggling for 18 months. Continual disruptions have elevated the rates of ocean shipments and air-cargo costs are now on the rise. Additionally, delays at U.S. seaports have not abated. Transatlantic air cargo rates climbed this week,…