Supply chains don’t just need to be visible — they also need to be transparent. Alexis Bateman, director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, explains the difference. SCB: What is your definition of supply-chain transparency? Bateman: Visibility is knowing what’s happening as your product is extracted, transformed, and moved along the supply chain. But there’s an
While there are similar regulations and overlapping requirements governing both Mexico and U.S. customs import processes, there are drastic differences that savvy shippers should be aware of. Only by knowing what differences exist between the two countries can you to successfully navigate importing and exporting in either country. What to Expect When Importing Into the
Home » Digitizing Transportation Processes: A Win/Win for Shippers and Carriers Just what is supply chain “digitization” anyway? And how far along are companies in adapting to it? Two PITT OHIO executives – CFO and CIO Scott Sullivan, and CMO and EVP Geoff Muessig, engage in a lively discussion about the promise and reality of
Amazon.com Inc. continues to tighten its grip on retail e-commerce. In 2006, the company broadened its reach with creation of Fulfillment by Amazon, a service that invites sellers to route their shipments through Amazon’s huge network of warehouses. More recently, the company began amassing its own fleet of transportation assets, bypassing the dominant parcel carriers.
It was only expected to happen a couple times a year — and just as a last resort. That’s what utility giant PG&E Corp. originally said 13 months ago when it outlined plans to stage mass blackouts in Northern California during strong winds, a desperate maneuver to keep its lines from sparking wildfires. Nobody anticipated