Transportation TIP List: Week of March 12th, 2017
With supply chain operations and logistics, sometimes you just need a little luck of the Irish – especially for those who find themselves transporting Guinness to local pubs during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the treasures highlighted in this week’s TIP list include the newest FMCSA report and a look at cross-border shipping in light of recent Mexican fuel price volatility. Grab yourself a pint and dive into the stories below!
- Leverage Your Supply Chain as Competitive Advantage in Dynamic Marketplace: As companies adjust their business strategy to the dynamically-changing marketplace, many seek direction when investigating options for supply chain improvement.
- Cross-border Shippers Confront Volatile Mexican Fuel Costs: As Mexico rolls out its fuel price liberalization scheme, shippers moving goods across the border and within the country are dealing with a new problem: determining the impact of fuel price volatility on their transportation costs.
- Uncovering What You Need in an Intermodal and Logistics Partner: On-time delivery, safety and customer service are included in this top 10 list of what to consider when choosing an intermodal and logistic partner to work with.
- Soda Loses Its U.S. Crown: Americans Now Drink More Bottled Water: Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable — that consumers would buy packaged water when they could get it free from a tap.
- Current 34-Hour Restart Regs to Stay Put Following Issuance of Long-Awaited FMCSA Report: Following more than two years of lingering uncertainty, the rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour restart are settled, following the issuance of a long-awaited report from the DoT.
As the supply chain continues to evolve, how are you adjusting your operations to best fit this dynamically-changing marketplace?