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Optimal Machine Learning (OML): How does it support supply chain agility and resilience?

Even before generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) exploded onto the scene late last year, artificial intelligence (AI)…

How Will the MegaWatt Charging System Boost Charging Capabilities for Electric Semi-Trucks?

When it comes to electric vehicles, there’s been a lot of talk about the need…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 1. Digital Supply Chain

Likely, by now you’ve read about the release of the Association for Supply Chain Management’s…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 2. Big Data and Analytics

As we noted in last week’s post in which we focused on the digital supply…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 6. Disruption and Risk Management

And on to number six! Over the past five weeks, we’ve published a series of…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 9. Green and Circular Supply Chains

We’re on to #9! In this second-to-last post in our series covering the top ten…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 8. Cyber Security

In September, the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) announced its top ten 2024 supply…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 7. Agility and Resilience

In case you’ve missed it…we’ve been publishing a series of posts about the top ten…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 5. Visibility, Traceability, Location Intelligence

In case you missed what we’ve been up to…this is post #5 in our 10-post…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 4. Supply Chain Investment (systems and people)

If you’re just tuning in — and as evidenced by our title — we’re in…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 3. Artificial Intelligence

When the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) announced its top ten 2024 supply chain…

Bridging the Supplier-Trust Gap

However, finding the right suppliers to meet a company’s needs isn’t always easy. According to…

Despite economic challenges, “healthy” holiday sales expected

The holiday shopping season is upon us — as are survey results and expert predictions…

Drought and the Mighty Mississippi: USACE efforts to keep cargo flowing

Drought is creating havoc in some sectors of the shipping industry. Persistently low water levels…

Another Autonomous Truck Route Opens in the Lone Star State

When it comes to testing autonomous truck routes, Texas is apparently the place to be.…

Survey: ESG still a top priority for global supply chains

With so many unprecedented events unfolding in the world, it may seem that ESG would…

Norfolk Southern & DrayNow Partner to Improve Intermodal Drayage

Of the many lessons learned during the pandemic, the urgent need to digitize the supply…

The Automotive Supply Chain: Stabilization — And Then a Strike

As with other industries, the COVID-19 pandemic did quite a number on the automotive supply…

Reciprocal Switching: Will “Captive Shippers” Find Relief in New STB Proposal?

When consumers aren’t happy with the services they receive, they typically have the option to…

Why “Sugarflation” May Spook Trick-or-Treaters at the Checkout

With Halloween just around the corner, the availability and price of sugar has been a…

What’s Happening with PCs? Current Trends and Predictions

In the years leading up to 2020, the personal computer (PC) was left in the…

Trucking Industry Trends and Forecasts

From scarcity to glut. It’s a dynamic increasingly impacting supply chain sectors still adjusting to…

What’s throttling the deployment of electric big rigs? Hint: it’s not lithium batteries.

Although manufacturers of electric semi-trucks are largely ready to ramp up production, the lagging charging…

IEA Critical Minerals Market Review: Demand Is Surging

Critical minerals are becoming, well, increasingly critical. As we noted in Part I of our…

How will China’s mounting economic woes impact the global supply chain?

The news for China hasn’t been too rosy lately. Recent reports indicate that its economy…

The Power of the Strike Threat and Dicey Dynamics of the “Tentative” Labor Agreement

The threat of a strike is one of the most powerful tools labor unions can…

Will the “Historic” UPS Teamsters Win Impact Other Labor Negotiations?

After months of hand-wringing over the potential for a strike by UPS workers, the masses…

The Helium Shortage 4.0 — And How Total Helium Aims to Boost Domestic Production

As we noted in last week’s post about the current helium shortage — aka, Helium…

State of the Helium Shortage — and What’s Happening with the Federal Helium Reserve

Buying that party balloon may not seem like a big deal — until you realize…

Containers, Containers Everywhere: The Shift from Scarcity to Glut

As with many dynamics that have experienced major shifts since the worst of the supply…

Smart factories: Balancing Risks vs Benefits

In the world of Industry 4.0., smart factories are no longer a thing of the…

Top Supply Chain Tech Trends for 2023

Most anyone involved in supply chain management can testify to the evolving and ongoing complexities…

Why Gatun Lake’s water levels could impact inflation

In a global supply chain, there’s always a ripple effect. That’s why it may come…

Generative AI for Supply Chain Management, Part III: Risks and Strategies

According to new research from Salesforce, 67% of senior IT leaders “are prioritizing generative AI…

Generative AI for Supply Chain Management, Part II: Use Cases and Potential Impacts on Supply Chain

The recent and roaring launch of ChatGPT to the public has left the business world…

Generative AI for Supply Chain Management, Part I: Laying a Foundation

Five days. That’s how long it took ChatGPT — the generative artificial intelligence (AI) language…

The Ups, Downs, and Progress of Labor Negotiations at West Coast Ports

As importers begin to plan for peak season, many have their eye on the status…

Inventory Management: Tips and Trends for 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic created an abundance of negative ripple effects—including a broken global supply chain…

Status of the Lithium Battery Supply Chain, Part III: How the U.S. is Boosting Capacity

The status of the U.S. lithium battery supply chain is a growing concern for industry…

Status of the Lithium Battery Supply Chain, Part II: Li-Bridge Goals and Recommendations

Many experts are sounding the alarm about the status of the U.S. lithium battery supply…

Status of the U.S. Lithium Battery Supply Chain, Part I

If it sounds like a familiar tune, it is. In our post last year about…

Nearshoring’s Rapid Shift, Part III: Impact on manufacturing, shipping, warehousing, and more

As the long-predicted nearshoring shift increasingly becomes reality, stakeholders across the supply chain are weighing…

Nearshoring’s Rapid Shift, Part II: Perspectives from Mexico

As we noted last week in the first article of this series, “Nearshoring’s Rapid Shift,…

Nearshoring’s Rapid Shift, Part I: Benefits, Progress, and Concerns

With all the upheaval in the supply chain over the past few years—as well as…

Digital Grocery: Trends in Flux—But Optimism Prevails

When the COVID-19 forced everyone to huddle indoors, digital grocery sales soared to record-breaking heights.…

Urban Air Mobility and Electric Air Taxis: Perspectives from the FAA and NASA

Anyone who’s ever been stuck in traffic knows what a pain it can be. Besides…

The Growing Role of Transportation Management Systems (TMS)

The world is an increasingly complex place. And as supply chain stakeholders can attest, the…

Delivery by Drone: New Legislation Aims to Accelerate FAA Approvals

Delivery by drone has been growing in popularity over the past several years due to…

Big and Bulky Last-Mile Delivery: Predictions for a Bright Future. But Challenges Persistent.

When it comes to last-mile delivery, there are plenty of challenges to tackle. But when…

Paint and Coatings Industry: Trends and Predictions for 2023

As has become glaringly apparent over the past several years, the complex nature of a…

What Are Distribution Transformers and Why Are They in Short Supply?

There have been growing concerns about vulnerabilities in the U.S. power grid lately. Cyberattacks are…

Despite Setbacks, Autonomous Trucking Continues to Gain Ground

CES® is referred to as “the most influential tech event in the world — the…

From Sky to Sea: Will Freight Patterns Shift Once Again?

With ports a clogged mess, container space in short supply, and container rates hitting unprecedented…

T-Shirts and Blue Jeans: Automating Apparel Manufacturing in the U.S.

The textile industry is no stranger to automation, since robotic applications have been used for…

A Pivot to the East: Can West Coast Ports Recapture Shifting Trade?

There’s an increasingly consistent trend at West Coast ports: business is slowing down. This is…

New U.S. Export Controls Hamper China’s Chip Plans—and Could Include a Ripple Effect

China’s need to feed its massive tech-making industry has made it the largest importer of…

How Will Falling Container Rates Impact 2023?

Container rates have been plunging over the past few months—a trend which has resulted in…

CII is Almost Here—Along With New Complexities for Shipping

CII is nearly upon us—and some experts are predicting major shifts in the market and…

Does the Reopening of Hump Yards Indicate a Rethinking of PSR?

The railroads have certainly been in the news lately—largely due to the threat of a…

Report: Pilots of Food Delivery Robots Inform Roadmap for Cities

Food delivery robots are growing in popularity, so much so that a recently-release analysis by…

How do Holiday Shipping Trends Compare to Recent Years?

Oh, what a difference a year can make. As the holidays approached about this time…

A Record-Breaking Orderbook: Is Sustainability Playing a Role?

After recent record-breaking profits for ocean carriers, it may come as no surprise that a…

Recommerce: A Not-New But Growing Trend That’s Attracting Retailers, Too.

Recommerce has been around for a long time. At its most basic, this buying-selling paradigm…

17 Robotics Companies on Tracxn’s 2022 “Top Logistics Tech Startups” List

Since the beginning of this year, Tracxn—which touts itself as “the research partner of choice…

Autonomous Unloading Robots: Two Companies Making a Big Impact

Some experts refer to effective tractor-trailer unloading as a “holy grail” challenge for the world…

How Will Avian Flu Impact Thanksgiving Turkey Supply?

There’s yet another looming shortage, and this time the blame isn’t being directed at supply…

Sustainability in Last-Mile Delivery: What Consumers Want and How MFCs Can Help

Across industries, sustainability continues to grow in importance—both for organizations and the customers they serve.…

Is Peak Season Turning Into a Year-Long Trend?

Those impacted by peak season each year may shudder at the possibility that its boundaries…

Are Semiconductors Still in Short Supply? Current Status and Outlook

With the growing role of semiconductor chips in our society, the shortages that piled up…

The Aluminum Shortage: Trends and Predictions for Future Supply and Demand

Like many of the materials that ended up in short supply over the past several…

Why the Inland Empire Warehouse Moratorium May Fuel the Need for the Mojave Inland Port

The shortage of warehouse space across the country has been yet another factor clogging up…

Kearney Study: How Procurement Leaders are “Powering Through a Crisis Economy”

When procurement technology provider Bid-Ops changed its name to Arkestro earlier this year, its explanation…

Collaboration: A Key Strategy to Deal with Packaging Shortages

Procurement professionals across industries have been scrambling to deal with never-ending challenges over the past…

Report: U.S. D&D Charges Highest in the World. What the FMC is Doing About it

According to Container xChange’s recently released Demurrage & Detention Benchmark 2022 report, “Demurrage and Detention…

Delivery by Drones: An Emerging Option to Meet Last-Mile Needs

In supply chain logistics, two of the areas in which drones are generating a buzz…

CSCMP’s 2022 State of Logistics Report: Resilience and Agility Key Within a “No Normal” Context

It may come of no surprise that the 2022 State of Logistics report found that…

The Rail Quagmire: Port Congestion, An Ongoing Labor Dispute, and Efforts to Avoid a Strike

In early July, rail congestion at some of the West Coast ports was so bad…

Supply Chain Security Gaps: ISACA Report

Cyber threats are rampant throughout the supply chain—as demonstrated by bad actors targeting food suppliers…

Chassis Shortage: Is there an end in sight?

“Shortage” has become a pretty ubiquitous term these days—and it applies to yet another factor…

How Omnicom’s New Supply Chain IQ Score Supports More Effective Use of Marketing Dollars

In this era of ongoing supply chain instability, rising inflation, and surging fuel costs, companies…

“Liberating” Supply Chain Data with the Supply Chain Information Highway

The ongoing supply chain crisis has underscored the need for deeper and more accurate supply…

NIST’s Updated Cybersecurity Guidance for Supply Chain Risk Management

In every industry, cybersecurity issues are a growing concern—and this is certainly true for supply…

Why RFID Technology is Gaining Traction Across Industries

From a banana farm in Australia to retailers, manufacturers, and warehouses, the use of radio…

What Would “Friend-Shoring” Mean for the Global Supply Chain?

In January 2019, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published an article entitled “A Brief History…

Interoperability in the Supply Chain: Will FLOW Make a Difference?

In healthcare, a familiar conundrum has persisted for years: the ability for diverse entities to…

Driving Forklifts From Afar: How Teleoperation Expands Opportunities for Supply Chain Workers

For many, the pandemic-induced shift to remote work created an array of benefits—including less time…

Adding to the Supply Chain Crunch: A Shortage of Industrial Warehousing Space

For months, headlines were filled with stories and images of long lines of containerships stuck…

How Micro-fulfillment Centers Are Changing the Face of Retail

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced business dynamics in a plethora of ways—and the surge in…

How Supply Chain Disruptions Are Fueling Tech Investments

Within the many side effects of pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions, good news has been hard…

Is Fourth-Party Risk Being Managed in Your Company’s Supply Chain?

In a demanding business climate quite accustomed to outsourcing, third-party risk management (TPRM) is a…

Report: “Breakthrough Growth” Predicted for Autonomous Aircraft Market

With all the supply chain congestion and ongoing disruptions, wouldn’t it be nice to let…

How Augmented Intelligence Can Help Optimize Supply Chain Management

In its various forms, human augmentation is being applied across industries to boost efficiency, productivity,…

The Growing Popularity of Industrial Robots

Robotic automation has been gaining steam for many years in various sectors and is becoming…

Can 3D Printing Help Redesign the Supply Chain?

It’s a common sentiment among even the most-seasoned supply chain experts: the ongoing disruptions to…

Report: Shipper-owned containers growing in popularity

Shipper-owned containers (SOCs) offer a number of benefits, including increased flexibility and decreased costs—especially when…

How Supply Chain Disruptions Are Altering Hiring Practices Across Industries

The labor shortage in the U.S. has many contributing factors—including those related in one way…

Reciprocal Switching and the STB Public Hearing

The March 15-16 public hearing of the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to revisit a 2016…

Warehouse Automation: Workers’ Perspectives on Enhancing Job Satisfaction and Optimizing Operations

In the wake of the ecommerce boom, never-ending supply chain disruptions, and an increased focus…

Autonomous Trucking: 4 Companies Making Headlines

In light of the many complexities impacting the supply chain—including a shortage of truck drivers—some…

A Shift from the West: The Growing Popularity of East and Gulf Coast Ports

The storyline is a familiar one: When Americans stuck inside due to the constraints of…

The Role of Inland Ports to Tackle Supply Chain Congestion

Even before the pandemic hit and historically long lines of cargo ships extended beyond the…

4 Supply Chain Disruptors That May Lie Ahead in 2022

Even as stakeholders struggle to keep their collective heads above water while dealing with the…

Transport Intelligence Report: Technology Trends 2022

As we step into 2022, stakeholders across the supply chain are crossing their fingers that…

How Blockchain is Making a Difference in the Supply Chain

Although Bitcoin initially fueled blockchain awareness, many still aren’t sure exactly what blockchain is, how…

Pop-up Container Yards: Temporary Fix or Permanent Solution?

Of the many factors contributing to supply chain disruptions, ongoing port congestion certainly makes the…

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021: Boon or Burden?

If the 364-60 bipartisan passage in the U.S. House of Representatives and the many organizations…

What Role Will LTL Play in the New Year?

If the LTL bull market of 2021 is any indication of the growing importance of…

Ocean freight tendering for 2022: What can shippers expect?

As we look in the rearview mirror of 2021, we see a long list of…

Beyond the sea: How liners are looking to the air

In the pre-COVID era, when transporting goods by sea was a much less expensive and…

It’s the week before Christmas: Do you know where your merchandise is?

If it were a “normal” year and the week before Christmas, companies would probably have…

Detention and Demurrage: How the Federal Maritime Commission is Taking Action

Businesses of all sizes have faced an array of challenges ever since COVID-19 reared its…

Supply Chain Congestion: Are We Making Progress?

With Christmas around the corner, the state of supply chain congestion is a frequent topic…

What’s driving record container ship orders?

With the long lines of container ships waiting to gain access to ports around the…

The Role of Rail in Addressing the Supply Chain Crisis

Just like every other player in the supply chain, rail has faced unpredictable ups and…

Cyberattacks: A Growing Threat to Supply Chain Stability

Cyberattacks are on the rise across industries and the supply chain is certainly no exception.…

How Smart Reefer Containers Help Optimize Cold Chain Visibility

The container shipping industry has been progressively embracing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and digitization…

The Why and How of ESG as a Priority for Business

In last week’s post, Why Viewing Sustainability Through a Consumer Lens May Help Boost the…

Why Viewing Sustainability Through a Consumer Lens May Help Boost the Bottom Line

For some companies, sustainability efforts may seem like a regulations-driven chore that only adds to…

Current Dynamics Impacting Drayage Operations

With the many issues plaguing drayage operations, it would be difficult to pick just one…

Global Chip Shortage Update: Recent Efforts to Address Semiconductor Industry Challenges

The supply chain challenges that have rippled across the world since the pandemic began have…

Do We Need a Federal Office of Supply Chain?

Discussions about the supply chain chaos that has emerged with the COVID-19 pandemic are frequently…

Using Digital Supply Chain Twins to Anticipate and Plan for Disruptions

The unprecedented disruptions caused by COVID-19 and other significant events have underscored the importance of…

What Role Will Automation Play in Reshoring Trends?

For many companies, the supply chain nightmares that have emerged along with COVID-19 have injected…

Will Container Rates Ever Peak?

Anyone associated with the shipping industry knows what a landmark year it’s been for container…

Supply Chain Sustainability: An Imperative of the New-Normal Supply Chain

In a world experiencing the brutal impacts of climate change and a growing array of…

Digital Supply Chain Networks: The Growing Urgency for Adoption

In an October 2020 video, the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) provided an…

3 Strategies for Adapting to the New-Normal Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the supply chain industry, creating unprecedented…

A “New Normal” for the Supply Chain?

Many supply chain experts predict a potential end to current supply chain disruptions sometime in…

Is Supply Chain Disruption Nearing an End?

Supply chain disruptions have plagued us for so long that the question on everyone’s mind…

7 Reasons for the Capacity Crunch

According to some experts, the container shipping industry is “maxed out.” In the latest Container…

China’s Ship Delays are Increasing Backlogs

When COVID-19 hit and the world shut down, the supply chain was crippled in a…

Optimizing Shipment Times and Overall Container Efficiency: The Role of Port Performance

When intermodal containers entered the scene in the late 1950s, they changed everything related to…

What Freight Technologies Are Pushing For Sustainability?

With so much tech progress afoot, supply chain discussions often focus on technologies that enable…

Dealing With Material Shortages Like Resin and Chips: Will Supply Chain Disruptions Ever Settle?

There’s no doubt about it, the global supply chain is a mess right now. As…

Is Warehouse Automation Following the Increase In e-Commerce Demands?

e-Commerce is increasingly expanding across the world, resulting in a paradigm shift throughout the retail…

Decarbonizing the Transportation Sector

Several nations are aiming for very small or gross zero greenhouse effect pollution by the…

How to Adapt to Manufacturing Changes Post COVID-19

As we begin to pivot from the current COVID-19 crisis; any business, customer, or enterprise…

How the New $571 Billion Infrastructure Plan Will Impact Global Supply Chains

In just the first few months, the US government has taken many initiatives to improve…

How the IoT Will Change Supply Chains Forever

Supply chain networks across the world are experiencing an unprecedented innovation, and it's all due…

5 Key Factors Driving the Pharmaceutical Logistics Market

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the pharmaceutical logistics market was moving into high gear.…

The Cost of Not Modernizing Your Supply Chain

$1.9 trillion. As far back as 2015, that was the predicted impact estimate of Internet…

Increase the Performance of Your Supply Chain

In a normal business environment, optimizing supply chain performance is essential for companies looking to…

Where Will Your Supply Chain Be in 5 Years?

If we were writing this post a year ago, it may have looked vastly different…

Top 10 Ways to Stabilize Your Supply Chain

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to cast a spotlight on all the ways an…

Where Are Your Supply Chain’s Hidden Costs

Since cost reduction is one of the most common key performance indicators (KPIs) for supply…

Most Common Problems in Your Supply Chain and How to Fix Them

If you weren’t aware of the problems in your supply chain prior to the COVID-19…

Is Artificial Intelligence the Answer to Efficient Supply Chains?

Although companies understand the enormous value of an efficient supply chain to address a variety…

The No-Touch Supply Chain

Prior to the year 2020, companies were beginning to discuss the topic of adopting innovation…

Active or Passive Cold Chain Logistics: Which Do You Need?

The structural adoption of cold chain logistics has been procedurally implemented sine the 1950’s, however,…

How to Build a Transparent Supply Chain

Nearly two years ago, CLN took a fundamental look into blockchain and how it should…

Circular Supply Chains of the Future

Increased market volatility, supplier uncertainty, and raw material costs have historically combined to yield some…

What Do Leading Company’s Supply Chains Look Like Today?

If the global pandemic of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the comprehensive digitization…

Modernized Global Supply Chains

Call it an unfair blanket statement if you want, but 2020 has been full of…

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption with Diversification

Supply chain resiliency is only as strong as, well, its weakest link. Pun completely intended.…

Operational Continuity Plans

Continuity plans exist to implement systems of preventative measures and sustainable solutions to alleviate potential…

Quick Response to Supply Chain Disruptions from the Coronavirus

What to Do if Your Supply Chain Has Been Interrupted Caixin China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s…

Why Your Business Needs a Supply Chain Strategy

The progressive profitability of your company and predictive trend of your business’s growth relies heavily…

Should My Company Collaborate with a Co-Managed Supply Chain?

The Evolution from ‘Should We Outsource’ to ‘How Much Can We Outsource’ Supply chain complexity…

3 Immediate Ways the Right ITM Team Will Increase Business Value

Regardless of future intent, implementing steps to gradually increase the value of your business is…

Launching Your Direct to Consumer Evolution

Creating a Single Channel for Optimized Reach The indirect brand economy is rapidly approaching levels…

How Business Valuation Increases with a Collaborative Supply Chain

Collaborative partnerships that are fully utilized to offer complete optimization will not materialize without warranted…

5 Reasons Your Supply Chain is the Catalyst to Business Success

Fortune doesn’t only favor the bold, it favors the structurally sound and organized as well.…

The Top 2 Initiatives Changing the Middle Market Manufacturing Blueprint

There’s no sense in burying the lead when it comes to progressive adaptation and the…

Outsource Your Logistics Department to the Experts

Eliminate the Overhead. Gain the Expertise. CLN Worldwide: International Transportation Management experts working with clients…

AOG – What this Actually Means for Air Freight Services and Suppliers

AOG (Aircraft on Ground) is a term used in aviation maintenance signifying a serious issue…

Who’s Responsible for Signing a Dangerous Goods Declaration? Updated.

“Shippers Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) for air transport not meeting the applicable provisions of ICAO…

An Increase in Visibility Yields a Decrease in Risk. Every Time.

You will receive no dispute from supply chain management companiesin regards to in-transit visibility. A…

6 Things You Need to Know About Your Freight Forwarder. Updated Version

Whether your business is emerging growth, middle market, or an established Fortune 500 company, one…

Zero-Waste Supply Chain Model

Eco-friendly. Carbon footprint. Sustainable. Green. These cultural terms and socially popular phrases are riding the…

Increase Textile Industry Sustainability With a More Sustainable Supply Chain

It comes at no surprise that the supply chain servicing the textile industry is anything…

Disrupting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in 2020

The pharmaceutical industry has undergone extensive restructuring, thus creating an innovative pharma spark, emphasizing the…

The Trade War’s Impact on U.S. Manufacturing

Economic conflicts between the United States and China have inevitably transpired to result in the…

Freight Forwarding 101 – A Beginners Guide

It is no secret that the freight forwarding and logistics industry as a whole can…

Outsource Logistics

When Optimization Meets Customization to Create Streamlined Supply Chain Efficiency Eliminate all shipping and logistics.…

What Are Automation’s Persuasive Effects on Customs Filings?

Streamlined Optimization “Streamlined optimization” seems to be a buzz-worthy catch phrase being aimlessly thrown around…

The END of the “End-to-End Supply Chain” Facade

Cliched phrases are a dime a dozen. Throw in “end-to-end supply chain” and the logistics…

Strategic Supply Chain Optimization

Technological advancements and current supply chain implementations are consistently surpassing historical improvements. The rate at…

The Top 3 2019 Freight Trends – Reassessed

At the start of this year we wrote an article summarizing the top 3 freight…

Reverse Logistics. What Exactly Are We Talking About Here?

When a niche embedded in an entire industry is estimated to reach over $600 billion…

CLN’s Interview with Business In Focus

Earlier this year, CLN had the pleasure of chatting with Pauline Muller from Business In…

Let’s Talk Steel Supply Chain and the Integration of Enterprise AI

With technological advancements compounding on evolutionary concepts, particularly those involving machine learning and artificial intelligence,…

A Brief Synopsis of Blockchain Integration Into the Supply Chain. A 6 Year Forecast.

The supply chain market is forecasted to further implement blockchain on a global scale by…

3 Times Our Ops Team Saved the Day

In a prior statement made to Focus Media Group for an article released in their…

5 Ways Supply Chain Management Can Improve a Company’s Financial Statements. Updated.

Highly optimized and well-versed supply chain management companies attain the capacity to streamline technical adaptations…

To Crossdock or to Transload. That is the Question. Oh, and What’s the Difference?

Article updated 2020 by Dylan Nguyen Logistics is a complex operation. Any good supply chain…

Humans + Automation. You Can’t Have One Without the Other.

While inclusive automation seems to be rapidly overcompensating for human inadequacies in the supply chain…

The Inevitable Merge of Supply Chain and Blockchain

Separately Written by Randall Mardus and Leah Barrier How is blockchain good for the supply…

Supply Chain Metamorphosis

While supply chain management predictions are digitized in nature, the automated progression may be closer…

Let the Tariff Hearings Commence

One full week of testimonies regarding the 4th tranche of tariff considerations officially began earlier…

Business Valuation Increased with Air Freight Transportation

Originally Written by Carol Frachon (2017), Updated by Leah Barrier and Dylan Nguyen (2020) One…

Top Air Freight Trends for 2019. How Are They Tracking at the Half Way Mark?

Early Q1 allowed us the opportunity to establish deliberate conversations surrounding the trends predicted to…

Import from China to Manufacture in America? What Now?

Find the phasic progression of the China tariffs outlined in their four linear tranches below.…

Phoenix West Coast Logistics Center – Transloading Oversize & Out-of-Gauge Equipment

Full access to a bi-coastal presence within a single entity lessens the threat of miscommunication…

Consideration for New List of Tariffs on $300 Billion Worth of China Imports Plus USTR Request for C

A request for comments has been issued in correlation with a new tranche of proposed…

Acceptability of Transaction for Related Parties as it Pertains to the Customs Act – What This Means

Relation in any sense of the word can elicit confusion with impending grey areas obstructing…

Getting the Best Value from Your Customs Broker

“Customs brokers in the United States prepare and submit documentation to notify or obtain clearance…

Of All the Benefits an International Freight Forwarder Brings to Your Business – Which Ranks Highest

The logistical implementation and procedural aspects of supply chain management can be tedious in some…

Adapting to the New Supply Chain

There is an abrupt movement within the logistics and supply chain industry taking place in…

Oversize & Out-of-Gauge

Not all shipments, commercial or otherwise, fit nicely in a container and/or on a pallet…

The Right Customs Broker for You

“A customs broker is defined as a private individual, partnership, association or corporation licensed, regulated…

Are You Losing Money with the Wrong Transportation Strategy?

Your business lacks advanced networks like Caterpillar. What happens to your crane when the logistics…

How Can an International Air Freight Forwarder Impact Your Business?

Top freight forwarding companies can utilize their logistical expertise, experience, and network to provide your…

Blockchain Implementation is Closer than you Think

Last weeks IATA (International Air Transport Association) Symposium brought more than statistical air freight analysis…

Is Your Supply Chain Upgraded with the Latest Version?

Evidence of automated progression surfaced last year with promises for innovative implementation and efficiency in…

How to Select a Top International Freight Forwarder

Being a middle market or emerging growth company requires a dependable logistics partner to streamline…

“Ride Sharing” Freight Set to Expand Globally

Ridesharing apps and other electronically summoned Transportation Network Company’s (TNC) have been dabbling in the…

The Future May Be Automated, But Will There Be a Future Without Sustainability?

According to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a grouping of notable corporations reduced their supply…

Next Steps to a Fully Automated Supply Chain

Sooner than later, supply chains will have the ability to run from distribution through fulfillment…

The Year-Over-Year Air Cargo Upsurge Had to Plateau at Some Point, Right?

Air freight yielded a 31-month progressive streak before the steady increase in demand appeared to…

Should You Be Integrating Supply Chain Automation?

It seems only fitting to interject a counter position right when the logistics and supply…

Digitized Logistics. Is Paper Officially a Thing of the Past?

Technological advances in; human error out. Chalk 2018 up to toe dips in the proverbial…

The Top 3 Air Freight Trends Coming in 2019

January is synonymous with goals, trends, and exuberant anticipation of the coming year. International air…

Expanding Our International Freight Forwarding Reach to New York City

We have decided to take our talents to The Big Apple. CLN Worldwide has officially…

What Air Cargo Forms are you Missing Before you Ship?

CLN's Top 5 Most Critical Air Freight Export Documents Exporting cargo shipped via air freight…

eCommerce Continues to Rise & Amazon Continues to Dominate

The Combined Impact on Air Freight The colossal eCommerce middleman, Amazon, sets to dominate another…

Is Your Business Protected? The Trade War Ensues.

Aloft the hurried press releases and media outlets regurgitating less-than-articulated political disputes, reads a comprehensive…

Top 3 Predictions for the Healthcare Supply Chain

2019 Edition. The ecosystem evolution within the supply chain is not only inevitable, but imperative.…

Top 7 List: The Best International Freight Forwarders. Revisited.

Question: What makes a company stand out, branded as the best International Freight Forwarder, and selected…

Outgrowing Airports

The current demand in air freight cargo and expedited international shipments are putting a heightened…

Air Freight Growing Pains

Anyone directly connected to the freight forwarding and transportation sector can attest to the meticulous…

Global Project Management

Managing any project at an intricate level in any industry is not for the faint…

Chemically Comply?

Importing chemicals can be a daunting task, overwhelming and riddled with documentation and paperwork. How…

Glacier Research, Climate Change, & Project Management – The Process

“Scientist who assess the planet’s health see indisputable evidence that Earth has been getting warmer,…

How to Ship Hazardous Materials

From explosives and infectious substances to batteries and perfumes, hazardous materials span an array of…

Peak Season Predictions

Will Increased Air Freight Demands Put a Strain on Capacity? Closing out the end of…

Filling the Technological Gap in Logistics

The urgency to revolutionize the logistics industry overnight is not only unrealistic, but completely void…

Air Freight Integration is Air Freight 2020

The Reasons Integration is Key for the Future of Air Freight Cargo logistics have adopted…

The Future of Your Supply Chain is Automation & Robotics

Automation overview – How long before full implementation How robotics efficiently streamline supply chain production…

Instant Air Cargo Booking

The collaborative process of ‘e-booking’. How will this streamline the current logistics process? Putting digitization…

Artificial Intelligence Set to Transform Traditional Freight Forwarders

Every week something else becomes completely automated. The industry wide digital progression is essentially a…

Automation is Now. Is Your Logistics Provider Properly Equipped?

In the beginning, there were Telex machines. Today, there is e-commerce. An online industry so…

Top 7 List: What Makes the Best International Freight Forwarders?

Acquiring master distributor capabilities in the U.S without the infrastructure investment through an international transportation…

Air Freight: Behind the Scenes

What is air freight shipping and how does it work? The first question most people…

How to Adapt to the Future of Air Freight Cargo

There is a notable movement within the air freight industry taking place right now. It…

Why the Sudden Increase in Air Freight Traffic?

2018 air freight rates did not decline in typical fashion following the industry wide peak…

Air Freight Optimization vs. Air Freight Management – and Why You Need a Freight Forwarder Who Excel

Optimization: the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or…

Air Freight Innovation

When you think of innovation, you think of technology, creation, autonomy, digitization, blockchain, and the…

Top 5 Most Critical Air Freight Export Documents

Exporting cargo shipped via air freight can come with unwanted complications. Making sure your freight…

The Blockchain and the Supply Industry: A Closer Look

In our last blockchain post we went over what the blockchain is and how it…

Air Freight – The Evolution

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Economic Expansion Increases Air Freight Rates – How the Right Logistics Partner Can Save You Money

Economic expansion is defined as the phase during a business cycle when the economy begins…

e-AWB and the Logistical Transformation to Digital Cargo

The world is changing, growing, expanding – rapidly. Technology is a multifaceted notion that drives…

How e-Commerce Growth is Affecting Air Cargo

“It is estimated that by 2040 around 95 percent of all purchases will be made…

CLN Blockchain Introduction

The blockchain. Surely, you've heard mention of it by now. Maybe, maybe not. If you…

Navigate New Ocean Freight Industry Alliances Like a Pro

Rapid changes in the ocean freight industry have generated anxiety throughout the global supply chain,…

Air Freight Transportation Drives Value to Businesses

According to IATA, the managing agency for airfreight, 18.6 billion dollars of goods are transported…

Cranes and Construction: Factors to Consider & Tips of the Transport Trade

Cranes and Construction: Factors to Consider & Tips of the Transport Trade From Singapore to…

What’s the final expense of this crane?

Do you know the FINAL expense of that crane? There is more to the price…

Cranes. On-Site. On-Time. Every Time.

Crane projects are time critical, and late deliveries risk penalties and lost customers. Each leg…

Top 10 2024 Supply Chain Trends: 6. Disruption and Risk Management

And on to number six! Over the past five weeks, we’ve published a series of…

A cybersecurity “wake-up call” for U.S. ports?

Increasing tensions with China have created a ripple effect of concerns about the impact of…

What is the IPEF and how does it impact the supply chain?

Referring to the U.S. as an “Indo-Pacific nation,” a recent fact sheet from the U.S.…

UPS making changes for a brighter 2024 and beyond

With a dismal 2023 in its rearview mirror, UPS is making some major changes to…