Topic: Semiconductor

What to Expect From Your Logistics Provider During COVID-19

Today more than ever, logistics is vital. During this COVID-19 crisis, time-critical shipping isn't going to just stop. Your shipments still need to be handled correctly. Through working in the industry for so many years, I have seen the following as consistent pillars of conversation. 

Millennial Leadership In The Supply Chain

There is a high disregard for the capabilities of the millennial generation in the workplace. Initial comments discuss laziness, complacency, the generation that received gold stars and trophies no matter what place you finished. While that last statement may be true (my trophy case from little league baseball, soccer, and football represents every medal you could place), that does not reflect the ingenuity I observe from this young generation.

How Does Your Next Flight Out Provider Notify You?

For years the status quo of the logistics industry has been compiled of many large Freight Forwarders who excel at one specific sector or another. Through tribal knowledge of knowing popular flight options, reliable service partners, and knowing what routing worked on the previous shipment, they have built the playbook of logistics world. However, in today’s world, the status quo is not enough.

'Call The Ball' How is Your Logistics Communication?

Disclaimer: Bill Hale Combat Veteran, Operations Specialist, serving between 1989-1994 veteran of the United States Navy. This article was written in 2018 regarding communications in the time-critical logistics industry and should not to be interpreted as political or social commentary related to current or past events.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to listen to the succinct communication between carrier operations and the aircraft in flight, it’s quite an experience. When a fighter jet is on approach and “in the groove” (i.e., 15-18 seconds to touchdown) to an aircraft carrier the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) onboard will say to the approaching aircraft, “Call the ball.”

Who Can Benefit from the Visibility of Shipments in Transit?

Visibility in any supply chain is vital. Every manufacturer is working tirelessly to maintain good supply chain management services for secure tracking and visibility. Visibility lowers risks, saves money, improves customer satisfaction, improves service delivery, and streamlines transportation services. Visibility in logistics can benefit various types of groups, including the following:  

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