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| June 22, 2016
Needed parts for your assembly line. Dwindling inventory levels. Sensitive shipments requiring temperature control. Unexpected shipping emergencies. Whatever your critical-shipment need, FedEx Custom Critical has a solution.
Article | February 12, 2020
Supply Chains carry risks, both minor and major. A major risk to supply chains could be the current Coronavirus outbreak. This is due to uncertainty about its duration and the long term impact on economies and supply chains. As China is an integral part of global supply chains, a decline in its output has the potential to disrupt global production. The ‘known-unknown’ challenges for supply chain professionals, due to an expected reduction in economic activity within China, are the disruption to both outbound supply and inbound supply chains for components and raw materials.
Article | April 17, 2020
Supply chain peak season technology aids supply chain leaders in understanding their operations, unlocking insights, reviewing performance, and much more. In conjunction with the rise of e-commerce and ongoing demand for more products, faster service, and better supply chain performance, the entire year begins to take on the characteristics of supply chain peak season which traditionally has occurred during the time period after Labor Day through returns season in January.
Article | February 26, 2020
If 2019 was the year that 5G’s impact on transportation spluttered into life, then 2020 will see it move through the gears and start to transform the way we travel, from 5G-enabled cars to autonomous trains. With its low latency, reliability and powerful connections, 5G’s impact on transportation is starting to take shape, and it’s on our roads where there’s the greatest sense of anticipation. While the arrival of the much-vaunted, fully autonomous vehicle is still some way away, most of the world’s major car brands are set to release new 5G-enabled models which link into the internet of things and offer drivers and their passengers a wealth of new opportunities.
Article | February 28, 2020
The inevitability of supply chain disruptions in a global environment is one that's well understood. Businesses need to employ strategies that are agile, proactive, and resilient creating a no-risk supply chain to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity. In today's hugely competitive business environment, both profit and customer service levels must get carefully considered, making sourcing decisions crucial but often problematic. Businesses need to consider the rationale of low-cost longer lead-time sourcing vs. more expensive nearshore and onshore more costly options, with one eye firmly on the consumer demand and satisfaction as well as the carbon footprint and sustainability.
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