Integrated Business Planning (IBP) aligns demand, supply and finance plans for a clear line of sight across an organization.
A more comprehensive software strategy designed to enable container terminals and carriers to streamline their ocean supply chains for better collaboration was introduced at Navis World 2017 this week.
In a client research brief, entitled: “Measuring Up: Why Cubic Feet Matter,” CBRE explained that large occupiers are more efficiently using warehouse and cubic space, which is resulting in increased building clearance heights, and has in turn, made measurement of cubic feet, or the “third dimension,” that much more important.
The advent of new carrier alliances and “big ship readiness” will determine which ports gain share and supply chain advantages. Meanwhile, managers must “hedge their bets” to mitigate risk and avoid reliance on a handful of key gateways.
The last decade has been a march towards globalization, but recent political and economic events have created a backlash and stirred the debate; globalization vs. protectionism