February 28, 2022 | By Keith Biondo Tags: Ocean, Transportation Keith Biondo is the publisher of Inbound Logistics magazine. Are shipping lines pricing themselves out of business? Blame the bullwhip effect, a distribution channel phenomenon in which demand forecasts yield increasing swings in inventory. Let’s take that idea a bit […]
Reshoring? Not So Fast – Inbound Logistics
May 05, 2022 | By Keith Biondo Tags: Economic Development, Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulations, Global Trade Management, Industry Associations, Sourcing/Negotiations Reshoring might sound like the solution to the United States’ supply chain woes, but here’s why it is not a cure-all for current and future disruptions. Keith Biondo is […]
Reshoring Now: Boom or Bust?
May 05, 2022 Tags: Global Economy, Mexico, China, Manufacturing The 2021 Reshoring Index from global consulting firm Kearny reports US companies are relying more heavily on manufacturing from low-cost countries (LCC), but sentiment is quickly changing. Sometimes, the numbers don’t tell the whole story. That’s the case with the 2021 […]