The global supply chain and logistics industry has always been somewhat of a mystery, except to people who work in it. Consumers and end-users of goods and products have regularly neither known nor cared where their goods come from, or how they get to them. From just-in-time manufacturing to Amazon Prime’s guaranteed next day delivery and everything in between, people have become used to getting what they want, when they want it, be that from traditional bricks and mortar options or by a click of a button on-line.
However, over the last 18 months, this has changed dramatically to the point that the global supply chain and logistics is now front and centre in the minds of most c-suite level executives. It has also been afforded headline news by the world’s mainstream media, writes Brian Murphy, Ocean Product Manager, Expeditors.
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