Maritime Insights

Original reporting on key global ocean shipping related topics


Sea Intel Maritime Analysis: Value of Performance Metrics

Imagine you are told to participate in a car race from San Francisco to New York using a minimum amount of fuel and without speeding.

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Major automaker conquers winter weather

During the winter of 2013-14, relentless sub-zero temperatures and snowfall made it extremely difficult to keep supply chains running smoothly. A major automaker encountered enormous challenges in trying to move cargo in this severe weather. It was under extreme pressure to keep production up and running at its U.S. plants, which meant its domestic supply chain needed to move as scheduled.

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Sea Intel Maritime Analysis: Ocean Transport Reliability

Ocean transportation is a crucial part of the supply chain so container service reliability can be a pivotal element for optimizing supply chains. If ocean services have a low degree of schedule reliability, it results in significant added costs, and hence undermines the competitive position of the shipper.

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SeaIntel Maritime Analysis: Cost Saving through Match-Back Planning

Each year literally millions of containers with import goods are moved from North American ports to inland locations in the U.S. Similarly millions of containers are moved with exports goods – although quite a few have to be moved empty due to the inherently imbalanced trades, U.S. imports exceeding U.S. exports.

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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety


Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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