Timing Is Everything

Timing is everything.  Yes, it is so cliché to say such a thing. However, the ability to control every detail of timing – particularly in the world of international supply chain logistics – truly defines the difference between success and failure.  As Woody Allen famously said, “Ninety percent of life is showing up.” In the dynamic, fast-moving logistics industry, one might add “…showing up on time.” Engineering control of risk through the dynamic, unpredictable supply […]

Safeguarding Marine Logistics

Today’s sea lanes are more crowded than they have ever been, chock-a-block with bigger [fatter] tankers, heavier loads, and more containers jammed to the hilt with manufactured goods from China, Indonesia, the U.S., Latin America, and elsewhere. In the meantime, the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. The lifeblood of commerce must flow, unimpeded, through such chokepoints as the Straits of Hormuz, the Straits of Malacca, the Bosporus, Dardanelles, the Suez Canal and the […]