Speed to market has never been more important, with stores in catch-up mode as cities reopen and vaccines take effect. But a host of logistics problems threaten their efforts to restock the racks. The chief concern: congested ports make getting goods to the right place at the right time almost impossible. Though the outlook is improving, retailers are still wondering if they’ll be forced to leave money on the table this holiday season. Add to that the continuing Covid hangover, U.S.-China tariff impacts and the Uyghur crackdown, and apparel firms are looking for answers that will allow them to reliably deliver products to all points around the globe.
Join Sourcing Journal on July 8 at 2 pm ET to learn which factors are posing the greatest threats, how to adjust operations to sidestep the worst of the roadblocks, how long logistics costs and timelines will be on the rise, and which innovations are bringing greater visibility and control to shipping.
Register to learn: • How uncertainty is affecting capacity
• How the trade war has resulted in lopsided cargo flow
• The impact on raw materials availability
• How to conduct effective contingency planning
• What Washington, D.C. insiders are saying
• What U.S. Customs and Border Protection is focused on now