(Mike Wackett – The Loadstar)
To better manage and save money in their supply chain, shippers should “punish” cavalier container lines that show no interest in improving tardy schedule integrity by switching to a carrier that takes reliability seriously.
That is the view of supply chain consultant Drewry, which also suggests that, conversely, more reliable carriers could be rewarded by a show of shipper loyalty – given that the cost benefit of a predictable and reliable service often outweighs the short-term advantage of a cheaper rate.
Nevertheless, choosing between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ got more difficult in the final months of last year with schedule reliability ending 2014 “on a downer”, according to the consultant. Click here to read more.