In addition to weather, trade and tariffs have had an effect on transportation volumes and a softening of the transportation market in the first quarter and into the second quarter. In anticipation of tariff hikes, manufacturers and distributors pulled requirements forward into 4Q 2018.
The leading economic indicators for the first quarter of this year reflect a growing US economy but at a slower rate of growth than experienced in 2018. A widely used barometer of economic activity, The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index® has been falling since October but showed a slight increase (0.2%) in February to 111.5. The Conference Board attributes the improvement to a rebound in stock prices and the Federal Reserve signaling that it will postpone planned rate hikes.
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How much do you spend each year on sending empty boxes to your customers? If you don’t control the size and shape of your outgoing packages, you may be spending more than you think. Package dimensions play both a direct and indirect role in the total cost of shipping, so if you have a lot of empty space inside your packages, you’re potentially paying for that space too. So, in effect, you might be paying to ship nothing but air to your customers. And that’s not all – there are several other ways in which you could also be losing out.
Zero: that’s the amount of failure you can tolerate in a life science supply chain solution. Whether it’s transporting a life-saving drug or managing a sensitive distribution of samples, you need a partner that can guarantee your deliveries will arrive safely, on time and be placed in the hands of the intended recipient. Finding a supply chain solution partner isn’t always easy. You need to find people with expertise, the right infrastructure and an understanding of the difficulties involved in transporting biopharmaceuticals. You also need to find a true partner – a company that will communicate with you and offer visibility throughout the entire process. When searching for the right supply chain solution, there are four key things to consider: