Schedule Reliability: September Snapshot

After new mega alliances went into effect in April, the start of peak season in June, and several severe storms in August and September, overall schedule reliability rose and then declined over the past six months. This month, we analyzed schedule reliability of 24 ocean carriers across 12 trade lanes. The insights may help you determine if your shipping experiences were similar or varied from the market average performance. Read More…


4 Ways IoT Technology Elevates Your Visibility

In the supply chain, you can apply the Internet of Things (IoT) to processes throughout the product lifecycle. Using sensors, you can track your goods from the raw materials warehouse to the retail store and beyond to improve supply chain visibility.

What does next generation supply chain visibility IoT technology offer? First, your visibility can be down to individual goods, such as at the SKU level. Second, you can have direct access and control over data about the status of your goods. Last, you can have more accurate forecasting with predictive analytics for inventory and schedules. Read More…


Schedule Reliability Decreased to 64.3% in September 2017

CargoSmart analyzes schedule reliability each month to provide shippers and logistics service providers with insights about their ocean carriers’ performance. This month, we reviewed the schedule reliability of 24 ocean carriers across 12 trade lanes. Overall, on-time schedule reliability decreased by 4.5%, from 68.8% in August 2017 to 64.3% in September 2017. Read More…