Air Freight Rates: China and North America
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The world is getting smaller.
The potential reach of even the smallest business today far exceeds what it was a couple decades ago, and as such, logistical challenges that previously only larger businesses experienced, have trickled down to SMBs worldwide.
Thanks to 21st century technology, businesses that previously only served a small geographical range now have access to potential customers across the globe. With increased supply and demand, it is no secret that most companies today experience extreme complications and inefficiencies in their supply chain. As with any integral aspect of a business, managing and maintaining an effective supply chain requires time, knowledge, and money – your company’s most important resources.
Times are Changing
Imagine you are a manufacturer with a truckload of product ready to be shipped off to its destination. The issue, though, is that you do not have a truck to transport your product. So you begin the search for a carrier, fully confident that you will find a carrier suitable for transporting your precious freight. However; every carrier you contact refuses to even look at your freight, much less carry it.
Why is this the case? You never had an issue with contracting a carrier before.