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3 Points of Interest for January 2021

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Jan 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM
  •  Chinese New Year:

            The annual holiday for many Asian countries will come later than it usually does, but even in times for Covid-19 it will have a major impact on manufacturing and production. Any supply chain that includes countries celebrating Chinese New Year will experience a shutdown of some kind during this period. The holiday officially runs from February 11th to February 26th this year. Shutdowns begin a week before the two-week long holiday and production will return to current levels by the end of February.

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Topics: Logistics Management, Outsourcing, Freight Rates, Holiday, COVID-19, 2021

Does Your Company Need a Freight Brokerage?

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Dec 19, 2018 1:00:00 PM
Freight Brokerage

In a market punctuated by increasing demand, increasing production, and decreasing carrier availability, shippers are in a race to find carriers to ship their freight. Problems often arise when contracting out carriers due to 1) the shipper’s lack of a carrier network and 2) limited market information.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Freight Rates

The Role of Outsourcing

Posted by Mihlfeld & Associates on Oct 11, 2018 10:06:15 AM
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Defining Outsourcing

Many Americans have an unfavorable view of outsourcing. The older generations commonly mistake outsourcing for offshoring. Younger generations grew up hearing outsourcing used in the same sentences as job losses, layoffs, or companies moving departments to foreign countries. Additionally, many Millennials and Gen X’ers remember the original NAFTA discussions in the 1990’s and there are as many who viewed it negatively at the time as there are who viewed it positively. All across the region commonly referred to as the “Rust Belt” the word outsourcing is a four-letter word.

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Topics: Cost Reduction, Logistics Management, Outsourcing

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