Industry insight

Jul 26, 2021

King’s Q2 Industry Report: the summer capacity crunch is here

Summer is here, which tends to bring increases in shipments, diesel fuel prices, and other challenges for the logistics industry. This is the first summer season since the global COVID-19 pandemic, so logistics experts are eager to see how the numbers pan out in...
Jun 24, 2021

The key to sourcing carriers during freight embargoes

Freight embargoes are not a new phenomenon in the U.S. logistics industry, but they have become more prominent in recent months, even as we make our way out of the closures and delays caused by the global impacts of COVID-19. Working through a freight embargo is...
May 24, 2021

With labor shortages and tightening capacity, what can shippers do?

With COVID-19 infection and death rates dropping, it seems we are on our way out of a pandemic that has rattled nearly every industry (especially the logistics industry). While the impact of the pandemic is lessening, several key issues still remain for shippers and...
Nov 25, 2020

Get your supply chain into gear for the 2020 holiday season

We are mere weeks away from the holiday shopping season, and many consumers have already gotten started! This holiday shopping season will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. While ecommerce shopping has been on the rise every year for the better part...
Oct 29, 2020

King talks with industry experts during this MSPBJ roundtable

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion recently on the topic of medical supply chains. Panelists included Tammy Heid, senior director, global supply chain at Medtronic; Frank Jaskulke, vice president of intelligence for Medical Alley; Peter...