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Shipper Perspectives: Seizing Control of Your Import Supply Chain

Tuesday, 1 March

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (EST) / 01/mar/2022 07:00 pm - 01/mar/2022 07:30 pm

Like many logistics managers at US importers, Mary McNelly can’t get her goods into the country fast enough. But port delays, unfulfilled contracted ocean obligations, and a production crunch in a locked-down Vietnam somehow made 2021 even more chaotic. Yet, the shoes found their way to consumers’ feet. Crocs expect to end 2021 with 60 percent higher revenue than 2020, at $1.4 billion. Now, under still-strong demand for the oft-brightly colored plastic shoes and trans-Pacific pressures easing only modestly, McNelly will share how she’s taking short- and long-term steps to prepare for another wild ride. After nearly two years of disruption, she stresses that logistics managers can still control their supply chains and there are levers to pull beyond just paying more. 

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