Food Coast to Coast
For Ocean Spray, transportation costs are pushing them to a novel solution: partner with competitors to cut transport fuel costs by 40% and carbon emissions by 20%.
Logistics and shipping costs were the major threat to supply chains, affecting 52% of manufacturers, up from 37% a year earlier. That was the finding in a 2012 annual survey by MFG.com, an online marketplace for manufacturers and suppliers. Another concern was fuel oil prices, affecting 29% of manufacturers, steady for both years.