Toeing the line

Mongelluzzo, Bill
May 2003
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);5/12/2003, Vol. 4 Issue 19, p22
Focuses on the strategies used by footwear importers in maintaining an efficient supply chain despite increased trans-Pacific shipping rates. Types of carriers providing service to importers; Approaches used by importers to mitigate the rate increases in Asian ports; Other fees which affect importers.


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