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Rising fuel costs threaten negative impact on supply chains

While no one is actually surprised by the news of continued high levels of tension in the Middle East, the subsequent effect on oil prices, which are at an eight month high of $12…1 dollars a barrel, has dropped many a jaw along the supply chain.
The first to feel the pressure of rising fuel prices, freight providers impose fuel surcharges. This can have an adverse effect on any supply chain, but it’s an effect which can be mitigated. The simple addition of a SmartTraxx, or SmartTraxx Portable unit would not only allow for real time monitoring of a load’s temperature, but GPS data as well. Utilizing this data, routes can be streamlined, reducing waste, and the end price of produce for consumers.

Read More: http://blog.moduslink.com/bid/73705/Fuel-costs-are-on-the-rise-what-s-the-impact-for-your-supply-chain