Guest: Yatish Desai of KPMG on preparing for holiday peaks: The Biden administration tackles port congestion; Will freight rates stabilize in Q4?

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In this episode, our guest is Yatish Desai, a principal at KPMG Supply Chain and Operations.
As the holiday season approaches, shippers and carriers both are preparing for a season of disruption building upon the current chaos within supply chains. Desai talks about how shippers can prepare for increased delays and how modeling and planning can smooth the rough parts of their supply chains.
This week the Biden administration met with representatives from the Ports of LA and Long Beach to try to deal with the historic backlog at those ports. The result is that they will now move to 24/7 operations. Will that clear the congestion and will it have any effects on stalled supply chains elsewhere?
Freight rates continue to rise with little end in sight. A new industry index has just been released to measure freight trends. What can it show us about expectations for freight rates in Q4 of this year?
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