Supply Chain Optimization

Speedier Government and the Problem of Cargo Theft

In California, a large retailer took 4 1/2 years from “start" to "get the keys" for a new facility. Why? Permit delays are a large factor. Pennsylvania has come up with a novel solution: every state agency has a strict timeline for issuing permits. Failure to adhere to that timeline results in the permitting fees being refunded. The PA EPA has reduced its backlog by 41%. 
Cargo theft using load boards is a more significant issue today—the number of incidents has doubled since Q1 2022! Thanks to the Wall Street. Journal for great graphics.
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The “Stay in Your Lane” Podcast has a series on cargo theft.  You can see an episode here: