NPR Los Angeles

07 May 2015

“A lot of our retail clients are transitioning to either the East Coast or elsewhere on the West Coast to minimize the risk to their freight,” Frank Layo, retail strategist at Kurt Salmon, explains to NPR Los Angeles when discussing the aftereffects of the ports labor dispute. “The labor dispute grabbed a lot of the headlines and at the same time really highlighted a supply chain risk that a lot of people didn’t think was going to come to fruition.” Layo continues, “Once it happened, and once they realized what was at risk, I think people have made the decision they will invest—and potentially pay more—for their cargo for predictability in times of crisis.”

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