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ShockWatch Announces Appointment of New CEO

Posted on July 30th, 2015 in Announcement

Tony Fonk named President and Chief Executive Officer DALLAS — The Board of Directors at ShockWatch, a provider of impact, temperature and tilt recorders, sensors and indicators, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Fonk as the company’s new CEO effective May 11, 2015. Tony “has a multi-industry history…

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Play it Safe When Shipping Expensive Electronics

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 in Impact/Tilt

When shipping high value electronics such as cloud infrastructure hardware or medical devices, you can never be too careful. Even a minor mishap can cause severe damage to highly sensitive products, and nobody wants to take the blame for damaged equipment. That’s why certain precautions have become necessary to ensure…

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Port Slowdown Risks Cargo Integrity

Posted on February 13th, 2015 in Impact/Tilt

West Coast ports are near gridlock as offloading operations were suspended six days in February (including President’s Day weekend), as contentious contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) were delayed. These slowdowns compromise business opportunities and contracts. Less obviously, they threaten…

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Cold Train Suspension Leaves Shippers Scrambling

Posted on August 15th, 2014 in Temperature

When Cold Train Express Intermodal Service suspended operations in mid-August, shippers in the Pacific Northwest were left scrambling for ways to get just-harvested pears and apples to markets in 24 states and Ontario while the fruits are still at peak freshness. Standard intermodal rail is one option, but BNSF’s northern…

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Work with Insurers Before Things Go Wrong

Posted on August 12th, 2014 in Temperature

Talking with an insurance agent before things go wrong is one of the most important steps supply chain professionals can take to mitigate supply chain risk. The reason is simple: With years of incident data, they know what works and which technologies are worthwhile. And, they’re willing to share that…

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