State of Freight November 2021
State of Freight November 2021

As the holidays are upon us and the end of the year approaches, our sights turn to shipping to find out what will make it to the shelves this year and beyond.  Here’s what’s happening in the supply chain right now. US WEST COAST LAX and LGB ports are clogged with...

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Bringing a Game from Idea to Retail Shelf
Bringing a Game from Idea to Retail Shelf

When bringing a game from idea to retail shelf, there are numerous stages to the process: ideation, creation/development, proof of concept/playtesting, fine-tuning, sometimes back to playtesting, and finally manufacturing, safety testing and shipping.  Each of these...

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September 2021 Freight Update
September 2021 Freight Update

As we approach the middle of peak shipping season and deadlines to get products in before the holidays loom, freight continues to throw a wrench into everyone’s plans.  The struggles we dealt with earlier this year have now quadrupled and the scramble to get any goods...

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Electricity in Short Supply Across China
Electricity in Short Supply Across China

Electricity Supply Issues in China Electricity is suddenly in short supply across China. In recent days, factories began getting notices from their local electric utility that they were being forced to shut down heavy electrical demand during certain periods each...

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Talking Freight With GPI
Talking Freight With GPI

What a year 2021 has been (so far, we are only at the halfway point)!  With the heavy FREIGHT topic dominating conversations, we thought it may be helpful to address the question WHAT PATH DOES MY PRODUCT TAKE FROM THE END OF THE PRODUCTION LINE TO THE FLOOR OF MY...

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