As we quickly near September, not only are schools resuming, but the holiday peak shipping season looms near. At Superior Packaging Company we are always striving to be proactive in our materials and supplies, and encourage all our customers and partners to do the same. The holiday shipping season refers to the 4th Quarter (October - December). During this time period, supply chain management can easily get disrupted as many businesses are rushing to keep up with demand, manage their inventory, fulfill huge orders, and that doesn't even touch on other factors, such as freight costs, available modes of transport for goods. We all witnessed the images of hundreds of ships carrying tens of thousands of containers waiting at U.S. ports. So what can you do to help ease your 'pain' during this stressful time period? We have a few solutions below.