Planning your shipments is very important in shipping..!!!!!!!! Uh, Duh..!!!
As obvious as it sounds, there are several cases where this may not happen due to a variety of factors ranging from lack of planning to incorrect processes followed to tight deadlines to simply circumstances..
People do not realise the number of type of issues that could happen in a shipment and that there are several possible causes for delays however insignificant the reason maybe..
Here is a great live example which happened last week..