VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. About the Supply Chains to Admire Research.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain


It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. First, Amazon is aware of the challenges with supply chain operations; for more than a decade now, the company was able to handle quick warehousing and delivery for its brands with its well-developed delivery network and regional fulfillment centers that has allowed the company to cut shipping costs.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine


Supply chain management traditionally focuses on coordinating the flow of goods and services from suppliers to manufacturers, to wholesalers to retailers, and retailers to consumers. However, the 21 st century supply chain comes with a few added layers of complexity.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It will take two to six months for supply chains to get back to normal, and some industries will suffer permanent losses, especially farmers. It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management American Association of Port Authorities JOC Journal of Commerce port productivity West Coast ports

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply chains can face disruption from man-made events, as well as natural disasters. Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics


On the third episode of Supply Chain Next we speak with Dave Anderson, someone we have no trouble describing as a logistics visionary. Throughout his career, Dave has been on the leading edge of logistics and supply chain forecasting and strategy.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


However, 27 percent of shippers look at increasing M&As as a source of added value, asserts Dr. John Langley of Supply Chain 24/7. Among shippers, IT services is not a value-added service of 3PLs ; it is a necessity, reports Supply Chain Digest.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. First, over the next several years, new shipping options will become available to US companies.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits


This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt.

Doing Business in Brazil


After the intense investment in infrastructure to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, along with the recent “Brasil Major” initiative, Brazil is an emerging powerhouse rich in natural resources and with a strong focus on manufacturing and the supply chain. Shipping.

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Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?


This viewpoint is based on choices made by previous administrations: in 2002, for example, former U.S. Supply Chain Implications. At the Ports of Kalama and Vancouver, more than 850 jobs have to do with steel shipping.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season


Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain. Sheffi has made a career out of researching supply chain risk management.

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50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

percent, the lowest level since at least 2002. Companies with high-performing supply chains benefit from higher revenue growth. Less than one in ten DCs handle only full pallets for outbound shipping. High-performing supply chain companies use analytics extensively.

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The third party logistics (3PL) model, while critical to smaller, low-volume shippers, has never been the best option for organizations shipping moderate-to-high volumes of freight.

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Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

As the CEO of Locus Robotics, I often get asked a very simple question by supply chain executives, operators, analysts, press and investors. We recently conducted a Locus demo and presentation for 30 supply chain executives with a very large global brand.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With corrected vision, here is the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Longshoreman Union Leader Stalls Planned Work Shutdown (WSJ – sub. Trans-Soft Announces Strategic Investment in Supply Vision.