Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus rose to over 1,000 people, invoking memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak. Automotive Industry Global Trade Life Stories Pharma & Life Sciences automotive coronavirus manufacturing pharmaceuticals TransportationWhile the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs. Back in 2003, when RFID commercialization was accelerating out of MIT, major retailers announced an initiative that required all suppliers to tag pallet deliveries with RFID.

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Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Has Blockchain Reached its RFID Moment?

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2003 Walmart told suppliers they were required to affix radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to pallets and cases within three years. Featured Innovation blockchain in supply chains food poisoning scares MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics MIT CTL Blockchain Research Group tracking produce in supply chains Walmart developing blockchain

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. Freight and Transportation Services Transportation Market Global shipping International shipping

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. were rebranded to the UPS Store brand in 2003. In 2005, UPS acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company Overnite Transportation.

COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs, WTO report finds

EFT

The report finds that travel restrictions and border closures have disrupted freight transport, business travel and the supply of services that rely on the presence of individuals abroad.

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. In an 8 hour shift a transport delivery truck could only do 2 deliveries based on 4 hour receiving times.

Supplier Risk Management Considerations for the Coronavirus Outbreak

ivalua

This will impact manufacturers and retailers who rely on these products and labor, the logistics haulers expecting to transport the material, and ultimately the end consumers. . When comparing this outbreak with the outbreak of SARS in 2003 it is striking to see how quickly Coronavirus has eclipsed SARS in the number of infections.

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

Back in 2003, Zeiger wrote, “In some cases, [suppliers insist], the requirements are petty, arbitrary or even illogical. ” Logistics – “To control one of a business’s largest costs after wages, why not use Transport as a Percentage of Sales with OTIF to ensure service levels remain while costs are driven down?” Retailer compliance initiatives can lead to efficiency,” HighBeam Research, 1 October 2003. [3]

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Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

But even if containment has the desired effect, what are the wider consequences of shutting down schools, shopping centers, factories, transportation and supply networks? Since the outbreak of SARS in 2003, the last major epidemic to hit China, the country has become even more important as a source of key components and materials as well as finished consumer goods. China ’ s economy has grown in leaps and bounds from roughly 4% of world GDP in 2003 to 1 6% today.

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How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

One of the many reasons that Wuhan is critical to the international supply chain is due to its role in shipping and transportation. As of today, Chinese authorities shut down transportation for more than a dozen cities, effectively putting nearly 60 million people under severe travel restrictions. Many have compared this outbreak to the SARS emergency of 2003.

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9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

AIMMS

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services. In 2003 I moved from the United States to Norway and started to work for Höegh Autoliners. An Interview with Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh Autoliners. Christian Olsen.

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The COVID-19 Supply Chain Hit Could Trigger Recession in Australia

Logistics Bureau

And when its supply chains are ravaged by lockdowns, quarantines, and transport restrictions, Australia cannot hope to avoid paying some sort of price. McKibbin, who did ground-breaking work when he examined the impact of the 2003 SARS epidemic, says if COVID-19 goes global it could carve about 2 percent from Australian growth, but if it becomes more lethal, Australia’s GDP would plunge 7.9

How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain

E2open

Campbell Soup was the first company to adopt demand sensing in 2003. Terra is the industry leader in demand solutions, including demand sensing, inventory optimization and transportation forecasting. How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain. brooke. Tuesday 24 May 2016. Robert F. Byrne, VP and GM, Forecasting Solutions, E2open. This is probably not a surprise but supply chains are inherently multi-enterprise.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and The Australian Logistics Academy, an. Provider in ASIA in 2003 & 2004, In 2008, the Society won the Supply Chain Asia Education. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

The Rise of Networks as Market Goliaths

Supply Chain @ MIT

The difficulty of competing with an existing network was clearly demonstrated when DHL entered the US domestic market in 2003 in an attempt to compete with the UPS (and FedEx) networks, only to exit in 2008 after suffering heavy losses. Petersen, Wikimedia Filed under: Strategy , Transportation Tagged: airports , FedEx hubs , Google , smartphones , social networks , the rise of global networks , UPS network. Airport hubs an example of network economics in action.

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Anu discussed how when she signed contracts for her house she bought in 2003, it involved 80 signatures. I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE. Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area.

The rapid reorientation of supply chains

EFT

Transport links that ran like clockwork suddenly melted away, most notably air freight, and products were stranded in overstretched ports. He also notes transportation can eb a key headache as often only small ports serve newer destinations “so you're going have to consolidate in another….

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J. purchased Roadway in 2003. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. Transportation Company profile YRC Freight LTL Carrier Profile YRC Freight history YRC Freight info YRC Freight information YRC Freight Overview YRC Freight profile YRC Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B

The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

Exhaust-data analyses (OTD, pallet volume, transport, suppliers, returns, etc.) An in-depth integration of the Supply Chain through the exchange and coordination of information flows between all members of the supply chain, therefore makes it possible to better define their RACI (R: Director; A: Approver; C: Consulted; I: Informed) (Kempainen and Ari, 2003).

CSR: Small Is Beautiful

EcoVadis

Founded in 2003 and with only 15 employees onboard, human resources firm Kenseo is one such business. This year, we have formalized our policies and developed new initiatives under the following themes: Environment: fully subsidised public transport for our employees, use of videoconferencing for meetings with customers and candidates, hybrid or electric car, standby clock for computers and air conditioning, sorting and recycling of office waste.

CSR: Does Size Really Matter?

EcoVadis

Founded in 2003 and with only 15 employees onboard, human resources firm Kenseo is one such business. This year, we have formalized our policies and developed new initiatives under the following themes: Environment: fully subsidised public transport for our employees, use of videoconferencing for meetings with customers and candidates, hybrid or electric car, standby clock for computers and air conditioning, sorting and recycling of office waste.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which impacted parts of Asia, North America and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003, has resulted to a contagion effect in Asia, a continent considered to be an electronics hub. On the other hand, ground transportation faced roadblocks in major hubs and strict border controls that have led to rerouting and delays; both result to added costs.

Conscious Clothing? Why Fashion's Going Green

Material Handling and Logistics

Nearly twice as much apparel was sold in 2017 than in 2003. The facilities work to the highest environmental and social standards and as they produce locally, there is less damage from transporting goods long distances. Apparel makers don’t want to risk being late to what could be a consequential shift in consumer preferences.

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Kiva Robotic Picking System: The idea for the orange AGV-like robots that bring inventory to order pickers was first conceived in 2003 by CEO Mick Mountz, and with the help of some MIT professors Kiva brought the technology to market less than two-years later. 9: 3M’s Transportation Load Control Center: In 1982, 3M, like every other company, had to leave transportation decisions to each plant and distribution center. First Thoughts.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Freightera

The award winners were selected from more than 600 nominees and competed in 16 categories including Manufacturing and Transportation, where Eric Beckwitt won the award along with Mario Plourde, CEO of Cascades, and Sarah Buckle, director of enterprise risk and sustainability at Translink, the greater Vancouver transit authority. This means a lot to everyone at Freightera, an online marketplace that brings together businesses that need to ship freight and transport companies that move it.

It’s easier with Evans

3PL Insights

In 2003, Evans commissioned a customer audit via in-depth interviews to gain deeper insights and perspectives on our customer service. We want it to be easy for finance to talk with operations and for transportation to talk with warehousing and sales. This has been true since we opened our doors. For nine decades, Evans Distribution Systems has answered customers’ logistical challenges in a timely, agile, and efficient manner.

What Carriers Want: Lessons from a 5-Star Broker

DAT Solutions

AFN (formerly known as Advantage Freight Network) was founded in 2003, and now has more than 200 employees in the Chicago area. AFN offers 3PL services for full-truckload (van and reefer) and LTL, and specializes in arranging transportation of high-value, high-risk freight. If you’re a freight broker or 3PL without trucks, you know that your biggest asset is the carriers you use.

The Weight of Memory

Tailwind

It also took me back to November 22 nd , 2003 when I visited the memorial – spending one day in Washington on the 40 th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination – visiting the memorials, the Holocaust museum, and walking to the Capitol and the White House, seeing live some of the places I had seen only on TV as a child. In the logistics industry, we work to pick up things, transport things, and deliver things.