Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

Yesterday we spoke about the top motivations and reasons why reshoring in America from offshored facilities has several benefits and what are the statistics of reshoring since 2013. Future Outlook of Reshoring in America. Reshoring in America Outlook in the News & New Polls.

Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies” – that was theme of the Food Shippers of America 60 th Annual Conference held earlier this month in San Antonio, where more than 950 attendees (including food shippers, consignees, carriers, 3PLs, and technology companies) gathered to discuss emerging trends and leading practices in the industry. The post Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Warehousing Top 20 3PL warehouses top 20 warehouses top 20 warehouses in North America top 20 warehouses in US top warehouses warehouse 3pl top characteristics

The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production.

Addressing Challenges in Emerging Markets: An Up-Close Discussion on Latin America

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. Among the topics he addresses: What are some of the major supply chain and logistics challenges customers face in Latin America?

North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area. As speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal.

Matt McLelland discusses drones at SCM World Live Americas

PINC YMS

Matt is an expert in the subject and presented a session titled " Drones in the Supply Chain – Everything you Need to Know " to over 350 C-level executives during the SCM World Live Americas Conference last week.

Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. Dealing with this mosaic of operating environments is one of the challenges that shippers and logistics service providers face in Latin America.

Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

E-invoicing Requirements: Latin America Fights Tax Evasion

Descartes

Organizations with multi-national supply chain should realize the need for e-invoicing solutions that align with their global B2B strategies and comply with Latin America e-invoicing requirements. Latin America is constantly changing their tax and e-invoicing policies.

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

Seizing Real Results in Latin America

Supply Chain Nation

If this is true from a supply chain perspective then Latin America can make a good case for future proximity prosperity. Of course the good news is that Latin America has much more going for it than its location relative to North America.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

CHAINalytics

The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 North America rail traffic volumes independent blog commenting on supply chain developments industry dynamics of the railroad industry Supply chain Matters blog

Making disruptions invisible: Logistics planning lessons from America’s favorite pastime

Quintiq

Disruptions occur on a daily basis in every industry across the globe. The supply chain industry – specifically in the domain of logistics planning – is no exception.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business? The company's jingle famously declared "I don't wanna grow up"—but it is exactly this reluctance (or at least inability) to mature amidst a rapidly-evolving retail landscape that led to the company's ultimate downfall. In mid-March, Toys "R" Us announced plans to close down and liquidate the inventory for all 735 of its stores in the United States.

DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual

LeanCor

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both. Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insights

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The Culmination of the 2009 Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Incident

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Supply Chain Risk Management implications of food safety on supply chains Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak Involving Peanut Products Supply chain Matters blogWhen it comes to certain cases related to food safety, the wheels of justice turn mighty slow.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

America’s infrastructure , which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state. https://www.whitehouse.gov/campaign/rebuild-america. What’s Next for America's Infrastructure?

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America. Some consumers insist on Made in America, too. Manufacturing reshoring made in america

Making Supply Meet Demand at America’s Food Banks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Feeding America is a national human services agency that distributes food donated by large food manufacturers (such as Kraft) to a nationwide network of food banks (Figure). To overcome this challenge, Feeding America set up a Task Force to find ways to reduce misallocations of food in 2005.

America’s “Home Alone” Manufacturers

Supply Chain @ MIT

Professor Berger authored a book based on the PIE research titled Making in America: From Innovation to Market (MIT Press, August 2013). Crossroads 2014. MIT’s Professor Suzanne Berger believes that US manufacturers need more support.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them. Specifically, these new set of tariffs could mean raised operating costs, as well as retaliatory measures from other countries, which could shrink the markets for many goods.

2018 Prediction Deep Dive: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Landscape for U.S. and Global Manufacturers

Supply Chain Matters

In this installment, we dive into 2018 Prediction Six: Make America Great and Changing Global Trade Policies Will Provide a Challenging Tactical and Strategic Landscape for U.S. Supply Chain Matters provides a deep-dive perspective on the ten outlined 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains unveiled in mid-December.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act & F.A.S.T and US Infrastructure Facts

Cerasis

What is the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act? Highlights of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The new federal highway funding legislation, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), signed into law by President Obama on Dec.

Will America’s Next President Secure Infrastructure Spend?

PLS Logistics

A long-term funding plan to modernize America’s infrastructure has been extensively talked about in political circles. This election, it’s not different.

Small Business Manufacturing in America: Innovate, Design, Develop and Manufacture

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had a remarkable interview with a medium sized supplier today, that has truly found a business model which I believe holds a promise for a new industrial revolution in North America. The approach is built on one of America’s most important capabilities that makes it stand out globally: the ability to generate ideas and bring them to market.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain

Elementum

US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March. According to a report by the Institute for Supply Management, factory owners are increasingly concerned about how new trade restrictions levied by the Trump Administration will affect them. Specifically, these new set of tariffs could mean raised operating costs, as well as retaliatory measures from other countries, which could shrink the markets for many goods.

Interview for Bank of America Article

Supply Chain Cowboy

A couple weeks ago, I did an interview with Robert Lerose, who writes for the Bank of America blog. His article was posted this week, and it has some great advice for small business supply chains. Check it out here: Optimizing The Pipeline: Managing your supply chain more efficiently. Interviews Small Business Resources China Gamification Inventory Small Business Resource

President Trump is Eager to Begin Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

PLS Logistics

During his 2016 election campaign, Trump vowed to invest $1 trillion to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure. Earlier last month, President Trump announced that he was going to unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan for the nation sometime this January. The proposal is a 70-page memo, that is on track to be submitted to Congress next month, will be the stepping stone for the creation of the legislation.

America’s New Labor Reality

Supply Chain Nation

Retailers across America have been announcing that they will be hiring thousands of seasonal workers for the holiday season this year, just in time for a wave of new labor regulations.

2017 Industry Specific Predictions- Automotive Supply Chains Residing in North America

Supply Chain Matters

Thus far, we have posted deep-dives on the first nine of our 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. We trust that our Supply Chain Matters readers are garnering insights from these prediction sand they have been helpful for setting objectives and work agendas in the coming year. We have one prediction remaining which […].

Memphis: America’s Multimodal City

Inbound Logistics

Memphis supports global supply chains through highway, rail, airport, and inland port assets, and a qualified workforce

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. Kraft is a major shipper in North America, and is very mature at the management of freight. Yesterday morning, I woke to learn the news.