The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs


The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Trump’s standing in political opinion polls, America’s standing in the international community, and the global economy are at stake as well.

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Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. But even as developers have flooded the market with new inventory, some retailers are still having trouble finding adequate, flexible space. The post Excess Inventory?

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. For the larger supply chain (the larger freight infrastructure of the North American market), I worry. ” As a result, the loading of freight lanes will change.

An Update on the Reshoring Revolution in America & Some Surprising Facts


Essentially, the problems with reshoring are reflecting the growing skills gap in America and traditional competitive advantage actions. Freight costs of offshoring may exceed the freight costs of domestic shipping. . Foreign communications can make manufacturing inventory management difficult. Customers are more involved in the product lifecycle when Made in America. customers want products made in America.

Self-Storage Has Become Big Business! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Much like in America, Europeans have steadily been accumulating more goods over the decades. warehouse #storage #freight #logistics #SupplyChain #SCM. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Freight Logistics SCM storage supplychain warehouse

Let’s Celebrate: The Western Growers Transportation Program Turns 10

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson are about the marketplace, many of our members consult with their representatives regularly to learn more about all kinds of supply chain needs—from approaching customers about transportation to finding the right freight lanes.

What is Seasonal Inventory and How to Deal With It


We’ll cover what is meant by seasonal inventory first and then cover some of the problems that it may cause you in the management of your inventory levels. What is Seasonal Inventory? What Problems Can Seasonal Inventory Cause? What Can I Do About Seasonal Inventory?

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


consultation firm, runs four ‘Logistics Briefing’ newsletters: Global, Americas, Asia/Pacific and Mergers & Acquisitions. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory. Soaring Air Freight Rates. This has driven quite the demand for air freight.

How Logistics, Manufacturing, and Production Operations are solving the same Supply Chain problems


As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez highlighted during a recent interview with a Yemeni-American JFK employee, America’s supply chain for every operation that utilizes air freight was at the mercy of the government. Reducing Inventory: Inventory should never sit on a shelf or a closet.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 In related news, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013: Freight payments in May were virtually unchanged from April, coming in 2.6 Welcome to June.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?


In particular, emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, the adoption of mobile devices is rapid as consumers and businesses bypass traditional laptops and desktops in favor of smartphones and tablets. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level


Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Over 9 billion automated rate quotes in Freightera’s inventory connect 23,000 communities.

Are You Prepared for the On-Shoring Migration to the U.S.?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Larger international companies, many of which are China-based, but some also from South America, are looking at market expansion in the U.S. In addition, the potential for more trade barriers and the cost of logistics and inventory, all make looking at locations in the U.S.,

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Inventory carrying costs increased 10.3 percent last year due to higher costs for taxes, obsolescence, depreciation, and insurance, which were offset by a further drop in the inventory carrying rate and warehousing costs. We’ve also witnessed the resilience and importance of how well-managed, dynamic supply chains help companies drive down costs, manage inventories, respond to recalls, and adjust to sudden economic shifts and global crises.”.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. According to OSHA, the fatal injury rate is also higher than America’s national average in all workplaces. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Food Logistics orangejuice Oranges SCM supplychain

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America. No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding. Last summer Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. Over the last twenty plus years, logistics professionals in North America have been consolidating and centralizing their distribution and logistics networks. Thought is to leverage existing building assets, people and inventory to support the online business.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase


The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Transportation and freight costs are reduced. Obsolete and excess inventory carriage are more preventable. Premium freight capacity improves. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Choose software that facilitates the valuation and control of permanent inventories based on inputs or outputs, with automated stock alerts, that is versatile and independent of the type of business. Define normal parameters and fine-tune the physical inventory system.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. the Company’s Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Prior to joining Starbucks, he worked at the executive leadership level in Europe, Latin America and North America at ICI, a global chemical company. . “When I ask my team about customer service, I get high-five reviews. When I meet with my customers, I get thumbs-down feedback.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Lastly, air freight has been increasing rapidly over the past decade - a trend I suspect will continue. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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Supply Chain Congratulations in Order!


KGP Logistics’ primary challenge was to accurately forecast its product sales, manage inventory targets and optimize supply plans to improve customer service levels while accelerating inventory turns.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. This may seem counter-intuitive as sea freight transit times are increasing as shipping lines introduce slow steaming in order to reduce fuel costs.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works


Then we will cover in subsequent posts what are the benefits of using EDI in transportation along with a transportation management system, we will debunk a few myths, and then we will end the series by highlighting how a shipper at Cerasis used EDI to reduce freight expenditures and resources.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights some of the key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the most recent Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which shows signs of improvement in overall market conditions.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers. This increases flexibility and translates into less overall inventory since it is not in the wrong place.

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Outstanding Freight Broker / Logistics Sales Extraordinaire – Apply to Work at Freightera


Outstanding Freight Broker / Logistics Sales Extraordinaire (Canada, Remote). We are searching for an experienced Freight Broker to join our enthusiastic team. Our online platform can be compared to Expedia for Freight. We are a Freight Marketplace for B2B shippers in Canada and the United States offering 5-star service, best freight rates and best online inventory of lanes in North America. Outstanding Freight Broker: 3+ years of excellence.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far


We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Instead of setting up brick-and-mortar stores, or keeping inventory on hand, you can start offering this new product on your new store. However, the US is closing the gap and is expected to claim the crown by 2020, according to ‘ The Made in America Movement ’ - a non-partisan organization lobbying for American manufacturers.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Wells Fargo, Bank of America), investment banks (e.g., In the ocean freight industry, many steps are conducted manually with lots of paper work. . Christopher Tang.