Improving Supply Chain ROI in a Tough Tariff Environment

American Global Logistics

These duties would cover $325 billion in goods, hitting the price-sensitive apparel sector particularly hard and taking a significant bite out of business’ bottom […]. Blog air freight apparel capacity Chinese tariffs customs duties import logistics ocean contract rates ocean freight ocean shipping ROI shippers spot rates supply chain supply chain partner tariffs TEU

Competing in a Consumer-Focused Age with an Agile Supply Chain

American Global Logistics

Blog air freight apparel capacity Chinese tariffs customs duties import logistics ocean contract rates ocean freight ocean shipping ROI shippers spot rates supply chain supply chain partner tariffs TEUFrom a new couch to a week’s worth of groceries, shoppers can summon nearly anything to their doorstep, local store or delivery locker with just a few clicks. Some of the most significant consumer changes impacting supply chains include: Shifting demographics.

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As Peak Season Looms, Here’s How to Prepare

American Global Logistics

Halfway through 2019, ocean shipping costs have already inched up for businesses, with many carriers locking in rates $200 to $300 higher per TEU than the 2018 contract season. Blog air freight apparel capacity Chinese tariffs customs duties import logistics ocean contract rates ocean freight ocean shipping ROI shippers spot rates supply chain supply chain partner tariffs TEU

The Tariff Takeaway: It’s Time to Stress-Test Your Supply Chain

American Global Logistics

Blog air freight apparel capacity Chinese tariffs customs duties import logistics ocean contract rates ocean freight ocean shipping ROI shippers spot rates supply chain supply chain partner tariffs TEUAfter announcing earlier this month that 10% tariffs would go into effect Sept. 1 on $300 billion in Chinese imports, the U.S. reversed course this week and said duties would be delayed until December on certain products.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. These shipments are usually smaller (less than one cubic meter and 200 kilograms) than air freight. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Apparel.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. Better last mile shipping. Persistent growth in ecommerce, door delivery and expectations for “free” shipping have many in the industry talking up the potential for drones to change the industry. However recent Freightos research found that only 32% of logistics professionals believe that drones will change the industry in the next five years (with nascent signs that drones are taking on some niche shipping tasks.

Parcel Shipping: Dimensional Weight and the Post-GRI Blues

Talking Logistics

If you ship printed matter, hardware, or any other products with high density, you may not be impacted at all. Shippers of apparel, footwear, housewares, gifts, etc. This is still not a practical solution, particularly for shippers that may be filling orders from multiple ship-from locations, but it is at least worth considering through a cost/benefit analysis. We’re several weeks into what for many shippers is a very new and somewhat unfriendly parcel rating environment.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016. Amazon makes up about 7% of the US apparel market, and according to reports , that figure could increase to 19% by 2020.

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A Supply Chain Christmas Carol

Freightos

Production Freight Receiving Purchasing Retail Logistics Production: Santa’s little helpers. Production Freight Logistics Retail Purchasing Receiving Freight: Dasher, Carrier, Forwarder (and Rudolph). There is certainly demand for better freight. Retailers predict that import volumes at the nation’s major container ports will finish the year on a high note despite weak demand during this year’s traditional peak shipping season.”. FREIGHT QUOTES IN SECONDS.

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Adding Up the Benefits of Omni-Modal TMS

Talking Logistics

Neither has the efficient coordination of customers, suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders, government agencies, and custom brokers. With most of their customers relying on multiple shipping methods, these organizations require an omni-modal approach to transportation management. When you have complete visibility over the rates and shipping options, you can help your customers make those types of smart tradeoffs.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

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. This dispute has left a damaging effect on our industry—causing extreme delays and millions in lost sales,” the American Apparel & Footwear Association said, as reported in the WSJ. “If

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos

PINC

businesses, lead times have doubled, and that shortage is compounded by the shortage of air and ocean freight options to move product to the United States — even if they can get orders filled.” In particular, with industry verticals such as food and beverage manufacturing, grocery retail, retail, and apparel. Retail and apparel companies are having to deal with multiple store closures and return shipments to their Distribution Centers.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Zara has become Europe’s most profitable apparel brands by building agility end to end in their supply chains. Let me start with a quote from a great leader!!

Trade Wars | Intellectual property rights and Section 321 – de minimis

BluJay Solutions

Typically, knock-off designer apparel comes to the forefront when imagining counterfeit products, but falsified or substandard versions of prescription drugs are becoming a global pandemic and are putting many unsuspecting patients at risk with dangerous and deadly counterfeits. General Customs customs brokers customs compliance customs software e-commerce freight forwarding global supply chain Global Trade Parcel Shipping

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. The items fall into four classes of product: apparel, accessories ranging from eyewear to luggage, home products such as bedding, and fragrances. Since taxes are paid on the value of the product plus freight and other costs, high-value goods such as luxury items are particularly sensitive to these logistics factors.

10 Things - Week of June 12th

EFT

Amazon patents shipping label with built-in parachute for dropping packages from drones’ [GeekWire}. Report: Gen Z Prioritizes In-Store WiFi’ [apparel] . Industry slow to adopt Uber-for-freight model’ [FleetOwner]. We're busy at the 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Chicago, but here's a quick round-up of things we've got our eye on! ‘ 6 Innovations From Amazon to Strengthen Their Logistics Reach ’ [Bringg]. ‘DB

Air Cargo Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Air cargo is especially useful for companies shipping time-sensitive goods or goods over large distances. live animals, medications, high-fashion apparel). Transportation air cargo air cargo basics air cargo definition air freight basics air freight explained air transportation Air Cargo Overview. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane and is a crucial component of international logistics networks.

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Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Shipping. Twenty heliports can help with the speedy delivery of air freight when necessary. Turkey’s merchant marine boasts 1,234 vessels, including 57 bulk carriers, 54 container ships, 363 general cargo ships, 124 oil tankers and 636 other vessels.

Doing Business in China

QAD

Key industries include mining, iron, steel, aluminum, coal, machinery, arms, textiles and apparel, oil, cement, chemicals, consumer products, footwear, toys, electronics, food, transportation equipment, automobiles, railcars, ships, aircraft, telecommunications equipment, satellites and commercial space launch vehicles. Shipping. China moved 19.806 billion ton-km of freight by air in 2015.

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Holidays Offer Unique Challenges for Cold Chain Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson) and I sat down with Talking Logistics host Adrian Gonzalez to discuss consumer shopping trends and expectations as we approach the holidays and how that impacts temperature controlled shipping and logistics. Food and beverage sales during the holiday season are expected to outpace all other retail categories including apparel, once again. Suppliers must be thinking about how to provide a positive shipping and delivery experience for their customers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Retail stores become shipping hubs to battle Amazon ( USA Today ). Neiman Marcus goes to year-round free shipping ( USA Today ). Meanwhile, USA Today published an article highlighting how Walmart, Best Buy, and other “brick-and-mortar” retailers are moving quickly to enable ship-from-store capabilities. Shipping online orders from Best Buy stores could generate an extra $5.8 Is it ironic that the U.S.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

This week: We may be losing our jobs to robots – in fact, a new study says each 1 robot costs us 6 jobs, an Austin based startup is challenging UberRush and becoming the next FedEx killer, Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, a startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport by planning to cut air freight costs in half with drones, and Amazon unveiled its long-rumored grocery pickup concept store in two Seattle locations.

Doing Business in Spain

QAD

Spain manufactures textiles and apparel, footwear, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, automobiles, machine tools, medical equipment, footwear, pharmaceuticals, clay and refractory products. Shipping. Spain has 99 airports with paved runways, most of which can handle freight planes. billion mt-km of air freight in 2015. In addition, the country has 10 heliports, making air travel and freight delivery a relatively simple matter.

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Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

This week: We may be losing our jobs to robots – in fact, a new study says each 1 robot costs us 6 jobs, an Austin based startup is challenging UberRush and becoming the next FedEx killer, Wal-Mart is beating the pants off Amazon in apparel, a startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport by planning to cut air freight costs in half with drones, and Amazon unveiled its long-rumored grocery pickup concept store in two Seattle locations.

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain

DynaSys

Examples: Apparel and other general merchandise, home repair, furniture. Freight shipments, home sales, revenues or units shipped by particular industries – be ready with a list of the most critical, telltale indicators for your markets and use it when disruptions occur.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Logistics

trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America. Labor-intensive products such as textiles, apparels, footwear, and furniture are the first industries whose production will leave China. Top inbound shipping challenges into China. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S.

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Rise of the Warehouse Robots!

Supply Chain Game Changer

RightHand Robotics, for instance, provides end-to-end solutions designed to reduce the cost of e-commerce order fulfillment of electronics, apparel, grocery, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. t-Sort is a means of automated order fulfillment for units to complete an order and parcel shipping operations, allowing for better planning, implementation, controls efficiency, flow of goods and customer service. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. August 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Consumers place a high premium on free shipping when shopping online, but as folks in the logistics industry know, there is no such thing as free shipping — somebody has to pay UPS, FedEx, and USPS, and those carriers are raising their rates. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns. The Cubs finally made it to the World Series.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Finds a Faulty Shipping Safety Net for Brexit (WSJ – sub. In related news, Jennifer Smith at the Wall Street Journal reports that “logistics providers and retailers are using mobile robots to cut down on the number of steps workers take and are deploying AI-aided mechanical arms for more nuanced tasks long deemed possible only for human hands, from sorting apparel to learning how to pick up a range of objects.” Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.18-3.22

Aborn and Co.

Carrier earnings begin to feel impact of softening trucking freight market. On Monday, Convenant Transportation became one of the first carriers to show the results of a depressed freight market as their first quarter earnings failed to meet expectations. Normal. false. false. false.

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

emissions globally, and freight-related transportation can account for 30% to over 50% of a company's total carbon footprint.”. Flexport has allowed us to carbon offset all of our bulk shipping as well as create a policy of “Donate Don’t Destroy.”

Driving sustainability and social responsibility in supply chains

EFT

emissions globally, and freight-related transportation can account for 30% to over 50% of a company's total carbon footprint.”. Flexport has allowed us to carbon offset all of our bulk shipping as well as create a policy of “Donate Don’t Destroy.”

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

Brought to you by Freightos , the Internet marketplace of the trillion dollar international freight industry. Freightos recently concluded a survey of over 90 senior logistics professionals, including VPs and senior board members from 19 of the top 20 freight forwarding companies in the world. Profitability in core logistics services is declining, with 56% of professionals seeing ocean freight as unprofitable and 46% who believe air freight to be unprofitable.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Similarly, with personal care type products or healthcare type products, apparel, fashion-type products, these were all things that people were more likely than not to buy in store versus categories, say like electronics. The second big area of technology is at our freight marketplace.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

We’re not going to be investing in companies that want to buy trucks, busses and ships, but we are going to be investing in startups that are creating software and possibly hardware that makes it possible to manage those assets, and manage them much more efficiently than was possible in the past.”.