A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. 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. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. However, the volume of product should be carried in each transportation mode wasn’t obvious. “We

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. Shippers were forced to use imperfect methodologies to estimate the impact, using average package densities, carton utilization, or unreliable transportation management system (TMS) data to try to estimate the coming increase. Joe Wilkinson is Director of Transportation Solutions Consulting at enVista.

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Adding Up the Benefits of Omni-Modal TMS

Talking Logistics

The global and domestic transportation landscape is becoming increasingly complex. To compete effectively, both shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) need a transportation management system (TMS) that can deftly handle international, multi-leg shipments across a variety of modes (i.e., On the shipper side, orchestrating the end-to-end transportation process hasn’t gotten any easier over the last decade.

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

E-commerce Shipping: 3 Tips Every Subscription Box Company Needs to Know

EnVista

Boxes for socks, wine, food, razors, clothing, feminine products, coffee, workout apparel, cocktails and more. TransportationIf you're a subscription box company, you know there's no shortage of competition. BirchBox, BarkBox, Stitchfix, FabFitFun, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Dollar Shave Club. There’s no shortage of these companies.

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

Talking Logistics

Hunt Transport acquires home delivery firm for $100M (CCJ) Key By Amazon adds garage and business delivery, new locks and Ring compatibility (TechCrunch) Walmart taps Udelv for latest driverless car tests to deliver groceries (CNBC) Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple is taking 3 to 5 commercial trips a day (TechCrunch) Why Your Ice Cream Will Ride in a Self-Driving Car Before You Do (WSJ – sub. Finds a Faulty Shipping Safety Net for Brexit (WSJ – sub.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. The Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Growing Shipping Alliances Are Straining Major U.S. Its customers include retailers, department stores, apparel brands, and lifestyle brands that sell a range of physical goods online. Simply put, cross-border e-commerce is arguably one of the weakest links in omni-channel fulfillment, and Pitney Bowes, which already has years of experience in this area with its Global Shipping Program for eBay sellers, is positioning itself as a leader in this emerging market space.

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6 Best Practices for eCommerce Warehousing

Cerasis

It stands to reason that compliance requirements , such as the EDI 856 Advanced Shipping Notice, will continue to become more important. In other words, shippers need to be prepared to take on the costs of free return shipping, assistance when printing shipping labels and processing returns as they come in. However, the unyielding push toward cheaper products, low shipping costs and faster delivery is making it harder for shippers to operate independently of one another.

‘Try Before You Buy’: A Huge Logistics Challenge for E-Tailers

Supply Chain Brain

What it amounts to is enabling a type of customer behavior that has caused apparel sellers headaches for years. Take Nordstrom’s Trunk Club , the subscription-based service that ships out curated selections of clothing periodically and invites buyers to return whatever they don’t wish to keep. More common, however, are allowances being made by traditional apparel merchandisers that are attempting to convert a necessary evil into a selling point.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

But the sales person tells you, “I can find you a small at the store in Phoenix Arizona, and will have them ship it to you free of charge…you should get it in two days.” The sales person who wants that commission is happy – but the one in Phoenix who has to ship what is perhaps the last small shirt in the store, loses on that potential sale. This works well in the Apple store, but can be complicated for apparel.

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

PINC

What we don’t know is how long this health crisis will last,” the American Trucking Association’s Bob Costello told Transport Topics. ” According to the Institute for Supply Management, 75% of companies report supply chain disruptions in some capacity due to coronavirus-related transportation restrictions, and more than 80% believe that their organization will experience some impact because of COVID-19 disruptions.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

The technology is ideal for retail warehouses that deal with apparel, sporting goods, personal care items, convenience foods, groceries and general merchandise. With increasing order volumes, numerous products to navigate, highly personalized order packing and faster shipping requirements, robotics solutions will help you effectively respond to volume growth and perform more tasks with less labor and at a lower cost.

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. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

Columbia Sportswear: Peeling Back the Onion on Your Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

Like the multi-billion dollar chemical manufacturer that had been paying market rates for ocean transportation for eight years because nobody realized that their contract, filed away in a drawer by a transportation manager who had left the company, had expired. Columbia Sportswear is a 77-year old, profitable, multi-billion dollar company and a leading brand in the global outdoor and active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industry.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain. Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. The fashion industry took a large step on Dec.

Doing Business in India

QAD

India has a robust manufacturing sector, with typical products including textiles, chemicals, food, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petrochemicals, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals. . Transportation is equally robust. India’s roadways put it at number 3 worldwide for its extensive ground transportation system. Shipping. Coupled with its favorable location in Asia, the strong air support makes shipping products in or out of India easy.

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Doing Business in Turkey

QAD

Turkey also has 24,082 km of paved roads, so transportation by truck is easy. Shipping. Transportation of goods by rail is also feasible, with 12,710 km of railroad track within Turkey. Regardless of the shipping mode required, it is easy to move goods to and from Turkey.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

As you may or may not know, Cerasis is a transportation management company who works with manufacturers and distributors so that they may have efficient transportation and logistics processes so that they do not spend more money in time or direct carrier costs which could add up to a lot of money and hurt the competitiveness of the manufacturing company. Last week we featured an interview with Josh Miller, documentary filmmaker of "Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey."

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. Key services include transportation, wholesale and retail trade, hotels, catering and food service, financial services and real estate. Shipping.

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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. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air? Apparel.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. According to an article in Forbes, February 2014, superior customs clearance, warehousing, and transportation capabilities can be huge competitive advantages and drivers of brand strength in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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Air Cargo Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane and is a crucial component of international logistics networks. Air cargo is especially useful for companies shipping time-sensitive goods or goods over large distances. Air cargo is usually transported using dedicated cargo aircraft (freighters) or passenger aircraft. Plane is often the fastest way to transport goods, especially in an international context. Modes of Transportation.

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Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

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. Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). As the world’s largest fashion apparel retailer, Zara will donate masks to Spanish healthcare workers and patients. They have already donated 10,000 protective face masks and will be able to ship another 300,000 surgical masks by the end of the week. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

Holidays Offer Unique Challenges for Cold Chain Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Since produce and fresh ingredients are crucial for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for retailers. 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.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining. Traditional supply chains ship cases, pallets and trucks; but not the EACH. With the dawn of eCommerce, companies must now ship the EACH. We how have the endless aisle with the need to ship the EACH. Their processes cannot ship and track the EACH and the outsourcing to third-party logistics is too expensive.

The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

BluJay Solutions

10-40% retail apparel e-commerce returns rate. Multiple buying channels and drop shipping (direct dispatch) practices have added greater complexity, and online purchasing is pushing returns rates higher. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

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2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Examples include first pass yield, schedule adherence, hands-free orders, orders shipped complete, and minimization of waste. Most can only measure functional costs—transportation, manufacturing, and procurement. Apparel is an example. Results of Financial Reengineering Fails the Apparel Manufacturing Industry. . #8 It has been awhile. After the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit , I took the time to recharge and took a month off from writing.

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. But these same disruptions are also causing serious challenges to the transportation industry in China and Asia at large. . Labor-intensive products such as textiles, apparels, footwear, and furniture are the first industries whose production will leave China.

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Doing Business in India

QAD

India has a robust manufacturing sector, with typical products including textiles, chemicals, food, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petrochemicals, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals. . Transportation is equally robust. India’s roadways put it at number 3 worldwide for its extensive ground transportation system. Shipping. Coupled with its favorable location in Asia, the strong air support makes shipping products in or out of India easy.

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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.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. Containers arrive at the port of Antwerp, and are transported by truck to a nearby inland terminal (BCTN) which is next door. In turn, these containers sit for about 5 days before being transported to the Nike distribution center next door and stocked inside the DC. The DC ships 220M units annually, with a total of 213,000 inline SKU’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.

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

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. “Drones have a lot of potential to further connect our vast network of stores, distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation fleet,” Wal-Mart spokesman Dan Toporek said. Perhaps that is why Walmart is going against the grain and offering free shipping only to online orders that exceed $50. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns.