Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

Your company has made a cost-driven decision to manufacturer in Asia and import from Asia back into the U.S. Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses Distribution

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes. Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. Warehouse Operations

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A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia. In the same planning step, you produce an effective plan based on economic quantities and lot sizes, then consolidate the finished product from multiple lines/plants into a single shipment to take advantage of volume discounts offered by the shipping companies.

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The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, you might be surprised how beneficial rail service between Europe and Asia can be for your business today. . Robinson’s average rail transit time between Europe and Asia is 14-18 days, with some routes completing the trip in only 12 days.

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Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg. Now, Amazon is further expanding their reach, announcing their plans to enter Southeast Asia with a launch in Singapore in the first quarter of 2017. For now, it seems like Alibaba has the firmer grip on Southeast Asia.

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Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. From transit uncertainty, consolidation of service providers, trade war complexity, inconsistent visibility, and even global pandemics, LCL shipping provides solutions to navigate these choppy waters. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Each of the 8 Factors below have their own unique implications in Europe, Asia and other markets around the globe. Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Each of the 8 Factors below have their own unique implications in Europe, Asia and other markets around the globe. Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates.

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

Each of the 8 Factors below have their own unique implications in Europe, Asia and other markets around the globe. Very simply, 3PLs cannot find enough warehouse workers to meet their Service Level Agreements (SLAs). e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. The crisis is exacerbated by increases in wage rates for warehouse workers. We have seen some wage rates as high as $40 per hour for warehouse associates.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Centre Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia. This is critical because of the way service strings today operate from Southeast Asia.

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Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

Free shipping is top of the list for consumers when making purchase decisions and it’s been shown that they will modify their spending patterns to ensure they get it, feeling that spending more is worthwhile to save a few dollars in shipping charges. Retailers are upping the minimum spend for free shipping by stealth, with major names such as Amazon, Best Buy and Gap recently increasing their qualifying spend according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal.

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. I drove over to the Distribution Centre, saw the enormous backup of tractor trailers waiting to get to the docks, talked with the DC leader, and then headed out to the warehouse floor. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself. Subscribe Here!

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

almost double-digit growth in the Middle East, yet declines in Asia). For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide. After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia. This is critical because of the way service strings today operate from Southeast Asia.

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Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage? Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. LSPs will likely be called upon to provide urgent packaging/finishing services close to the final destinations of goods in order to allow for greater flexibility in production and shipping schedules. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, Cloud Logistics introduced its Same Day TMS program “designed to allow shippers to start shipping – and saving – the day they start the project.” SendSuite Tracking Online, which is designed for small and medium businesses, is available in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.” According to the press release: The Stack Sleeve system can be used in the warehouse and during delivery for both route and bulk customers from one vehicle.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Vinculum is a part of Gartner Magic Quadrant for WMS (2017-2020)

Vinculum

Gartner recognized Vinculum in ‘Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems’ for the 4th consecutive year (2017-2020). Based on research with leading warehouse management solution companies all over the world, Gartner recognizes top WMS solution providers in its Magic Quadrant. Gartner defines a warehouse management system (WMS) as “a software application that helps manage and intelligently execute the operations of a warehouse or distribution center (DC).”

Safety Stock Calculation For Your Wholesale & Distribution Business

EMERGE App

You are wholly dependent on your suppliers, both local and overseas, to produce and ship the goods that you carry. For example, late summer is the tropical typhoon season in North Asia. It takes about 30 days to make them in the Australian factory and then ship them to your warehouse.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. It is absolutely imperative to be in a position to do as much quality control as possible in house, so that all that is required thereafter is shipping from the manufacturer straight to the customer. Warehousing. Warehouse Operations

What do I need to do to get a drink around here?

DELMIA Quintiq

How Asia challenges beverage supply chains. If you aren’t familiar with Asia, the unique complexities it piles onto your beverage supply chain are hard to see. If you live here, you know that to understand diversity of Asia, one only needs to look at our cuisine. This is one of the key reasons beverage manufacturers should not see Asia as a single market. In Asia, rules of the beverage supply chain have to be rewritten.

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes. The Number of Direct-To-Consumer Shipments Will Increase Another consideration in the top 2019 logistics trends will go back to the use of drop shipping and shipments sent from warehouses directly to consumers. It is important to note that a difference exists between dropshipping and shipping direct-to-consumer.

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Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s certainly been an interesting past few months in the container shipping industry; from the upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel requirements, Brexit (Yikes!), However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. Nothing, actually, but it’s a decidedly different box ship business today than that of 20 years ago. OCEAN Alliance: COSCO Shipping, OOCL, Evergreen, CMA CGM. logisticsmanagement #shipping #containers.

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

Freightos

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. million units shipped. It allows customers to upload electronic files to the online Staples Office Center and pick up the models in nearby Staples stores, or have them shipped to their address. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even though among the goals of OBOR is to ship Chinese goods to a broader audience, it could potentially result in a large economic trade bloc unto itself potentially leaving the US out in the cold in terms of global trade.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. 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. ports lags those in Asia and Europe.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Other refrigerated transportation modes include airplanes, ships and railcars. Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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The West Coast Warehouse Market Was About to Settle Down … Then Trump Tweeted

American Global Logistics

Supply Chain Dive -Container ships and real estate deals don’t move as fast a trade policy — at least not these days. The vessels heading into West Coast ports with goods from Asia are coming into crowded shores. The post The West Coast Warehouse Market Was About to Settle Down … Then Trump Tweeted appeared first on AGL. The Port of Los Angeles has been breaking its volume records for months, and April 2019 was […].

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

Other refrigerated transportation modes include airplanes, ships and railcars. Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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How Growing Consumer Demand is Reshaping Logistics

Elementum

Next to China and India, Southeast Asia is also poised to become one of the biggest e-commerce markets in the world. One of the main challenges is warehouse space. This need for strategically-located logistics warehouse space has become more apparent as companies compete to provide the best deals for customers. The challenge for more warehouse space is also loosely related to another hurdle in the e-commerce logistics market: the rising minimum wages across the U.S.