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New regulations target truck emissions at Southern California warehouses

The Supply Chain Journal

A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Burlington Northern Air Freight has changed hands, names and missions during its run…

The Supply Chain Journal

The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. billion global cargo express and logistics company. The company’s headquarters was also moved to Irvine, California.

Trusted partners key to supply chain for humanitarian aid

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. government has sent supplies worth $100 million to India , including drugs, oxygen and test kits. Many private companies have also donated supplies.

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft. Case in point: Last fall California’s Horizon Nut Co.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. For discount retailers like Burlington, the supply chain is often a competitive advantage — and thus a secret recipe for success.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

the company’s Chairman and CEO: “In 1892, my grandfather, Thomas Crowley, bought a Whitehall rowboat and went into business for himself shuttling personnel and supplies between the San Francisco waterfront and the tall sailing ships that would anchor in San Francisco Bay.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Los Angeles is the nation’s busiest!

The Supply Chain Journal

Located about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles in the cities of San Pedro and Wilmington, the Port of Los Angeles is the number one port by container volume and cargo value in the nation, an annual ranking held consecutively since the year 2000. When California became a U.S.

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

“In addition to the actual threats, many factors make global supply chains complex and challenging to secure. The speed at which today’s supply chains operate, for example, can be difficult to reconcile with security measures” writes Amy Roach Partridge in this 2012 InboundLogistics.com article on supply chain security. Cargo theft of consumables isn’t all that uncommon the U.S Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

GlobalTranz

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. And for the C-Level Executives who are pressuring their supply chain team to “do something,” it may be time for a reality check. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do? Most supply chains are by nature, robust entities that can weather almost any challenge.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs. I am also excited for the induction ceremony for the Supply Chain Hall of Fame, which CSCMP announced last month. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Hanjin says U.S.-bound

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.25-3.1

Freight Plus

As [railroads] get better and in some cases, not as flexible, we want to have control over our entire supply chain," Braunbach said. Amazon’s XPO withdrawal sees carrier closing warehouses, losing $600M. Warehouse closings in Aberdeen, Maryland; Edgerton, Kansas; and Rialto, California came as a surprise and a “body blow” to XPO, said their CEO Brad Jacobs. "We Only 15% of retailers digitize end-to-end supply chain. Normal. false. false. false.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.18-2.22

Freight Plus

West coast importers trying to beat tariffs find warehouses short on space. In 30 years, I’ve never seen anything like this,” said BJ Patterson, chief executive of warehouse operator Pacific Mountain Logistics in San Bernardino, CA, told The Wall Street Journal. While import volumes surged 9% YoY, warehouse availability is down to 4.6% That’s more than 2 points lower than overall US warehouse availability, which fell to 7%, according to CBRE Group Inc. Normal. false.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Schiphol airport gears up for chilled vaccine cargos. Holiday toy supplies at risk amid southern California port jam. The flights were reportedly between Brussels and Chicago, and represent one leg of a chain, which will extend from Chicago to distribution hubs around the US.

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures

EFT

“In addition to the actual threats, many factors make global supply chains complex and challenging to secure. The speed at which today’s supply chains operate, for example, can be difficult to reconcile with security measures” writes Amy Roach Partridge in this 2012 InboundLogistics.com article on supply chain security. Cargo theft of consumables isn’t all that uncommon the U.S Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

South Carolina wins with wine and peanuts

The Supply Chain Journal

The location provides the family-owned, California-based company with access to the Port of Charleston. Related links: Broken records: ‘Historic cargo surge’ still making waves at US ports. Port of Charleston cargo volume up nearly 28% year-over-year.

The Cost of Disaster

Elementum

Hurricane Maria, which knocked out all power supply for 3.4 For instance, Hurricane Harvey impacted nearly 10 percent of the trucking industry for two weeks and prompted several ports and businesses in the region to shut down, consequently forcing the mass rerouting of cargo to places as far as the Bahamas and Mexico. Failure to take steps to mitigate the impact of extreme weather disasters can be detrimental to the entire global supply chain.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. Other companies also rely on real-time, supply chain-related news especially about weather events.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Jeremy Thone is the Marketing Director at 3PL Systems, which is a transportation management system software company based in Signal Hill, California. Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science, Marketing from the University of Southern California. Transportation Service #2 – Air Cargo.

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Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

Growers Express adds border facility; MasAir expands with two A330 cargo planes; and ReturnQueen expands into the Austin market. After the supply chain disruption last year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chain.io MasAir expands with two A330 cargo planes.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub. How much time and cost can we drive out of supply chains if there was less red tape, bureaucracy, and regulations?

Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

Growers Express adds border facility; MasAir expands with two A330 cargo planes; and ReturnQueen expands into the Austin market. After the supply chain disruption last year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chain.io MasAir expands with two A330 cargo planes.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

MIT Supply Chain

It appears that ports on the US West Coast are back in full swing after a protracted labor dispute delayed cargo worth billions of dollars and caused untold reputational damage to the companies caught in the crossfire. But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As I struggle to put on my ski boots, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, starting with a $1 billion investment in a logistics startup. Billion Valuation After $1 Billion Investment Led By SoftBank (Forbes) US and China are sketching the outlines of a deal to end the trade war (CNBC) Import Wave Jams California Warehouses (WSJ – sub.

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Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

Matson also expects “significant congestion, particularly in and around the ports of California, will most likely persist through the second quarter into the peak season.”. ports, terminals, rail yards and warehouses,” he said.

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Logistics property update: January 2021

EFT

India-based logistics provider FM Logistics wants to double its warehousing space to 12 million sq ft in the next three to four years, up from 6 million sq ft. Q2 2021 will also see the opening of a state-of-the-art warehousing facility at Jhajjar in Haryana. ft Cheshire warehouse.

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

Matson also expects “significant congestion, particularly in and around the ports of California, will most likely persist through the second quarter into the peak season.”. ports, terminals, rail yards and warehouses,” he said.

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The need to know

EFT

Canadian warehouse robotics company Attabotics on Tuesday said it raised $50 million in a funding round led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, following a surge in interest for automation in the retail sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tankers ship Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Introduces Supply Chain Sherpa Mobile Design and Visualization Modeling Tool. UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California. New ISF (10+2) Rule May Be Coming in May ( Supply Chain Management Review ). percent from Q4 2011; “net revenue grew at a lower rate than gross revenue, primarily due to slower growth in warehousing volumes at current accounts, and tighter margins on new business.”

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The need to know

EFT

Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do. From apple packing houses in Washington state to farm workers in Florida and a California county known as “the world’s salad bowl,” outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are emerging at U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering.