Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

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California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce. Shown are the key market areas (KMAs) in California.

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

GTG Technology Group

California Trucking Association Sues State. On October 25 th , the California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an unfair test adopted by the California Supreme Court. In April, the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC Test to determine if a worker is an employee or contractor within any industry. In contrast, port and freight workers are generally supportive of the ABC Test.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017


Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. In 2017 highly efficient firms will continue to source as locally as possible. Green Freight

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

There are several notable examples of companies that have done precisely this: California-based Green Toys recycled some 55 million milk jugs in its first decade in business. Switch to Domestic Sourcing or Manufacturing.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Flatbeds saw rising freight volume and rates in the Southwest and a handful of Southeastern markets. Flatbed freight is strongest in the Southeast region, but not in the usual locations.

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7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

At Red Stag, for example, we can add inserts and personalized marketing materials to your customers orders, or help you source uniquely branded boxes and even tissue paper with your company’s logo. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link].

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


Riding this wave were droves of Chinese or Indian manufacturers that can now tap into digital platforms to source, import and sell directly to SMBs or consumers online. Global sourcing, importing, and sales power has shifted from large retailers to small businesses worldwide.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America


Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. Frost & Sullivan estimates that despite massive investment in the digital freight space, with more than $2.3 Source: [link].

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure


The collapse of a major bridge on I-10 connecting California to Arizona served as a striking reminder that US infrastructure is failing and little is being done about it. The challenge lies in the bill’s major source of funding: The federal fuel tax, which charges 18.4

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

Zipline Logistics

However, the freight market, and the domestic economy, rebounded from April lows much quicker than anticipated over the last month. During the last few weeks, outbound tender volumes, a useful measurement of freight in the market, have soared.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

One thing’s for sure, freight forwarding never has a dull moment. . With the growth of ecommerce and high-tech products flooding our markets, air freight is a go-to mode of transportation for many shippers—any time of year. Broadening of sourcing locations.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. Most of Florida’s orange supply is used for making Orange juice whereas California’s production is used for the fresh fruit market. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The need to know


bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. Germany’s cabinet passed a national hydrogen strategy on Wednesday as part of a wider push to decarbonise Europe’s largest economy, government sources said. German freight tech start-up Sennder merges with France's Everoad.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” NAFTA freight totaled $96.1

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This Week in Logistics News (August 20-24, 2018)

Talking Logistics

California Drivers Could Face $25,000 Fines for Glider Trucks (Bloomberg). Uber Freight expands business to shippers (Fox Business). Walmart asks some beauty suppliers to consider sourcing outside of China (Reuters).

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Green Solutions in Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

While the EPA has given the trucking industry until 2021 to fully comply with the new set of standards, the state of California has already begun its green overhaul of the industry. The state acknowledges that it will take time to introduce that kind of widespread freight technology.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

Environment: – Implementing a first-of-its-kind heavy duty natural gas vehicle project for commercial rental and lease fleets in Southern California. SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc. CSR Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Third Party Logistics corporate social responsibility Ryder System, Inc.,

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22


As many of you may be aware, freight shipping, international shipping and also aviation are not included in the COP21 agreement. As I mentioned before, freight transport is currently seven percent of freight emissions. Full transcript of the video: My name is Eric Beckwitt.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

UPS Tells Shippers to Prepare for Freight Strike (WSJ – sub. Waymo gets the green light to test fully driverless cars in California (The Verge). I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Costco’s CEO, for instance, flew out to Google’s Mountain View, California campus to meet with Google CEO Larry Page before agreeing to participate in the Google Shopping Express program. Due to the July 4th holiday on Friday, we postponed publishing our weekly news roundup until today.

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The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer


This process has already been deployed in vending machines owned by Cantaloupe System in California. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. California. Known for its plentiful sunshine and mostly mild winters, California provides a great growing climate throughout much of the year.

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

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019.

Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

The freight market is making a rapid recovery as outbound volumes have increased and stayed at several-year-highs over the past several weeks. Freight Rates Rise from Historic Lows. West Coast Logistics—Outbound Volume from California.

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2015 Truckload Contract Rates Rise, as Spot Rates Fall

DAT Solutions

Fracking activities were curtailed, and the drilling equipment and materials of 2014 disappeared, freeing up rail, intermodal and flatbed capacity, and removing an alternative source of employment opportunity for would-be truck drivers. Freight Rates

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The need to know


Apple supplier Foxconn, others hit as India holds up imports from China-sources. . The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. COVID-19 delivery surge strains FedEx service, opening doors for UPS.

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Takeaways from TPM 2019


Sitting at the airport awaiting my flight back home provides an opportunity to reflect back on my experience at the TPM 2019 conference in Long Beach, California. Just about every major player in the industry, from Shippers to Freight Forwarders to Service Providers, is at this conference.

Takeaways from TPM 2019


Sitting at the airport awaiting my flight back home provides an opportunity to reflect back on my experience at the TPM 2019 conference in Long Beach, California. Just about every major player in the industry, from Shippers to Freight Forwarders to Service Providers, is at this conference.

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. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last?

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

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.