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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. 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. Those eastbound freight moves will become more urgent, and rates are likely to rise further, as Black Friday draws closer.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc. The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. In addition, Burlington acquired WTC Air Freight in 1987. Early years.

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Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. The warehouse has 23 dock doors, a fully secured yard with two separate entryways, and a training facility.

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

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. This is air freight,” he said.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

US rail traffic climbed 28% in May despite supply chain constraints

The Supply Chain Journal

On the flip side, the supply chain across multiple transportation modes will continue to face intense pressure through 2021 as demand for goods and services grows amid capacity constraints. California’s massive container-ship traffic jam is still really jammed.

Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

The by-product of that decision is a much lengthier supply chain and cash cycle. Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S. For this decision, you’ll need to look at the impact of port location on time-to-market, customer satisfaction, freight costs and inventory costs. Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses Distribution

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

However, it was more than 225 years later (1769), when Spanish missionaries and officials began colonizing the coast of what later became California. When California became a U.S. It is also one of Southern California’s key generators of jobs, commerce and tourism. freight hubs.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do?

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.

The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So, in an atmosphere of uncertainty, what are the key elements supply chain professionals should consider to stay ahead? As I’ve been discussing the latest tariff changes with importers, a few recurring questions seem to be on most companies’ minds: Will our supply chain be more impacted by the policy changes affecting China-to-U.S. freight or U.S.-to-China to-China freight? domestic freight flows.

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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

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

The Daily Dash: Truck driver issues in Texas, Louisiana

The Supply Chain Journal

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the states with the highest number of truck drivers testing positive for drugs and alcohol, warehousing issues in Southern California and more.

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

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

Talking Logistics

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Holiday weekends and the weeks leading up to the Black Friday retail shopping holiday are prime times for organized crime groups to target the trucks, warehouses, and distribution centers that send or receive those goods. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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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.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Amazon has dozens of warehouses all over the country, and more around the world, so your products may be in your customers’ hands quickly. The inventory that’s on the shelves and logged into the system is the inventory your 3PL warehouse can pick, pack and ship to your customers. Your product can also get lost in the Amazon supply chain. Your 3PL warehouse can do a lot more than store inventory, pick and pack, and ship orders. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

After the supply chain disruption last year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chain.io Glick called this approach “sureshoring,” a new buzzword that loosely revolves around the idea that supply chain decisions should be based on more than just geography and cost.

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. Freight volumes in December and January were bolstered by two major factors: U.S. 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% In this week's, "Where's my freight?!".

Borderlands: Rural areas the next e-commerce frontier?

The Supply Chain Journal

The next frontier for e-commerce is regional cities and rural areas, according to Mark Stanton, general manager at PowerFleet for supply chain. Stanton said the e-commerce shift to smaller, regional areas could disrupt supply chains that are not prepared. “If

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. E-retailers and delivery companies get creative to close the last mile gap between warehouse and consumer (JLL). E2open’s Supply Chain Workflows to Power Billions of Connected Mobile Devices. UPS Freight and Teamsters come to terms on new labor deal (Logistics Management).

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 will take two to six months for supply chains to get back to normal, and some industries will suffer permanent losses, especially farmers.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

After the supply chain disruption last year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chain.io Glick called this approach “sureshoring,” a new buzzword that loosely revolves around the idea that supply chain decisions should be based on more than just geography and cost.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. By installing a warehouse in this region, the Company expects to improve its environmental footprint by reducing the number of miles traveled within its distribution network while also reducing costs and improving its customer service levels. The warehouse is part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s high-service distribution model that the Company began implementing across the U.S. A new 100,000-sq.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Ephraim Ausch is the Chief Logistics Officer at Tactical Logistics, an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics services. Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics that specializes in freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and domestic transportation.

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. Subscribe to FreightWaves’ e-newsletters and get the latest insights on freight right in your inbox.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, dominated by delivery and robots: Same-day delivery company Deliv raises $40 million in latest funding round (Reuters). UPS Tells Shippers to Prepare for Freight Strike (WSJ – sub. The world’s first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future (CNBC). Firm linked to Alibaba opens China’s biggest robot warehouse (CNBC).

Kyrie Irving and Fleeting assist drivers on the rebound – WTT [newsletter]

The Supply Chain Journal

In this issue, Kyrie Irving invests in Fleeting to aid truckers, Christmas peak season in May, Amazon ups warehouse pay, more. Now more than ever, the supply chain has become a marketing tool , but the consequences for missed delivery dates is lost customers.

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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.