California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Instead, in the SanDisk journey , they adjusted the speed of response to their customer segments, and actively designing inventory postponement strategies. The supply chain is vertically integrated and global shipping almost 2 million units daily.

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Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

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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What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

What is Inventory Management? Inventory management, in a nutshell, describes your efforts to manage, assess and report on the flow of your stock of goods. You might be using pencil-and-paper, spreadsheets or sophisticated inventory management software to do this. Drop Shipping.

8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About

EMERGE App

Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. Retail Inventory Method.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

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

Talking Logistics

bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters). Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch).

What is Seasonal Inventory and How to Deal With It

EMERGE App

We’ll cover what is meant by seasonal inventory first and then cover some of the problems that it may cause you in the management of your inventory levels. What is Seasonal Inventory? What Problems Can Seasonal Inventory Cause? What Can I Do About Seasonal Inventory?

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

How do you put your brand in a spot to offer expedited shipping without putting in the time, resources, and investment of several warehouses? Ecommerce logistics starts with moving inventory from the manufacturer and lasts until it ends up at the end customer’s destination.

Rising to the Challenge: How MAXAIR Systems Helped Protect Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Demand Solutions

For years, hospitals had emailed or faxed their orders to the company’s Irvine, California headquarters, where staff would manually enter them into a Sage software platform. Gone are the days when one missing part would hold up an entire batch of products from shipping.

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5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. When you buy something with Prime on Amazon, 99% of the time that’s a product that has been shipped right from an Amazon warehouse instead of from the seller. Using FBA allows you to offer quicker shipping to the whole country without destroying profitability. The factors that affect your score are excess inventory, sell through, stranded inventory, and in-stock inventory.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. FBA items are eligible for Amazon Prime shipping and Amazon handles your angry customers (which Amazon considers its customers, not yours).

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. From there, assembler will ship products directly to consumers (via UPS/Fedex) for those who buy from the Apples Online Store. Inventory Turnover. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

expansion in the first quarter, which mostly was buoyed by lower imports and higher inventories< , JOC reports. of Livermore, California, ceased operations on July 30.

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

Elementum

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 bridge, built in 1967, had been labeled “functionally obsolete” by the National Bridge Inventory in 2014.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. Assess Inventory Positions.

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

Cerasis

Take a look at how the IoT supply chain is changing the landscape in terms of equipment functionality, shipping processes, invoicing and payments, and analysis of trends. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

The amount of fuel used is dependent on the speed of the ship. The smaller Panamax ships (~5,000 TEU capacity) will consume ~63,000 gallons of marine fuel per day when operating between 20-25 knots. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving cars (Reuters). How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring! Imagine hell during a heat wave, then add 35-50 mph crosswinds — those were the conditions we faced during the first 40 miles.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

Leg Avenue, a provocative costume manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, chose to partner with UPS after seeing the challenge in delivering a large volume of small packages. All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

In this case, the context was an annual bid and quote negotiation they had to do with electronic manufacturers who wanted to ship products from the factories in Asia to the US. Particularly on new product introductions, we needed to be very careful on being able to deploy a product roll-out simultaneously across the entire country, in California, New York Chicago, etc. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

Leg Avenue, a provocative costume manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, chose to partner with UPS after seeing the challenge in delivering a large volume of small packages. All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence.

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

6 River Systems

In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. PST will ship the same day.

3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain and What You Can Do about It

CH Robinson Transportfolio

California is getting pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides right now. One with impact that spans the entire North American continent—but none more than California.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the article: The retailer wants suppliers that ship full trucks of products to deliver orders within a specified two-day window 87% of the time, up from an 85% rate it targeted previously.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling & Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities.

Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

Meanwhile, pharma companies are still trying to iron out distribution and inventory complexities that cause another $25 billion in excess inventory – in a nutshell, the new drugs are complex proteins and if they’re not properly handled every step of the way to market, they’ll go bad!

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Warehousing consists of multiple processes including receiving/documenting incoming products, storing products based on specific warehouse design criteria, picking orders, documenting parts picked, packaging, shipping and documenting damaged/returned parts.

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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

It also allows existing employees to spend less time lugging boxes or finding inventory and more time doing the more complex parts of their job that are difficult to automate. Those inventory systems require more attention because of this (a human gig), as do programming and maintenance.

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, a certain product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing facility.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

David Sparkman, head of David Sparkman Consulting, reports, “Empty stores and shopping centers are increasingly being converted into warehouse and e-commerce distribution centers, according to the global industrial real estate firm CBRE, which examined in detail two dozen such projects ranging from southern California to Baltimore.”[2] These growing expectations have put pressure on retailers to locate inventory closer to large consumer populations.

Manufacturers, Technology, and the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

During a fall meeting of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire, Gregg Profozich, Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), told participants, “Technology is key to survival of manufacturers.”[1] Columbus writes, “Cycle Time quantifies the amount of elapsed time from when an order is placed until the product is manufactured and entered into finished goods inventory.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

And when President Trump went into his briefing today, he started rattling off numbers of masks being shipped…but what gives? The global inventory of masks was also diminished by the wildfires in California and Australia, which used up many of the supplies held by humanitarian organizations. China has claimed mask factory output for itself, and during the outbreak, they also purchased most of the global inventory of masks from other countries.

Shopify Launches Fulfillment Network for SMB Merchants

Multichannel Merchant

Through its partners, Shopify has access to fulfillment centers in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. The network will support SMB merchants shipping between 10 and 10,000 packages per day, eventually expanding its capacity up to 30,000 packages per day.

How to Scale Health and Beauty Products: Online Stores with Intelligent Fulfillment

ShipBob

One of the biggest things to consider is how you’re going to fulfill and ship orders not only in a timely manner, but also at an affordable rate. We were shipping a dozen orders per day, and now we ship hundreds per day. 2-day shipping. Distributed inventory.