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9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. The nine logistics companies include: ACI Transport (Ferndale, Michigan) — A transportation and logistics company built around adaptability, communication and integrity. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

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. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

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Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. This is what keeps lean logistics practitioners busy – day in and day out! The task becomes increasingly interesting when it comes to shipping produce (fruits and vegetables) – the commodity mostly coming from the breadbasket of our country: sunny California.

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. Crowley Logistics.

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. Sources: [link] of.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Logistics property update: April 2021

EFT

The centre, Kohl’s sixth, will focus on processing, filling and shipping orders and will be the company’s most efficient to date. . Kohl’s other fulfilment centres are in San Bernardino, California; Edgewood. It is operated by XPO Logistics, handling goods from 11 sites run by Nestle.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

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

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. 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.” And this week, HighJump acquired Nexternal , a cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 17 – 23)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. In total, the company will source enough renewable energy in Europe to power the equivalent of more than two million homes a year. As of June 2020, Amazon sourced about 42 percent of its global energy needs from renewables.

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

Talking Logistics

I encourage you to read the full article for all the details, but here are some interesting excerpts (emphasis mine): A source familiar with the company’s plans says senior Google execs have set aside as much as $500 million to expand the service nationwide …“You can very much expect that we are putting a lot of money into this and we’re excited and willing to sustain that investment over time as this gets going,” said Tom Fallows, head of Google Shopping Express. .

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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. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. California.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5 – 11)

Logistics Viewpoints

And while it has been one of the most challenging and difficult years in recent memory, it has also been a great year of bringing you the all the biggest supply chain and logistics news. At Logistics Viewpoints we would like to thank all our readers for continuing to tune in every week.

What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer

Freightos

You’ve seen the Suez Canal memes, you know furniture is taking way longer than usual to get to your door, and you may have even heard about Pelotons shipped by air to reduce delivery times. But back to those containers… The cost of global shipping rises. Source ).

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. Alibaba just announced $15 billion dollars to be invested in its global logistics network. 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. Two Retail Paths Diverged In The Forest… Alibaba and Amazon are at the heart of the new digital sourcing and retail, both with very different methods.

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. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering.

Teamsters protest in SoCal gets burst of support from longshoremen

The Supply Chain Journal

What had been deemed a strike in Southern California by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — but was undertaken by people who were not employed — does appear to have disrupted some port operations in the Los Angeles/Long Beach port area Wednesday, albeit briefly.

5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald

The Logistics of Logistics

Paige currently resides in San Diego, California, where you might find her reading at the beach or birdwatching at the bay in her free time. Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process.

Teamsters protest in SoCal gets burst of support from longshoremen

The Supply Chain Journal

What had been deemed a strike in Southern California by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters — but was undertaken by people who were not employed — does appear to have disrupted some port operations in the Los Angeles/Long Beach port area Wednesday, albeit briefly.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Founded in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet’s Coffee touts itself as the original craft coffee. The company has a sourcing team that vets the beans. All their coffee is produced in small batches and roasted at their own LEED Gold certified roasting plant in Almeda California.

How Pure Storage Withstood the Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

Pure Storage, a public company headquartered in Mountain View California in the US, manufactures flash-based storage for data centers. Shipping of finished products is done from the manufacturing sites. The factory then builds, tests, and ships product – often within 24 hours.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. Switch to Domestic Sourcing or Manufacturing.

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). 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. Free Shipping and Amazon FBA.

Among Piers: Empty containers continue making waves

The Supply Chain Journal

The Virgo is MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s MSC deployed the container ship last September to bolster its service offering on the Indian subcontinent. Before the MSC Virgo, the largest container ship to call Port Newark was the 13,100-TEU MSC Cristina, a record set in just April.

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.

Is electrifying the freight rail network cost prohibitive?

The Supply Chain Journal

million per track mile, according to a 2012 study looking at freight rail electrification in southern California. Catenary electric is not a viable solution for the nation’s long-haul rail network for a variety of technical and logistical reasons.”

How To Make Your Ecommerce Eco-Friendly

ShipBob

All aspects of ecommerce can negatively impact the planet — from the product itself to how it is packaged and shipped. Freight movement is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions with last-mile freight a major contributor to local air pollution.

The need to know

EFT

COVID helps Canadian logistics robot firm Attabotics raise $50 million. Japanese shipping company says Mauritius government has requested compensation. Japanese shipping firm awaits judicial decisions after arrest of captain Wakashio. seaport peak shipping season.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

Source: SONAR) To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, click here. Meanwhile, the Logistics Managers Index noted continued tightness in transportation capacity in May. Source: SONAR) To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, click here.

Is electrifying the freight rail network cost prohibitive?

The Supply Chain Journal

million per track mile, according to a 2012 study looking at freight rail electrification in southern California. . Catenary electric is not a viable solution for the nation’s long-haul rail network for a variety of technical and logistical reasons.”

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response?

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Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

The source for this increased volume comes from the economic reopening following shutdowns, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as agricultural output, which is peaking in several regions. Midwest Logistics—Outbound Tender Volume from Illinois.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. Robinson , and I addressed in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. The post Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. Source: [link] ).

Why Sustainable Supply Chains?

SupplyShift

In light of an increasingly strained global ecosystem, corporations, governments, and environmental scientists have revamped the drive for sustainability, honing in on the benefits of eco-friendly manufacturing, product design, and logistics.