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.

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.

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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. The central valley of California has been called "the nation's bread basket," as a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts, rice and dairy products are shipped to all corners of North America. Shown are the key market areas (KMAs) in California.

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.

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.

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.

The need to know

EFT

EXCLUSIVE-Automakers seek delays, exemptions to India's planned new rules for parts -sources. Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture. Reliance approaches digital unit backers to invest in retail arm: sources.

The need to know

EFT

EXCLUSIVE-Automakers seek delays, exemptions to India's planned new rules for parts -sources. Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture. Reliance approaches digital unit backers to invest in retail arm: sources.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . California launched several initiatives. Christopher Tang. .

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. The perfect order is determined by the “8 Rights” – we want to deliver the right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, in the right quality, from the right source, at the right price by providing the right service to our downstream customers. Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. By Susie Sterling, Supply Chain Solutions Director at LeanCor.

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. On Sunday afternoon, a bridge along Interstate 10—a key shipping route between Arizona and Southern California— collapsed during a heavy rainstorm , injuring one and leaving countless drivers stuck. The challenge lies in the bill’s major source of funding: The federal fuel tax, which charges 18.4

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. And Midwestern manufacturing hubs are potent sources of outbound volume as parts of the industrial economy have restarted following their March downturn. West Coast Logistics—Outbound Volume from California. Outbound California to all markets is tighter.

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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).

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EFT

At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam. 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.

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. So I encourage shippers not only to focus on the specific locations where they [manufacture, source, or ship products from], but also understand the broader geographical structure of their carrier networks and hubs [because they can impact your logistics operations].

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

Material Handling and 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. A digital supply chain management platform that monitors tens of thousands of data sources in real time—including weather feeds, port closures, traffic congestion and so forth—can immediately inform users where a supply chain disruption may occur and how that could affect their business.

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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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. For other distribution channels such as retail stores, direct sales and other distributors, Apple Inc will keep products at Elk Grove, California (where central warehouse and call center are located) and supply products from there.

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. This process has already been deployed in vending machines owned by Cantaloupe System in California.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Given the various limitations of the Panama Canal (tolls, congestion, ship tonnage limitation), most goods that need to be delivered from East Asia to the United States are currently unloaded in the Port of Los Angeles and shipped by train to their final destination. Overall, the port activities in Los Angeles is a major activity node in Southern California, employing about 900,000 people throughout the LA County Region and 3.6 [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

Source: Dictionary.com. Founded in 1988 in Milpitas, California, SanDisk is publicly traded on NASDAQ with 8,600 employees globally, and market capitalization in 2015 over $13B. The supply chain is vertically integrated and global shipping almost 2 million units daily. Implement customer-centric policies to maximize $/GB shipped while effectively balancing service levels and inventory levels.

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. For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño.

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Why Hasn’t the Music Industry Supply Chain Responded to the Vinyl Resurgence?

Kinaxis

However, one thing that we need to really think about is this: If people want to buy LPs, what is the established supply chain to get the LPs produced, packaged, and shipped to these listeners? In the United States of America, in 2015, 12,000,000 new LPs were sold, up from 1,000,000 in 2007 (Source: Wikipedia ). In an article by Vish Knanna on Pitchfork , he talks about one in particular: Rainbo Records in Los Angeles, California.

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. There is also significant congestion at the equipment depots in Southern California resulting in delays in the ability to turn equipment in. 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. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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

6 River Systems

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. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Speaking of Amazon, the company is raising the bar again on delivery in response to Walmart testing a free, three-day shipping service.

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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. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates. The Southeast, especially Atlanta , is also the main source of relief supplies — including plywood, ice, and bottled water — headed for Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

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. Global sourcing, importing, and sales power has shifted from large retailers to small businesses worldwide. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners.

The Dispatch Report | March 2019, Issue No. 11

Shipchain

So far, we have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest in what we’ve built, and we are so ready to watch it transform the world of shipping and logistics as we know it. Plug and Play will not only introduce ShipChain to additional sources of capital, but it will help companies understand how they can save money, reduce delivery times, and, ultimately, increase business by integrating ShipChain’s track and trace platform into their global logistics network.

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

Freightera

Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight shipping. Starting in North America, Freightera is automating freight transportation and increasing operating margins for carriers and businesses shipping freight. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in over 40 countries. Source: [link]. Freight Shipping Solution Technology & Innovation freight shipping freight shipping platform freight technology

Market Update - Week of September 7, 2020

Aborn and Co.

California remains particularly problematic with import volumes remaining strong and expected to remain strong as importers look to get their goods produced and shipped prior to the Golden Week Holiday (10/1-10/8). TL/IMDL. ?.

What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

His buddies in the bar spoke about “drop shipping” which he had mistaken for the action that delivery people do when they drop the package on your front porch. Plus, they were lightweight and easy to ship around the States. Drop Shipping. What is Inventory Management?

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EFT

Apple supplier Foxconn, others hit as India holds up imports from China-sources. India’s additional scrutiny of imports from China has disrupted operations at plants owned by Apple supplier Foxconn in southern India, three sources told Reuters, and other foreign firms are also facing delays as tensions between the two countries build. Shipping firm CMA CGM to impose emergency surcharge at Cape Town port. Crew crisis to trigger ship detentions and diversions.

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