Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. In this article, we’ll get you up to speed on some of the recent SoCal supply chain developments during the first half of 2019. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Port Logistics Third Party Logistics Warehouse operations eCommerce Fulfillment Inland Empire Warehouse Labor issues Drayage rail transportation Peak Season Shipping Distribution logistics in California

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.

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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. That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. A Hanjin ship passing the Golden Gate Bridge - Photo by Basil D Soufi.

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

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. Ultimately, the IoT Supply Chain will enable greater accuracy and identification of potential issues throughout supply chain processes. The IoT Supply Chain and Shipping Processes. The supply chain will adore the IoT.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

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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Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

New webinar discusses the current trends in the food supply chain space and the role that technology is playing in the modern-day cold chain. . The temperature-controlled supply chain or “cold chain” has always faced unique challenges.

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. With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. 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. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

How to Reduce Your Chassis Rental Fee

West Coast and California Logistics

As your container makes its way through your supply chain, however, there’s a smaller – but cumulatively significant – cost that is likely eating away at your margins: the chassis rental fee.

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

Supply Chain Opz

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. Surprisingly, IT research firm Gartner ranks Apple Supply Chain as the best supply chain in the world for 4 years in a row. But, is Apples Supply Chain really the number 1? This case study will show you the analysis of Apple Supply Chain core processes, challenging issues and complexities of its operations. 1) Apples Supply Chain Model. Supply Chain Model of Apple Inc.

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? And also, if more and more people want to buy these new LPs, how can the supply chain change to accommodate the increased demand? In an article by Vish Knanna on Pitchfork , he talks about one in particular: Rainbo Records in Los Angeles, California.

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.

Drayage: Truck Turn Time

PLS Logistics

The drayage business is facing a crisis in ports from California to New Jersey. Congestion at coastal ports is adding millions to shipping costs while reducing productivity of drayage companies and threatening commerce’s explosion. According to Tioga Group , drayage delays have added $348 million in supply chain costs and 15 million hours of work, lost. Supply Chain Shipping Productivity Carriers

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

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. 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. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

Podcast: Susie Bodnar on the CSCMP and the New Directional Shifts in Supply Chain

Requis

Susie Bodnar is part of the generation that is driving supply chain innovation forward. She is a 15-year logistics veteran, educator, consultant, and an active volunteer with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Supply Chain Next · 012 – Susie Bodnar. What makes a good supply chain practitioner and a good supply chain career? What makes a good supply chain leader?

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

Material Handling and Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . 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. Supply Chains at Risk. How then can your business protect itself from the risks of such overwhelming supply chain disruptions?

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. West Coast Distribution Southern California Ports Port Logistics Third Party Logistics west coast warehouses Transload Inland Empire Warehouse overweightIt can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers.

SanDisk’s Story of Customer Segmentation Strategies Using Inventory Postponement

Supply Chain Shaman

As supply chain clichés take flight, clients struggle with execution. One of these concepts that I hear a lot; but see few tangible examples, is the idea of “customer-segmented supply chain.” The discussion of customer-segmented supply chains happens often. Most supply chain planning teams do not know their customers. SanDisk’s Journey to Build a Supply Chain Customer Segmentation Strategy.

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.

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.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! While Oranges and Orange juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Orange juice Supply Chain is. The Orange Juice Supply Chain.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

AFFLINK

Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. Although cargo ships are ubiquitous, the shipping industry has been in the midst of a slow-burning economic crisis over the last few years.

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

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

My travels this week took me to California and Boston. I worked with consultants defining a business case for cloud-based supply chain solutions and new vendors looking to use artificial intelligence to solve the problems of master data management. It was not a good week for supply chain leaders. Today, on average, there are 10-25 ships sitting on the water waiting to unload. A lot is going on at Supply Chain Insights.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. Throughout the supply chain everyone has focused on efficiency, but they’ve overlooked the drivers,” says Dave Kodadek. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California, but this year the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. Supply chain technology, instead of having its separate track on the agenda, wove itself into most sessions at the conference, suggesting its emergence in the day-to-day world of shipment patterns. there is a need to optimize supply chains while remaining cost-efficient.

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.

Just How Dire is the COVID Healthcare Global Supply Chain Response? (A Case Study)

NC State SCRC

One company in California had developed a test kit that had 98% specificity, (99% compared to a PCR test). One state, California, decided to go with the Optum Serve Federal Health Services to issue the tests, paying almost a billion dollars for 850,000 tests.

Who said supply chains are boring?: How would you ship 500 trees.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. Balance is also critical for supply chains. We must have an ability to monitor the supply chain, and detect when it goes out of balance. I say mature, as most supply chains can detect the cost based – unit demand vs unit supply imbalance.

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. 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.

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

Cerasis

Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union. And for the C-Level Executives who are pressuring their supply chain team to “do something,” it may be time for a reality check. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do?

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub.

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. When your company is based halfway across the country or across the globe, it’s hard to imagine that the conditions in Southern California could impact your business. The key to riding out a situation like El Niño is to have a supply chain that is flexible enough to adapt.

Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

While environmental repercussions of overfishing have traditionally been the focus among seafood consumers, labor practices in the seafood industry supply chains have recently emerged as the most discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issue plaguing the sector. Western multinationals linked to these practices through their supply chains into damage control and Western governments responded by imposing trade sanctions on Thailand. Introduction. Shrimp tacos.