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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

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite the significant amount of effort involved in going from running a business on Excel spreadsheets to implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP), they are very grateful that their efforts to improve their supply chain agility were underway when the pandemic hit.

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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.

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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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. Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses DistributionYour company has made a cost-driven decision to manufacturer in Asia and import from Asia back into the U.S.

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Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

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.

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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.

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

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season. Truckload Holiday Shipping. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

The two ports handle more containers per ship call than any other port complex in the world. The 10 millionth container was loaded onto the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci, which is a ship in the port’s largest shipping line customer’s fleet. When California became a U.S.

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.

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. ports, terminals, rail yards and warehouses,” he said. Widespread supply chain congestion … has created a very challenging business environment. “In

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How to Reduce Your Chassis Rental Fee

West Coast and California Logistics

These big-ticket items include your ocean carrier, drayage, and warehousing costs. 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. 3pl contracts Peak Season Shipping Drayage 3PL Outsourcing Third Party Logistics 3PL Port Logistics Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution

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

GlobalTranz

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. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season. Truckload Holiday Shipping. Other drivers who aren't great on snow can cause delays in shipping.

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.

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. ports, terminals, rail yards and warehouses,” he said. Widespread supply chain congestion … has created a very challenging business environment. “In

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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). Now it’s on supply chain.

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.

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” The organization is not clear on accepting special requests and expedited shipping policies, often resulting in a lower margin. What A Customer-Centric Supply Chain Is Not.

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. 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.

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

Why Doing Nothing Can Cost You Big in the Warehouse

RFgen

Supply chains must prioritize flexibility and efficiency to combat market pressures. Industry supply chains get more complex each year. To navigate these changes, supply chain companies are prioritizing automation technologies like mobile inventory. Overview.

Robot Revolution: Smart Machines Available in Every Supply Chain Stage

RFgen

Robots move from behind the scenes to facing the customers in supply chain logistics. Common excuses for ignoring robots in supply chain logistics management grow ever thinner as technology becomes smarter. Supply Chain Workforce

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

GlobalTranz

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. 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. The post Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain?

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.

Augment Mobile Barcoding Software with Complementary Solutions

RFgen

Warehouse automation and human augmentation technology is key to future competitive growth. These supplementary technologies include shop floor visibility, license plating, offline mobility, advanced warehousing, field mobility and voice picking. Offline Mobility for Remote Warehousing.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

The company was an air freight forwarder specializing in shipping heavy materials within the United States using contracted cargo space on commercial lines. The company’s headquarters was also moved to Irvine, California. Early years. Burlington Northern Air Freight, Inc.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart scraps shipping minimum for subscription service. Holiday toy supplies at risk amid southern California port jam. The flights were reportedly between Brussels and Chicago, and represent one leg of a chain, which will extend from Chicago to distribution hubs around the US.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.18-2.22

Freight Plus

The new initiative, called “Shipment Zero,” signifies Amazon’s first serious look at presenting a sustainable shipping model to the public. West coast importers trying to beat tariffs find warehouses short on space. 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%

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. Dig into operational controls to understand which protective measures are in place at every point in the supply chain.

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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. Tide in a box is coming to Amazon for easier shipping (CNN). 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.