Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

Transportation Strategies 3PL Outsourcing Cold Chain Managment Refrigerated Trucking Food Logistics Confectionery Logistics logistics in California

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Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest. Source: Supply Chain Shaman. Source: EBN.

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. Are you looking for ways to optimize your transportation system?

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.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department). In May 2018 unemployment dropped to 3.8% (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics), with the addition of 223,000 new jobs.

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

Talking Logistics

Costco’s CEO, for instance, flew out to Google’s Mountain View, California campus to meet with Google CEO Larry Page before agreeing to participate in the Google Shopping Express program. Robinson , will discuss The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations.

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Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

trade war and the trade conflict between Japan and Korea, these and other disruptions caused serious challenges to the transportation industry. Broadening of sourcing locations. Significant investment in technology and transportation platforms continue to accelerate across the industry.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. 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.

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.

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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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 challenge lies in the bill’s major source of funding: The federal fuel tax, which charges 18.4

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

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.

Green Solutions in Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

As a result, the transportation industry is seeking to find new ways to keep supply chain management as environmentally friendly as possible. Sources: [link]. Industry News green technology tms transportation trucking

Truckers: Brother, Can You Spare a Parking Spot?

Talking Logistics

Here are a couple of charts I created based on data from the WSJ article that further illustrates the problem: Source: Federal Highway Association study. Source: 2013 Web survey of truckers conducted by Hope Rivenburg.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. California. California. #41.

Takeaways from TPM 2019

3rdwave

Sitting at the airport awaiting my flight back home provides an opportunity to reflect back on my experience at the TPM 2019 conference in Long Beach, California. 3rdwave 3rdwave Blog Blockchain Global Supply Chain Transportation Visibility

Takeaways from TPM 2019

3rdwave

Sitting at the airport awaiting my flight back home provides an opportunity to reflect back on my experience at the TPM 2019 conference in Long Beach, California. 3rdwave 3rdwave Blog Blockchain Global Supply Chain Transportation Visibility

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. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. In the United States, transportation cost is the big portion of total logistics cost. NAVIGATE.

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.

Kinaxis

2014 – California wildfires (150 homes destroyed, massive power outages. They may be too busy looking at constraint challenges or alternate sources of supply.

Key Transportation Takeaways From the Midterms

GTG Technology Group

Midterm Elections Mean for Transportation. From tight governor races to questions about which party would make up the majority in the House and Senate, the results of these elections may spell out big changes for many areas of United States public policy, including transportation policy. Many key propositions, funding measures, and transportation policymakers were on the ballot this election season, ushering in potential changes for the transportation industry.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

EcoVadis

While the University of California considers banning single use packaging, a decision to do so will not be immediate, and nor will it include all plastics. Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit.

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. Identify Alternative Transportation Routes.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Industrial IoT and Silicon Valley Tech Venture Veteran Seth Page to Chief Operations Officer

ThroughPut

” “The Supply Chain Industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation where visibility and collaboration hold paramount significance,” underscored Ramesh Bollapragada, a Distinguished Faculty Professor of Industrial Automation and Supply Chain, who has held positions at Carnegie Mellon University, University of California-Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Bell Laboratories, and Lucent Technologies and published dozens of papers covering the space.

The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

These regulations were previously the source of much backlash in the trucking industry as drivers felt limited in their ability to perform on their own terms. But today, any trucker transporting essential goods or anything used to manufacture said items is exempt from the rules.

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. The problem comes in transport.

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Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. “As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

Then, he found that building a rocket for transportation purpose might be a good idea (at that time, many people tried to talk him out of this craziness). During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure.

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.” According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA

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The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. These include the policing of conflict minerals (Dodd-Frank), forced labor (Australian and UK modern slavery acts, and California Transparency in Supply Chains Act), and food safety (U.S.

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ThroughPut Inc. Appoints Industrial IoT and Silicon Valley Tech Venture Veteran Seth Page to Chief Operations Officer

ThroughPut

MENLO PARK, California, Oct. Previously Page held executive positions at RayV (acquired by Yahoo – YHOO), PV Media Group, (acquired by RhythmOne – RTHM), AdOn Networks (acquired by PV Media Group), Oyster Optics (acquired by TechQuity), Trade.com (acquired by ABN AMRO – ABN), as well as investment banks Corporate Finance Partners (merged with ACXIT) and BlueStone Capital Partners, and the State of California’s European Offices of Trade & Investment.

50 Online Resources for Aspiring Supply Chain Scholars

Supply Chain Opz

See the real supply chain via Commodity Flow Survey Commodity Flow Survey is a survey conducted every 5 years (in the year ending in 2 and 7) by Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce and Department of Transportation. Supply chain management is not an easy subject.

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

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

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. Global sourcing, importing, and sales power has shifted from large retailers to small businesses worldwide.

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.

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.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

percent), California (4.7 The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments. This app has created a community of 100,000 contingent workers and drivers that interact with the work schedules created by employers, to provide a reliable source of labor for companies that have shifting demand requirements for labor.