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.

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 CaliforniaIf your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies. The question is: is your current LTL delivery network as safe, efficient and cost-effective as it could be?

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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?

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. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Source: Commerce Dept. Source: SupplyChainDigest. Source: Supply Chain Shaman. Source: EBN.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time.

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 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. 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.

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. While the EPA has given the trucking industry until 2021 to fully comply with the new set of standards, the state of California has already begun its green overhaul of the industry. In July, California governor Jerry Brown declared by executive order that state agencies should begin the process of improving California’s freight system.

Truckers: Brother, Can You Spare a Parking Spot?

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in the spring of 2012, 70 percent of the truckers surveyed who travel along Interstate 5 in California said they had tried to stop at a truck stop along their route but they were all full — and more than half said this happened every other day. 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.

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.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

PALO ALTO, California, Sept. Where contemporary data systems fail to predict, we have always advocated for strong risk management, insurance fundamentals and a holistic view of operations across the end-to-end supply chain using all data sources. SOURCE ThroughPut Inc.

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.

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.

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. The issue is that all the ancillary players in the industry require the documents to effect the shipment, and given that they do not have access to the original PO(s), they too require a reliable source of documentation. 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. The issue is that all the ancillary players in the industry require the documents to effect the shipment, and given that they do not have access to the original PO(s), they too require a reliable source of documentation. 3rdwave 3rdwave Blog Blockchain Global Supply Chain Transportation Visibility

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.

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. 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. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

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.

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

Kinaxis

2014 – California wildfires (150 homes destroyed, massive power outages. For any single event, supply chain planners now must deal with increased demands, limited supplies, risk to transport networks – which could include physical damage or people supporting the network not being able to get to work – and pricing spikes to fuel and other limited commodities. They may be too busy looking at constraint challenges or alternate sources of supply.

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.

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

EcoVadis

This session brought together Kim Kipin-McDonald, Head of Sustainable Development North America at Covestro, and Stephanie Lopez, Special Programs Manager at the University of California Procurement Services, to compare and contrast how they’re leveraging sustainability ratings to drive their programs. 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.

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. Special attention should be paid to products that you source from one supplier with no redundancy—and their related revenue streams.

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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.

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). 2) Keep product design in-house : Musk knew from the start that the product design is a very critical mission because it dictates type of materials, manufacturing processes and source of supplies. 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.” And this week, HighJump acquired Nexternal , a cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA

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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. Make flow chart for free with Dia Diagram Dia Diagram is the open source software that enables you to create flowchart and diagram quickly. Learn how to become a conductor and lead your own orchestra with a course from University of California Irvine Extension.

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.