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.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Or, can Amazon use their data collected at their website, the warehouses and the points of delivery to identify the areas where costs can be reduced?

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

6 River Systems

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? As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

30 | Innovations in warehousing. For warehousing a new era is dawning. A commitment to halving its environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gases, water use, waste packaging and increasing sustainable sourcing has a huge impact on the supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The world’s first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future (CNBC). Firm linked to Alibaba opens China’s biggest robot warehouse (CNBC). Kroger set to place warehouse order with partner Ocado (Reuters). Robots and AI in the Warehouse. “A

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. Number of Warehouse Facilities. Number of Warehouse Facilities Amazon vs Apple.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Big Data

Enterra Insights

For many companies, dealing with the implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), formally known as AB 375, will be the biggest big data story of the year.[1] 1] The CCPA is a big deal because many companies have dealings in California and more and more companies leverage big data to target consumers. The very worth of big data has increased with novel opportunities to comprehensively analyze business problems from an array of sources not previously available.”

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

The need to know

EFT

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. California readies nation’s first electric truck sales and reporting mandate.

From “Rules of Thumb” to Non-Linear Algorithmic Optimization

Logility

While head deep in this struggle to build a business case for supply chain process, structure and technology improvements I came across a little blue book edited and compiled by Dick Morreale and published by the Council of Logistics Management Southern California Roundtable.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Amazon has dozens of warehouses all over the country, and more around the world, so your products may be in your customers’ hands quickly. The inventory that’s on the shelves and logged into the system is the inventory your 3PL warehouse can pick, pack and ship to your customers.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally. 1] She note there are only two known historical sources describing the three-day long feast shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives at Plymouth Colony in 1621. The first source was Edward Winslow, one of the English leaders who sailed to American on the Mayflower. ” The other source was the governor mentioned by Winslow, a man named William Bradford.

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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. Amazon has spent 25 years evolving from from sales to warehousing and finally to in-house product brands.

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. Due to the July 4th holiday on Friday, we postponed publishing our weekly news roundup until today.

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Readying Your Supply Chain for Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

To what extent are we leveraging open-source technologies? Looking ahead, you’ll also want to think about where your new tech stack will be located —on-site; in a data warehouse; in a private, hybrid or public cloud; or some combination of those.

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Readying Your Supply Chain for Artificial Intelligence

ThroughPut

To what extent are we leveraging open-source technologies? Looking ahead, you’ll also want to think about where your new tech stack will be located —on-site; in a data warehouse; in a private, hybrid or public cloud; or some combination of those.

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

NC State SCRC

percent), California (4.7 As we’ve noted in previous posts, contingent workers are the folks who come in to work in warehouses, on trucks, and distribution centers, and who keep the packages coming in from all of those Amazon orders you place online. The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments. Unemployment levels are at an all time low.

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. West Coast Logistics—Outbound Volume from California.

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The need to know

EFT

Apple supplier Foxconn, others hit as India holds up imports from China-sources. Warehouse Demand Hits Record Amid Online Shopping Boom. . The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. COVID-19 delivery surge strains FedEx service, opening doors for UPS.

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No Slavery on Our Factory Floor – How Human Trafficking Laws Can Still Shut You Down

Material Handling & Logistics

Make sure your suppliers are attuned to this so that you don’t get delayed because of their improper sourcing. What can a company do to prevent its goods from ending up in a US government warehouse? Enforcement of trafficking in the supply chain is in high gear with U.S.

Are You a Joint Employer of Your 3PL’s Contract Workers? Thoughts on NLRB Decision in Browning-Ferris Case

Talking Logistics

The Houston-based company hired Leadpoint Business Services to staff a recycling facility in California. Back in 2013, Walmart was added as a defendant in a lawsuit brought against Schneider Logistics by temporary warehouse workers.

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Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Too few companies understand the differences between syndicated data sources and the use of channel data. One of my clients uses the analogy of “hotel California.” It is the week before Thanksgiving in the United States; and as a good Yank, I am reflective.

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. But what is it and how does tracking shipments with IoT benefits your supply chain?

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. But what is it and how does tracking shipments with IoT benefits your supply chain?

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. But what is it and how does tracking shipments with IoT benefits your supply chain?

Tracking Shipments with IoT

Logichain Solutions

In 1990, John Romkey showed a toaster at the INTEROP internet conference in San Jose, California, that could be turned on and off over the internet. Everyone talks about the Internet of Things, or IoT. But what is it and how does tracking shipments with IoT benefits your supply chain?

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Factor in recovery efforts from hurricanes Irma, Nate and Maria, and from wildfires in Northern California, and the disaster-fueled surge in demand for building materials could be unprecedented. And that was before wildfires in Northern California took a huge toll on life and property.

Understanding Big Data Beyond Its Size

Enterra Insights

New laws, like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) make vulnerability a very serious business concern.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

Environment: – Implementing a first-of-its-kind heavy duty natural gas vehicle project for commercial rental and lease fleets in Southern California. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc. Ryder System, Inc.,

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. The CDC website is the most accurate source of information on COVID-19.

How to Scale Health and Beauty Products: Online Stores with Intelligent Fulfillment

ShipBob

As your monthly order volume increases and orders are coming in from all over the country (or even the world), fulfilling orders in your home or office, or storing all your inventory in one warehouse can cause a lot of headaches. . Too few warehouses. Sources .

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling.

What is Inventory Management?

EMERGE App

In the next few months, he sourced for custom suppliers of flying discs from China, opened a few online stores at Amazon , eBay , and Shopify. He would then source local suppliers for graphic design and paint, and use his stamping and embossing machines to produce custom discs.

Claritum and ADS Solutions® Announce Strategic Partnership

Claritum

In turn, Accolent ERP users will now be able to take advantage of Claritum’s streamlined processes for sourcing, procurement and invoicing to deliver significant, measurable and sustainable cost savings and process efficiencies. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog.

SAP to Expand Cloud Presence with Acquisition of Ariba

Supply Chain Network

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Ariba has approximately 2,600 employees. The combination of SAP’s innovations and core applications with the Ariba cloud-based network will create new business value for customers: Together, SAP and Ariba can deliver a truly end-to-end solution that enables companies to achieve a closed-loop from source-to-pay, regardless of whether they deploy in the cloud, on-premise or through a combination of both. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Ariba, Inc.

Win-Win-Win in E-Waste Management

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Located in a warehouse on the outskirts of LAs Chinatown, they work with companies including American Apparel, MGM Studios and Virgin Australia, repairing and recycling old computers, iPads, laptops, etc.     Sources:   1.