Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Facilities continue to encourage all individuals to practice social distancing guidelines and keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others. The automotive industry continues with many manufacturers closed. As soon as the manufacturers start ramping up, capacity for exports could be absorbed creating capacity issues for other industries. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive

Cerasis

A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. Inherently, manufacturing and logistics go hand in hand. Manufacturers must receive raw material inbound and send out product to customers outbound. Yet, this model is growing old and inefficient, and manufacturers are being forced to re-evaluate logistics processes in order to stay competitive.

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Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

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They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

The packaging manufacturers, if they make it uniquely for carriers and logistic companies, it will be pocket-friendly for the customer also. For example, Pallets are used across the world, but few countries like the EU have stringent guidelines when it comes to phytosanitary measures. . It’s necessary that before shipping a consignment, always get to know the accepted packing guidelines of the final destination to make the movement of cargo easier and hasslefree.

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

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Cambodia, China, Taiwan, India – look at the ‘made in’ labels on your clothing and you’re likely to find these popular clothing manufacturing countries. Companies like Patagonia, Mountain Equipment Co-Op, Prana and many others have all lifted the veil on their supply chains to some extent, proving to consumers they care about how and where their clothing is manufactured, and the impact it has on the environment, the community and individual lives.

The need to know

EFT

Britain’s retailers and food manufacturers have called on lawmakers to urgently investigate ongoing disruption at UK ports, warning that delays were hurting their plans to build stocks ahead of Christmas and the Dec. The need to know from Reuters’ global network of journalists.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. They tie together raw materials providers, suppliers, manufacturers, ocean carriers, retailers, and 3PLs. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical. Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. Logistics staff manages transportation costs through mode and carrier selection guidelines. The company maps and measures manufacturing lead times and combines it with experienced transit timelines for more accurate order lifecycle requirements.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

Cerasis

All freight forwarders, freight brokers, motor carriers, which includes private and for-hire motor carriers of passengers and freight, IEPs , and cargo tank manufacturing and repair facilities under the jurisdiction of the FMCSA are going to be required to register with this platform. Effective transportation management can be a hassle.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

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Dr. Andy Chun , Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Chief Executive Officer of a spin-off company from CityU, BonVision Technology (Hong Kong) Limited, which is a leading provider of AI technologies and his team have also applied AI techniques to other cargo handling companies, such as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd, Hong Kong International Terminals, and Modern Terminals Ltd.

The need to know

EFT

Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. French government and industry officials are negotiating a 1-billion-euro, privately led investment fund for small aerospace suppliers in which major manufacturers could invest 200 million euros, people familiar with the proposals said on Wednesday.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Mexico will shut down operations. General Motors suspended its manufacturing operations in North America, but the plan did not include its factories in Mexico, which will continue operating normally until further notice. passenger airlines such as American and United are using passenger planes to move cargo only between U.S.