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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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Some LTL carriers are embargoing parts of New York for the NBG Service Center due to the total number of cases of coronavirus in these zip codes: 10801, 10802, 10804, and 10805. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging.

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Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” Complexity across the manufacturing and retail landscapes has evolved to unprecedented levels and a breakdown in the supply chain is not an uncommon reason for failures.”[1] AI and ML tools also help to enhance real-time decision-making issues like availability, costs, inventories, carriers, vehicles, and personnel.”[3].

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. Those that look for new marketing opportunities despite the brittle trading conditions. The US auto industry is expected to follow suit as stockpiled inventory becomes depleted. Some US manufacturers, however, have resorted to airlifting supplies from China at a premium price.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Most artificial trees are manufactured in China with non-biodegradable materials and take an abundance of resources to ship.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

International shipping has been hardest hit by the crisis, with a study and various reports by trusted media such as the New York Times and Financial Times showing the following dramatic repercussions in the period January-February 2020: A 30 percent drop in container volumes from China, which translates to a 9 percent fall in container volume worldwide.

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? In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. manufacturing facility in 2014.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. We have a glimpse of such an outcome courtesy of the states of New Jersey and New York. As the demand for PPE has soared manufacturing capacity has become constrained, and some distributors are citing supply concerns. The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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