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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks, and until normal volume is reached, carriers would continue to selectively implement blank sailings, likely until the end of March. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. Inventory costs. Inventory management-.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. Inventory costs. Inventory management-.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. Inventory costs. Inventory management-.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

Source: Global Manufacturing Outlook: Low visibility, high supply chain risk (KPMG, 2016) The IoT technology: The enabler of Supply Chain Visibility While the need for better supply chain visibility has been around for as long as there have been supply chains, the technological innovation that could serve as the enabler of this supply chain evolution was missing. Do you know where is your cargo and what is happening to it at this very moment?

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. These incentives make this an ideal time to invest in manufacturing in Belgium.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade. million tons of non-containerized cargo and had the most productive crane moves in the U.S.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

The effective shutdown of industrial activity in Wuhan, China — ground zero for the virus – presented particularly difficult problems for manufacturing firms worldwide, many of which had come to depend on materials, components and finished goods made in China. Without an intact supply chain, a manufacturing business will starve for key inputs into its production process.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. Global warming, food and product recalls, energy costs and consumer demand for fair trade practices are driving global importers to actively manage the sourcing of their products, requiring closer scrutiny and control. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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The Benefits of IoT And Real Time Actionable Data

Gravity Supply Chain

Leveraging the power of data ensures you not only know where your inventory is but also the status of all the components and products en route from manufacturer to the final destination at any given time. overall environmental/health status of cargo.

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Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We continue to see elevated cases in developed nations that have a heavy reliance on manufacturing outside of the U.S., Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory. Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Assessment of inventory levels. How are existing inventories compared to sales projections? Backup sourcing options.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. The company saw huge inventory and other factory investment losses in the explosion. Additionally, JLR invested £450m in its British engine manufacturing center, which can help bridge the gap between production and demand. Tianjin is considered the fourth largest global port in terms of cargo throughput.

Top 7 Digital Transformation Technologies For The Supply Chain

Abivin

81% of manufacturing CEOs acknowledge the strategic benefits that smartphones have to offer [2]. Cloud integration can help ,,manufacturers and retailers,, eliminate information silos as well as facilitate a method to connect with external transportation partners so that they ,,can focus on their core competencies,, [. Internet of Things solutions are helping the Supply Chain manage transportation or manufacturing activities easier and more effectively than ever before. ,,The

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The ability to administer your cloud supply chain in the real time makes your order processing, warehousing, inventory management, transportation and overall pricing more scalable and thus cheaper.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. manufacturing experienced its highest quarterly growth since 2010. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

Supply Chain Nation

Are those designing your launch vehicle (network design, factory planning) communicating directly with flight planners (transportation planning) on projected transportation time and cost impacts of various network layout and materials sourcing options? Reduce network inventory by 15%-40%.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart taps manufacturer database to aid U.S. UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. that “is focused on addressing the three biggest challenges facing businesses today: serving multiple channels profitably; making intelligent and profitable fulfillment decisions; and creating an adaptive manufacturing environment.” The other interesting technology news came not from a software vendor, but from a $26 billion manufacturing and logistics services company: Flextronics.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. ” Concerning direct-to-consumer operations, Tymm writes, “Direct to consumer already makes up 16% of all manufacturing sales, and is set to provide a £13 billion [$16.9 Cargo bikes, drones, last mile robots, and autonomous delivery vans are all being trialed.”

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

When a new order is received, the vehicle route planning schedule is sourced in real time to reallocate mobile fleet resources to optimize operating efficiency, deliver priority service to the most profitable accounts and routes, and also maintain overall customer service objectives. Currently, KOSPA Logistics Myanmar is using Abivin vRoute , which includes GPS tracking, visibility providing to manufacturers, trail tracking, routing plans and dispatch, etc.

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Carriage — In maritime shipping, carriage refers to the movement of cargo on a vessel after loading and before unloading. Co-Manufacturer (Co-Man) — A third-party partner that produces goods from raw materials or semi-finished materials on behalf of its client. Carriers pick-up cargo from these designated spaces. Gross Weight — The total weight of a truck, trailer, its cargo, the driver, and any potential passengers.

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

Talking Logistics

May their memory continue to be a source of strength and comfort to their families and friends and us all. Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. According to the press release, the decrease “was due to substantial declines in trucking and pipeline, and a smaller decrease in rail intermodal,” with declining manufacturing activity and high inventory-to-sales ratios as contributing factors.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. What alternative plants/factories/sources of supply do they have at their disposal? Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, drug manufacturing plants were faced with production delays, fueling nationwide shortages of basic medicines.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census). Source: US Census). Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Manufacturing systems and regulatory compliance are considered to be very complex, coupled with the limited number suppliers due to the high barriers to entry. Moreover, the aircraft manufacturers have to do whatever it takes to win the order long before the commencement of production. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept.

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

She also noted that during the SARS outbreak, China was only 8% of the global economy, while today China manufactures 28%, with possible impact through value chains on other countries. by Amy Wunderlin .

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2%