Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter

Gravity Supply Chain

Real time predictive analytics ensure offshore and nearshore sourcing decisions take place with certainty. The post Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Gravity’s technology helps mitigate risk.

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Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

McKinseyandcompany Gravity digitised manufactured transit strategies transshipment landside customs forewardthinking interconnection interoperability automate productivity networks traceability globalnetwork integrity riskmanagement landedcost rawmaterian import export costsaving strategy orchestrated6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

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How Manufacturers Can Restart or Ramp Up Operations Safely and Effectively

USC Consulting Group

This is particularly the case among manufacturers, many of whom were sidelined by COVID-19 due to labor shortages caused by layoffs and a number of workers falling ill from the virus. As early as February, roughly 60% of manufacturing firms in the U.S. “Manufacturers were able to adjust certain processes to better cope with coronavirus-related disruptions.” Incentivize and reward domestic manufacturers that are able to meet PPE demands.

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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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Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Another idea is perhaps to identify ‘critical’ manufacturing, such as medical supplies and equipment and provide incentives to produce more within the U.S. However, surgical gowns, typically sourced from China, were at near-normal levels because the sourcing shifted to Honduras. Sourcing from alternative locations will be important as long as the countries have not been severely impacted by the pandemic.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Manufacturers. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

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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. What is Supply chain costs?

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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. What is Supply chain costs?

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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. What is Supply chain costs?

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Greater Globalization.

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. Businesses in the EU and US are increasing their investment in manufacturing and sourcing offshore. Off shore sourcing provides lower cost, higher agility and greater performance advantages. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

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. Trying to manage a global supply chain without knowing exactly where cargo is located, its condition, who has custody of it, or when events occur, is experiencing the supply chain – not managing it. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Projected Trends for Manufacturing in China by 2025

EV Cargo Technology

Driven by the “Made in China 2025” mandate, manufacturing in China is set to undergo a massive transformation in the coming years and these 9 tasks have been identified as key priorities: Improving manufacturing innovation. Enforcing green manufacturing. Advancing restructuring of the manufacturing sector. Promoting service-oriented manufacturing and manufacturing-related service industries. Internationalising manufacturing.

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Items in this shipment were sourced in the United States, and the logistics team led by Dr. Goentzel worked with a commercial distributor to access manufacturing capacity for products such as Ebola suits that are relatively scarce. Some manufacturers have increased their output as demand has soared. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space. ACCEL is sourcing products locally where possible.

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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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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?

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Five Most Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

GTG Technology Group

Equipment manufacturers may be guilty of negligence during a part’s production, leading to defective or dangerous components. Parties that may be liable for defective parts in a trucking accident include the parts manufacturer, truck manufacturer, trucking company that sold the truck, and the installer/mechanic who made part repairs. Improper Cargo Loading. Five Top Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents.

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The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. Cargo volumes have dropped by between 5 and 25 percent in the same period at ports in Europe and the United States.

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. However, if the information on labels or paperwork is incorrect, putting them inside the cargo makes no difference.

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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.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. states on three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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6 Reasons Why Companies Need IoT

Oracle SCM

Connected devices and new sources of data streams are driving companies to reevaluate their current business models and adopt entirely new operating models. Connecting fleets and cargo to IoT empowers companies to keep their equipment on the road, improve customer experience with improved ETA forecasting, and reduce unnecessary costs. Logistics Maintenance Manufacturing Oracle Supply Chain Management Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Planning

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The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an Unpredictable World

Logistics Viewpoints

While lean manufacturing and just-in-time were game-changing concepts when they were introduced, agility and resilience must be taken to an entirely new level post pandemic. Natural disasters. Geopolitical events. Tariffs and trade regulations. The rise of ecommerce.

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Inoculating 2021 E-Commerce with Fulfillment Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

Retailers, manufacturers and others welcomed new e-commerce customers, sold new types of products, and fulfilled more direct and online orders. How can creative solutions like localized manufacturing (3D printing) and omnichannel fulfillment (BOPIS, curbside pickup, ship from store, etc.)

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016. It’s great to offer same day shipping, but what happens if there’s a catastrophic level disruption at the origin source?

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The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Other sources reported that DB Schenker was not the only forwarder making this shift. Today, 75 to 80% of cargo arrives on time.

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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.

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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.

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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. Additionally, JLR invested £450m in its British engine manufacturing center, which can help bridge the gap between production and demand. Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter predicted huge losses for insurance companies, which puts covered manufacturing firms at greater risk.

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Coronavirus and the Trade War: A Perfect Storm Argument for SMB Supply Chain Diversification

Freightos

The digitization of commerce created a path for giants like Amazon and Alibaba to dominate their respective storefront/fulfillment and sourcing roles in the market. As airlines canceled flights, and ports contended with no cargo to ship and no workers to operate, air cargo and ocean freight have been disrupted, with ocean carriers losing millions each week. US importers are more dependent on Chinese sourcing than ever.

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6 Digitization Steps to Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions & Build Resiliency

Turvo

Few areas of the supply chain are more susceptible than sourcing strategies. manufacturing centers, the effects of disruption are not limited to China or any other entity. In the global economy, manufacturers may source raw materials from affected regions. Of course, a more diverse supply chain contains this protective effect—enabling multi-sourcing capabilities for all needed resources from cargo space to drivers and beyond.

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Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. Now, when most think of sustainability, they think of ethical sourcing or environmentally friendly packaging.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you. Fifth, manufacturers who offer these displays can gain a competitive advantage over category rivals.

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