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Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Medical supply shortages are being reported across the U.S. Tariffs were placed on medical supplies from China in 2018 and only lifted in March of this year because of the pandemic. This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S.

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An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

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Teradyne has always had a strong approach to managing their supply chain. Robinson is proud to act as an extension of their team—identifying new and innovative ways to improve their supply chain and helping implement changes that have made a real impact on their business. Disruption to the supply chain. With the onset of COVID-19, Teradyne’s supply chain faced several challenges.


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The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. The IMF’s Gopinath joins other economists and analysts in identifying a number of industries they believe will bear the brunt of supply chain upheavals caused by the epidemic, which has now spread to 115 countries and killed more than 4,000 people. Shipping.

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

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The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

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Boxed out: China's exports pinched by global run on shipping containers. Boohoo founder vows to fix supply chain failings. Kawasaki Heavy, Iwatani tie up with Fortescue to develop supply chain of green hydrogen.

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US, Taiwan seek 'like-minded' democracies in supply chain shift from China. curbs on Chinese chipmaker SMIC could rattle supply chains. Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

While the stalemate continues in Washington, things keep moving forward in the world of supply chain and logistics. Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy. Retail stores become shipping hubs to battle Amazon ( USA Today ). Neiman Marcus goes to year-round free shipping ( USA Today ). Citi fined $30 million for leaking Apple iPhone supply chain data ( CNNMoney ). Shipping online orders from Best Buy stores could generate an extra $5.8

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Coupa buys supply chain software firm LLamasoft for $1.5 said on Monday it acquired supply chain software firm LLamasoft for about $1.5 Warehouse chain Sam’s Club, a unit of Walmart Inc, said on Friday it will provide prescribed medicines to patients through delivery firm DoorDash Inc, as customers turn to digital orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. First wave of ships explore green hydrogen as route to net zero.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Hanjin's exit strands 89 ships worldwide containing some $14 billion worth of cargo, much of which was headed to the U.S. In addition to the profound -- and sometimes tragic -- impact of these storms on local residents, major weather events often cause delays and frustrations for supply chain managers.

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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet). To reduce emissions, forwarders are measuring, benchmarking and streamlining freight supply chain operations.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector


Land challenges for Hong Kong’s Logistics sector were the key topics discussed at the recent Leadership Luncheon gathering of Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP). The National 12th Five-Year Plan specifically calls for strategies and tactics to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, trading and shipping centre; and also for Hong Kong to develop into a high-value goods inventory management and regional distribution centre (RDC).

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