President Trump Is Angry About How China Treats American Automakers. But the U.S. Is Actually Winning

Supply Chain Brain

When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%,” Trump wrote on Twitter early in the morning. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. It’s the second time the idea of Chinese car imports have crossed the president’s Twitter feed during his ongoing trade dispute with ChinaAmerica’s largest trading partner. exported to China: 267,000 passenger vehicles worth $9.9bn.

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Lumber Liquidators Terminates Sourcing of China Produced Laminate Flooring

Supply Chain Matters

In February of 2015, Lumber Liquidators, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America was involved in a supply chain expose. Procurement and Sourcing Product Quality Retail Supply Chain Lumber Liquidators China sourcing Lumber Liquidators supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

s largest trading partners, Canada, China, the EU and Mexico, have all targeted the cheese industry with regulations and extra duties and this week raised the stakes, adding more duties as the threat of an all-out trade war grows. Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider

Lumber Liquidators Suspends All China Sourced Laminate Flooring Products

Supply Chain Matters

Lumber Liquidators, one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America, announced this week that it is suspending all of its China sourced laminate flooring products. The announcement comes after the 60 Minutes investigative news television program turned a public light on suspected high levels of formaldehyde from […].

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. In these wars, it's not only large multinational corporations but smaller businesses with supply chains extending into China and other countries that could incur increased tariffs, losses due to pre-contracted prices and investments overseas. Other stories are from exporters such as automakers who anticipate experiencing three different levels of tariffs into China within a span of just one week. North America

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. The exception may be North America, where Frost & Sullivan predicts that it will be shared by several leading solutions.

Lumber Liquidators’s China Based Supply Chain Linked to Reported Health Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

Lumber Liquidators is reported to be one of the largest and fastest growing retailers of hardwood and laminate flooring in North America. The 60 Minutes report concluded that: “Much of its (Lumber Liquidator’s) laminate flooring is made in China, and as we discovered during our investigation, may fail to meet health and safety standards, because it contains high levels of formaldehyde, a known cancer causing chemical.”

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eCommerce in China and the (present) future of how the world shops

TradeGecko

And from every measurable standpoint, China now towers above North America and Europe. The future of eCommerce has arrived. eCommerce How to Business Growth Popular Posts

eCommerce in China and the (present) future of how the world shops

TradeGecko

And from every measurable standpoint, China now towers above North America and Europe. The future of eCommerce has arrived. eCommerce How to Business Growth Popular Posts

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing

Cerasis

The phrase “Made in China” embodies cheap labor, the outsourcing of American manufacturing jobs, and China’s transformation into one of the world’s economic superpowers. However, it seems the end of the Made in China manufacturing era may be in sight.

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U.S. Manufacturing Momentum- The Uncovering of Continuing Challenges

Supply Chain Matters

and North America based manufacturing sourcing resurgence continues but will uncover broader supply chain ecosystem needs or deficiencies. China Supply Chain Strategy Controlling Supply Chain Costs Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing independent blog commenting on global supply chain management strategic sourcing supply chain insights Supply chain Matters blog U.S.

World Trade to Grow at Slowest Pace since Financial Crisis

Material Handling & Logistics

The contraction was driven by slowing GDP and trade growth in developing economies such as China and Brazil but also in North America, which had the strongest import growth of any region in 2014-15 but has decelerated since then.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. For the global multi-national, Powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with less intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. In addition, its operation launched last year will be re-routed to offer twice weekly departures from Wuxi, China to Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany. Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0%

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The technology provider provides a SaaS based freight matching marketplace across North America, connecting carriers with freight brokers to tender shipments.

Unlocking the Secrets of Guanxi in Supply Chains…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Baofeng and I have spent a great deal of time together this fall, discussing and comparing the importance of supply chain relationships in China and North America. Category Management China Supply Chain Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships

Announced High Level Senior Executive Departures and Re-Shuffling at SAP

Supply Chain Matters

Morgan’s previous role included responsibility for SAP’s strategy, revenue, and customer success in the Americas and Asia Pacific Japan. She joined SAP in 2014 and later became President of SAP North America , where she led the region’s rapid shift to the Cloud.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

China has been the fastest-growing market in the last decade and it continues to lead the pack. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

China’s JD.com unwraps FedEx-style parcel business to bolster sales (Reuters). Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

The Stream of UK Based Automotive Industry Announcements are Not Solely Related to Brexit

Supply Chain Matters

According to business media reporting, over half of the Swindon plant output of Civics is exported to North America. That strategy was articulated as producing and/or exporting electric vehicles from either Japan, China or the U.S.

Podcast: James Gagne, President & CEO of Seko Logistics

EFT

James brings with him 24 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry and has spent significant time in China heading up companies like Agility and DB Schenker. You’ve spent a considerable part of your career in China – what would you say are the biggest differences between working in logistics in North America versus China?

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

Apple and Calvin Klein launch in China. E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense. Best Buy makes final retreat from China”. Kingfisher Bows from China”. Carrefour may consider China exit”. Nicolas A.

Companies Are Taking Unstructured Approach to Corruption

Material Handling & Logistics

Study highlights include: North American and European companies are leading the world in business ethics with scores above 45, indicating they are the most proactive and structured when dealing with business ethics issues. This figure is slightly higher for North American companies (12%).

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Tech: January 25, 2019 Edition

Supply Chain Matters

The investment reportedly will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North America, Japan and Korea.

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch is the General Manager of Rock Solid Business Solutions, which specializes in over the road transportation in North America. Joe has successfully launched cars in China and Thailand. Click to register for this free webinar: Selecting a 3PL: 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do (Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Companies with logistics needs are increasingly using 3rd party logistics providers (3PLs).

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What do I need to do to get a drink around here?

Quintiq

It is very different in the south and the north of Thailand. A larger country like India amplifies the concept of local taste, varying not only by south and north, but by sub segments in each of the 27 Indian states. How Asia challenges beverage supply chains.

Freightera in Trucks.com Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions

Freightera

The installation of telematics devices in trucks has jumped exponentially and will cover nearly half the trucks in operation in North America by 2025. In an era of smartphones, smart cities and smart mobility, the North American trucking industry is headed toward its “smart” future.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. Their goal is to support the electricity energy network of China and the development of their economics in an optimal way.

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The Alibaba Effect: What It Means for All U.S. Businesses and How They Need to Respond

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Press Release Alibaba China Global The Alibaba Effect RALEIGH, NC, June 26, 2014 — As Alibaba continues its reign as the fastest growing e-commerce company in the most rapidly growing market in the world, the Chinese e-marketplace is on track to be the #1 retail leader in the world by 2016.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Tragedy Adds Urgency for Boeing and Air Safety Regulators

Supply Chain Matters

China’s aviation regulator immediately grounded nearly 100 of the aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet, pending more definitive information, along with some other countries including India.

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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business.

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. We welcome our new ConneXion colleagues in Asia, Europe and North America to our global team and we look forward to supporting ConneXion's loyal customers.".

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail.