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.

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

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy. That makes China a highly attractive market for imports, if you have a logistics provider who knows how to deliver your imports. Between 2004 and 2014, China imported $13.52

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


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.

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

[INFOGRAPHIC] The End of Made In China Manufacturing


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


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


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

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.

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%

Latin America's e-commerce problem


Latin America has the second lowest per capita e-commerce sales of any region globally. According to the Freedonia Group study Global E-Commerce , e-commerce sales in Latin America totaled $80 billion in 2018, accounting for 2% of the global total.

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


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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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.

Ericsson to build fully-automated factory and extend supply chain in in the US


The state-of-the-art factory will produce Advanced Antenna System radios to boost network capacity and coverage, including rural coverage, as well as 5G radios for urban areas, both necessary for rapid 5G deployments in North America. Ericsson is also fast-tracking the launch of the next-generation smart manufacturing through a modular and flexible production setup in its existing own factories in Estonia, China and Brazil.

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.

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

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.

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


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 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?

Podcast: James Gagne, President & CEO of Seko Logistics


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?

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.

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


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.

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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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%).

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


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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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015


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.

Rapid Change is Driving the Automotive Industry – Part I

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In North America it’s linking with Canada and Mexico. China often invests in resources to develop their infrastructure. Automotive Logistics Manufacturing Transportation & Logistics automotive China logistics mobility near-shoring re-shoring There is no question that the automotive industry has seen rapid change and improvement over the past three years.

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.

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the “before” diagram below, you’ll see a typical supply chain experience when a manufacturer ships ceramic proppant from China to North America. 6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

This involves repatriating manufacturing from remote locations such as China to regions closer to the end consumer market. In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. Labour costs increasing in China and elsewhere in Asia.

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


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.".

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Talking Logistics

And it brought in foreign investment from Asia (Korea, China, and Japan), Europe, and other parts of the world. The financial adjusts are just part of how we do business together in North America. Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S. administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon.

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


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.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


President Trump initiated numerous changes to tariffs, levying increased tariffs against Canada and Mexico, China, and the European Union. Changes to NAFTA may see similar disruptions in North American supply chains. With the new United States-Mexico-Canada agreement requiring more raw materials in American manufacturing to originate in North America, industries like automobiles, steel, and aluminum may see changing landscapes.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


In addition, per the Boston Consulting Group, manufacturing in Mexico is about 4 percent cheaper now than in China — compared to being 6 percent more expensive over a decade ago. These advantages give the country an edge over, say, China and Brazil.