Lessons Learned From 2018 Peak Warehousing Season

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 peak warehousing season flourished on the optimism in the market. The biggest problem in the 2018 peak warehousing season surfaced before the season even started. China tariff trade war created an opportunity for customers to make a final push for a strong season. The State of Automation in Warehouse Management. Plan for a Successful 2019 Peak Warehousing Season with the Right Partner. Retail Warehouse Management Peak Warehousing Season

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. But as China becomes not only the factory of the world but the ‘Mall of the world’ this can no longer be true. Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 Today, China’s domestic consumption is rising rapidly. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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Supply Chain Opportunities in China

Supply Chain Movement

Distribution in China takes a detour. China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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Embracing Change – A Lesson from China

Logistics Trends and Insights

The dynamics of China’s retail industry are a bit different from the US’ but it too is undergoing a special transformation. In 2017, the company was ranked second in the top 500 privately-owned enterprises in China, with an annual revenue of $65.7 Among its subsidiaries is Suning.com, considered China’s largest online-to-offline retailer. million square meters of warehouses and storage facilities with over 23,416 distribution locations. China retail Retail

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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. China expert Fred Sengers was the moderator. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

When it comes to warehousing, many companies eventually outgrow the “do it yourself” model and choose to hand the reins over to a third-party logistics (3PL) professional. Recap: basic warehouse services. You can choose to simply go it alone and build or rent a warehouse yourself.

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Introduction – Guillaume Burette, General Manager Logistics – DSV China. China: from sourcing location to an end market. 12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. 13:00 Domestic warehousing and distribution centres in China. China as a Regional Distribution Hub. Ralf Bekink, National Business Development Manager – DSV China.

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4 Supply Chain Management Takeaways from China to Survive Coronavirus


While the SCM processes have entirely stopped in these respective industries, they have percolated issues, such as underutilized warehouses, in other sectors. What about China? Amid the chaos of local and global SCM operations, all eyes of the world are on China as it strives to emerge out of this crisis. There are two reasons for this: The pandemic started in China and has now gained a degree of control there too.

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more. Introduced in 2013 by the Chinese government, the initiative has raised eyebrows around the world, questioning the true reasons behind this massive infrastructure, trade and finance project linking China to almost seventy countries – Economic, political or a bit of both?

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades. In fact, China’s wages have been on the rise and fast-growing countries like Vietnam and Bangladesh are developing niches in footwear and clothing manufacturing as well. Bill Flies to China.

Turn to a 3PL for Solar Panel Warehousing and Distribution

Kanban Logistics

China trade war, COVID-19 and other market challenges. When it comes to warehousing and distribution, however, there is a key ally that can help to uncomplicate your business and minimize the impact of external challenges. 3PL solar panel warehouse services. Warehousing services.

How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last five years. During last year’s Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the biggest ecommerce giant reported sales of over $3 billion (USD) in 24 hours, once again proving the increasing purchasing power of the Chinese consumers. Global Transportation Retail Technology China Ecommerce Supply Chain

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A bigger boom in warehousing on the way? Part 1: Current demand and COVID-19


Within this, however, warehousing has seen little let up in the demand for space, with a number of critical macro-trends being accelerated by the advent of coronavirus. Already, before this crisis warehousing was seeing a considerable period of sustained growth, as both mega-tenants, such as Amazon, as well as smaller businesses, sought space closer to consumers and growth markets. China a bit higher, but that's a high growth market.

5 Emerging Warehousing Trends You Need to Watch

American Global Logistics

Get Ready for Warehousing’s New, Competitive Landscape Like all other logistics services, warehousing faces change, disruption, and volatility. Change, disruption, and volatility stem from uncertainty about trade with China, ongoing global supply chain shifts, and new technologies. The post 5 Emerging Warehousing Trends You Need to Watch appeared first on AGL

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Speed Bumps on the Road to Growth for China’s 3PLs

Supply Chain @ MIT

Good transportation links a logistics strength in China. China’s logistics industry is gaining in importance and developing rapidly to support the nation’s manufacturing sector. This growth is strongly encouraged by the Chinese government, which aims to develop the country into a premium integrated transportation and logistics hub with supply chain management competence to strengthen China’s position in international trade.

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$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets


The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The increasing service levels such as e-commerce and same-day delivery are influencing retailers to invest further in the warehouse industry. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

Best B2B Marketplaces in China


B2B Marketplaces in China – Suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors. Global Sources is a leading B2B media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. Focus Technology is a pioneer and leader in the field of electronic business in China. TradeKey – one of the largest b2b marketplaces in China. Chinese suppliers is to promote China’s manufacturing industry and foreign trade heavy industry to create B2B e-commerce platform.

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Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

It will probably change the processes currently associated with warehousing, supply chain management and several other critical features of logistics. In warehouses too, the self-driven concept will be utilized.

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China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble


China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known. Dating from China’s Han Dynasty, the Silk Road has stood sentinel for centuries — a network of trade routes linking the country’s commerce hubs to its biggest trading partners. The China Development Bank has reserved US $890 billion for some 900 projects. What prompted China’s government to undertake this behemoth task?

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Amazon Gets Serious About China with Supply Chain Investment

BluJay Solutions

The news that Amazon is expanding its ecommerce operations in China comes as no surprise following moves by its Chinese equivalent – Alibaba – to conquer the U.S. Under the new agreement, Amazon will build a major presence in the Shanghai FTZ which will incorporate a logistics center and the extensive warehousing that will be required if it is to replicate the mega regional distribution center model it has implemented to such great success in the U.S.

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Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for Supremacy in China

Supply Chain Brain

Both are aggressive investors inside and outside China. The duo sprang from the same era, the late 1990s, when China was discovering the Internet, and for years they built giant businesses more or less out of each other’s way. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail All Logistics All Technology All Warehouse Services Global Logistics

Using Warehouse Automation to Combat Tariff Spikes


Additional tariffs have been enacted against China and Russia as well. Warehouses obtaining supplies, products, and raw materials from affected countries could see similar rises in average production and purchase price for finished products. But warehouse managers can do something about it by using warehouse automation. China has already responded with retaliatory tariffs, further increasing the risk of a trade war. Automation Warehouse

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How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions


With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers. Due to the virus, factories and logistics hubs at the epicenter in China’s Wuhan region have shut down and with it, many of the world’s largest intermediate manufactured product exporters are stalled.

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

This creates a demand for more warehouses under 120,000 sq. These small to midsized warehouses have experienced a 30% increase in rent over past five years which is double the average of larger facilities. At the beginning of 2020, the commercial real estate market was looking great.

The Warehouse Automation Market’s Shifting Competitive Landscape

Logistics Viewpoints

The warehouse automation market currently exhibits many characteristics that lead me to believe the competitive landscape is on the verge of rapid change. The post The Warehouse Automation Market’s Shifting Competitive Landscape appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. China Mergers-Acquistions Warehouse Automation warehouse automation

Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! What’s more, the costs of warehousing, fulfillment and delivery are expected to keep rising in the upcoming year. This is why the biggest players in the market are investing in cutting-edge technology and robotics in their warehouses. The British grocer’s new warehouse has thousands of robots zooming around a grid system to pack groceries. The post Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses!

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FTZ vs. Bonded Warehouse (infographic)

3PL Insights

Different types of warehouses might be more beneficial for specific goods. Often, goods are manufactured in China or other East Asian countries, and then sent to another country for assembly/storage, and sent elsewhere across the world. Domestic goods do not need a customs permit to enter the warehouse, and domestic goods can be combined with foreign goods, such as in value added services. Goods in an FTZ warehouse can undergo value added procedures. 3PL Warehousing

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Kewill and CarrierWeb Penetrate China Transportation Market with Mobility and Data Management Solutions. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. First, Amber Road announced that it has acquired EasyCargo, “a cloud-based solutions company with a specific focus on a subset of global trade management called China Trade Management, or CTM.”

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

UPS Broadens Multimodal Express Portfolio with China-Europe Rail Offering. Once an order is placed, Google sends a contracted courier to pick up the goods from a partner store, where either a Google employee or a retailer’s employee has grabbed the merchandise off of a shelf …The order is then whisked to a warehouse operated by Google where multiple orders are packed into a vehicle, and sent out the same day.

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Spiralling Logistics Costs in China to Impact Global Freight Forwarders’ Margins?

BluJay Solutions

Recent data released by China’s National Development and Reform Commission reports a 9.7% year-on-year rise (based on January to November) in goods transported by logistics companies in China, resulting in a very welcome 6.8% Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Launches New Trade Challenge Against China (WSJ – sub. The situation at the West Coast ports took a turn for the worse this week, with the Pacific Maritime Association announcing yesterday that the ports will stop loading and unloading vessels from Thursday morning through next Monday unless a contract settlement is reached with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (work will still continue in the dockyards, rail yards and terminal gates).

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How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. International shipping has been hardest hit by the crisis, with a study and various reports by trusted media such as the New York Times and Financial Times showing the following dramatic repercussions in the period January-February 2020: A 30 percent drop in container volumes from China, which translates to a 9 percent fall in container volume worldwide.

Amazon Blasted by Labor Group Over China Factory Conditions

Material Handling and Logistics

to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle e-readers, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became the world’s wealthiest man on the backs of low-paid laborers. The New York-based China Labor Watch released a report following a nine-month investigation of working conditions at a factory in the city of Hengyang owned by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., warehouses.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center


being late in recognizing the trade potential with Africa, and that the States had ceded the trade supremacy to China. Perhaps these are premature obituaries, but there is no doubt that the China-Africa trade is a significant phenomenon to reckon with and will have global economic implications in the years to come. This results in empty planes and containers returning to China from Africa even if they were full on their way in, resulting in inefficient transportation corridors.