Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Yesterday, the White House announced that President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. Cuba relations. All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? Cuba was ranked 152 out of 160 countries with an LPI Score of 2.18, beating only Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, and a handful of other poorly-developed countries. Source: Adelante SCM based on World Bank LPI data. Source: World Bank.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Being the son of Cuban immigrants, people have been asking me what I think abou t the move by President Obama to normalize relations with Cuba. When I visited Cuba with my father in 2004, we drove several hours from Cienfuegos to Camaguey to visit my aunt Z and her family. On that side of my family, only R remains in Cuba, along with my cousin Zu and her son. Cuba relations. OHL Launches Phase One of Their Single Source Portal for Customer Logistics Intelligence.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

At the top of my family tree, the one planted here after my parents arrived from Cuba, youll find a small bodega nestled in the branches. The bodega and building as it appears today (source: Google Maps). For more than two decades, my dad and uncles labored from sunrise to sunset, six days a week, in that neighborhood store, and their hard work and sacrifices opened the door to opportunity for me and my sister and cousins.

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

Talking Logistics

Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). Who knows, maybe we’ll see TMC open a Control Tower in Cuba in the not too distant future, in which case I’ll promptly invite myself over for a tour. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here. Unless you’re talking about ice dams, of course, and how water is dripping into your house, which is what I’m dealing with at the moment.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? This C.H.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy

Elementum

Currently, Hurricane Irma is monitored north of Cuba, where mandatory evacuations were ordered, and is forecast to hit Florida. Companies may also consider sourcing its supplies from manufacturers located in countries with lowest risk of disasters. As we reel from Hurricane Harvey and are still struggling to survive Hurricane Irma, here is how companies have been effected so far.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Sourcing from far-flung countries such as China is leading to growing uncertainty about the actual supply of purchase orders. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock. Such huge pressure on sales is also dragging the supply chain department(s) towards an ever-higher service level.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). 10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. They can renegotiate contracts, find other carriers, and do a better job of maximizing their truck utilization. But these efforts bring temporary, not permanent, relief.

10 questions about the benefits of S&OP for your organisation

Supply Chain Movement

However, there must be consensus within the organisation about definitions and the right source of information for important reports. Management at the helm. Some companies have a well-developed sales & operations planning (S&OP) process as a safeguard for structured decision-making. Those companies take an integral view of supply and demand, including the financial impact of mediumterm risks. The managers of such companies make results-based decisions and are truly at the helm.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations. International trade can entail significantly more risk than straightforward domestic business-to-business transactions.

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It’s what my father did when he worked in the sugarcane fields in Cuba and dreamed of escaping poverty. Source: Amazon patent filing. “They have a lofty purpose and ambition about bringing transparency to the supply chain and sourcing world,” said Casey Carl, Target’s chief strategy and innovation officer. My daughter turns 9 this weekend and earlier this week I visited her third grade class to see what she and her classmates have been working on this year.

Logistics, Perpetually in Motion (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2016)

Talking Logistics

Addressed customs initiatives in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Cuba and Paraguay. Second, Descartes continues to expand and strengthen its transportation management system (TMS) footprint , as the slide below illustrates: Source: Descartes. “Logistics in Motion” was the theme of Descartes’ Evolution 2016 Global User & Partner Conference , and it adequately describes the dynamic nature of the logistics industry as well as the company.