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. On that side of my family, only R remains in Cuba, along with my cousin Zu and her son.

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Cuba: Preparing for Trade

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A colleague and I traveled to Cuba in March as part of a trade delegation with Engage Cuba, a coalition of private businesses and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. credit cards don’t work in Cuba, and there are no ATMs. Yet, while most Cubans I met seemed to want to have the barriers lifted, they also want to preserve the Cuba that exists today. Cuba remains a communist country.

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Will Cuba be the Next Major Transportation Hub?

PLS Logistics

The Obama Administration has made it easier for container services to add Cuba as a port of call since they’ve reopened embassies and ended a 54-year diplomatic standstill with the country. In May 2016, the first US cruise ship docked in Cuba since 1978 - opening the door to more travel and business with Cuba, but there are still limitations on trade in goods and services - the US trade embargo is still in place.

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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. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.8 Robinson Cuba e-commerce FedEx GENCO Google OHL

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. The location of any package that is part of an order can be traced; status information about time, quality, and relevant financial aspects all need to be recorded and monitored during transportation execution. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately.

Trending Transportation News: July 2016

PLS Logistics

FedEx Delivers to Cuba. FedEx became the first American freight carrier with rights to deliver freight to Cuba. A newly formed APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CTLD) credential program aims to set the global standard for best practices. Transportation NewsFedEx says they will begin service on January 15, 2017. Their rights extend to July 15, 2018. Amazon Tests Drone Delivery in U.K.

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Global Logistics—June 2015

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Middle East countries show signs of regional collaboration around transportation and logistics; China’s “red supply chain” threatens Taiwanese semiconductor industry; India looks to Korea as both a model and partner for its economic modernization program; U.S. fashion industry supports extension of African Growth & Opportunity Act; Cuba’s Port of Mariel attracts investment from CMA CGM; China looks to replicate U.S.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

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March 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Shipping Line CMA CGM Signs Deal for Cuba Logistics Hub (WSJ – sub. 3PL Cloud/SaaS Global Trade Mergers/Acquisitions Regulations Retail Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Alibaba Amazon Amazon Prime cloud drones e-commerce free shipping Manhattan Associates Microsoft Azure Walmart

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Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. Visuals agility erp flexibility globalisation IT mindmap MP Objects order management performance risks software Supply Chain Movement TMS Transport management WMSGlobal competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. Goods have to be transported across the globe and delivered to different destinations – from congested cities to remote, rural areas. The main challenge in logistics is an increasing complexity of trade-offs in transport planning. To maintain control of transportation budget consumption, the entire logistics process must be evaluated: Check.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon Best Buy Descartes Manhattan Associates McLeod Software MercuryGate same-day delivery Stifel Swisslog trucking

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

What does the future hold for Cuba and my family there? I go back to what I said last year when people were asking me what I thought about President Obama normalizing relations with Cuba: I really don’t know what to think. This I know: Unless you have lived in Cuba or have family still living there, you know nothing about the realities there. Trump to nominate Elaine Chao for transportation post (Reuters). Fidel is dead.

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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

Skilled employees apply deep knowledge of market conditions and proven processes to solve transportation problems. 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.

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

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December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 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.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Customs Commissioner at the time, gave a speech where he said: “We must reaffirm the importance of knowing your customer and consider the overall ‘air-tightness’ of your supply chain, from factory floor, to loading dock, to transportation to our border. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2 Today is September 11. I never forget.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

The supply chain solutions for the 24-hour economy lie primarily in a flexible IT platform which enables the various internal software applications, such as for manufacturing execution, warehouse management and transport planning, to be connected to external systems such as for customs handling. Customers are becoming more demanding all the time: they increasingly expect personalised offers, available globally and round the clock.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Transportation. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use? Sadly it’s not such an easy question to answer. Of course they need to be SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased.

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Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Effectively, shippers (manufacturers and retailers that have products in need of transport) either don’t value innovation from their LSPs or don’t see innovation from them. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation.

Hurricane Irma Updates

Elementum

In Florida, a statewide suspension of road tolls was issued to ease the flow of mandatory evacuations (like the one ordered for the Florida Keys) and the transportation of essential relief goods. Cuba has initiated its hurricane preparedness plan, attending to communications and infrastructure maintenance ahead of any hurricane watch declarations.

Remembering 9/11

Talking Logistics

I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Customs Commissioner at the time, gave a speech where he said: “We must reaffirm the importance of knowing your customer and consider the overall ‘air-tightness’ of your supply chain, from factory floor, to loading dock, to transportation to our border. Author’s Note: Today is September 11. I never forget.

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Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts

Elementum

A state of emergency was also declared across all 159 counties, prompting business closures and the suspension of all bus, rail, and road transportation for Monday, September 11. The storm caused a nationwide power outage in Cuba , as well as widespread flooding, killing at least 10. Despite Irma’s downgraded intensity as it moves further inland into the United States, its impact escalated at a steady pace nonetheless.

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. Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 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)

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A decade ago, Descartes’ solution footprint was relatively small: route planning solutions, a domestic transportation management system (TMS), and its Global Logistics Network for trading partner connectivity. Enhanced transportation management for more complex planning and tendering requirements. Addressed customs initiatives in the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Cuba and Paraguay.