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

Supply Chain Brain

It requires substantially less documentation and processing cost to ship a $700 product from Canada to the U.S. North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

Our Users Take Us Higher — We’re an Inventory Management FrontRunner Again!

Unleashed

With the aim to help small businesses to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them, FrontRunners uses real reviews from real users to reveal the top software products for North American small businesses. Thanks to our users, we’ve reached 250 user reviews, averaging 4.5

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

Quintiq

In the past several years, new regulations have been put into place for both temperature requirements and providing documentation.

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Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy.

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.

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. North America Simulation Output.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. In the past, border crossings in a single country might have different documentation requirements, or value calculations might differ by port in the same country.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. The primary challenge is figuring out how to locate and gather the right data, and then delivering it along with existing order documentation. Rather, data and documentation workflows that exist in an automated, paperless environment are well suited to handle compliance without mass disruption.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. In the past, border crossings in a single country might have different documentation requirements, or value calculations might differ by port in the same country.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

The transaction will enhance XPO’s range of supply chain solutions by making XPO the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America, and will expand the company’s global contract logistics platform. GREENWICH, Conn. and ANN ARBOR, Mich.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

EcoVadis

Now in our sixth year supporting the SPLC, it did not disappoint: This was the strongest and the most diverse gathering of committed and capable practitioners we’ve ever seen in North America — it felt like a real groundswell of action on sustainable purchasing!

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. Planning for unexpected issues like these is a major part of a proactive approach; make sure you always have a well-documented “Plan B” for your supply chain.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

In the 3PL Perspectives 2014 report from Inbound Logistics they say: “Inbound Logistics’ annual 3PL Perspectives market research report documents these changing dynamics.

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What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?

QAD

The MMOG/LE assessment has been a go-to document for automotive supply chain best practices for thousands of global Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers since its first publication in 2002. QAD provides training on behalf of AIAG and Odette in North America, Eastern Europe and Asia/Pacific.

How to Make Sure That Your Global TMS Is Truly Global

TMC

For instance, a managed model might align with the organization’s strategy in North America, but a self-service model is a better choice for the company’s operation in Europe. So you’ve decided to invest in a global transportation management system (TMS).

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. The project is part of a collaboration between UC Berkeley Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology and Volvo Group of North America, sponsored by Caltrans and the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Evenex has “over 3,000 customers exchanging more than 375,000,000 documents every year and is the leading and preferred business-to-business integration provider in Denmark.”.

What Is The Mission?

Supply Chain Shaman

Annette Clayton’s vision as a newly minted SVP of Supply Chain (now COO for North America) is coming to fruition. Last week, on my Linkedin blog post, “ Where There is Smoke, There is Fire , ”I shared research documenting that companies choosing SAP APO as the technology for the S&OP business process rated themselves less effective than the general population at a 90% confidence level. Daily I see one. You probably also have them in your mail. What is it?

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

It begins with a strategy project that documents the current state process, information, and data flows. Accomplish this through good documentation, which should have started in the pre-implementation projects.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Managing expectations from North America to China. They do not consider that there are shipping documents, regulations, procedures, and regulatory compliance requirements to complete at origin.

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The Local Food Movement is right around the corner

ITradeNetwork

Throughout much of North America, food grown close to the large metropolitan areas is a summer/fall phenomenon. That stalk of celery you purchased for the stuffing in your holiday turkey has a 95% chance of being from California or Arizona and about 88% of eaters in North America do not live near the major production areas. There are labeling and documentation requirements for these local companies, and if a producer is in violation, their exempt status can be revoked.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday, Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, “the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.”. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Paul Dittmann , Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Improving operational efficiency in the global supply chain is a complex undertaking, and requires a documented, multi-year strategy instead of knee jerk reactions, and programs of the month.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

Any detected waste needs to be documented and followed by problem-solving. According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. According to Michael Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the difference in fuel economy between the best and the worst driver can be up to 25 percent.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

University of North Texas. Charlie Wilgus @Lucas_Group Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas , North America’s premier executive search firm.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has implemented a new process to allow shippers to submit original vehicle export documentation electronically in lieu of delivering physical copies to their local CBP trade office. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

oil sector, has created pretty thin capacity margins, especially in the Central North part of the country. A key component of an ELD system is a mobile printer enabling the driver to print documents right from the truck cab in compliance with government regulations. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

Warehousing consists of multiple processes including receiving/documenting incoming products, storing products based on specific warehouse design criteria, picking orders, documenting parts picked, packaging, shipping and documenting damaged/returned parts.

Three Key Factors Purchasing Teams Should Consider for 2018 Risk Management Strategy

EcoVadis

Examples might include FSC for fiber-based products, REACH registration of chemicals in Europe, or EnergyStar for appliance makers in North America, and so on.

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

Talking Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

“Plan to Deliver” with JDA: Company Identity Touts Customer Value, Ability to Deliver More Intelligently and Delight Today’s End Consumer

Supply Chain Network

JDA will feature the new identity prominently in several upcoming events, including its FocusConnect event in Barcelona on November 10-12 and as part of a JDA “Delivery Tour” occurring in North America. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.

3PL providers and shippers struggling to improve agility as infrastructure and workforce readiness hampers capabilities finds study

EFT

Since 1996, this study has documented the transformation of the third-party logistics industry. Shippers and 3PL providers are struggling to adjust to demands in the market place, with the top concerns bugging executives being infrastructure issues and the capabilities of their labour forces.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck Annual 3-Day Enforcement Event to Take Place June 2-4, 2015

Cerasis

International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections. Hours-of-Service Documentation.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional.

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