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.

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


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.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. Through this pilot, we are trying to connect structured data (transactions) and unstructured data (contracts and documents) to enable multi-tier payment. July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago.

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


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.

Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX Tragedy Adds Urgency for Boeing and Air Safety Regulators

Supply Chain Matters

This far, aviation safety and airline operators either in Europe or North America have elected not to ground this aircraft, at least not yet. Such actions reportedly were omitted in the aircraft’s training documentation or any simulator training procedures.

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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.

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.

How to Make Sure That Your Global TMS Is Truly Global


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).

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


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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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.”.

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.

The Local Food Movement is right around the corner


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.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China


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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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?

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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.

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?


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


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.

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


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.

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.

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


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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Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling & Logistics

Then the file is recombined into a single document before being read by the receiving device. Simon Bunegar is senior vice president of marketing of CX North America Information Services Inc. , Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Carrier Web Services for Rating, Tendering, and Documents. In his presentation, Bob Weist, Vice President, North America Transportation at Crowley, said, “Our partnership with 3Gtms is the only IT software project I’ve been a part of where the software worked as designed on initial implementation.” Does the market need yet another transportation management system (TMS)?

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary


From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. Here are the numbers.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“It’s become the norm to…” Send data and documents to and from the cloud, to use e-mail or public messaging services as well as download and transfer data.

Bayer, Deere, and ARC Provide Feedback on Student Capabilities that Drive Innovation


On April 19th and 20th the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative held its bi-annual Board Advisory meeting and Partner Meeting in the Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University. Mike shared how this has helped Bayer with the challenges around forecasting in light of the different temperature cycles across North America. We have to be able to design, develop, and implement tools for collecting, documenting, publishing and analyzing marketplace information.