Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. The post Outsourcing Sourcing! Subscribe Here!

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The chain of custody certification offers the ability for public and private entities to chronologically document (physically or electronically) the ingredients, components and final products, their condition from production to destination as well as along the distribution lines recording any disruption in the product’s environment that could negatively influence the products quality or performance. This documentation should be precise enough to also be validated by a court.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

Transportfolio

Whenever possible, you can better position your freight and your business if you make time to find appropriate carriers and drivers and prepare your compliance documentation. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. Insufficient documentation.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I believe we need to move to Open Source tech. It could be unloading a container from a ship, receipt of a shipment, transfer of ownership, a return, or a change in status. This transition from closed and proprietary solutions to open source capabilities will not happen quickly.

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Finished products have high ratios (average 50%) of sourced or procured product content. Ensuring receipt of Certificate of Analysis (CoA) and other regulatory compliance documentation has made digitization a requirement for customer service, audit management, and compliance. If a process manufacturer ships a product without the correct or missing documentation, a substantial and costly non-compliance fine is imposed.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement. There will be a lot less air shipped in boxes, trailers, and containers next year. The bottom line is that shipping small items in large boxes just got a lot more expensive.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. 3) Every vessel has to maintain a safety and environmental standard set by the Classification Society (something like ISO standard for shipping industry).

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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment. In Mexico, the basic Mexican import document is the pedimento de importacion.

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8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

There’s nothing new, for example, about a carrier’s ability to monitor the interior temperature and humidity of a shipping container while in transit. Ettl says that drawback can be addressed through the use of Hyperledger , an open-sourced collaborative effort to develop blockchain technologies across industries. It knows where it’s located, that it has all shipping documents attached in virtual form on the blockchain, and when it runs into trouble can call for help.”

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

While there are many types of visibility (see Figure 1), the most common use case is either sourcing or transportation visibility. I was at a customer last week that shipped to distributors and did not know the site of customer facilities. We finished dinner.

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Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

same day) services on parcel shipping, and are rolling out increasingly sophisticated tracking services, via dedicated web portals, along with partner and increasingly consumer-focused apps for easy booking and tracking.

Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

This team was working on quality improvements and found that the flows crossed 117 disconnected documents in access, excel, and google analytics. These sources while functional are difficult to connect. The use of disparate data sources enriches insights. My phone rang.

A Different Solution to the Supply Chain Talent Shortage

ToolsGroup

There is a lot of documented evidence of a shortage in supply chain talent. For example UK distributor RS Components stocks 500,000 products and ships almost 45,000 parcels daily from its worldwide distribution centers to more than 1 million global customers.

Software Support Specialist

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS and the LoadFusion transportation optimizer provide a single-source solution for optimization, transportation and settlement for in- and out-bound shipping across all modes of transport. Developing and maintaining documentation UltraShipTMS. Including creating new user manuals for new implementations, as well as updating and maintaining existing documentation. Software Support Specialist. Job Description.

5 Tips for Delivering Chocolate without Melting!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Take note of the weather conditions during your estimated shipping week so that you can decide whether or not it’s a good day to ship. Regardless of whether or not you can delay the shipping schedule, it’s important to refrigerate your chocolates before sending them out.

Ocean Carrier Alliances: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

container carriers) can partner in our industry: Slot Charter Agreements: When a shipping company buys a certain number of slots from another carrier. Partners within a shipping consortium agree to operate liner services along a specified route using a specified number of vessels.

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Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Useful data is generated any time products are shipped or received. Data refinement should occur by receiving raw data from all different sources across the supply chain and converting it into uniform data, making it easier to understand and act upon. For example, some countries require specific documentation to show that certain export regulations have been followed. Possess the ability to communicate electronically and via paper-based documents.

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What Exactly is Blockchain? And How Does it Work? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: [link]. Source: Wikipedia [link]. Source: [link]. Source: [link]. ” Source: [link]. Currently if you are working on one of these documents only one person can work on a specific document at a time. Source: [link].

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here are the ones that caught my attention: Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution. This is self-contradictory,” said Jansen at the [Global Liner Shipping Conference]. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace

Freightos

This tremendous growth was driven by freight shipping, which scaled in size but didn’t significantly improve underlying technology, getting bigger, not getting smarter. For example, 26% of the 730 million TEUs shipped annually and approximately 30% of trucks on the road are empty.

The Value of Lean Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

As companies have sourced suppliers further and further from operations, there has been an increase in lead time and inventory trapped within the supply chain, as this happens, the bull whip affect occurs. Lean Supply Chain Management.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

The process of freight forwarding might seem daunting, especially if you’re not familiar with the process of freight shipping, but these thirteen facts you need to know about freight forwarding will help you through the process. Freight forwarding companies specialise in arranging the whole process for their shippers, from the storage to the shipping of their merchandise. International export and import documentation. They are not responsible for shipping delays.

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7 Easy Steps to Create an Inbound Vendor Routing Guide

Cerasis

Unlike the heart, however, your routing guide needs to be continually updated to reflect the most relevant changes in carrier preferences, stipulations for compliance violations and detailed instructions on how to handle different shipping circumstances. For example, freight consolidation of small packages and shipments weighing less than 5,000 pounds should be held until enough freight can be sent via less-than-truckload of full-truckload shipping.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains

EcoVadis

Maersk, a Danish shipping company, is testing blockchain to improve the administrative procedures and efficiency of marine shipping. Outlook of the Integration of IBM Blockchain for Maersk ( source ).

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EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths

Cerasis

So, for a direct response marketer, it’s actually more expensive to not have EDI integration, because without it you’re closed off from potential sources of business. The language and documents of shipping are complicated and immense.

The Messy Reality of Cross-Border E-commerce (Thoughts on UPS Acquiring i-parcel)

Talking Logistics

Source: Pitney Bowes (click to enlarge). On Amazon.com, for example, there are several discussion forums dedicated to i-parcel, including one called “ i-parcel Questions and Answers ” (1,000 posts, as of today) and another called “ i-parcel the worst shipping carrier ” (953 posts).

Supplier Collaboration

LeanCor

Lean teaches that quality at the source (getting things right the first time) prevents waste. You can ask them to change how much they ship (smaller lots), when they ship (more frequently), and how they ship (consistent documentation and packaging).

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Related to shipping, international port infrastructure has been expanding - perhaps too rapidly - and it will be interesting to see whether these investments pay off.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Amber Road broadened its solution footprint this week by acquiring Hong Kong-based ecVision, “a cloud-based provider of global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions for brand-focused companies.”

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The OEM turned over management of one of the most critical, high-volume segments of its reverse logistics program—the processor business—saving the manufacturer millions of dollars each year; reducing excess inventory; increasing same-day, on-time ship rates; and improving customer satisfaction.