8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017


It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! It offers a finely tuned supply chain, with experienced suppliers, that will design, prototype, build and ship products at a fraction of the time it takes elsewhere. You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. Introduction.

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How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Government investing in education and infrastructure. Well-educated English-speaking office staff. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight


More than virtually any other sector, sourcing and supplier management in the fashion industry have been exposed to intense scrutiny in recent years, while the functions have become of increasingly strategic importance to business success. Factories around the world produce millions of items of clothing and accessories for top European and American brands, which are packaged, shipped and sold in every country worldwide.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend


Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper! This is a must read for those who want to reduce costs in parcel shipping and increase overall proficiency in parcel shipping spend management! Managing parcel shipping spend in the 21st century is exceedingly complex. What is in the Parcel Shipping Spend Management White Paper?

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India.

Q&A: Recent Blockchain Developments Driving Supply Chain Automation and Global Trade Momentum

Supply Chain Network

A: The major hurdles blockchain currently faces are education/misinformation and too many options/variables at play for supply chain and global trade managers to make sound decisions. Education, because many still are not clear on what blockchain is and what it can do for their supply chains to facilitate global trade and other benefits. Education Emerging Trends Information Technology New Ideas News & Info

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted.

Procurement Technology: An Update from Spend Matters in Baltimore


22,000 sourcing events. $50 Cognitive systems learn behavior through education, using structured and unstructured data. An example was provided to show how a requisition can be generated in 90 seconds and drive locked in savings through a preferred source, and avoids over-specifying the requirement. Today I travelled to Baltimore to attend the ISM/Spend matters Global Procurement Tech Summit.

Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit


The supplies must get shipped quickly, so they remain fresh and don’t dry out — brewers must use hops within 12 hours of harvest. Water sources, lines, nozzles or tanks should remain free of pathogens and biofilms — this prevents the spread of foodborne illnesses, too. Train and Educate Everyone involved in the supply chain and transportation process should be familiar with food safety guidelines and regulations.

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How Can I Drive Lights-Out Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

Conferences, external training, or educational forums took a back seat. the Internet of Things, Cloud, Cognitive Computing, Blockchain, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and open source/big data analytics. Or quality data and availability to ship from contract packaging companies. Build the flows by listing all of the forms of data–structured, unstructured, streaming, and federated data sources–that can inform the decisions. Inquiry is increasing.

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What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Source: The Guardian. Source: The Guardian. . Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials.

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

To begin with, transportation managers need to personally understand where and how transportation impacts supply chain performance, and they need to educate their supply chain peers on what impacts transportation the most (remember those cost statistics cited earlier). “I Is it more than providing estimated transportation rates by mode for each prospective ship point? And what is the transportation manager’s role in effectively supporting a global sourcing strategy?

Does supply chain’s image need to catch up with the times?


Whether it’s organizations partnering with universities to provide information and educational opportunities, or industry associations holding informative events aimed at the wider public, many Supply Chain leaders are using creative strategies to develop the next generation of talent in the field. We’re all used to images of hard hats, warehouses, trucks, trains, shipping containers, boxes, and palettes as a sort of visual shorthand for Supply Chain as a function.

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. Required education: Bachelor’s. Software Support Specialist. Job Description. The entry level position responsible for taking support calls for UltraShipTMS. They will either resolve the issue reported or escalate to a senior staff member for resolution.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

Source: “Tech in Asia” – https://www.techinasia.com. What is the impact of Prime’s service offerings, including fast and free shipping, on Amazon’s top-line growth? Of course, Amazon’s ever-growing shipping and logistics costs are a drag on profitability, which the company offsets in part with its highly-profitable cloud computing business.

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

Talking Logistics

Source: Pitney Bowes (click to enlarge). Although these solutions are certainly facilitating cross-border e-commerce, they are not a silver bullet, and some big challenges still exist, including educating consumers about the cross-border e-commerce process and how it differs from the domestic one. If you read through the posts, you’ll find many frustrated and confused Amazon customers like these: Source: Amazon.com (click to enlarge). Source: Amazon.com (click to enlarge).

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As a result, the field was overwhelmingly male: because mostly men occupied those front-line roles, and educational opportunities to get into the field were limited, the leadership reflected that demographic. As a result, educational opportunities have increased. Subscribe Here!

Doing Business in South Africa


Commercial ship repair is also significant. While it does have a history of sporadic electrical system outages, being primarily powered by thermal sources, the country is on a path to growth and sustainability in the power sector. Shipping. The government has also taken steps to foster education and skills development through its Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) program.

Doing Business in South Africa


Commercial ship repair is also significant. While it does have a history of sporadic electrical system outages, being primarily powered by thermal sources, the country is on a path to growth and sustainability in the power sector. Shipping. The government has also taken steps to foster education and skills development through its Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) program.

Beer Marketing Strategies in a Global Pandemic and the Best 5 Tactics Heading into 2021


Marketing campaigns largely focussed on mate-ship and camaraderie. The craft beer segment relies heavily on perceived value, craft beer enthusiasts expect high quality, creativity, and traditionally brewed beers with innovative flavours, using locally sourced ingredients.

Third Party Logistics Services


Not only do companies have to ship products to customers, they are customers to many other companies for raw materials and supplies. Management is freed from issues related to shipping and warehousing to focus on their core business. A second source of improvement is financial performance. The Unseen Supply Chain. As consumers continue to buy record amounts of products, there is a largely unseen and unappreciated aspect to business that remains in the background.

Welcome Puff, The Magic Dragon, to Your Team

Supply Chain Shaman

Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name oh. These included cloud-based computing, in-memory processing, parallel computation, and open-source analytics. The rise of pattern recognition, machine learning, semantic reasoning, text mining, and open source analytics capabilities opened-up new possibilities to drive improvement. The evolution is based on open-source collaboration and is not owned by any individual technology company.

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System


We have formally educated, experienced, and disciplined logistics professionals on our transportation team. Lean Leaders invest time, effort, and resources for team member training and education, and ensure the appropriate curriculum for all levels of the organization. We start with customer demand and consider overall value when sourcing carriers, instead of transportation rates alone. We issue web-based advanced shipping notices (ASN) to our customers.

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Supplier Collaboration


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). In this way, they educated each other about the waste they jointly create in the shared supply chain. Supplier Collaboration: A Critical Requirement.

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Doing Business in Poland


Shipping. Its prime location in Europe makes it an ideal location for shipping across Europe or Asia. Poland has almost 20,000 km of railways and 3,997 km of navigable inland waterways, so it is relatively simple and convenient to ship goods by air or water. The Polish workforce is well-educated, with the average worker achieving 16 years of education.

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon


Even recycled goods may be collected, shipped to China, stripped down, cleaned up, relabeled, and sold into the market as original product. (A Even natural products are suspect; logs may be harvested in the United States, shipped to China, processed as plywood using formaldehyde, and then imported and used to construct houses in the U.S. They recognized the need to find new ways to deceive and disguise the content, as law enforcement was not an effective source of protection.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. Unless the source of natural gas dries up, which is not likely for many years to come, the price of gas is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future. Add to that the cost of shipping over long distances to US and European markets and they have lost the huge advantage they used to have in the past.

Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Education. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. They are order sourcing, order scheduling, order release and finally order shipping & delivery. Order sourcing process finds the optimal node from which order can be sourced; whereas scheduling determines when the order can be shipped or delivered. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us.

Customer Experience in Logistics: 4 Key Areas to Lay the Foundation


Events like claims and reclassifications are hard pills to swallow, but they’re a fact of shipping. Educating shippers, so they’re prepared to navigate these complexities gives carriers an opportunity to help customers feel less vulnerable them. . Tying these sources together and structuring them in ways that are usable is the first challenge in understanding your customer journey.

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Who We Are Looking For: Education: Bachelors/Associates degree in computer related field or equivalent real-world experience. Git Source Control. 529 Educational Savings Plan. Who Are We: Established in August of 1997, Cerasis is a comprehensive, committed logistics company founded on helping customers manage shipping more efficiently and effectively.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” This both reduces the risk of error and improves speed to create a smoother shipping process. A successful demand plan can significantly cut costs due to out-of-stocks, overstocks, and expedited shipping.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s because Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative in 2010 and, ever since, has made it his mission to educate companies to understand their total cost of ownership when offshoring. Recently, I was afforded the opportunity to discuss the Reshoring Initiative with Moser in an effort to find out how it might help some of our customers and prospects understand their total cost of ownership when considering where they source and produce their goods.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

So some of the companies that actually are in the forefront of supply chain management and technology implementations are excluded from contention: airlines, railroads, trucking companies, package delivery companies, shipping companies, construction firms, healthcare, metals producers, energy companies, banks, oil & gas, pipelines, utilities, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.