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How the Coronavirus is underscoring the relevance of Global Supply Chain throughput: From the Frontlines of Yokohama, Milan, and Southern Florida


Some are concerned about a pandemic, others about the deceleration of the global supply chain and its effect on their bottom lines, and yet others about their employees, customers and families. Last week, I couldn’t find some backup facial masks in all of southern Florida.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?


states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. The human links of the supply chain were stressed.

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Cliff Morris | The State of Manufacturing

4WL Consulting

C3Nano is a material technology company developing and manufacturing transparent conductive films, the main component in all touch sensors used in phones, tablets, and more. The top trends impacting manufacturing in the next 3 to 5 years. The Future of Manufacturing.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Supply chain impact before, during, and after Hurricane Irma


by Bill DuBois What are your supply chain thoughts when you see this picture? The image below is an aerial photo taken and released by the showing the damage Hurricane Irma wrought on a shipping yard in the Dutch Caribbean island of St.

Sales and Operations Alignment: Often The Missing Link

Supply Chain Shaman

I first met Shane in 2007 at the beginning of his work with Syngenta’s value chain. Seldom do I see a commercial leader transition to supply chain, and I wanted to gain his insights. Note the improvement and the resiliency in supply chain performance.).

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG).

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO


Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. Evaluate structural changes in your supply base that could reduce risk exposure.

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Working for a large manufacturer, she was trying hard; but failing, to integrate Ariba, Elemica, and GT Nexus. These are three different Supply Chain Operating Networks.) Today, retired and tan, Maddy calls me from time-to-time from Florida. Existing Supply Chain Networks.

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When a Hurricane Hits: See & Solve Shipment Delays in Real Time


As Hurricane Dorian bears down on the ports of Florida and potentially others up the East Coast, knowing where your shipments are in relation to the storm is pretty important. Hurricane Dorian Impacting Shipments: What It Means for Manufacturers.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Florida all still desirable locations for carriers. Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg).

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

No issues cover ing loads throughout the market, except for outbound freight from California, South Texas, Georgia, and Florida to the N ortheast as capacity is tighter. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be?back Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted.?? .

Want to Increase Sales? Don’t “Brush” the Weather Aside

Supply Chain Nation

The auto supplies area had a shelf with eight snow brush boxes, the most I’d ever seen out. Given my interest in supply chain, I found the store manager and politely asked about the shortage. Weather can have a tremendous impact on the supply chain. A cold snap in Florida, for instance, could cause the citrus industry to modify their shipping commitments, retailers to change their pricing, and juice manufacturers to adjust their production plans.

Omni-channel Emerging as Top Retail Logistics Issue

Supply Chain Network

December is now upon us and before we know it we’ll be starting off 2014 right, which means it won’t be long until we’re all gathering in San Diego Feb 23 rd to 26 th for RILA Supply Chain 2014. Last year in Florida at RILA Logistics 2013, the topic of multi-channel was discussed with 5 related presentations delivered where the challenges of the coming omni-channel revolution were laid down. Speaker(s): Debbie Fortnum, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Belk, Inc. ? , ?

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy


According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s estimate, 90% of Anguilla’s power infrastructure was damaged, 90% of government buildings damaged, and that the island suffered “significant damage to [its] main water supply. ”. Florida’s economy may also be affected.

Want to Increase Sales? Don’t “Brush” the Weather Aside

Supply Chain Nation

The auto supplies area had a shelf with eight snow brush boxes, the most I’d ever seen out. Given my interest in supply chain, I found the store manager and politely asked about the shortage. Weather can have a tremendous impact on the supply chain.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep


As the ecommerce industry grows, the logistics of getting orders to customers has become more complicated — especially with the novel coronavirus impacting entire supply chains. Order fulfillment , or the picking, packing, and shipping orders. 2-day shipping capabilities.

The need to know


At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown enterprises, one’s fate in the business world is determined by how one responds to these challenges.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

In today’s business environment, no planner is simply loading freight onto a truck and shipping it from Point A to Point B via a common carrier. Sometimes being creative means waiting to act until you have better insight into your shipping options. Customers get better service, and you could potentially eliminate the need for warehouses or distribution centers in your supply chain. Let’s say a manufacturer based in Milwaukee needs to ship freight to Tampa.

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How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations. Damage to sugar cane fields in Florida which produce nearly a quarter of U.S.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

However, some of the largest most complex supply chains – like those at Walmart, Target Stores, Hasbro Toys and others – are seemingly able to pivot on a dime in response to external pressures on supply lines. How nimble is your supply chain logistics program?

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown enterprises, one’s fate in the business world is determined by how one responds to these challenges.

Doing Business in the United States


The climate is mostly temperate, but Alaska is arctic, Florida and Hawaii are tropical, and the Great Plains are mostly arid or semi-arid. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. It manages the supply chain for 69% of the Fortune 100 companies. billion (December 2019) Headquarters: Miami, Florida, USA CEO: Robert E.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals. Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense. Here are three case studies that offer clear, irrefutable evidence that sustainability and profitability can be compatible in the supply chain domain.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

Looking back on how we arrived at this point, many experts point to the 2017 hurricane season, specifically with Hurricane Harvey hitting the Houston area in late August 2017, followed by Hurricane Irma hitting Florida just a few weeks later.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Digital channels may spell trouble for traditional retailers but it also represents evolution, giving Asian and Indian manufacturers a global reach. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. What options do shippers have for mitigating its effects on their supply chain? . economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. With this increased sourcing agility comes the increased risk of delivery failure due to a supply chain disruption and, concurrently, the increased importance of visibility into each step of the supply chain.

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Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018


This is even more likely thanks to tight capacity , fewer drivers on the road and even refusals to ship freight from full truckload carriers. Freight rates are up in anticipation of the 2018 peak shipping season. This will cause delays and add to freight shipping costs.

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

Talking Logistics

FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with Integration Manager. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.