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What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border to help process people crossing the border. While this threat is not new, it certainly feels different this time around, and specifically raises questions for those involved in regular cross border freight movements. While we may not know if and how policy may change and impact freight for a few days or weeks, we can scenario plan for a reasonable number of outcomes. Actively communicate with your procurement team. On March 27, U.S.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Seizing control of freight and transportation spend can improve operating income by five to 10 percent, and boost stock prices by 10 to 20 percent, according to an Accenture study, From a Shipper’s Market to a Carrier’s Market. Freight Invoicing Reports.

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When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe. Typically, large carriers and 3PLs obtain freight awards and then work with small carriers to fulfill their commitments. Mexico border.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Shipping costs.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN). Hunt Locked in Freight Revenue Dispute (WSJ – sub. Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader). As consumers, we’ve come to expect free and fast shipping.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. Mexico trade. According to the press release: Con-way Truckload today derives 35 percent of its revenue from shipments destined for or originating in Mexico.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Shipping facilities are requiring all individuals including drivers to wear a face covering such as a scarf, neck gaiter, bandana, or other type of mask, surgical mask or dust mask upon entering. Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. For example, a certain product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing facility. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last? And not just in Mexico.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. In-bound freight delivery efficiency can be optimised by consolidating in-distribution hubs and reducing stock levels at country level.

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InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports

SupplyOn

Sea freight is one big black hole: while a container is at sea, the materials planner generally has to spend weeks trusting blindly that it will arrive at the port on schedule. But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. This is even more true if the transport is intermodal, i.e. where land, air and sea freight are combined. This significantly optimizes the procurement process.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We are continuing to see heavy freight solicitation from our carrier base. Mexico and Cross-Border. Mexico border crossing restrictions for non-commercial, non-essential operations have been extended until further notice. The air freight market is still extremely volatile. Intra-European road freight is still flowing.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

Now some of this is certainly attributable to lower volumes of freight coming out of China related to the timing of Lunar New Year and, of course, Coronavirus-which continues to remain a significant issue and is not only driving down exports from China but also driving down imports to China. The amount of fuel used is dependent on the speed of the ship. Fuel consumption can drop by almost a third when ship speeds are reduced by 10% (called slow-steaming).

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

There is now a focus on educating shippers to not ship unless the consignee has confirmed they are open. Mexico and Cross-Border. and Mexico authorities confirm international trade related activities, such as customs brokerage and border clearances, are considered essential and to continue as usual. Mexico Customs informed operation schedules will continue as usual, yet, because of the health contingency measures to access Customs areas, some delays may be experienced.

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Strategic shippers ship more than transactional shippers and they typically require customized solutions and a dedicated team. Canada & Mexico.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Canada & Mexico.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Canada & Mexico.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. CPG customers are still shipping but some of them have been affected in the northwest by regional state closures. The Mexican government has announced that Mexico will be facing phase 3 of the coronavirus outbreak in approximately two weeks, which is suggested when Mexico will see the highest peak of COVID-19. and Mexico Customs authorities confirm border operations between U.S. and Mexico continue on normal schedules.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 LTL carriers are starting to have some backlog of undeliverable freight due to consignee closures. Mexico and Cross-border.