The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Source: China Briefing. Source: US Census Bureau. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs.

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. Subscribe Here!

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

footprints, warehouse space and buffer. simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. when booking freight, and how to staff. their warehouses. or warehouse. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM".

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

The Supply Chain Detective™ and the Distribution Center Disaster!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Much of the product was sourced from vendors all over the world, most significantly from Asia, where the company had absolutely zero experience in sourcing, supplier management, or logistics. I started walking up and down the warehouse aisles row by row to see for myself.

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.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Well, with so much complexity, one would certainly require a reliable and transparent source to carry such enormous data and activities. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? 20Cube Logistics is a global freight forwarding, Customs clearance, and warehousing service provider.

The Next-Generation Warehouse is Built on Data!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The next-generation warehouse will deploy analytics, blockchain, robotics, drones, driverless forklifts, automated storage and retrieval systems, and much more. What’s Wrong with Traditional Warehouses? It is vital to understand that traditional warehouses do use data in some form.

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? .

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7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And if necessary you may want to dual source some of your supply with more than one supplier. Similarly an integrated Order Management System, Shop Floor Control System and Warehouse Management System are critical capabilities to provide you with that visibility. Subscribe Here!

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Of course, even the thought of peak season is usually enough to send shudders down the spines of freight forwarders, logistics services providers (LSPs), shippers and retailers alike. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Aside from the demand planning, customer order management, and supplier order management activities associated with Fulfillment most people traditionally think of Fulfillment in the context of the Warehouse or Distribution Centre. Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment!

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

Ensure that your warehouse operation is safe. Analyze labor reduction for any warehousing operation. There are Labor Management Software systems that can help manage work in the warehouse. Incentive programs for warehousing employees do work.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

While there is no suggestion that the freight forwarders responsible for shipping the containers had any involvement, this case does highlight the ongoing risks associated with, as well as the weak links in, global supply chain security. Source: BBC News.

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: [link] ). There are 2-3m e-commerce companies in the world, excluding China (Source: [link] ). That is from the time a customer order is received within a warehouse it can be picked, packed and on the dock ready to ship within 4 minutes. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

BluJay Solutions

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. If you’re going to consider this approach, freight audit and payment is a good place to start.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. By 2020, the price per barrel of oil will be on average about $150, with much higher peaks possible (source: International Energy Agency Oil Market Outlook 2011).

7 Freight Costs Considerations That Will Have Shippers Rethinking In-House Transportation Management

Cerasis

Freight costs are eminently controllable, however, efficiently managing this major budget item requires expertise. For the company determined to try, it is critical to maintaining constant guard on cost controls at every turn in every transaction, a daunting proposition for most companies whose competencies are not developed with optimal freight costs control as a core area of focus. The freight manager attempting to operate without this authority cannot be ideally effective.

Spiralling Logistics Costs in China to Impact Global Freight Forwarders’ Margins?

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software). Sources: Analytiqa , infochina.eu , xe.com.

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What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and often security. SCM #SupplyChain #supplychainmanagement #logistics #freight #transportation #distribution.

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

NC State SCRC

He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international transport for both business and personal use. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight.

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Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

In Warehousing, process adjustments are increasingly influenced by e-commerce and the need for flexibility to fulfill customer demand for choice in terms of product and delivery timescale and location.

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. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last? Warehouse Operations

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. Two “on the edge” solutions that are getting the most attention today, and where project44 is focusing its R&D and money on, are real-time freight visibility and carrier connectivity.

Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

Good news for the freight forwarding industry as air freight volumes are finally on the way up, with industry analyst Transport Intelligence predicting demand for new products from the likes of Apple and Samsung will continue to drive demand higher still.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. Partitions made from corrugated material can reduce packaging usage and unit costs, while also offering several additional benefits: If you are shipping fragile items or smaller parts, partitions offer a reliable source of protection. Freight

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more. Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ).

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

“Users can easily now look at your global or regional supply situation and quickly source alternates when required, but the key here is to practice your response. “As for your internal systems, real-time inventory management helps you manage your fulfillment warehouses.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? And we found that freight innovation is hot. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. Freight Forwarding.