A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? “It Ten years ago they might have had $1 billion in global revenues and today they’re at $10 billion after multiple acquisitions in different regions, [which creates its own set of challenges].

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%.

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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. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

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. In a constantly shifting and competitive global trading environment, it is increasingly important to control all costs across the entire supply chain. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products.

Moving Up the Global Transportation Maturity Curve

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? How have transportation management systems (TMS) evolved to meet the needs of global shippers? What capabilities should shippers look in a TMS to manage a global transportation operation?

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Complexity in the global supply chain has increased dramatically since that time.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Complexity in the global supply chain has increased dramatically since that time.

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. As part of China’s efforts to improve rural infrastructure, the government offers many incentives for automotive manufacturers to move operations to rural provinces. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible. Working in close cooperation with the government of two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Chongqing, these companies moved manufacturing facilities to inland China. Chongqing-Duisburg, and Zhengzhou-Hamburg to serve global electronic and automotive companies. Global connectivity.

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Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Logistics

Global supply chain management through technology. Stripping away those information barriers, unified global technology platforms—like C.H. Going beyond just transportation, integrated warehousing and distribution services help improve customer service, increase customs compliance, build consistent stability, and provide comprehensive business intelligence (all while mitigating inventory and moving costs).

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . Southeast Asia has already seen clear benefits of this and will likely continue to see manufacturing growth in 2020.

Brexit: China and the changing world of trade

BluJay Solutions

From tech to toys and everything in between, China’s status as the new manufacturing superpower has been firmly cemented over the past few decades. The development of global trade networks, supported by real-time data exchange and cloud-based software, allow potential partners worldwide to develop closer relationships than ever. For this reason, rail must exist as part of a global multimodal ecosystem.

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The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. Third parties, carriers, and drivers interact with the manufacturer, suppliers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products move. We recently released the Navisphere Driver App in Europe to help surface transportation companies prepare for this critical transformation.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them.

Currency in India: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Manufacturing, agriculture, and infrastructure—which are more labor intensive—might see a drop in volumes. Trucking and road transportation are witnessing an acute financial crunch, as 80% of operational costs are cash driven. Business Global Transportation Supply Chain Currency Economy IndiaCurrency in India: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown.Transportfolio. Two of India’s major currency denominations have been withdrawn since November 8.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise. Think globally, act locally.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge. To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise. Think globally, act locally.

Moving Auto Components in India: More Complex than You’d Expect

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The new “Make in India” initiative is a major factor in the growing trend to move automotive manufacturing to India. On their way to becoming a preferred destination to source auto components by major OEMs and tier-1 manufacturers, India’s workforce has the knowledge and skills to deliver quality products. The level of service gained by the auto manufacturing industry—or any industry—means they can promise high standards of service to their customers.

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Cuba: Preparing for Trade

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If the government approves a company’s plan, the business can lease land and manufacture there. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Cuba TradeA colleague and I traveled to Cuba in March as part of a trade delegation with Engage Cuba, a coalition of private businesses and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba.

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Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India TradeThere are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. For two product types, pumps and t-shirts, transportation constitutes just 3% of revenues at most. The expanded Panama Canal has added many variables to freight transportation equations. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It helps to have a reliable, global logistics provider that understands what’s at stake—a provider that works closely with the organization to meet special industrial logistics requirements. The manufacturers, key suppliers, and customer industries of semiconductor device makers are global, with a strong Asia presence. Like many industries, however, this one has experienced a shakeup in where various components are manufactured, with important and game-changing implications.

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pfizer requires every service provider to send their data to the cloud, so the manufacturer can track and trace all of its shipments worldwide. The cloud-enabled tracking system monitors shipment exceptions, so the manufacturer can intervene if, say, there are flight delays. Just 20 people in the in-house global transportation team manage these shipment flows. When Jim Cafone, Vice President, Supply Chain, Pfizer Inc.,

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Differentiating Your Business as You Build Your Global Presence

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You already have a great product—or else you wouldn’t be contemplating going global. Whether you’re a coffee bean startup, an auto manufacturer, or a third party logistics company (3PL), becoming global is a decision. Once you choose to develop your global presence, what matters most is becoming great at what you do and setting yourself apart, in every region you choose. Robinson, I’ve seen many global companies turn to logistics for that added edge.

6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While we’re still sorting through the full text, we wanted to provide you with some background, answer some questions, and offer some insight about what the TPP agreement means for the transportation and logistics industry. Another outcome of this type of trade agreement is that manufacturing may shift to participating countries to maximize the potential savings—similar to the shift with increased manufacturing in Mexico, which directly correlates to the implementation of NAFTA.

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now, cross-border ecommerce is even connecting consumers with manufacturers (C2M). Robinson has built the cross-border ecommerce products that support the needs of Asian sellers who use Amazon Global Selling and other marketplaces to sell products in the United States. The Integration of Global Forwarding Services. Global Transportation Innovation Supply Chain Asia Cross-Border Ecommerce International Shipping Supply Chain Technology

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response. Theft, political unrest, labor disputes, natural disasters , contract errors, insurance issues…all are issues that may be keeping you up at night and keeping your global shipments from their destinations. An understanding of global issues and potential risks is critical to being prepared for the unexpected issues. So help them see risks by mapping all your transportation routes on an actual global map.

Getting Something of Value from an Unexpected Crisis

DELMIA Quintiq

Within the global Transportation and Mobility industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed life for most of us both personally and professionally. It also means creating a manufacturing network that connects plants to both the corporate network and the external internet with the appropriate security software and protocols that fully protect the organization from cyber hackers. This is the foundation for manufacturing transformation.

Guest Post: Supply Chain Growing Pains? 4 Lessons for Your Business

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I recognized that we needed a global third party logistics provider (3PL) to help us add efficiency to our shipping processes. Robinson, all of our manufacturers were responsible for shipping goods to us. Not only have we switched to a more efficient strategy that utilizes consolidation and set sailing schedules, we’ve also made huge improvements in the consistency and predictability of our arrivals, not to mention nearly 15% savings on our ocean transportation costs.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We also looked at other scenarios: potential shifts in manufacturing to Southeast Asia, some shipping through the Suez Canal rather than the Panama Canal, a weak U.S. Global Transportation Supply Chain Panama CanalThe Panama Canal expands in 2016, allowing for more and larger (post-Panamax) ships to make the passage from East Asia to the United States. In 2015, the Boston Consulting Group and C.H.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector.

Embracing the rules: Incoterms® 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Incoterms® are used to allocate transport costs, show where risk passes from a seller to a buyer, as well as clearly define the responsibilities for export and customs clearance, not to mention identify who must purchase insurance if required (and at what level), from origin through destination. . Case in point: A small retailer in Seattle, Washington, wanted to purchase three pallets of product from a mid-sized manufacturer in Paris, France. For example: A manufacturer in the U.S.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Logistics

But these same disruptions are also causing serious challenges to the transportation industry in China and Asia at large. . Already, many retailers have shifted production and manufacturing to Vietnam to avoid costly tariffs and maintain their competitiveness in the market. China often pursues industrial policies that limit market access for imported commodities from foreign manufacturers and foreign service providers. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S.

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Bahri Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders Solution

BluJay Solutions

Manchester, UK – February 6, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , today announced that Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has expanded its use of BluJay technology to include the Transportation Management for Forwarders solution. Bahri is one of the world’s foremost transportation and logistics companies.