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%.

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.

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.

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?

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. In 2014, a Supply Chain Council survey found that managing global supply chain complexity was among the top 5 major issues.

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. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

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. For this reason, rail must exist as part of a global multimodal ecosystem.

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Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Global supply chain management through technology. Stripping away those information barriers, unified global technology platforms—like C.H. Of course, when your product sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery span the world, challenges will arise.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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 Trade

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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 Trade

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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. Working closely together, we help them transport tools to our joint customers.

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. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

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.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

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.

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. Do I need to change my global supply chain because of the agreement?

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. There are significant improvements in sectors of the economy that generate lots of freight—namely, manufacturing, construction, and imports.

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.

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.

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. Customers Global Transportation Case Study Global Shipping Logistics

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 Canal

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.,

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. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer purchases, manufacturing, housing, and exports contributed to a 4% increase in GDP in the second quarter, following a 2.1%

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

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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.

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

Supply Chain Link

In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace. Global. Transportation. Supply Chain, Global , Transportation, Cross-Border.

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11th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition

Supply Chain Movement

Dave Edmondson, National Strategy Manager, Manufacturing Development, NHSBT (NHS Blood and Transplant). Didier Basseras, Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Supplies – Clinical Supply Chain, Sanofi-Aventis. Fredrik Wildtgrube, Head of Global Sales, Finnair Cargo.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights some of the key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the most recent Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which shows signs of improvement in overall market conditions.

Panduit Optimizes Global Freight Spend with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud

Oracle SCM

Panduit is a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment that supports power, communications, computing, control, and security systems. Value Chain Execution cloud freight otm panduit spend story transportation

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Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

are at record lows , allowing cost per unit to remain competitive as part of manufacturing costs. While new alliances and mergers are not expected until late 2016 or early 2017, exporters have the benefit of “jumping on board” before possible capacity tightening appears in the global trades.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While you think about it (the answer is posted below), here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: project44 Acquires GateHouse Logistics, Creating World’s Most Comprehensive Global Transportation Visibility Platform.