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

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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%. This ensures goods are shipped right the first time.

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4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

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There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. Delivery Performance (across the global supply chain). However, where transportation management traditionally focused on the basics of moving “boxes” or “packages”, today it is much more strategic.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

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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.

Finding Global Transportation Optimization Opportunities

Talking Logistics

When considering your global transportation network, do you have the infrastructure needed to effectively and efficiently optimize it? Does the same apply in the global arena? Will orders need to be split, to support an urgent demand, while shipping the rest at a lower cost? The optimization software you choose is critical for global optimization. Jim parlayed this unique experience into a successful career implementing transportation 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. 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.

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. Generac Power Systems, the number one manufacturer of home backup generators, became an international company in a few short years and developed a global supply chain that is now prepared for the next stage of growth. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Integrating global freight services was only one challenge.

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

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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.

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping | Transportfolio. One way global shippers can deal with tight transit times and fast changes in demand is to keep a lot more inventory on hand. You can use less than container load (LCL), which enables you to ship more frequently and still lower inventory costs. It’s easiest to see some of the advantages of LCL by comparing the service to full container load (FCL) shipping. 3 Benefits of LCL Shipping. Is LCL shipping right for you?

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. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

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What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio. Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. Understanding the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane. In regular years, carriers try to leverage peak shipping periods as much as they can. Choosing the Right Transatlantic Ocean Shipping Strategy.

What are the best ways to optimise for cross-border expansion?

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In The News dropshipping e-commerce global supply chain Global Trade Global transportation Parcel ShippingFor retailers looking to move into new markets and increase their cross-border commerce, IMRG highlights six core points for successful expansion strategies and how to prepare for making landfall in an overseas market. Read the full article in IMRG. The post What are the best ways to optimise for cross-border expansion? appeared first on BluJay Solutions.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

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Putting production and labor costs overseas aside, transportation becomes the prime target to help drive down costs. Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Putting production and labor costs overseas aside, transportation becomes the prime target to help drive down costs. Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships.

5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

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5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year | Transportfolio. The 2018-19 contract season for ocean shipping is here, and it’s time to think about the best way to approach negotiations. Still, if you had ocean freight in 2016, the memory of the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line may linger in your mind. After Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection and its assets were frozen, giant container ships were stranded; ships from China to the U.S.

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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. How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. 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. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

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The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion. Giant container ships were stranded around the globe, and customers worried about whether the merchandise would reach their shelves. After the South Korean carrier filed for bankruptcy protection and their assets were frozen, ships from China to the U.S.

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Improving Global Freight Process Management

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Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 6: How to Improve Your Customs Broker Relationship

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As I wrap up this series, I realize just how much information we’ve already covered about shipping freight across U.S./Mexico We’ve looked at operating on both sides of the border, redefined transportation success, and even asked the tough questions for choosing a customs broker. and Mexico brokerage, bridge drayage, warehousing, and transportation) together under a single provider. Mexico Shipping Series: U.S./Mexico

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

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Tariffs are the hot topic today, but there are a few other conditions causing challenges for today’s global supply chain professionals. Recently, I had the chance to talk with Eric Kleinsorge, publisher of Global Trade Magazine for a GT Podcast titled Global Logistics & Current Market Trends. The post Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges appeared first on Transportfolio.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers

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Mexico Shipping Series Part 1: Door to Door Service Providers.Transportfolio. Mexico cross-border shipping. When shipping across the U.S./Mexico In recent years, the growing presence of global third party logistics providers (3PLs) with a wide range of services, locations, and technology options makes a door to door provider more feasible, and in many cases, a true marketplace advantage. Mexico Shipping Options. Global Transportation Mexico 3PL Shipping

Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an official global health emergency that is severely affecting business operations not only in China but also around the globe. With any kind of widespread health outbreak, global importers and exporters are dealing with unpredictable logistics concerns that require a proactive approach to keep business running as usual. . Connecting with a global supply chain expert to vet reliable options is important to ensure success.

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Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

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What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. Incorporating the right air shipping strategy into your multi-modal, global supply chain can help reduce costs and promote efficiency. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option. The three primary air shipping options are next flight out, consolidated, and deferred.

Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

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If you’d asked me what I know about global forwarding when I joined the industry two years ago, I would have looked at you quizzically and said, “Global forwarding? I’ve learned to see just how crucial global supply chains are to our everyday lives. Thanks to global forwarding, we can have products from all over the world. Here are just some of the fascinating facts about global forwarding that you can pass along to the people you know.

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. Chongqing-Duisburg, and Zhengzhou-Hamburg to serve global electronic and automotive companies. In addition, thanks to subsidies from the Chinese government, rates for rail service between Europe and Asia have dropped significantly, making it a cost-effective option to transport goods. Global connectivity.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

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Whether you only turn to air freight services for last minute, unplanned shipments or ship everything via air service to accommodate consumers’ demands, you need to be aware that the current air freight climate is changing. According to IATA, global demand for air freight service is decreasing and capacity is growing: As air freight capacity becomes more available and at lower costs, it’s possible to move your freight faster and for less than was possible in the past.

Navigating Through the Disruption – An Oceania Perspective

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COVID-19 has caused disruption globally to all business, in one way or another, and navigating this unprecedented time has highlighted many challenges. The Port of Tauranga has announced it is prioritising the unpacking of essential goods so that the cargo can be handled and transported first. Where a customer site is closed, we see the Port of Wellington waive storage fees for shipments that cannot be transported out of the Port.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

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And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management”. How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”.

5 Questions You Should Ask About Customs Compliance

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are provided free or at a reduced rate and are used in the production of goods that are subsequently imported into the United States, the value of the assist, plus the transportation to get it to production, must be added to the total entered value. Training, training, training is an absolute must for all areas of the organization, since import compliance reaches far beyond logistics, supply chain, transportation, and similar functions.

Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

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Omnichannel business models often lead to more complicated global supply chains. Due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, many global shippers are recognizing the value in a risk management plan to best prepare themselves for the current situation and others like it in the future. Global shipments are exposed to multiple risks from a wide range of human and natural forces. Freight Services Global Forwarding Global Transportation Supply Chain

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

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Current supply chain designs have predominantly followed a one-size-fits-all philosophy, on the assumption that raw materials are readily available for sourcing and production globally. While this has enabled a lower ‘cost-to-serve’ model, recent trade tensions and now the coronavirus pandemic have thrown a curveball for the global logistics environment. Global Transportation Supply Chain Transportation Market COVID-19

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The business transaction, cargo shipping, payment wiring and collection, and document exchanges are no longer individual pieces of the chain. 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. It includes international fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipping, U.S. The Integration of Global Forwarding Services.

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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

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An experienced 3PL provider will keep these in mind when advising the best options for you—helping translate an optimized supply chain into lower overall transportation spend. To learn more about how air cargo can help optimize your global supply chain, download: Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Air Cargo. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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New Sulfur Emissions Regulations: What’s the Impact on Your Business?

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To protect the environment and reduce global pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has regulations in place to control particulate matter emanations, including sulfur emissions. Sulfur—a natural element of the crude oil that ships use as fuel—is a primary cause of air-polluting particles emitted by ships. The new sulfur level regulations are intended to reduce the amount of air pollution generated by the shipping industry to improve air quality.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

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Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them.

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