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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere.

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Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

Even if a supplier’s factory is not flooded, the infrastructure (power, water, transportation, etc.) to the region of Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and 300 of them are in the Houston vicinity. Every product used or manufactured today relies in some way on these chemicals and chemical intermediates. Interconnected global supply chains, heavy dependence on chemical products and the lack of sub-tier visibility are key factors affecting recovery timelines.

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Managing Legal Aspects of the Implications of a Hurricane on the Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

As transportation providers begin to recover from the immediate disruption and delays caused by the hurricanes, the greater domino effect of the hurricanes on supply chains will begin to appear. Early data shows that most supply managers believe that Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread destruction in south Texas and the closure of the Port of Houston, will impact supply chains in coming months.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find their supply chain WOW. Houston, Texas. At this event, you will get the opportunity to be part of a huge network of more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals. The American Supply Chain Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around improving supply chain and procurement strategy across the globe.

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Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Behind the scenes during the tumultuous disaster season of 2017, building materials manufacturers leaned heavily on dynamic digital tools to supply recovery efforts. The urgent phone call to the building materials manufacturer came as yet another hurricane was churning its way toward landfall during the record storm season of 2017. Recent estimates suggest that Hurricane Harvey destroyed a minimum of 100,000 homes in the Houston-Beaumont, Texas, area.

Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

While the eye of the storms have passed (we hope; the latest news is that Tropical Storm Nate could develop into a hurricane this weekend), their effects will be felt for months to come, particularly as they caused closures at major ports including the Port of San Juan, the Port of Houston, the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the Port of Savannah. Companies have an even smaller margin of error than usual entering peak season, due to the ripple effect of the recent hurricanes.

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20 warehouse professionals and business leaders reveal the single most important first step when designing a warehouse layout

6 River Systems

Elizabeth Brady Elizabeth Brady currently teaches the Supply Chain and ERP course at Mira Costa College for the Bachelor of Science in BioTech Manufacturing candidates. It’s very important for any business to bring, ship, sell and account for items small and large coming in and out of the business, so think procurement and shipping first and everything else second.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Port Houston Container Terminals to Resume Operations Friday (WSJ – sub. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. The rains and winds of Tropical Storm Harvey are over, but the impact of the storm on the residents of Houston and the surrounding areas will continue for some time.