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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. The Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

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Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning. Entire warehouses full of products, as well as significant links in the global supply chain could be affected, as well as transport and other nodes. ” The challenge for analytics is to be able to map supply chains that are dependent on a single geography, and this would be important to prepare for risk.

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. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

ISM special report found that 67% of supply managers believe input materials pricing will be at least somewhat negatively impacted over the next three months with 27% expecting prices to be negatively or very negatively impacted. Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area. Derry, CEO of Institute for Supply Management.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on the latest trends and technologies within the supply chain industry? EazyStock has complied a new list of the top 2019 Supply Chain events that you can’t afford to miss. These events provide great opportunities to develop your supply chain efficiency and keep your business one step ahead. Send your high-level executives to Miami for inspiration on digital innovations for efficient supply chain practices.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

For all the talk about Big Data, omni-channel fulfillment, and other sexy technology, at the end of the day, bad data (and in many cases, store-level execution) remains the Achilles heel of supply chain management. Here’s the news that caught my attention from the past two weeks: Latest Release of JDA Supply Chain Planning Suite Offers Greater Control, Agility for Complex Supply Chains.

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

Material Handling & Logistics

Communicating early and often to supply chain partners can alleviate the impact of storms on the supply chain. 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. Much of the southern United States faces months—if not years—of cleanup and reconstruction following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

tracking demand and supplies indicate continuous growth within the trucking industry for at least the next year. The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. As it stands today, reports Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7 , the ELD mandate is set to take full effective December 10, 2017. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

As organizations move towards visible, high velocity, transparent supply chains, a number of questions arise that are fundamental to the business, but which executive often struggle to answer with any clarity. How do we extend the concept visibility and control beyond our four walls to drive better execution in our supply chain? In addressing these questions, Dana Martin from Elementum emphasized the need to think about the next generation of supply chain.

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. Innovation and IT are usually at the bottom of the food chain for Industrial Organizations, regardless of how valuable their R&D discovery may seem initially.

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. Nick Foy is chief strategy officer at ModusLink , a provider of supply chain and logistics solutions.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

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. Furthermore, where language and cultural barriers might have been an issue, a global supply chain expert has the resources to break down communication walls.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. Reroute freight to account for increased demand or last minute outages within the supply chain. Transportation, consolidation, warehousing, and customs services can be combined with P.O.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group.

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Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Solving the challenge and underlying issues will require focus and attention to internal processes, better communication with carriers and partners, and using technology to gather and make sense of the vast amount of data flowing through transportation networks.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

tracking demand and supplies indicate continuous growth within the trucking industry for at least the next year. The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. As it stands today, reports Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, the ELD mandate is set to take full effective December 10, 2017. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. driver shortage has been a major topic in supply chain circles for years, but it is always stayed in the background. Sudden growth in the stock market means increases in manufacturing and commerce across the country, and as a result, shippers will have more product to move.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea.

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. The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. Is your supply chain make-to-order, make-to-stock, or both?

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain. The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. counterpart, while doubts about the security of goods being transported give carriers pause. Despite these drawbacks, Walmart is continuing to bank on Mexico’s supply chain.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

It has radically transformed supply chains, fundamentally changed domestic and international economies across the world, and changed societies in the process – all the while driving trillions dollars in annual trade. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. The History of the Shipping Container.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations. With Hurricanes Jose and Maria still bearing down on the Caribbean, its time to consider some critical ways a strong transportation logistics program helps smart shippers literally weather these storms and maintain efficient operations in their wake.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

We will continue to highlight free resources for those who are helping in the front lines — healthcare providers, fulfillment center associates, grocery store workers, and any others across the supply chain who are working hard for the greater good. . They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. Email together@allbirds.com for a pair of Wool Runners while supplies last.

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.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

There’s no question that innovative technologies aid in logistics and supply chain management, but when it comes to the many labor-intensive processes that take place in the warehouse, some fear that robots could make human warehouse workers obsolete. Sarah Boisvert @fablabhub Sarah Boisvert is the author of The New Collar Workforce and founder of Fab Lab Hub that offers Digital Badges for skills such as 3D printing, robotics, CAD design and AI in manufacturing.

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

6 River Systems

“Identify your production and supply chain methods first…” For instance, if you’re following the Lean Production Method, it means that you don’t need to stock minor accessories because most of your inventory consists of the finished products. 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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements.

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

Talking Logistics

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. 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 same is true for supply chains.