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.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology. Sources: [link]. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves.

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You Need Offsite Backup in the Transportation Industry

GTG Technology Group

The transportation industry represents a complex matrix of logistics, communication, and data. Combinations of tangible and virtual devices are now required to best approach business in the transportation industry. In this case, the enterprise began with a primary level three data center in Houston. Both of these facilities are equipped with redundant power sources and redundant internet access. Sources: [link].

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.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. 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.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. 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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This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) Amazon adds in-garage delivery to in-home, in-car options (Good Morning America) Kroger’s autonomous delivery cars latest salvo in Houston grocery wars (Houston Chronicle) Walmart to Develop Its Own Supply Chain for Angus Beef (WSJ – sub. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation. For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode and Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”.

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

ShipBob

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. H&M , the world’s second largest fashion retailer, said it would use its supply network to source personal protective equipment for hospitals in the European Union to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

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. Second sources may also be overwhelmed with business and shifting customer priorities. 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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What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. If you work in transportation or logistics, you are undoubtedly aware of the supply chain challenges faced in the aftermath of such events. Source: © 2019 Munich Re, Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE. Contact us to learn more about BluJay’s LaaS team and leveraging the full functionality of Transportation Management.

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

Houston is a Major Transportation Hub. Harvey flooded Houston, turning the fourth largest city in the U.S. Here’s why Houston is so significant to transportation: Most goods transported from Mexico and South America go through Houston before being routed to their end destinations. Most of Houston’s refineries shut down during the storm. The Port of Houston handles more than two thirds of the Gulf region’s container traffic.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

DAT Solutions

Much of that activity is centered in the Houston market. The top four flatbed lanes in the country originate or end in Houston: #1 Houston market to Houston market. #2 2 Houston market to Midland, TX market (the Permian Basin). #3 3 Houston market to Dallas market. #4. Dallas market to Houston market. Source: DAT RateView. Source: Macrotrends.

How Natural Gas and Plastics Impact the Truckload Spot Market

DAT Solutions

Now there is a push to capture a higher percentage of the gas, and changing it to a liquid form (LNG) reduces its volume 600 times, making it easier to transport by road, rail, or ship. The Houston Hub. Houston is in the middle of all of it. Construction and the oil industry are major drivers for flatbed freight, and the Houston market already holds the number 1 position for spot flatbed loads. But so far this year, it’s also been a major source of van freight.

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. Transportation, consolidation, warehousing, and customs services can be combined with P.O. All freight in a vendor assembly program is sourced for a single company.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersYou might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Loading and discharging operations at the ports of Shanghai, Jingtang, Lianyungang, Tianjin, Caofeidian, and Huanghua are slow due to lack of stevedores, while a shortage of licensed trucks and drivers is restricting the transport of cargo to the ports. The Port of Houston suspended operations at two container terminals after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19.

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

NC State SCRC

The problem in most supply chains is “not enough data”, because data is being created from machines, from people, from systems, and from external sources. Often the sources of information are hidden in piles of data that we don’t think about. This mechanism must be driven not simply by external impacts, such as floods in Houston or explosions in Tianjin.

REPOST: Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

SaaS product, SONAR, is the leading freight market analytics tool and dashboard, aggregating billions of data points from hundreds of sources to provide the fastest data in the transportation and logistics sector. Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersEast and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

Everyone Is Sick of the 3 Worst Bottlenecks in America

GTG Technology Group

Recently, the American Highway Users Alliance and the American Transportation Research Institute’s ranked a list of the worst bottlenecks in America. ATA President and CEO Bill Graves hopes the study will serve as “wake-up call to our nation’s leaders” about the costs of “neglecting our nation’s transportation infrastructure.” The next four worst bottlenecks are located in the Houston, TX area. Sources: [link].

Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

So in this case, armed with data-driven software tools that afforded it real-time visibility into production at the mill level, as well as inventory at the warehouse level, and transportation capacity across multiple modes, the manufacturer could give the big-box chain, one of its biggest retail clients, options for covering the expected short-term spike in demand. 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

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. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. This de-risks and de-stresses the supply chain and reduces costs for the transport operator and their customer.

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. This blog is co-authored by Ali Raza, Founder and CEO of ThroughPut Inc and Seth Page, COO of ThroughPut Inc. At ThroughPut, our mission is to bypass bottlenecks of every kind in the enterprise continuously.

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

I think the next generation of venture capital will be in places like Detroit, Des Moines, Houston, Cleveland, etc. It is the leading freight market dashboard, aggregating billions of data points from hundreds of sources to provide the fastest data in the transportation and logistics sector. [47:10] [01:04] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, which is based in Chattanooga, TN.

Flatbed Demand Skyrockets. Why?

DAT Solutions

Fossil fuels aren’t the only energy source fueling flatbed demand. And while some parts are small enough to be transported in dry vans, the big stuff—blades, towers, and the turbines that turn the blades—require flatbeds for transport. It’s no surprise that Texas has the top three markets for spot market flatbed freight in the country: Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth. Source: American Wind Energy Association.

Panama Canal Has a Problem with No Easy Fix

Material Handling & Logistics

While the wide-body tankers that transport LNG would’ve had no chance of squeaking through the original steel locks built a century ago, they could easily traverse the bigger channel and shave 11 days off the trip to primary markets in Asia. For gas exporters, it’s critical to establish credibility as a reliable new source of fuel for clients in Asia. in Houston.

Panama Canal Problem That's Got No Easy Fix

Material Handling & Logistics

While the wide-body tankers that transport LNG would’ve had no chance of squeaking through the original steel locks built a century ago, they could easily traverse the bigger channel and shave 11 days off the trip to primary markets in Asia. For gas exporters, it’s critical to establish credibility as a reliable new source of fuel for clients in Asia. in Houston.

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.