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Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Due to a possible strike over the USWC, most retailers took precautions and have been moving a high level of inventory replenishment in preparation for a robust year-end shopping season. Robinson for further information. Global Transportation Supply Chain

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Much of the transportation data coming from carriers is inherently flawed. Part of the problem is that often nobody is responsible for data quality management, yet people have to use the information to run their business. This data may not be accurate or current enough to provide precise shipment times, so inventory may be ordered early as a buffer. He gives the example of a container that is supposed to arrive at Long Beach but actually arrives at Los Angeles.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers. Quality information from accounting systems is of critical importance en route to a successful supply chain which helps movement towards sustainability.

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Managerial Practice Will Need to Catch up with the Emergence of Real-time Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Working capital is generally in the form of inventory, which is an asset that doesn’t produce any revenue or cash. The ability to respond to real-time data and derive supply chain performance improvements is closely linked to prior work in organizational information processing theory (OIPT). According to OIPT, an organization’s information processing capabilities must be aligned with its information needs.

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Business Inventories. . While we are on the Commerce Department reports, let’s take a look at inventories, a key part of the GDP. The high levels of inventories held at the retail and wholesale levels are restraining the freight markets. . Retail Sales . .

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

2017 was a wild year, as freight transportation faced one disruption after another. This period of elevated rates is only the beginning of a "new normal" era in freight transportation. The biggest influences were the Four Es: Economic growth. E-commerce. Electronic logging devices.