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. This will continue to be a challenge as long as the oil price per barrel remains above $70 (USD). The post Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions appeared first on Transportfolio.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months. The ships stretch across the horizon two and three-layers deep in Long Beach. Getting a port, like Long Beach, with issues since February, to recover following the work slowdown is going to take a LONG TIME. Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows.

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Our Customers on How Automation Accelerates Their Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies

6 River Systems

In order to keep up with that choppy and delayed arrivals of our inventory, there’s been even more pressure on the DC. It’s no secret that the face of retail is changing at an accelerated pace. Online shopping has rapidly evolved from a convenience to a necessity.

What You can Learn from the Port Strike Aftermath


Months after the West Coast port strikes have ended, Los Angeles and Long Beach are finally picking up speed. Second quarter inventories swelled after massive gridlock forced companies to double down on production. Some major retailers disclosed they are still trying to pare down inventories from big buildups, while the West Coast ports clear backlogs of imports and exports that had piled up during the recent strikes. Think long-term to act short-term.

Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”


At large ports like Los Angeles and Long Beach that feature appointment systems, chassis pools, and thousands of drayage drivers, the job gets really tough.

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Unloading a container in Long Beach varies by the season; yet the planning systems have a fixed value. The dynamic nature of inventory to order matching is difficult. Remember the Jetsons? While the Flintstones chronicled a stone age family with work powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons symbolized the future. The show aired with catchy music during the period of 1962 to 1987.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Since two of the re-scheduled ships docked in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend of September 10-11, demand has surged for vans in the L.A. Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If end-to-end supply chain visibility has been a goal for so long, why has achieving it been so elusive? “It’s This data may not be accurate or current enough to provide precise shipment times, so inventory may be ordered early as a buffer. By using AI and predictive analytics to resolve conflicting, confusing and missing data issues, more accurate and timely predictions of actual transit times can allow the retailer to match orders to needs and reduce costly buffer inventory.

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. Risk pooling is considered the most important concept in supply chain management as it governs the tradeoffs in inventory management and leads to effective strategies such as push/pull and postponement. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico. Hold your imports as long as possible before committing to final delivery.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia. There remains a long lead time for U.S. to Asia export bookings, especially in markets with low container inventory. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?


Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California, but this year the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. The more precise the ETAs, the more accurate the product forecasts, which protects companies from over- or under-planning inventory, missed sales, and late shipments and deliveries.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Inventory Management. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart. They were my dad’s favorite team, and mine too as a kid growing up in Brooklyn.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. The volume of containers imported through August continues to grow and we expect this to continue through October before a slack period arrives as the holiday season inventory buildup comes to an end,” says Ben Hackett, founder of Hackett Associates. “We For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S. have set a record high as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season.

Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market. And it’s growing even more complicated with the new demand for biologics-based products that need to be stored at colder-than-average temperatures during their long journey to patients, hospitals and pharmacies. Which means lost revenues and inventory that must be written off.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. Bed Bath & Beyond is also implementing inventory reduction strategies and is on track for a 5% reduction year-over-year by the end of the current fiscal year. Foot Locker @footlocker Foot Locker makes it easy for customers to shop the way they want to shop by improving inventory visibility.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Los Angeles / Long Beach and Oakland have severe congestion due to lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China / Asia. Long lead time for U.S. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. We cannot predict how long the market conditions may last and what direction they will change. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update. By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace.

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

How long this surge will last remains to be seen, but for the interim, stockpiling ahead of the pandemic is creating an abundance of freight for carriers to haul. . year-over-year drop in imports at the Port of Long Beach in February.” . That is even with increased demand for some products , as many producers had a safety stock of inventory piled ahead of proposed tariffs. .

Supply Chain Management:Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

On the one hand, Wal-Mart was able to mitigate the availability of certain excess inventory through real-time promotions on Facebook. There have been postings on social media as well as reports in business media where certain retailers have had to either scramble or de-commit orders because of inaccurate inventory assessment. The realization that available inventory must be effectively optimized to meet order needs across multiple channels is hitting home for many. About Us.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution


Through their logistics division, they offer warehousing services including the stocking of buffer inventory and JIT delivery to anywhere in North America.</p> Instead of regularly shipping LTL pallet orders from their New York warehouse to Los Angeles to meet the client’s JIT delivery needs, they now ship full containers of the components directly from the Port of Long Beach into the FLEXE facility in Los Angeles.

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

Container ships docked in Los Angeles or Long Beach, the freight was unloaded, sorted and moved on rail intermodal or van trailers to regional distribution centers across the country. Then the retailers took over, shuttling goods to stores via private or dedicated fleets, to balance inventories in time for Thanksgiving weekend. Most large carriers installed ELDs long ago, but the smallest fleets and owner-operators held out, many until the last minute and beyond.

Clear Sailing for Ocean Carriers in 2018 — If They Don’t Blow It

Supply Chain Brain

He presented his outlook for container shipping to the TPM Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Shippers are carrying excess inventory because they can’t trust service providers to deliver the goods in a timely fashion that meets the demands of the modern-day consumer. The World Trade Organization’s latest release of its World Trade Outlook Indicator shows merchandise trade volume experiencing above-average growth in early 2018.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins


Category winners were autos as dealers discounted heavily to clear their inventories. In some major hubs like Chicago, New York-New Jersey, LA-Long Beach, or Dallas, vacancy is less than 4 percent according to a report by Prologis. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Boston startup raises $10M for retail software that predicts inventory needs (Boston Business Journal). Those same words were also said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. Celect uses comparisons between products derived from transactional, inventory, and online browse data to model choice.