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. 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. Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows.

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Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reached out to discuss the rising inventories near the Port of Los Angeles. As I write this blog, Valentine cards scatter my desk. This is the week for love: a time to send cards and letters to those that we appreciate.

Improving the US blood supply chain: some lessons from the UK

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The UCLA BPC is one of the main blood centers in the greater Los Angeles area but it struggles to meet its daily demand. On the demand side, pooling inventories should be the first step to reduce donor recruiting cost, inventory holding cost, and wastage.

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. The load-to-truck ratio in Los Angeles lit up the entire state of California on the DAT Hot States map.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reducing or eliminating inventory carrying costs, along with out of stocks using detailed analysis tactics had been the goal for many. Air freight balances speed with freight and inventory costs. Today’s consumers demand faster deliveries than ever before.

This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Under a new law, retailers share liability for misclassified truck drivers at California ports (Los Angeles Times). Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference , I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding. Los Angeles. Los Angeles.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

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. He gives the example of a container that is supposed to arrive at Long Beach but actually arrives at Los Angeles.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon


Heads up UPS and FedEx, Amazon is piloting package delivery in Los Angeles for marketplace customers. Leverage Analytics to Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain Using live IoT data and many other data sources, you can achieve end-to-end visibility of the location and condition of your moving inventory even when multiple carriers deliver it across different modes. The world’s largest online marketplace has set their sights on a new goal — becoming a huge global 4PL.

Four Keys to S&OP Effectiveness


I heard a colleague once give the following analogy: Imagine a pilot flying from New York to Los Angeles at night without any navigation systems or instruments to measure his location, wind speed, or altitude.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oz’s solutions address a number of pain points for e-commerce shippers by automating logistics and supply chain processes, including order fulfilment, inventory management/scanning, and shipping.

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Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. They might allow companies to carry less inventory – perhaps using Hyperloop to rapidly source whatever parts or raw materials that can’t be 3D printed.

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

We’ve seen, for example, instability in ocean freight, cost, and issues with [Los Angeles] ports in past years. economic recession made companies decrease inventories, which increased their need for speed to market and shorter cash-to-cash cycles. It seems like we’ve come full circle with Mexico. A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight.

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Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

It currently serves the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., and it is testing fresh produce delivery in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports


They’re showing mixed recovery: In July, Los Angeles posted a 3.5 Now, as traffic from Tianjin slows to a crawl, Long Beach and Los Angeles ports are poised to suffer the most from the decreased volumes. According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S.

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. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The service will begin in Los Angeles and New York on November 17, with plans to expand it to Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and other cities next year. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR): Where to Find Them Now and in the Future

Veridian Solutions

Warehouses will be able to fill more orders, replenish inventory faster, and reap significant savings and return on the investment in AMR on labor costs and through risk reductions. Autonomous Inventory Robots “An inventory count is the only true way to know exactly how many pieces of inventory are in a warehouse.” Modern systems can track SKU-specific details to provide a more accurate inventory count.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


Leg Avenue, a provocative costume manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, chose to partner with UPS after seeing the challenge in delivering a large volume of small packages. All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

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

Retail Shipments Keep Truckload Capacity Tight

DAT Solutions

Load counts continued to climb in Los Angeles, and last Friday’s load-to-truck ratio hit 17.6 The Memphis to Columbus lane paid 14¢ better at $2.19/mile, with shippers adjusting warehouse inventories.

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


Working capital is generally in the form of inventory, which is an asset that doesn’t produce any revenue or cash. A metaphor is that of reducing friction, which increases flow, where friction includes all of the typical delays and problems that slow material flows and increase inventory. Friction can produce bottlenecks in production systems and shipments, which delays material and causes inventory to build up or shortages to occur.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


Leg Avenue, a provocative costume manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, chose to partner with UPS after seeing the challenge in delivering a large volume of small packages. All businesses are bound to experience some bumps in the road in the course of their corporate existence.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough


With gumption, she did what any entrepreneurial, then-22-year-old would do: turn to social media to promote her inventory and fledgling business. To match demand, she began approaching labels to bolster inventory. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Making Supply Meet Demand at America’s Food Banks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

1] The Choice System is akin to the eBay platform: Feeding America “auctions” off its inventory of different types of foods on a daily basis. The following figure is a mock-up of the Choice System that may be seen by a regional food bank in Los Angeles.

Find Van Loads Fast in These 5 Places

DAT Solutions

Van spot market volume got a big boost at the end of March, when shippers were rushing to move inventory before closing the books on Q1. The markets have adjusted since then, with rates dipping on most of the top van lanes, but demand for trucks has stayed relatively strong in the Sun Belt.

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates edged up in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and other major freight markets, however, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the quarter ended on Wednesday. Van demand rose 11% last week, in the end-of-quarter rush , and truck capacity tightened by 2.9%.

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017


On the port side, the Port of Los Angeles and GE teamed up to improve tracking and unloading. Back in the 90’s, Amazon focused on online sales before shifting into online payments, warehousing and then third-party inventory management. 11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017.

Spring Starts Slowly


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 . .

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

Los Angeles was the number-one market for van loads last week, with a huge uptick in volumes. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

A graduate of UC Berkeley, he resides in Los Angeles. “There are two tactics for optimizing your supply chain…” Supply chain is about having the right amount of inventory.

Part 3: Delighting Customers Through Superior Retail Operations (Video)


If you can have Bonobos or Warby Parker who understand the whole inventory, they don’t have too big a blueprint, they’re not going bankrupt with these brick-and-mortars.

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