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. Anticipate congestion for future peak shipping periods.

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. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship.

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships.

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.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Large blood banks such as the ARC have distribution centers where they can pool supply before it is shipped to hospitals. The UCLA BPC is one of the main blood centers in the greater Los Angeles area but it struggles to meet its daily demand.

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.

What You can Learn from the Port Strike Aftermath

Elementum

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.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

While the labor strikes are over, fears of continued unrest are leading some shipping companies to avoid West Coast ports. They’re showing mixed recovery: In July, Los Angeles posted a 3.5 percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season. 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.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

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.

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?

Kinaxis

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The possibility of shipping goods at near-hypersonic speeds would obviously allow Supply Chains to be nimbler and more responsive.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

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.

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.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

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.,

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017

Freightos

We’re wrapping up 2016 with a recap of eleven logistics technology trends that shaped the year; and will change how goods are produced, shipped and consumed in 2017. For decades, freight was about bigger ships. With massive shipping spend ($2.9

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

6 River Systems

It is absolutely imperative to be in a position to do as much quality control as possible in house, so that all that is required thereafter is shipping from the manufacturer straight to the customer. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he resides in Los Angeles.

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

FLEXE

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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Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution

FLEXE

Through their logistics division, they offer warehousing services including the stocking of buffer inventory and JIT delivery to anywhere in North America.</p> </p> <p>Given the steady rise of transportation costs and Global Point’s desire to keep costs low for their customers, they decided to look for new creative solutions for providing JIT shipping to customers.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Los Angeles, California. With inventory closer to customers, they can shorten delivery times and offer one- or same-day shipping on certain products to improve conversion rates and reduce shopping cart abandonment.

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

DAT Solutions

E-Commerce Changes Shipping Patterns. 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.

3 Amazon Moves Suggesting Next-Day Delivery Will Become the New Norm

FLEXE

In fact, it’s a well-known industry statistic that about 60% of online shopping carts are abandoned because of shipping costs. Additionally, another 23% are because total cost of purchase couldn’t be calculated up front, and another 18% are due to slow ship times.

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). And as I wrote two years ago, the larger challenge facing the ports, especially in the United States, is the need to increase port productivity as larger ships replace smaller vessels.

Cargo Ship Woes Still Affecting Spot Market Rates

DAT Solutions

The bankruptcy of the world's 7th largest container carrier, Hanjin Shipping , has led to shippers re-adjusting inventories in the past couple of weeks in order to avoid stock-outs as we head into retail season. Los Angeles.