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

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months.

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. Air Global Forwarding Global Transportation

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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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. Air Freight Global Forwarding Global Transportation

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

Much of the transportation data coming from carriers is inherently flawed. 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.

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. Global Trade China cross-border trade Mexico NAFTA security Transplace transportation Troy Ryley It seems like we’ve come full circle with Mexico.

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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.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


Hyperloop is a theoretical transportation technology, a long-awaited “fifth avenue” of transportation that uses vacuum tubes and linear induction motors to shuttle pressurized air capsules along a track, using a lack of friction to achieve speeds as high as 700 mph (approx.

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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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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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. Foot Locker @footlocker Foot Locker makes it easy for customers to shop the way they want to shop by improving inventory visibility.

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.

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 . .

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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> </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.

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.

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


Amazon has been working on its own shipping service and it’s set to go live in Los Angeles in the coming weeks. When you shop online, what are your expectations? It’s a complicated question that has everything to do with context.

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.

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). Celect uses comparisons between products derived from transactional, inventory, and online browse data to model choice.