U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. After a recent supply chain evaluation, one company found more value in changing their shipping process to reduce their claims risk by six figures than on immediate transportation savings. Another customer faced climbing inventory carrying costs. based organization that manufactures their product in Mexico approached us about improving their trucking rates.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Con-way Freight announced this week that it has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.


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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing


This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Shipping costs. While shipping is a fairly economical method, the overall cost analysis of low-cost country sourcing and domestic sourcing is critical to the overall cost equation.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Inventory and storage constraints. Depleted inventory due to customer demand. Business - Transportation Miscellaneous 3PL automotive business priorities chemical coronavirus COVID-19 CPG customer demand industrial inventory logistics manufacturing packaging retail shipping supply chain technology telecommunting transportationWhat Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?


of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. As if the situation wasn’t bad enough, Hanjin, the huge shipping company, was already in bankruptcy as of early September and putting a delay in the arrival of goods well before the hurricane. Several container ships adjusted schedules to arrive before the storm, which put a strain on the dockworker supply as well. Up to date inventory status.

Type 86 Customs Entries & The Case for Using Foreign Trade Zones


Designed for low value, on-line purchases that are shipped directly from overseas locations, this entry type has been a boon for on-line merchants, as well as their customers. Once a shipment clears customs, merchants then ship e-commerce orders to their customers from a U.S.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 23rd, 2019


Mexico Becomes First Country to Pass USMCA : Last week, Mexico’s Senate passed the USMCA, making it the first country to ratify the new North American trade pact. on Strong Economic Growth : According to the recent “State of Logistics Report”, spending on transportation, inventory-carrying costs and other shipping-related expenses as a share of gross domestic product last year reached its highest level since 2014. Transportation TIP List: Week of June 23rd, 2019.

Start selling on Amazon from India to the world in 2021


The business happens through 15 Amazon International Marketplaces in the Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands & UK), Americas (US, Canada, Mexico & Brazil), Asia-Pacific (Japan, Singapore & Australia) & Middle East (UAE, Turkey). Monitor your inventory.

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Smart Data Management Will Lead to Better Inventory Management and Inbound Freight Planning. Essentially, don’t forget the yard and the dock for successful shipping! One of the significant changes to expect in 2019 will revolve around bracts it, as well as the proposed United States, Canada, Mexico free trade agreement, which has yet to be ratified. 22 Tips for Offering Profitable Free Shipping! freightmanagement #logisticsmanagement #shipping. Subscribe Here!

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Natural gas and oil expenses contribute to extreme cost disparities in shipping from Asia to the U.S., for example, compared to shipping state-to-state. Errors in interpretation of product specifications, shipping documents, and other critical instructions, due to language barriers are reduced. Obsolete and excess inventory carriage are more preventable. General Motors also reshored 1,800 jobs from Mexico to U.S.

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

We’re not only crossing ships, but servicing them as well. Regarding the new tariffs between the US and Mexico, you don’t need to worry about them if you take the product right to Panama. [28:09] Latin American consumers will say the same thing, so we need inventory close to them. [00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL.

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The need to know


Ships wait to unload at Port of Los Angeles as imports boom. Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive director for the nation’s busiest seaport said on Wednesday.

Decoding the cross-border eCommerce puzzle


Every country has its own sets of rules and regulations that you should be aware of before shipping your products. Shipping and logistics. Countries like Southeast Asia, Mexico, and Australia are gradually expanding and becoming a lucrative opportunity for cross border e-commerce.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits


It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt.

This Week in Logistics News (March 21-25, 2016)

Talking Logistics

One of my predictions for 2016 was that cross-border e-commerce would become the next frontier for shipping and logistics growth. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January 2016 than in January 2015,” according to U.S. A drop in the price of crude oil in 2015 played a key role in the large declines in the dollar value of goods shipped by vessel and pipeline. percent of the value of freight to and from Mexico.

Nike Learns to Mass Customize Shoes While Near-Shoring


Many people have heard about their partnership with Flex to build mass-customized shoes in Mexico, which is a big shift for the company from it’s largely Asia Pacific supplier network. The third was a more standard shoe that they called the “Sub-7”, which is one where they take an order, the product is customized onshore or near shore with some stock inventory and light customization and personalization.

Being agile in a crisis and beyond


It was about how can we deplete inventories in the right, smart ways very, very quickly and then we ramped up our production in our other factories across the world overnight almost to maximum capacity.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks


PCB’s were outsourced in the 1990’s, and final assemblies not long after, but the system house where it was all consolidated, putting it through your systems test and shipping it – was all outsourced to Penang.” ” The BAD – “Back in the 90s a lot was going to Mexico. Nortel had a plant in Calgary, that had to be moved to Mexico. When they declared chapter 11 – they left Flex with $400M of inventory.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories. ” While using drones for customer deliveries gets all the buzz, their use within distribution centers and yards for inventory management is equally compelling. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns.

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.

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Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility


Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. With real-time visibility capabilities, customers can gain time to resolution to proactively identify issues deep in the supply chain, e.g. “where is my inventory,” and leverage ML-based recommendations to find alternate sources of supply and integrated execution capabilities to turn recommendations into alternate supply shipments.

The Massive Opportunity Waiting for Oil and Gas in Asset Disposition


The average holding cost for surplus assets and stored inventories is 20% of the book/fair market value.”. With both onshore and offshore projects, incredibly large collections of equipment must be loaded onto a ship for at least part of their journey to the site.

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. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. 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. PST will ship the same day.

Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn

The Logistics of Logistics

She spent her childhood and much of her professional life managing people, originally on processing ships in the Bering Sea, then later in manufacturing. Crystal Creek is a direct-to-consumer fulfillment business that provides shipping for ecommerce retailers across the U.S.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


As a center of petro-chemical industry and a conduit of trucking and rail out of Mexico, the key supply chain hub is currently devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Kansas City Southern announced yesterday that its force majeure declared for Kansas City Southern Railway and Kansas City Southern de Mexico and an embargo for impacted areas on the KCSR network remain in effect.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. percent for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. New functionality added to OzLINK Mobile – Customers can seamlessly manage work orders on mobile bar code scanners, managing inventory, assemblies, and kits. . Welcome to June.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

The amount of fuel used is dependent on the speed of the ship. The smaller Panamax ships (~5,000 TEU capacity) will consume ~63,000 gallons of marine fuel per day when operating between 20-25 knots. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

Cooperating in a crisis


Their capacity to react to issues and continue to ship in difficult circumstances is as important as your own company’s capacity to function. The goal of this is to make sure that “even if you are a factory somewhere in Mexico, or Haiti for example, that we employ, even though we don't own the factory,” they can have visibility over demand and disruptions through information that machine learning gathers and parses.

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Logistics property update: December 2020


Planned to open in 2021, the one million sq ft centre will create over 500 new full-time jobs and will focus on the packing and shipping of larger-sized customer items such as patio furniture and outdoor equipment. (56). Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

Cut inventory costs Be it a brick and mortar store or an online business, inventory is always present and it costs money. To avoid skyrocketing inventory expenditure, you need to keep accurate inventory count. This will prevent overstocking and understocking, saving you unnecessary inventory and storage costs. To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times.

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain


Planning and Execution (Howard) owns planning, inventory and production, with Logistics (Jerry) owning inbound and outbound. Managing inventory cost is always an issue, and it is often driven by a number of factors. So procurement will buy ahead, and work with suppliers to understand the situation in the market, and that may drive up inventory in one sector. When we are focused on inventory and Excess &Obsolescence (E&O) you know we are not doing well.

How to Reduce Lead Times and Improve Supply Chain Visibility Using the Cloud

Murano Corporation

Those days were gone forever when manufacturers in pursuit of cheap labor first went to Mexico and then to China. Direct Costs: Product, Shipping, Insurance, Customs, and Warranty costs.Supply Chain Transaction Costs: 3rd party transaction fees, IT support staff, Hardware, Software Licensing, and Annual Maintenance fees.Opportunity Costs: Inventory Turns, Supply Chain Visibility, Operational Efficiency, Business Agility, Customer Shipment Delays, and Brand Image.

Best Online Marketplaces to Sell


A startup launched in 2015 spring, providing low-cost maintenance and optimized shipping cost. All items must be shipped within 72 hours of order confirmation and the company gives sellers the option of fulfilling orders themselves or letting Newegg do it. This site is the most popular eCommerce site in Latin America, with Mexico and Brazil comprising 60 percent of its total merchandise value. Introduction.

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