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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing


It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

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

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


10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. Inventory and storage constraints.

How Pure Storage Withstood the Pandemic

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Shipping of finished products is done from the manufacturing sites. To support this level of responsiveness Pure Storage has more than 200 depots around the world that carry field service inventory. The factory then builds, tests, and ships product – often within 24 hours.

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.

HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

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Run” will include using the platform for inventory optimization and to support interesting internet-of-things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) projects. They also have 20 sourcing locations across North America from which they can ship make to stock products.

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.

The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain


Christoper Matthews points out that a number of critical areas were impacted… “The power outages brought the world’s largest petrochemical complex to a standstill, forcing more plants in the Gulf of Mexico region to shut down than during Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

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Smart Data Management Will Lead to Better Inventory Management and Inbound Freight Planning. As explained by Inbound Logistics , smart data management involves the collection and analysis of data from multiple sources. 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.

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Lawmakers plan to meet with Biden Wednesday on supply chain: sources. Walmart's Mexico unit boosts logistics spending in $1 billion capex plan. Walmart’s Mexico unit will ramp up logistics spending this year as a part of a 22.2

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.

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. By using AI and ML, companies can better model and predict demand and fine tune their inventory from procurement to transport to warehouse to routing supplies to locations ahead of demand.

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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. 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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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

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In my experience, companies find themselves in difficulties with suppliers by either taking the cheapest quote looking for the one-off score (when that approach is not the best solution for the sourcing at hand) or by treating that supplier business as a subservient partner (in name only) even when the rhetoric espoused is we partner with our supply base. Cut inventory costs Be it a brick and mortar store or an online business, inventory is always present and it costs money.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Chris Darbyshire, VP Operations at Softchoice!

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I spent almost 20 years between IBM and Celestica primarily focused on Global Supply Chain, Global Operations and Inventory Management. Over my career I have established supply chains for global leaders like EMC, Cisco, HP and others in China, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico and across North America. Now we have Supply and Demand Planners, Commodity Managers and Sourcing, Logistics not the shipping department, and Forecasting is now done by Supply Chain Data Scientists.

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

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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.

Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

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The move from China, even if to other more reliable-in-a-crisis countries like India, Mexico or Singapore, will come at considerable cost. originally or made elsewhere and then shipped into the U.S. Some will go out of business, be bought out or experience inventory rebalancing.

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

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New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). 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.

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.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO


When it is not in motion, it is classified as inventory. But this took time – we had to “defrag” our supply chain, and eventually I learned we had 59 days of inventory. You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx).

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

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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.

The Massive Opportunity Waiting for Oil and Gas in Asset Disposition


12 trillion: the annual procurement spend by the Global 2000 (our estimate based on several sources, see image below). $3 The average holding cost for surplus assets and stored inventories is 20% of the book/fair market value.”.

Spotlighting Import/Export Professionals!

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But companies who fail to hire strategically for this role can face major bottlenecks along their Supply Chains, which can lead to inventory shortfalls and other risks. Avoid bottlenecks and lower risk in the sourcing process that can lead to inventory shortfalls. Subscribe Here!

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

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India and Mexico. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. This concentrate is then stored in refrigerated tanks and then transported to refrigerated trucks and refrigerated tankers for shipping around the world. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Podcast: Rob Handfield on Suppliers, Data, Tech, and Talent


He is a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and US federal agencies, and a speaker with focus on the fields of strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development. On every screen there were moving graphical visualizations of material inventory.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

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UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Service To Mexico. Exclusive: Cisco, Google, SAP discussing BlackBerry bids – sources ( Reuters ). On the technology front, SAP announced the SAP® Customer Activity Repository application, “a new retail data repository powered by the SAP HANA® platform…intended to support retailers in becoming more customer-centric by bringing together customer, sales and inventory information from siloed applications.”

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion


The goal is to create redundant sources based on supplier-specific and country-of-origin, to ensure that each product category has redundancy as a form of insurance on the supply chain. US/Canada/Mexico, EU, Middle East, APAC)?