How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons. TL offers multiple specialty shipping options that would best suit the needs of Christmas trees during transit.

Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

And this made sense when warehouses were truly pass-through for inventory. It used to be that you would source, manufacture, store, send to a store and then the consumer would access that inventory. Now it’s possible to drop ship directly from the factory floor or fulfill an order directly from a warehouse. Inventory now has to be much more nimble and therefore supply chain nodes can no longer resemble their static nature of old.

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8 Inventory Costing Methods That You Might Not Know About

EMERGE App

Inventory costing or valuation is an accounting concept that has a direct impact on your gross profit and thus taxable income. Methods of valuing inventory are simply different cost-flow assumptions about how to allocate your cost of goods available for sale. They do not resemble your physical flow of goods, but rather, they allocate costs to either cost of goods sold or your ending inventory. We’ll start by explaining why inventory costing is important.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

The Port of New York and New Jersey was hit hard, and they “had about 24 hours’ notice before Sandy hit,” she said. In a crisis like this, Azadegan says “jobs, inventory, and profits are at stake, and beyond that, suppliers, customers, communities, and families of employees etc. A Norfolk-based railway company (CSX) then created a new rail route to New York to help get shipments back there until the port was repaired.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

New York to London? Granted, it’s not the budget-friendly cross-border air shipping service I dream about for my occasional need to send documents overseas, but I hope it might pave the way for it. In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities. General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Air travel, hotel bookings, cruise ship travel, and tourism in general will show a reduction in demand, which will also include in a reduction in demand for toilet paper. Environment Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Coronavirus Toilet PaperSubscribe Here! Email Address.

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County. My first job was working as a customer service representative for a bulk candy company that had an online store and 4 retail locations in New York. open a new service offering, Fulfillment by Amazon within Tactical. [06:41] [00:52] Please introduce yourself.

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Brian describes himself as “obsessively enthusiastic” about supply chain, and has helped many supply chain professionals connect and find synergies as the co-founder and organizer of the New York Supply Chain Meet Up and the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders. If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Consumers can then purchase at any time online by entering a prescription, and Warby Parker will send a new pair of glasses within 10-12 business days. Warby Parker maintains a warehouse in New York, through which it fulfills orders and operates its HTO program.

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Retail Analytics Systems Still Need a Human Touch

Supply Chain View from the Field

As more data becomes available in the grocery and retail environment, organizations are re-thinking their supply chain processes to drive increased automation, improved performance, and increased inventory turns. They are also re-thinking the design of their supply chains, thinking about how much of their product goes through distribution centers, distributed to stores, or shipped directly from suppliers to store locations.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

New shoes feel awkward. Learning to speak a new language is similar. Companies are stuck at the intersection of inventory turns and operating margin. The first step to making the shift is learning a new language. New forms of analytics make new capabilities possible. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. New Terms to Know.

10 Best Small Business Blogs to Follow

EMERGE App

It is one of the biggest small business blogs and recognized by several big names, mainly, The Wall Street Journal , Forbes , Fortune and The New York Times. The post 10 Best Small Business Blogs to Follow appeared first on Best Inventory Management Software for Small Businesses - EMERGE App. Small Business Sales Tips | Scale your business drop shipping e-commerce inventory costing methods Inventory Management Tips offline selling online selling trading business

Catastrophic Impacts of COVID19 in Bangladesh Apparel Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

One set of orders to a major New York brand was due on February 17, and was shipped and received by the buyer. How could the buyer change the payment terms after I shipped the product, and suddenly cancel all other orders that were already in production in my factory, for which I have already paid materials?

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Consumers can then purchase at any time online by entering a prescription, and Warby Parker will send a new pair of glasses within 10-12 business days. Warby Parker maintains a warehouse in New York, through which it fulfills orders and operates its HTO program.

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Warehouses Maintain Operations even as More Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Logistics Trends and Insights

If you been on Amazon lately, you’d know that two-day Prime shipping has become nothing more than a memory. These safety measures our obviously needed to slow the spread of Covid-19, but they are putting supply chain’s everywhere to the test, wreaking havoc on more than just fast shipping. Those numbers include an Amazon employee, working at one of Amazon’s Queens, New York shipping facilities, who became the first infection reported in a U.S. By Amy Wunderlin.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. Many of the new technologies being introduced into supply chain are particularly relevant to logistics. Amazon now uses drones for shipping. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of things (IoT), and blockchain technology are being explored as new solutions for automating processes, easing decision-making, and tracking entire transactions. For now, Parcel only covers the New York area.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Success of New Business Models. This week, many of my friends will gather in New York for NRF. Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Retail generic products sold through new channels. With the dawn of eCommerce, companies must now ship the EACH.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

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. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Rewarded Companies with Foresight

Enterra Insights

She writes, “Although many are calling this time the ‘new normal,’ it’s anything but. From social media to same-day shipping, successful retail brands chose to pivot and innovate to keep up with the competition. During the pandemic, storefront closures and restrictions on when and how many consumers could shop meant everyone from the retailer to the shipping carrier to the end consumer had to shift their expectations and approaches.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. In this case, the context was an annual bid and quote negotiation they had to do with electronic manufacturers who wanted to ship products from the factories in Asia to the US. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. Many of the new technologies being introduced into supply chain are particularly relevant to logistics. Amazon now uses drones for shipping. Artificial intelligence, the Internet of things (IoT), and blockchain technology are being explored as new solutions for automating processes, easing decision-making, and tracking entire transactions. For now, Parcel only covers the New York area.

How The Government Shutdown Effects Logistics

CargoBarn

The New York Times says, “While some essential work, such as mail delivery and law enforcement, is still being performed, the shutdown has affected operations at nine departments, including Homeland Security, Justice, State and Treasury, and several agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.”. We are urging our shippers with products with expiration dates to try to incorporate delays into overall shipping times.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. According to Reuters , “Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world’s largest retailer battles higher costs from wage hikes.” On the technology front, JDA Software announced new capabilities in its JDA® Store Operations solution.

How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

Although not as sizable as other Chinese cities, Wuhan has more than 11 million people, making it considerably larger than New York City. One of the many reasons that Wuhan is critical to the international supply chain is due to its role in shipping and transportation. Review available inventory now to make timely reordering decisions for non-perishable products. Start thinking about the impact of an air travel/shipping ban from China to the U.S. (a

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This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. Whether you’re going cycling in Dragon’s Back, moving a mattress to a new house, riding with a large pet, or sending items to a friend, UberCARGO is for you.

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

Talking Logistics

The temperature will likely be in the 40s during the game, but that’s fall baseball in New England. Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns.

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

Supply Chain Nation

A New York Times article from August 2019 highlights how much artificial intelligence (AI) is indebted to humans. Because the virus is so new and there is very little historical data, Blue Yonder’s data science team is very busy feeding data into the AI-driven control tower to help visualize and predict current and future impacts of the coronavirus. That is because lots and lots of people are needed to help an AI system learn so that it can eventually act on its own.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. In retail technology news, Infor announced Infor CloudSuite™ Retail, “a new, modern suite of enterprise applications delivered in the cloud and designed for today’s retailing landscape.”

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

No one’s saying we’re going to replace them any time soon, so the CFO can continue to get his financial and inventory data, but we can better manage execution decisions in transportation or a planning decision around inventory positioning using AI/ML and real-time data.”.

Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Elementum

From 2013 to 2014, the number of units Xiaomi shipped in China grew 186 percent, while its total worldwide shipments grew 224 percent. At the end of 2014, Xiaomi edged out Samsung for the title of most popular smartphone in China—shipping 12.5 In fact, in its early stages the only brick-and-mortar buildings that Xiaomi operated were its “e-commerce warehouses”, optimized to handle the fast-moving inventory necessitated by Xiaomi's model.

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The Last Mile of Delivery: Getting Shorter and Ever More Important

FLEXE

Shipping accuracy is now a critical part of the buying experience for shoppers. That’s why a lot of eCommerce retailers are looking at new solutions to expand fulfillment networks and improve the last mile of delivery. . The New Last Mile. In some cases, even two-day shipping is too long. Same- and next-day are quickly becoming the new normal, which requires a new last mile of delivery and operations to manage it. You order something online, as we do.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. Perhaps most of all, UPS is lobbying retailers to banish any and all free overnight-shipping offers on Dec.

Xiaomi & The Supply Chain Behind the World's Highest Valued Smartphone Startup

Elementum

From 2013 to 2014, the number of units Xiaomi shipped in China grew 186 percent, while its total worldwide shipments grew 224 percent. At the end of 2014, Xiaomi edged out Samsung for the title of most popular smartphone in China—shipping 12.5 In fact, in its early stages the only brick-and-mortar buildings that Xiaomi operated were its “e-commerce warehouses”, optimized to handle the fast-moving inventory necessitated by Xiaomi's model.

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