This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

The Network Effect

This map, prepared by Wonkblog and based on data by the National Bridge Inventory, shows every highway bridge in U.S. This also reminds me of two our most popular posts so far this year: the invisible network that keeps the world running and the world’s largest container ship. The post This map shows every bridge in the United States… and it’s incredible appeared first on The Network Effect.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

But before you pull the trigger, make sure you understand these cost factors that don’t often get considered; Longer lead time – The product that at one time was manufactured in your plant and then shipped to your customer (often in the same country) is now being shipped by boat. This significantly changes the supply chain picture and must be considered in terms of additional safety stock requirements (which will drive up inventories) and your order promise policies.

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Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer. A supply chain blockchain application, therefore, could be used to record the balances and transfers of inventory across a distributed supply chain network.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos

PINC

In an uncertain world where supply chain disruption is becoming a certainty, here’s how good inventory management enabled by automation can help companies gain the supply chain visibility they need to keep the wheels turning. ” Maintaining the Right Inventory Balance. “To guard against disruption, some retailers hold safety stock or excess raw materials,” Sourcing Journal states.

Taming the Long Tail of Inventory

Logility

Now, being a supply chain person, I ask myself, just how much inventory does this company have to maintain to have a part for a 17-year old refrigerator sitting on the shelf and ready to ship? After a bit of research I found out that consumers and businesses in the United States spend more than $700 billion each year on spare parts and services for previously purchased assets, such as automobiles, industrial machinery, and yes, 17-year old refrigerators.

Benefits of Inventory Serial Number Tracking

EMERGE App

Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of using barcodes and handheld readers for inventory management. Next, we’ll examine the benefits of using serial number tracking for inventory. Finally, we’ll see how you can implement serial number inventory management in your business using an order, purchase, and inventory management app such as EMERGE App. They do not form part of a saleable stock or the inventory of the business.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The Chinese New Year (abbreviated as CNY) in the United States is often nothing more than a blip on the radar. For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Get prepared for the year of the rat with the best kind of red envelope, keeping your business in stock of inventory!

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. The trade war between China and the United States dominated the news in 2018. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia.

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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.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. Many shippers in this lane have ramped up their shipping early, while others are choosing to pay higher spot market rates in their preferred shipping times or waiting to see what will happen next. A typical year in the Transpacific Eastbound lane usually looks like this for ocean shipping : May 1: New service contracts in this lane go into effect.

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Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

According to Finextra , United States e-commerce spending grew by 93 percent in May alone. . Supply chain managers would do well to ensure that they have adequate inventory and fast shipping options to appeal to the customer in the same way that Amazon does.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. The trade war between China and the United States dominated the news in 2018. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Hanjin affected United States a lot more, the bankruptcy of Hanjin affected the United States a lot more than it affected the rest of the world. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. MSC is interested to charter those ships.

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s important to note there’s also an exclusion process opened by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for companies impacted by List 3 tariffs. That’s why it’s important to have a dedicated account manager and skilled professional to work with you to evaluate your supply chain and offer creative solutions to maximize process flow and enhance inventory control.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Interest Rates : The Federal Reserve in the United States is expected to raise interest rates this week , the first increase since cutting the rate to near zero following the Great Recession in 2008. Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

And, if you’re importing goods into the United States , the U.S. You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? These samples and their shipping will cost you. During dispatch and packing to ensure the right goods and quantity are shipped out. At the dock to ensure that the correct goods are loaded and shipped. Shipping Agent.

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

Transplace

Inventory and storage constraints. Those surveyed also provided an estimate of the revenue decline since March 1, when the United States began making policy changes in response to the virus. Depleted inventory due to customer demand. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

And, if you’re importing goods into the United States , the U.S. You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? These samples and their shipping will cost you. During dispatch and packing to ensure the right goods and quantity are shipped out. At the dock to ensure that the correct goods are loaded and shipped. Shipping Agent.

Craft Beer Inventory Management

EMERGE App

Germany had an envious history of centuries of beer brewing before it took off in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1970s. Craft brewers, however, face the same inventory issues as any other business with simple manufacturing and physical products that need to be shipped around. With this, we can identify business pain points for brewers and how inventory management software , such as EMERGE App, can help resolve them. Introduction.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In the Fleetowner article, author Sean Kilcarr discusses a textbook example of a massive supply chain crisis: Hurricane Sandy, which devastated large parts of the United States back in October 2012. 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. International Motor Freight (a drayage carrier) lost 130 brand new trucks, and couldn’t ship anything out.

Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Similarly, with the break-up of “The Bells” in the United States in 1982, personal networks grew more open. Like a rocket ship traveling to Mars, a new press release popped into my email each day. In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On

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Squarespace Shipping: How to Set It Up and Choose the Right Integrations

ShipBob

Squarespace offers ecommerce features and integrations that help make shipping orders that come in through your online store a breeze. How to set up shipping configurations on Squarespace. The first step is to compare shipping methods that make sense for your business (e.g.,

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in the summer of 1894. The last case of polio in the United States was 1979. The thought of a pandemic killing over 350,000 people globally and over 100,000 in the United States in just three months is mind-numbing. What was the cost of sales for the products shipped? How did the changing mix of the orders shipped change inventory buffers at suppliers?

Identifying the Key Differences Between a B2B and B2C Supply Chain

Unleashed

Sales volumes are higher in a B2B supply chain than in a B2C supply chain because B2B involves the sale of bulk services or inventory stock required by business clients for production purposes or for resale as part of a retail strategy. Successful B2B eCommerce businesses have effectively connected the front-end customer experience with the back-end processes of inventory control , order processing, order fulfilment and returns.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Each state has a rich manufacturing economy. The supply chain impacts will ripple across the states as Florence moves west. Across the United States, triage teams are working to minimize the impact of Florence. It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. While ships on the water are moving to other ports, this will put a strain on the US port system that is struggling with capacity issues.

Replenishment 101: What is replenishment?

SupplyPike

The product will have to be shipped from the reserve storage in the supplier’s warehouse to the primary storage in the retailer’s distribution center and then onto the store itself. Walmart has over 4,700 stores in the United States alone and 42 regional distribution centers (not including grocery or import centers). Did we ship in full? Did we ship on time? Ensure you are shipping On Time In Full. What is replenishment?

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

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States. Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States. Up to date inventory status.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

Walmart would not have the ability to provide such low prices and have consistent inventory in the over 5,000 stores in the United States and over 1.3 ” Walmart states early on. Benefits from its supply chain efficiency result in time savings, more cost-effective inventory management and improved product forecasting, the article said. The data is shared with suppliers who know when to ship more products. TradeGecko Inventory Management, May 7, 2014.

7 Steps To Manage Your Chemical Inventory With Software

EMERGE App

Here, we’ll cover how you can use off-the-shelf inventory management software to manage your chemical inventory. First, we’ll start by listing some obligations when dealing with chemicals in Europe, Australia and the United States. Then we’ll translate how you can comply with these laws using barcoding and inventory management software. In Australia work health and safety laws differ between the states. United States.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. About $600 billion is spent each year on transportation in the United States alone. gross domestic product or 5 cents out of every dollar spent in the United States. These are unit costs and productivity costs.

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

Cerasis

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.