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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: The supply chain of marble

Supply Chains Rock

As per my last post I took holiday in Tuscany, Italy. While I certainly took the chance to visit the vineyards I also squeezed in a side trip to Carrara, Italy , which as anyone in the area will tell you is world famous for its marble. From there it would only make sense to use boats to ship the marble worldwide, the weight doesnt make air an option. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Vintage IBM Logistics

Supply Chains Rock

A few years ago I came across some vintage photos of IBM shipping hardware in Italy , including on a gondola in Venice. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. AUSTIN, Texas, October 22, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of INTTRA, the leading ocean shipping network, software and information provider. Today, one out of every four ocean containers shipped globally is booked through the INTTRA platform.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

European automakers have also been impacted by the closure of an electronics factory in northern Italy, another hotbed of COVID-19 activity. Shipping.

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The coronavirus supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

The media coverage of supply chain has increased exponentially as a result of the coronavirus epidemic in China, South Korea and Italy. All companies that produce and ship tangible goods are currently working hard to assess the impact of the outbreak on their own supply chains.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. import countries were: Italy, Canada, Mexico, Pakistan, and India.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Based in Italy, Luxottica has a monopoly-like position in the global eyewear industry. 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.

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Doing Business in Switzerland


Switzerland is east of France and north of Italy, also bordered by Austria, Liechtenstein and Germany. Shipping. Hong Kong and Italy. Italy, the U.K., The Swiss Confederation became independent from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499.

Overcoming complex logistics in building better cities

DELMIA Quintiq

Whether it is shipping pipes to Egypt for irrigation projects or support trusses to build bridges in Italy, the logistics puzzles of the materials industry are varied and complex. We talked about production planning in building better cities , but what about logistics? Moving hundreds of tons of building materials around the globe involve lots of planning.

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Doing Business in Germany


Shipping. Germany ranks number 7 in the world for km of rail, 12 th in the world for roads and 18 th for inland waterways, making it fast and easy to ship by almost any method. Whether you choose to ship by rail, water, truck or air, the movement of goods is fast and efficient. .

Work from Home in a Coronavirus World!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For instance, Italy has placed over 16 million people on lockdown. They are preventing travel in and out of northern Italy. manufacturing in China) which can’t be done while factories are closed, flights are grounded, ships are docked, schools are closed and facilities are shut.

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3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains


In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech.

Amazon Suspending Non-Essential Deliveries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Multichannel Merchant

With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and ship these products to customers.”.

Doing Business in Spain


Shipping. Regardless of your need to ship by air, water, road or rail, Spain’s infrastructure can support it, so it’s easy to make decisions that meet both cost and speed criteria. Primary trading partners included France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, the U.K.

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Doing Business in the Czech Republic


Shipping. Austria and Italy. Import partners include Germany, Poland, China, Slovakia, Netherlands and Italy. . After World War I, Czechoslovakia had a tumultuous history, but with the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the country was able to return to democracy.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even though among the goals of OBOR is to ship Chinese goods to a broader audience, it could potentially result in a large economic trade bloc unto itself potentially leaving the US out in the cold in terms of global trade.

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4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain


Buy online, ship direct to consumer, return to brick and mortar store. Buy via mobile, ship to a third party location (like work or a hotel). The current categorization of G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, USA) won’t be applicable.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


In other words, if your shipping your own goods, you’re competition. Let’s Talk About Boats, Ships, and Trucks. That’s not surprising, given that Amazon’s shipping costs grew from $11.5 Air freight figures prominently in job descriptions with 105 mentioning air shipping.

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Doing Business in Poland


Shipping. Its prime location in Europe makes it an ideal location for shipping across Europe or Asia. Poland has almost 20,000 km of railways and 3,997 km of navigable inland waterways, so it is relatively simple and convenient to ship goods by air or water.

Supplier Management and Sourcing in the Fashion Industry – Under the Spotlight


Digital transformation is delivering benefits to many of the world’s leading fashion companies, especially in Italy, where roughly half of the leading fashion concerns have implemented JAGGAER solutions.

This Chardonnay Has an Elegant Bouquet and Bright, Crisp RFID Tag

Supply Chain Network

Often, when they wanted to buy wine they’d ask how it well it ships. An article in RFID Journal discusses a GS1 study done last year (with results published this year) involving wine being shipped from Italy to Hong Kong. Working at a winery is a lot of fun.

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How the Coronavirus is underscoring the relevance of Global Supply Chain throughput: From the Frontlines of Yokohama, Milan, and Southern Florida


Logic would say that a visible American tech startup should be staying put in Silicon Valley, cancelling all international commitments with Italy, Japan and other international contacts, and waiting to let the coronavirus situation play-out. Italy.

How is COVID-19 Bringing a Drastic Change in Trend for Ecommerce Industry?


In fact, as mentioned by Selics in its most recent survey, brands are facing shipping issues but more than 28% of respondents continue to say sales are going up for some eCommerce based brands. Shipping updates keep your audiences informed, helping in brand management and visibility.

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Doing Business in the Netherlands


Shipping. France and Italy. The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union


Section 6: Liqueurs and cordials from Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain or the United Kingdom. This could further intensify the trade situation, and impact those shipping goods to and from countries in the EU. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. Over 100 countries have now reported cases and as of Monday, March 9, Italy has locked down the entire country. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Its innovative technologies drive ships as well as electrical cars and e-buses. One year ago global technology company ABB launched the second stage of its Next Level Strategy.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat). How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Italy locked down the country. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How Europe is Coping with Supply Chain Disruption


In Italy, for example, approximately 150,000 agricultural labourers are from abroad, according to the Italian statistical office, Istat. Adapting to the present and future challenges of COVID-19. Can the complex global supply network survive the COVID-19 pandemic?

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Italy. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli on What your Supply Chain is Missing


I spoke to Alberto while he was visiting his home city of Milan, Italy. Particularly when it comes to shipping—he wants to be able to take the stress of constant human oversight away, and keep working to present not just data, but insights.

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BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

The new release includes air mode support for booking creation and shipping assignment. The new release adds New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) support for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Parcel –BluJay’s Parcel solution is an enterprise class multi-carrier shipping management system that supports complex, high-volume, multi-location, international, and domestic shipping.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The goal of the project, a multinational collaboration between robotics specialists in the UK, Sweden, Italy and Germany, is to enable deployment of next-generation automated guided vehicles (AGVs) into current warehouse facilities to support tasks such as packing, palletizing and transporting goods.