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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Like last year, reshoring and the idea of a US Manufacturing comeback, or revivial, or rennaisaince (whatever you want to call it) was of huge interest to our readers of the Cerasis blog. Is Manufacturing Really a Good Career Choice?

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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.

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

Cerasis

Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business. 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. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

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. Leverage manufacturers and their network. Shipping costs. It might make sense to leverage the economies of larger manufacturers overseas.

Doing Business in the Netherlands

QAD

Manufacturing in the Netherlands. Typical manufacturing products from the Netherlands include food processing, chemicals, oil and petroleum refining, construction, electrical machinery and metal processing and fabrication. Because of its strategic location and strong infrastructure, the Netherlands plays a key role in the global logistics industry. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. and Russia.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

As of 2016, American manufacturing adds $6 Trillion to our economy , accounting for 12 million jobs. Just the shipping by boat contributes five percent of world pollution. Some companies insist on American manufacturing; others are dedicated only to keeping production costs as low as possible, which means factories in China and impoverished nations. Some American manufacturing is based on exquisite craftsmanship – with a reputation to match.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

Shipments arrive from Nike’s network of global manufacturers in Asia, and includes footwear, apparel and equipment. The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America. The choice of Leuven as the logistics campus was made for several reasons. The DC ships 220M units annually, with a total of 213,000 inline SKU’s.

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. OBOR includes several land routes connecting East Asia with Europe via Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkey with future routes into Africa.

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The need to know

EFT

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. companies that move manufacturing operations overseas? Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too).

The need to know

EFT

pounds) for express shipments bound for Britain from January when the country leaves the European customs union, the German logistics company said on Tuesday. Shipping giant Sovcomflot to sell up to 17% stake in Moscow IPO. Russia’s top shipping company Sovcomflot plans to sell a 15.5%-17%

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Accordingly, they developed new logistic strategies to decrease those labor costs. Working in close cooperation with the government of two Chinese provinces, Sichuan and Chongqing, these companies moved manufacturing facilities to inland China. As reported by OSW studies , China determined that rail service between western China, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Europe would best serve the unique needs of these manufacturers.

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Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This can be illustrated by the recent drop in fuel prices, which essentially took a large toll on countries heavily reliant on oil exports, like Russia. are at record lows , allowing cost per unit to remain competitive as part of manufacturing costs. As carriers grapple with capacity adjustments, exporters can benefit from the surplus space available on export ships to Asia and Europe. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Exports Shipping SOLAS

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia. Thirdly I have set up global raw material supply (GMS), a supply entity that consolidates CAN’s global purchase orders and global vendors to plan and deliver raw materials for our manufacturing sites. We align our supply chains along these strategies and, at the same time, we aim for lean and/or agile manufacturing.

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Industry 4.0: Will Your Business Survive?

Murano Corporation

which combines Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Horizontal and Vertical System Integration, the Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity to interconnect manufacturers and their customers and suppliers in an extended supply chain. It introduces the much-awaited convergence of digital and physical components in the manufacturing world. It incorporates the Business to Manufacturing Markup Language (B2MML) XML standard.

China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble

Elementum

This will include a rail route stretching from Chongqing, China, through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and Poland to Duisburg in Germany. From an economic perspective the links initiated by the project will have a major impact on global trade by enhancing communication between suppliers, distribution warehouses, and manufacturers. China is leading an initiative to revive one of the largest feats of trade infrastructure the world has ever known.

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