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Disruption In Container Logistics With John Murnane

The Logistics of Logistics

The North American inbound supply chain was well-run and extremely cheap before the pandemic brought disruption to the logistics and transportation space. Since the pandemic, the shipping industry had to adapt and is still adapting to this uncertainty. I serve clients in logistics.

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Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing. Applying sound sourcing principles will enable you to unlock value.

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Sourcing Priorities: Low Cost Geography or Domestic On-shoring?

Supply Chain Game Changer

For many years the predominant priority in sourcing has been finding the lowest cost possible. However the continuity of supply issues caused by the pandemic has created a call to repatriate much of this manufacturing into domestic, albeit higher cost, regions. Subscribe Here!

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Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing. Applying sound sourcing principles will enable you to unlock value.

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The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

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How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. But global dependence on Chinese manufacturing is mind-boggling…. The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price.

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5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management. When the topic of global sourcing comes up, procurement managers often balk at global sourcing in supply chain management because they worry they will have to sacrifice quality or delivery when using global suppliers.

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How complacency harms U.S. manufacturers

The Supply Chain Journal

I think everyone would agree that manufacturing represents the best of us – infusing the economy with good jobs, good pay, and a path to a secure future for millions of Americans. Why is it so hard for manufacturers to meet this demand? manufacturing sales.

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5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

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ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers Part 2

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Those manufacturers who are still using legacy or customized computer systems will find it difficult to make the necessary changes. Integration of design and manufacturing. Many manufacturers use a CAD/CAM system for design and engineering control.

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Do Consumers Care About Ethical Sourcing?

Logistics Viewpoints

A big part of sustainability initiatives includes the use of ethical sourcing. Ethical sourcing is the process of ensuring that the products made are obtained through responsible and sustainable methods. Ethical Sourcing. percent more on ethically sourced products.

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How Australian manufacturers can achieve the net-zero deadline

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Most manufacturing companies are working on what a low carbon future means for their business with the urgency to cut global CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and strive for a net-zero by 2050. We know that the manufacturing industry is the engine of economic growth and social impact.

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2021: Manufacturing, a Year in Review

QAD

Supply chains are more fragile than ever, shipping and trucking backlogs have hit multiple industries endangering holiday celebrations and causing general shortages, and the lack of certain products (read: semiconductor chips ) are crippling industries.

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Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

GlobalTranz

When the Internet first arrived, the idea of waiting for an extended period to receive a product was great, asserts Gordon Hellberg of Material Handling and Logistics. However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

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.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Staten Island workers could challenge the company’s current labor model, which is the backbone of its Prime two-day shipping promise. The post This Week in Logistics News (April 2 – 8) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Sourcing Agent article and permission to publish here provided by Joyce Chen at Epic Sourcing. Your manufacturer is the backbone of your company; it regulates your inventory, which determines how consumers perceive and communicate with you. Functions of a Sourcing Agent.

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When it Comes to Ocean Shipping, We Have to See Beyond Today’s Squalls and Plan for the Long Term

Logistics Viewpoints

When you can barely see beyond the bow of the ship, when extreme wind and waves threaten to throw you off course – or worse, sink you – it’s understandable that long-term thinking can get chucked overboard like so much extra ballast. Supply Chain Visibility ocean shipping

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How manufacturers can respond to supply chain disruptions

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Just about every supply chain will be affected by this crisis, for example, with fuel prices surging although there is no shortage yet, there’s risk in supply and shipping routes being cancelled or diverted. Supply Chain Management and ERP ERP and Lean Manufacturing ERP systems

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Pharmaceutical Shipping: Tips to Lower Transport Spend

Intelligent Audit

By learning about ways to minimize spending on pharmaceutical shipping, companies can better compete in the evolving market. . The State of Shipping Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. The 2022 general rate increases are affecting every mode of shipping.

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Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

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Continued Disruption and Added Cost Inflation Reflected in Key Global Transportation and Logistics Indices in March and Q1 2022

Supply Chain Matters

We now add highlights of March and Q1-2022 key global transportation and logistics indices. Global and Domestic Transportation and Logistics Indices. Global Shipping. Shipping Transit Timeliness. US Logistics Index.

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Selling on Shopify for Beginners: Sourcing, Designing, and More

ShipBob

What’s my shipping strategy? Source your products. Before you build an online store, you need to source your products. One of the key ways to succeed in online selling is by finding an affordable and reliable manufacturer or supplier. Get a logistics partner.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 29 – February 4)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Earlier this week, FedEx announced a partnership with eight historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to build a pipeline of logistics and supply chain professionals. logistics news Logistics News

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Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

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Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

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Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

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How Technology Trends Are Transforming Manufacturing

Arena Solutions

Manufacturers are especially embracing a digital transformation and turning to these technologies to optimize all aspects of product development—from design and production to supply chain management. How Manufacturers Can Achieve Top Quartile Performance.

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

GlobalTranz

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. It had a fascinating mention of " Additive Manufacturing " (AM) and how it could be a game changer.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . Trucking Logistics.

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5 Ways Manufacturers Can Boost Agility

Arena Solutions

Whether it’s a new regulation, part shortage, or a newly released product from a leading competitor—manufacturers must react quickly to stay ahead in today’s volatile market. Effective supply chain collaboration is critical to ensure quality products are shipped to customers on time.

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2021 Logistics Outlook: Truckload Freight Market Forecast

GlobalTranz

That trend also plays into an extended peak shipping season and ongoing tightened capacity in all modes. Many furniture manufacturers reported lengthy delays for build-to-order pieces due to reduced workforces and difficulties in sourcing fabrics and components.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment.

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KPIs to assist manufacturers and distributors with supply chain challenges

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers and distributors experienced huge supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic which exposed many vulnerabilities and tested the resilience of supply chain leaders globally. Manufacturing KPIs. Supply Chain Management and ERP ERP and Lean Manufacturing ERP systems

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