Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

2014): Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 25 (1), 46-57 [link]. Research Teaching Article China Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization Supply Chain Management United States

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. The post The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update. Logistics industry specialists can look to Transplace’s Logistics Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Report to gain insights from Q2 2020 and an outlook for what’s to come. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020. Key Findings for the United States.

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? Manufacturing? Manufacturing? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade Industry Trends China COVID-19 global trade Indago local sourcing reshoring US manufacturing

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

Jaggaer

News headlines, along with a lack of clarity into future interest rate changes, suggest that the United States is heading into an unstable market. These countries provide about 53 percent of imports to the United States, so these new tariffs have potentially massive implications. With uncertainty over the pending exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, European supply chains are in limbo.

Driving Change in Manufacturing & Logistics: Bots & Apps

ModusLink Corporation

It took 46 years for a quarter of the United States population to use electricity. The post Driving Change in Manufacturing & Logistics: Bots & Apps appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. IoT in Supply Chains logistics manufacturing big data contact centers Bots Apps Self-LearningIt only took seven years to reach the same usage of the internet. Why is that?

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. We recommend you get in touch with him if you'd like an expert to guide you to the next level in your manufacturing business. . What is Manufacturing?

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty

Transplace

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty. On July 1, 2020, the new USMCA trade treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will replace the current NAFTA treaty. The following are examples of key changes and updates for logistics leaders in accordance with the USMCA Treaty. Trade Representative Fact Sheet , this update will provide “greater incentives to source goods and materials in the United States and North America.”.

Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance

Loginext

Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization.

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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. 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. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border Trade

Logistics Viewpoints

companies that conduct significant volumes of cross-border manufacturing and trade with Mexico have had to contend with a variety of challenges since 2019, including tariff threats, the impact of COVID-19 on the supply chain and the subsequent challenges of restarting idled manufacturing, and the forthcoming implementation of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Global Trade Guest Commentary Logistics Trends Transportation cross-border USMCA

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies?

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning

Cerasis

Hurricane Irma caused plenty of damage, that much is true, but it’s nothing compared to what she would have done to the southeastern coast of the United States if she had hit with full force. More importantly, it highlights the incredibly complex and yet necessary disaster logistics required to help clean up and support communities after major disasters. Disaster Logistics is also about the management of those supplies going in and out of affected areas.

Last Mile Delivery Logistics Demand on the Rise, But Complexity Puzzles Shippers

Cerasis

While new technologies, like drone delivery, big data analytics and the Internet of things (IoT) push the boundaries of traditional last mile delivery logistics, growing complexity continues to puzzle shippers. However, growing demand for an omnichannel shopping experience, reflecting a seamless integration across multiple shopping channels, will require shippers rethink traditional last mile delivery logistics and understand how to address its complex pain points.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products.

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs. And that’s very dangerous, especially because that decline extends to the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing: A Global Competitive Landscape… Can the US Keep up? Durable manufacturing has been the predominate force behind the steady U.S.

Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

The short answer is that it is indeed possible to re-shore manufacturing but it will take a change in government policies as well as sizeable state incentives to private enterprise to turn the ship around. Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China? Before attempting to answer such questions, it’s helpful to look in a little detail at the drivers behind the offshore manufacturing trend. How Would Re-shored Manufacturing Impact Consumers?

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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. As part of China’s efforts to improve rural infrastructure, the government offers many incentives for automotive manufacturers to move operations to rural provinces. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

Made In USA Sweepstakes: Logistics Company & Documentary Filmmaker Join Forces to Spread Manufacturing Awareness

Cerasis

in a blog post ahead of his visit to Made in USA manufacturer, UCAN Zippers USA. Since Cerasis supports manufacturing in general, and due to the fact our company was "Made in the USA" and that we service companies who ship freight in North America, we were drawn to this documentary and more importantly to the resurgence of American Manufacturing and “Made In USA.”. What is Manufacturing Day 2015? AR: What are some of the biggest issues facing American Manufacturers?

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. trillion economy that was the world’s sixth largest, trailing the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Holy See (Vatican City State).

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there. This year’s sponsors and exhibitors included Ryder , Menlo Logistics , LLamasoft , Manhattan Associates , UPS, BNSF Railway, Mecalux , Logyt , Grupo MYM , Accel Logistica , and Femsa Logistica.

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CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21.

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Inbound Logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. According to the press release: Borderfree provides cross-border ecommerce solutions through a proprietary technology and services platform that enables retailers in the United States and United Kingdom to transact with consumers around the world.

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Transplace

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”.