What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The post What if the United States broke in half? Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect.

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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Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 25 (1), 46-57 [link]. Research Teaching Article China Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization Supply Chain Management United StatesIt is always inspirational to find articles that, at first glance, fall out of our discipline, but, at second glance, change the way we think about supply chain phenomena. One of these articles is Froud et al.

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. Recent news by Toyota and the United States Postal Service (USPS) show that more and more companies are exploring the possibilities of using blockchain technology in supply chain applications.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


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.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


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.

China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

Tompkins Blog

By one measure, China will soon take the United States’ spot as the world’s largest economy. This news was released via the United Nations’ International Comparison Program (ICP), which illustrates many changes including the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP) of China. When we look at the current state of logistics in China, this is a big deal. Clearly, logistics have not improved as anticipated. There is no significant movement to improve logistics.

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How to Pass a Roadside ELD Inspection Without Violations


We are now well past the 1st April enforcement date for electronic logging device (ELD) implementation. Now if your trucks are stopped for a roadside inspection, how do you prepare to get through that without any violations? Here’s what you need to know to be violation free.

This years ‘Safe Driver Week’, ensure your drivers are safer with these 5 important tips


It's a wrap-up for the Safe Driver Week 2019 and I hope your fleet has come out of it with lesser citations than the last year. The theme of this years #SafeDriverWeek was overspeeding, though overspeeding is a major cause for fatal accidents, we think there are multiple other factors that directly or indirectly contribute towards driver safety on road.

Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19


And, through it all, logistics providers keep critical goods moving. The FBX has been produced weekly since April 2018 based off of live pricing data from hundreds of global logistics providers. Today, over 1,800 logistics providers use WebCargo to access live pricing and eBooking.

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


On October 2nd, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced , “The U.S. According to Fortune , the ruling “found that the European bloc and member states Britain, France, Germany and Spain failed to remove improper financial subsidies for Airbus that hindered sales by U.S. These products are subject to a 10% duty rate increase: Section 1: New airplanes or other aircrafts from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

The Platform Economy Powered by Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

But there are others and, like Amazon when goods are exchanged for money, logistics are involved. Logistics and transportation providers are all targeting the elusive e-commerce retailer involved with new service offerings, partnerships, and acquisitions. SEKO Logistics has partnerships in place with Shipstation, EasyShip, and Aftership (which can integrate into platforms) for cross-border and international parcel solutions.

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty


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.”.

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and turkey. Lots of turkey. Just how much turkey? Given that the average weight of a Thanksgiving turkey is 16 pounds, that is about 45 million […]. Inventory Management Just for Fun Retail Supply Chain Planning This Week in News

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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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How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

So what does this mean to the logistics companies in these regions? Transloading at the ports and trucking will continue to face high demand, making it even harder to move products through United States ports. Therefore, world currency changes do affect logistics providers. More Resources: White Paper: 8 Opportunities for Today’s Logistics Providers. The post How currency changes are affecting logistics providers appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance


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.

How To Be An Anti-Racist in SCM

SCM Research

The world is currently watching the shocking cases of police violence in the United States. In a recent interview , Terry Esper, a logistics scholar from The Ohio State University, shares his experience with racism and gives us excellent advice. But racism also exists on a smaller, more subtle level. Practice Supply Chain Management

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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.

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.

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?


All Delivery Management Software Last Mile Delivery Logistics Management Software Logistics Management System Technology Transportation Management delivery route optimization. According to the American Trucking Associations, freight tonnage hauled by trucks would increase by 27% (between 2016 and 2027). With global retail sales to touch $27 trillion by 2020, it just adds to the problems of high volume and restricted resources.

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


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?

Where are Your Drivers? Trucker Lost in Oregon Woods for Days with Wrong GPS Info


Know where your drivers are at all times. A trucker was lost in snow-covered woods in Oregon for four days when the wrong address was plugged into the GPS. He managed to survive and walk back to more populated areas when his truck got stuck on small roads.

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning


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.

Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series


Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series. There will be additional webinars in the series discussing the current state of Mexican customs to come. Additionally, we are still awaiting the ratification of the USMCA by the United States to achieve the definitive replacement of NAFTA, which will also have a major impact on cross-border operations in the near future.

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


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.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. During that time period, twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) traffic increased from 28.3 Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. Subscribe Here!

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?

ELD Mandate for Trucking Industry by FMCSA


The Phase 2 (Mandatory Implementation) of ELDs began on the 18th of Dec 2017. US Department of Transport is mandating that drivers be on duty for a fixed set of hours (60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days; based on the breaks taken in between). There are multiple constraints was total hours of driving.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function? We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. Why is Logistics a Good Career? In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. So, the career in logistics management can be very lucrative if you have a career plan and keep on developing yourself. Journal of Business Logistics, 38(1), 35-54.

How Will Peak Season Logistics Management Evolve During Disruption?


The pressure to better manage and evolve peak season logistics before the holidays has never been higher in this era of uncertainty. Meanwhile, uncertainty remains the name of the game in peak season logistics planning. Therefore, preparing for peak season 2020 and making the peak season logistics improvements to accommodate both contactless and traditional expansion of logistics during that time will be critical to success. Logistics

Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup


Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup. Logistics Technology Trends. During the second half of June, Amazon and Alibaba both held conferences in the United States, appealing to small and midsize businesses selling on their platform. Following weak 2016 pricing and lower shipping volumes, logistics spend as a percentage of the US GDP dropped from 7.84% in 2015 to 7.5% The post Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup appeared first on Freightos.

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How Shippers And Logistics Providers Can Keep The Relationship Fresh

Talking Logistics

The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process. The shipper has an immediate need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process then ultimately selects a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute on that need. Mr. McGuigan joined Transplace during the acquisition of SCO Logistics in April 2011, where he was President and CEO.

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). The post Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Border Trade appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.