Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

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The ports of Long Beach and LA, representing 40% of port capacity in the United States, are gridlocked. Jon Slangerup, CEO of the Port of Long Beach , made a public statement that this is a new normal. Three weeks is substantial and may tip the hand to reshore more manufacturing into North America. Action: Expect the issues in the west coast Port of Long Beach to linger. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia. I am recovering from bronchitis.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Unloading at the western ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been an issue for many months. The ships stretch across the horizon two and three-layers deep in Long Beach. Getting a port, like Long Beach, with issues since February, to recover following the work slowdown is going to take a LONG TIME. There is a need to re-shore where possible, and relocate manufacturing and supplier relationships.

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Now that manufacturing in China is back moving, we’re still seeing those issues, but now on the port side, trying to get in through Long Beach, we’re seeing significant delays on those inbounds because all that manufacturing is catching up. “We

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia. There remains a long lead time for U.S. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed.

What You can Learn from the Port Strike Aftermath


Months after the West Coast port strikes have ended, Los Angeles and Long Beach are finally picking up speed. Think long-term to act short-term. Are your manufacturing locations the best choice for your product? But retailers are still recovering, and it could hurt their holiday preparations. After the strikes, some companies are left with too much stuff. Second quarter inventories swelled after massive gridlock forced companies to double down on production.

How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

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This implies that if Chinese plants stopped manufacturing prior to the beginning of the Chinese holiday on January 25, the last of their shipments will be arriving in the last week of February. All this suggests that there will be a spike in the temporary closures of assembly and manufacturing facilities in mid-March. In the first quarter of 2020, containership operators have already canceled 60+ trans-pacific sailings to the ports of LA and Long Beach.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Los Angeles / Long Beach and Oakland have severe congestion due to lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China / Asia. Long lead time for U.S. We cannot predict how long the market conditions may last and what direction they will change. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Coronavirus Update: Pandemic’s Effect on the US Logistics Market

Zipline Logistics

The report goes on to state that, “ We predict that the peak of the impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains will occur in mid-March, forcing thousands of companies to throttle down or temporarily shut assembly and manufacturing plants in th e U S and Europe. ” . year-over-year drop in imports at the Port of Long Beach in February. ” . What are the Long-Term Effects of Coronavirus? .

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Why This Matter for US Exporters and Manufacturers. Supply and demand on US-China exports, combined with historically low freight prices, meant that, shipping a 40′ foot container from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Shenzhen costs less than the price of a mid-range MacBook. Trucking that same container from Long Beach to Chicago can cost more than double that price. With exporting prices so low for US manufacturers, all they need is the market….

The History of the Shipping Container


0 TEUs 0 meters long. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. 0 TEUs 0 meters long. Competition for container traffic is increasingly giving way to coordination between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Over 100 double stack container trains, each a mile long, are now operating across U.S. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies.

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

Talking Logistics

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 In addition, Optima benefits from the same powerful tailwind as 3PD: the growing inclination of retailers and manufacturers to outsource the last-mile logistics of heavy goods [emphasis mine].

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic


The vast majority of these supply-side shipments come in through the port of Long Beach/LA. However, the impact on the supply side is more long-term. In-transit product allocation, customs and PGA status, deliveries – to DC, manufacturing facilities, and customers . Visibility has been the major topic of Supply Chain professionals for the past 20 years. In a time of normalcy, it is important, in the time of Covid-19, it is proving to be critical. .

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship. Case in point, the Wall Street Journal reports that these three giants (among others) have reshaped their logistics plans to avoid US West Coast-bound ocean routes (and the subsequent OTR and rail routes) due to recent labor-dispute-driven disruptions at ports in Long Beach and Oakland.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?


Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California, but this year the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. When BCOs shift supplies to manufacturers outside China, technology can run simulations of new lanes for better orchestration of supply and distribution routes. When companies and manufacturers share more information, it can lead to an efficient global supply chain.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

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is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. where Toyota’s North American manufacturing operations are now based, was too small, he said. The auto maker also has a small manufacturing operation in Long Beach, Calif.

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Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving


Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector. . Data appears to be showing some signs of recovery in freight volumes on the US West Coast, as production from restarted Chinese factories begins to arrive in ports and key medical items continue to be shipped at high volumes through air freight.

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Generac Power Systems, the number one manufacturer of home backup generators, became an international company in a few short years and developed a global supply chain that is now prepared for the next stage of growth. Generac has reduced containerized freight from LA Long Beach to Whitewater, WI by 33% and saved multimillions of dollars on its global freight spend. How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio.

Everything you Need to Know about Hurricane Patricia


Patricia will hit the state of Jalisco, which includes the large metropolitan and manufacturing center of Guadalajara as well as ports in Manzanillo—the largest in Mexico by volume. The port of Manzanillo has become a key trade hub in recent years, as near-shoring trends pushed shipments south, and the West Coast port strikes early this year allowed Mexico to present itself as a strong alternative to the congestion at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

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

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Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail. Mexico shipping, which is particularly timely as more companies locate manufacturing and distribution operations in Mexico and the need for capacity and reliable cross-border shipping services accelerates.

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Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market. And it’s growing even more complicated with the new demand for biologics-based products that need to be stored at colder-than-average temperatures during their long journey to patients, hospitals and pharmacies. While the number of pharma companies currently involved in the space is modest, the long-term opportunities and health benefits are tremendous.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

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In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. manufacturing facility in 2014.

Transparency and Overcapacity: Where Freight is Going in 2017


Take a look at the range in carrier prices for forwarders along one the world’s busiest routes (Shanghai to Long Beach, CA), in a data snapshot from mid-December 2016. Fast Fashion had its year, borrowing lean methodologies from the startup world to rapidly design, manufacture, ship and sell fashion. Transparency and Overcapacity. Where Freight is Going in 2017. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. What happened in 2016.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020


Intermodal service continues to be strong and while there is uncertainty in the over-the-road market, it is a great time to secure long-term intermodal rates and capacity. Automotive and other manufacturers companies have scheduled one, two-week, or even longer plant shutdowns. More Canadian manufacturing facilities are beginning to close or scale back production. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Mangkhut weakened as it moved on to Hong Kong and other ports and manufacturing centers in Southeastern China, but high winds and flooding damaged property and infrastructure. destination, the combined Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather. Even from a great distance, three September storms had an impact on California cargo in mid-October.

Market Update - Week of August 31, 2020

Aborn and Co.

The PMI hit 56 in August, which indicates increased domestic manufacturing levels, which have a direct impact on both Truckload and Less-than-truckload capacity. . . Imports continue to remain strong, and July was a record month for the Port of Long Beach. Truckload.

West Coast Strikes Spur Preemptive Labor Talks


The strikes affected every manufacturing industry in the U.S., Not only have the port numbers been affected as manufacturers divert their goods elsewhere, but analysts have blamed the strikes for the entire country’s dismal first quarter GDP posting, coming in at -0.7 These ports are also better equipped to handle large ships, and Long Beach and Los Angeles are having trouble dealing with growing container sizes.

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey


We may live to see the day that Amazon-branded carrier ships make the Shenzhen-Long Beach run every week. This would be good for long-term Chinese growth, but the benefits may not be apparent for some time. Some sectors in advanced economies have already been left stranded, including mining, manufacturing, and steel. Freight In The Year Of The Monkey.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. Competition for container traffic is increasingly giving way to coordination between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Over 100 double stack container trains, each a mile long, are now operating across U.S. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies.

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

How long this surge will last remains to be seen, but for the interim, stockpiling ahead of the pandemic is creating an abundance of freight for carriers to haul. . year-over-year drop in imports at the Port of Long Beach in February.” . But manufacturing in China is rebounding, and its products will likely hit US markets s ooner than usual. .

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach achieved a post-congestion milestone this week, with no container vessels arriving for brief periods on two separate days. Robyn Boerstling, director of transportation and infrastructure policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), shared her thoughts on how Congress is tackling the funding of the next highway bill, more formally known as the surface transportation authorization. “As

Supply Chain Management:Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying.

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Industrial Manufacturing. west coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach occurred in early December, after the bulk of holiday goods had already arrived. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution


<p>New York-based Global Point Technology has been a leader in sourcing components and assemblies for OEM manufacturers from Asia for over 30 years. With direct factory relationships as well as six jointly owned facilities in Asia, they combine the best of western standards and ownership with the cost benefits of manufacturing in Asia.</p>

2017 in Review: Disruptions Drive Rates Up

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companies also ratcheted up manufacturing of petroleum byproducts, including plastic resins, which typically move in vans. Container ships docked in Los Angeles or Long Beach, the freight was unloaded, sorted and moved on rail intermodal or van trailers to regional distribution centers across the country. Most large carriers installed ELDs long ago, but the smallest fleets and owner-operators held out, many until the last minute and beyond.

Will Trump’s Trade War Kill Off Economic Growth?

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percent this year — the best since 2010, Behravesh told the recent TPM Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., manufacturers, in particular The Boeing Company. “It’s So far, economic performance doesn’t seem to have been negatively affected by political turmoil the world over, and in the U.S. in particular. Growth in this country should be in the range of 3 percent this year and next, said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist with IHS Markit.