Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask?

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.

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Supply Chain News on What US Metro Regions are Driving the Most Job Growth from Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Rust Belt Cities Lead the Charge, while New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles Sees Manufacturing Job Losses

Trends—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

Port of Los Angeles targets $3 billion for infrastructure investment; Montreal-based Fednav uses drones to scout shipping conditions; U.S. manufacturing renaissance faces a skilled labor shortage; Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list for the seventh consecutive year

Robots in Manufacturing: Creating More Efficient Operations & The Future of Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too. Are American Workers Forgetting the Impact of Robots in Manufacturing?

Q&A: “Made In USA” Documentary Filmmaker Stresses More Americans Gain Awareness of Manufacturing Ahead of UCan Zippers Visit

Cerasis

As we know, over the last two decades, manufacturing has largely been pushed overseas. As the number of US manufactured goods declined, manufacturing expertise and skills began to dwindle and become almost a lost art form. Manufacturing made in usa

Trends—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

Port of Los Angeles targets $3 billion for infrastructure investment; Montreal-based Fednav uses drones to scout shipping conditions; U.S. manufacturing renaissance faces a skilled labor shortage; Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list for the seventh consecutive year

The Fashion Supply Chain: Unraveling the Reality

Kinaxis

Cambodia, China, Taiwan, India – look at the ‘made in’ labels on your clothing and you’re likely to find these popular clothing manufacturing countries.

Mindmap for an ethical supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

As a result of the growth in the outsourcing of manufacturing worldwide, ethical problems are also increasing in the supply chain: a catastrophic fire in a contract manufacturer’s overcrowded factory in Bangladesh and recalls of branded products containing harmful substances, to name but a few.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The Volkswagen Industrial Cloud: A Manufacturing-Centric Supply Chain Operating Network. AWS’s IoT services will deliver new insights into manufacturing operations across facilities that will optimize production and improve process efficiencies.

Have You Given Your Planner Love Today?

Supply Chain Shaman

In Figure 1, note the lowest satisfaction is Generation X (birth years of 1965-1980) in manufacturing organizations. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reached out to discuss the rising inventories near the Port of Los Angeles.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

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.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

Elementum

On July 21, truckers working for the Pacific 9 Transportation company went on indefinite strike, causing further congestion problems and delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Truckloads, owned by Trucker Path, recently raised US $20M in Series A funding, and Cargomatic, a Los Angeles-based company, gained US $8M for its expansion.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

WGA will operate the aircraft for the forwarder twice a week between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, until September when it goes up to three times a week. A strong US dollar, a healthy economy and ‘bottlenecks in manufacturing supply chains in the US’ are benefiting air freight demand.

Four Keys to S&OP Effectiveness

Kinaxis

I heard a colleague once give the following analogy: Imagine a pilot flying from New York to Los Angeles at night without any navigation systems or instruments to measure his location, wind speed, or altitude.

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A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

percent in the Los Angeles area alone. Manufacturers and logistics providers have the ability to build more warehouses to meet the growing demand for additional storage space.

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U.S. Olympian Lindsey Vonn and American Rock Band Weezer Set to Headline ICON 2020

Supply Chain Nation

A Grammy award-winning band formed in Los Angeles, Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., Data science, microservices, and platform technology provides retailers, manufacturers, and logistics companies with amazing opportunities to innovate and differentiate.

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. There is a need to re-shore where possible, and relocate manufacturing and supplier relationships.

IKEA Group commits to zero emissions targets for home delivery in five major cities by 2020

EFT

The company noted in a release that it will be “supporting our direct suppliers to reduce their total footprint (not just the manufacturing of IKEA products). By 2020 all our home deliveries in central Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai will be by EV or other zero emission solutions," says Jesper Brodin, CEO, IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V.

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. ” .

What You can Learn from the Port Strike Aftermath

Elementum

Months after the West Coast port strikes have ended, Los Angeles and Long Beach are finally picking up speed. 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.

Understanding the Challenges Facing Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Firms

USC Consulting Group

However, aerospace and defense firms — particularly those within the manufacturing niche — face a number of serious challenges that require immediate attention and could derail industry-wide progress if left unaddressed.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg.

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Mexico’s Gain Might Also Help US

APICS

Mexico’s manufacturing economy is booming, according to an article published earlier this week in The Los Angeles Times.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Amazon expects to roll out the new delivery service in Los Angeles in coming weeks with third-party merchants that sell goods via its website, according to the people. Manufacturers like P&G are having to do the same too. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning.

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

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

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. The History of the Shipping Container.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. For instance, while transpacific rates have dropped from 12 to 25 percent for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York respectively, the cost of moving goods from Asia to Europe are uncomfortably up 16 percent over last year.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

Leg Avenue, a provocative costume manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, chose to partner with UPS after seeing the challenge in delivering a large volume of small packages.

Logistics Management

LeanCor

Welcome to Los Angeles, the local time is 3:05 pm. As a recent LeanCor industry survey on supply chain priorities” showed, speed of delivery and on-time performance proved to be the most significant indicators for companies across all industries we polled (automotive, healthcare, construction, heavy machine manufacturing, distribution, retail and others). The Key to Customer Satisfaction in Lean Logistics Management.

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 might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

Leg Avenue, a provocative costume manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, chose to partner with UPS after seeing the challenge in delivering a large volume of small packages.

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

DAT Solutions

West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. 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.

Making Supply Meet Demand at America’s Food Banks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Feeding America is a national human services agency that distributes food donated by large food manufacturers (such as Kraft) to a nationwide network of food banks (Figure). The following figure is a mock-up of the Choice System that may be seen by a regional food bank in Los Angeles.