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? Almost everything you touch, see, use, have fun with, was made by a manufacturing company. Further, most likely, that object made by a manufacturer was brought to you on a truck.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

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WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping

ShipBob

Even more, WooCommerce offers flexible shipping options and settings, including the opportunity to work with tech-driven order fulfillment companies and other platforms that can help you grow your business. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about shipping for your WooCommerce store, including WooCommerce shipping setup, available plugins, and ecommerce fulfillment options. Shipping on WordPress: your top 3 options. Table Rate Shipping Pro.

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

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

Improving the US blood supply chain: some lessons from the UK

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The supply of blood fully relies on human donations and is not a product that can be manufactured. Large blood banks such as the ARC have distribution centers where they can pool supply before it is shipped to hospitals.

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. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. The ships are getting larger.

The need to know

EFT

Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a pilot factory in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou as part of its “smart manufacturing” business initiative.

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. ” . As a result, outbound truckload volume and rates from ports like Los Angeles tumbled significantly. . Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

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.

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. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches. The ocean shipping industry might finally be righting itself, but shippers are still aggravated with issues.

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

Talking Logistics

Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. 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.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

Motor carrier transportation cost for 2014 was approximately $702 billion, and an additional $10 billion was found to exist within costs related to shipping. percent in the Los Angeles area alone. Ultimately, less space to store goods, which haven’t been purchased and shipped yet, results in higher cost of storage. Higher expenses of storage follows suit to produce higher shipping costs and higher product costs to consumers.

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The need to know

EFT

At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do. When Japanese firm Iris Ohyama agreed in April to begin producing much-needed face masks in Japan, it marked a win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wants to bring manufacturing back from China.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. 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. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

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. Businesses should opt to temporarily ship products to other ports—besides using the more costly air freight alternative—to avoid inventory buildup. 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.

The need to know

EFT

Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans. Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is opening a supermarket in Los Angeles with shopping carts that let customers skip checkout lines, as the e-commerce company builds out its offline presence.

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The need to know

EFT

Fearing shipping crunch, retailers set earliest-ever holiday sale plans. Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is opening a supermarket in Los Angeles with shopping carts that let customers skip checkout lines, as the e-commerce company builds out its offline presence.

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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.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

At Zipline Logistics, we have tracked a 1297% increase in shipping volumes for baking mixes, a 493% increase in coconut oil, and a 50% increase in snack foods for major CPG manufacturers through KanoPI, our shipper intelligence tool.

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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Squarespace Shipping: How to Set It Up and Choose the Right Integrations

ShipBob

Squarespace offers ecommerce features and integrations that help make shipping orders that come in through your online store a breeze. Here’s what you need to know about setting up shipping options for your Squarespace store, plus how to further integrate your store with the right order fulfillment solution. . How to set up shipping configurations on Squarespace. Once you’ve created your website and added your products, it’s time to set up your shipping options.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

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. Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. Ships in and near Hong Kong were delayed, which caused a disruption of traffic at the top U.S.

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. That said, these experts also warned that retaliatory duties from other countries could hurt Boeing’s sales, as the company was known for shipping around 70% of its finished planes overseas, including 20% to China.

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. UPS, which accounts for about 95% of Leg Avenue’s shipments, also ships these products to retailers and distributors overseas and offers a software that allows the company to better manage inventory.

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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2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

Volume at the Port of Los Angeles dropped significantly last year as the US-Chinese Trade War escalated throughout 2019. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal , traffic at the Port dropped by 17 percent in December when compared to 2018 figures. . published in Freight Waves , “Fewer ship calls in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as well as lingering effects from the United States’ trade war with China resulted in a 17.9%

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Free shipping? In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.”

22 warehouse pros share the biggest mistakes made with inventory management (and how to avoid them)

6 River Systems

Details such as which SKUs have steady-state versus intermittent profiles, which make higher margins, have higher or lower turnover or ship to specific geographies are just a few considerations when deciding where and how to warehouse each item. “The single biggest mistake you can make is not to keep an up-to-date catalog of your inventory at hand…” It’s a costly mistake to realize that your stock is about to expire before you can ship it to your customers.

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

6 River Systems

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. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering.

Mastering Last Mile Logistics Remains a Challenge

Enterra Insights

Lara Ewen reports, “The company is reportedly readying the launch of its own shipping service, which will begin with limited pickups and deliveries in Los Angeles, but may eventually roll out to other markets. But these days, all eyes seem to be trained on the final stretch of that journey from the point of manufacture to the customer’s hands.

Everything you Need to Know about Hurricane Patricia

Elementum

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

EFT

. 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. 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.

Just How Dire is the COVID Healthcare Global Supply Chain Response? (A Case Study)

NC State SCRC

Some of my recent research has involved interviews with healthcare physicians, distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers, and these discussions all point to a reality that is very different from what politicians would have us believe.