A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). Considered jointly, the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach are the 9 th largest port in the world, handling most goods transiting between China and the United States. [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

Port of Los Angeles: Disintermediation and Other Risks

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are vital to the LA economy, not only because they provide a significant number of jobs in the shipping and logistics industries, but also because they give the city itself a competitive edge with regard to shipping times and transportation costs when it comes to operating a global businesses here. Jaimie Conley, Jeremy Fuller, Tucker Herbert, and Felipe Caro.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Large blood banks such as the ARC have distribution centers where they can pool supply before it is shipped to hospitals. The UCLA BPC is one of the main blood centers in the greater Los Angeles area but it struggles to meet its daily demand.

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Exclusive: Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021: sources v. Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion, sources familiar with the company's plans told Reuters.

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. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

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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. Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam. bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. Germany’s cabinet passed a national hydrogen strategy on Wednesday as part of a wider push to decarbonise Europe’s largest economy, government sources said.

Building predictive analytics in an unpredictable age


However, it relies on prior data being a reliable source to call back on and right now those unusual conditions means “It's hard to be predictive, [as] that history is no longer a predictor of the future,” pointed out Headen.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The fact that the CEO of the company leading the Hyperloop charge is committed to it being a freight transportation technology first, is pretty telling in our eyes: obviously, if it can ship freight, the Hyperloop project might have tremendous implications for the Supply Chain field, which (in large part) focuses on the efficient movement of material goods.

Why Hasn’t the Music Industry Supply Chain Responded to the Vinyl Resurgence?


However, one thing that we need to really think about is this: If people want to buy LPs, what is the established supply chain to get the LPs produced, packaged, and shipped to these listeners? In the United States of America, in 2015, 12,000,000 new LPs were sold, up from 1,000,000 in 2007 (Source: Wikipedia ). In an article by Vish Knanna on Pitchfork , he talks about one in particular: Rainbo Records in Los Angeles, California.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon


Heads up UPS and FedEx, Amazon is piloting package delivery in Los Angeles for marketplace customers. Does that mean to compete today, you need planes, trucks, ships and a global network of distribution centers? Leverage Analytics to Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain Using live IoT data and many other data sources, you can achieve end-to-end visibility of the location and condition of your moving inventory even when multiple carriers deliver it across different modes.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times).

Counterfeit products are exploding on Amazon


Production levels equivalent to an entire factory’s monthly production are coming in container loads through the Los Angeles port, including food, liquor, and cigarettes. Even recycled goods may be collected, shipped to China, stripped down, cleaned up, relabeled, and sold into the market as original product. (A They recognized the need to find new ways to deceive and disguise the content, as law enforcement was not an effective source of protection.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Prices are still well above last year’s pace, though, and that still suggests that the fall shipping season will be a busy one. Demand for trucks rose in Los Angeles and Atlanta , but that was offset by declines in Texas (more on that below).

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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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Mastering Last Mile Logistics Remains a Challenge

Enterra Insights

Petersen ( @IMSResultsCount ), CEO of Integrated Marketing Solutions, notes that mastering last mile logistics is particularly important for any company whose primary source of revenue is a subscription model. 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.

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

6 River Systems

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. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough


In 2014 and 2015, the eCommerce-founded retailer opened two brick-and-mortar locations in the Los Angeles area—following suit behind other digitally born retailers like Warby Parker, Everlane, and Amazon expanding their presence through physical storefronts. The purchase includes full rights to the brand and includes eliminating its brick-and-mortar locations in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain


Source: © 2007 AMR Research, Inc. | Page 5. If a supply chain is providing the same policies (shipping, fulfillment, safety stock, etc.) Source: Gilliland, Michael; Sglavo, Udo; F ocus on Forecasting: Worst Practices in Business Forecasting , 2010. Source: Glaka, Max; Election Results in the Third Dimension , 2016. Running polls and media out of only New York and Los Angeles would not tell us what the segmented customers want. “If

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017


We’re wrapping up 2016 with a recap of eleven logistics technology trends that shaped the year; and will change how goods are produced, shipped and consumed in 2017. For decades, freight was about bigger ships. International ocean shipping has long been a black box, devoid of more granular courier-style tracking. On the port side, the Port of Los Angeles and GE teamed up to improve tracking and unloading. With massive shipping spend ($2.9

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


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.

From the Desk of the CEO – 8/16


This circulating supply accounts for all SHIP issued and in the holders’ wallets as of today. Our core offices in Greenville and Los Angeles have been expanding and continue to hire as our needs grow.

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. </p> <p>Global Point has deep relationships with automotive, telecom, defense, medical and office automation customers across the US, providing a wide range of services beyond sourcing.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. Disadvantaged: Los Angeles-Long Beach. Source: Boston Consulting Group. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

25 supply chain experts reveal the best tactics to optimize a supply chain

6 River Systems

From raw materials sourcing to warehouse operations , logistics technology , order fulfillment and beyond, there are dozens of points throughout the supply chain, all of which contribute to overall supply chain efficiency. It is absolutely imperative to be in a position to do as much quality control as possible in house, so that all that is required thereafter is shipping from the manufacturer straight to the customer. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he resides in Los Angeles.

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

GTG Technology Group

A major drivers’ strike in Los Angeles during summer 2017 shed light on the issues that drivers classified as independent contractors must endure, pressuring the state to instate protections for industry workers. GTG Technologies offers comprehensive, integrated transportation management software for all your shipping needs. Sources: [link] of. California Trucking Association Sues State.

What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets

GTG Technology Group

Being the largest for-hire carrier company in North America, UPS is central to any steps the transportation and shipping industry may take in an effort to become more economical. The first routes will be through Los Angeles, Dallas, and Atlanta. Source: [link]. What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. Disadvantaged: Los Angeles-Long Beach. Source: Boston Consulting Group. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22


As many of you may be aware, freight shipping, international shipping and also aviation are not included in the COP21 agreement. The shipping industry is currently a vast producer of nitrous oxides and sulfate oxides, produce about 15% of the total nitrous oxides emissions in the world. The maritime sector shows that the nitrous oxides from shipping will eclipse that land by 2020 and then still rapidly grow until it’s 40% more than the total land production of nitrous oxides.

This Week in Logistics News (February 15-19, 2016)

Talking Logistics

According to the Wall Street Journal : Google said it would begin delivering produce, meat, eggs and other perishable goods on Wednesday in parts of San Francisco and Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, it will start deliveries from Costco, Smart & Final and upscale grocer Vincente Foods. With freight shipping at a truckload rate, customers participating in OHL’s Freight Consolidation Services have seen cost savings up to 10-15% over traditional less-than-truckload.