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.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There have been numerous articles published on this topic in various trade journals showing how almost everyone in the supply chain is being impacted by this congestion. However, it is feared that a similar situation in Los Angeles will be created if there is significant change in volume to alternate ports. Anticipate congestion for future peak shipping periods. Read how you can circumvent disruptions or minimize their impact on the supply chain.

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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.   One way to combat disintermediation is by adding more value in the supply chain.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. The arrival of the Benjamin Franklin offers a glimpse of a major change in supply chain management in 2016. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. The arrival of the Benjamin Franklin offers a glimpse of a major change in supply chain management in 2016. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. As the Wall Street Journal [1] reported, Los Angeles port prepared for the docking of the Benjamin Franklin.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. For one thing, the technology’s immense speed would allow greater Supply Chain flexibility.

Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”

3rdwave

As a non-technologist working in supply chain management, I live in awe of the human mind and its ability to develop applications that create visibility into the international movement of goods.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The post Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update appeared first on.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Blood and blood products (such as plasma and platelets) have a unique and challenging supply chain because of three major reasons. The supply of blood fully relies on human donations and is not a product that can be manufactured. Blood supply chain in the US.

Supply Chain News on US Gets First Stop Ever from New Generation of Megaships, but Ports ae Far from Ready for Regular Service

Supply Chain Digest

Giant CMA CGM Ship Visits Port of Los Angeles, Heads to Oakland, but Major Systemic Changes Needed, Drewry Says

Supply Chain Risk: Cargo Theft

APICS

However, with more trucks filled with merchandise hitting the roads during the busy buying and shipping season, cargo theft is expected to “surge,” according to NBC Los Angeles The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and retailers and distributors are working hard to meet customers’ needs.

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.”.

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

Kinaxis

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? And also, if more and more people want to buy these new LPs, how can the supply chain change to accommodate the increased demand? In an article by Vish Knanna on Pitchfork , he talks about one in particular: Rainbo Records in Los Angeles, California.

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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

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Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. The takeaway is clear – companies that have focused on ecommerce and fulfillment are expanding across the supply chain, leveraging vast amounts of capital to expand their future business. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. billion on shipping in Q3 2016.

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

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? Take a Page From Amazon’s Supply Chain Playbook Your business probably doesn’t have the wealth, and market power Amazon uses to achieve scale and drive pricing down. Your business can also have those tools to fine-tune your supply chain.

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. It can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers. This price tag can be greatly reduced, however, by partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in overweight container logistics.

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

Cerasis

The business was a small operation in the beginning with my father and three other employees helping pack and ship zippers to customers in Los Angeles. As his customer base grew, my father was able to expand operations here in Los Angeles with local manufacturing. However, the American Dream was built here in Los Angeles and that dream needed to remain here. There are so many great things about Los Angeles.

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 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. Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. The ships are getting larger.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. Only the most flexible supply chains can succeed in such an environment. Let’s think about the changes that consumers have had on supply chains recently. That’s a common reaction for many in supply chain roles. Today’s consumers demand faster deliveries than ever before.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

Prince Rupert, for instance, is the closest North American port to Asia due to the curvature of the Earth, and is more than 68 hours closer to Shanghai by boat than Los Angeles, according to its port authority [emphasis mine]. As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. But intermodal service can add efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings to a supply chain in many different market conditions. Intermodal shipping will be a large growth driver for their businesses over the next 10-15 years. Intermodal shipping visibility. Intermodal shipping visibility | Transportfolio.

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

6 River Systems

If you’re spending too much to meet consumer demands, experiencing delays in getting products to end customers or production disruptions, it’s time to focus on optimizing your supply chain. 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.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

At the same time, customers are demanding shorter shipping timelines. Houston and Los Angeles will be our first 2019 expansion markets. Los Angeles will be strategically located near the Port of Los Angeles, a major container port. The Los Angeles location will be instrumental for our clients that import product from Asia.". RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities.

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

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub. Shipping with Amazon. 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.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union. And for the C-Level Executives who are pressuring their supply chain team to “do something,” it may be time for a reality check. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do?

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. Only the most flexible supply chains can succeed in such an environment. Let’s think about the changes that consumers have had on supply chains recently. That’s a common reaction for many in supply chain roles. Today’s consumers demand faster deliveries than ever before.

Balance and Segmentation – What the Election Can Teach Supply Chain

Kinaxis

In my opinion, these are factors that led to the pollsters being so far off on the 2016 US election, and how supply chain practitioners can help these pollsters to improve. Balance is also critical for supply chains. We must have an ability to monitor the supply chain, and detect when it goes out of balance. I say mature, as most supply chains can detect the cost based – unit demand vs unit supply imbalance.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It will take two to six months for supply chains to get back to normal, and some industries will suffer permanent losses, especially farmers. It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management American Association of Port Authorities JOC Journal of Commerce port productivity West Coast ports

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

NC State SCRC

For instance, a drive through clinic in Los Angeles purchased 50,000 tests a week, but were only getting about 8,000 people to show up. The shipping time is 23 days at sea, and depending on customs clearance – the time from PO issued to possession is around 35 days.

[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.

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