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). [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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Mayor Taps Leamer for Mexico Delegation - UCLA Anderson School.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Los Angeles Business Journal. Ed Leamer is traveling to Mexico City with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this week on the first international trade mission of his administration. Between Los Angeles and Mexico City alone, total trade amounted to $2.18

UCLA Anderson Hosts Local TEDWomen 2013 - UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Los Angeles Business Journal. Last night, UCLA Anderson’s Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) hosted the Los Angeles TEDWomen 2013 event, part of a worldwide conversation of more than 150 TEDxWomen gatherings.

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

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The UCLA BPC is one of the main blood centers in the greater Los Angeles area but it struggles to meet its daily demand. For instance, hospitals around the greater Los Angeles area could integrate their blood supply chains to benefit from aggregation.

Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”

Talking Logistics

At a press event last night in Los Angeles, Netflix announced that it’s developing an original series about logistics called D is for Drones that will premiere in early 2016. Source: Dennis Jarvis, Flikr. The logistics industry has come a long way.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Los Angeles. Los Angeles. Source ID. Source ID. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

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

Kinaxis

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.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. They might allow companies to carry less inventory – perhaps using Hyperloop to rapidly source whatever parts or raw materials that can’t be 3D printed.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling. One way to avoid shortage of certain materials for businesses is to source them from different regions and re-zone production facilities.

Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

It currently serves the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., and it is testing fresh produce delivery in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

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. Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders.

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. 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. The world’s largest online marketplace has set their sights on a new goal — becoming a huge global 4PL.

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight. We’ve seen, for example, instability in ocean freight, cost, and issues with [Los Angeles] ports in past years. has a surplus of natural gas; it’s a cheap energy source that helps Mexico continue to be competitive. . It seems like we’ve come full circle with Mexico.

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How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Sources: [link]. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients.

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

Talking Logistics

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

NC State SCRC

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.

Supply Chain Disruptions? Everything’s Clearer with the Right TMS Technology

TMC

Spot bid tools give the capability to source capacity for the most critical of shipments and benchmark rates within your carrier network to mitigate additional costs as much as possible. Everything is humming along, sales are picking up, and things in general are going well. Life is good!

Supply Chain Disruptions? Everything’s Clearer with the Right TMS Technology

TMC

Spot bid tools give the capability to source capacity for the most critical of shipments and benchmark rates within your carrier network to mitigate additional costs as much as possible. Everything is humming along, sales are picking up, and things in general are going well. Life is good!

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

This decline follows a bleak performance in February, when container volumes into the Californian ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach from were down 35.2

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This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

billion — “far higher than the $750 million to $900 million range that sources said Singapore-based NOL had been looking for, [which] would have valued the unit at 10 and 12 times its earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization for 2013,” according to Reuters.

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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10 Technologies That Are Going To Change Your Life

Supply Chain Game Changer

Thanks to the ease at which data can be shared automatically between devices, we can tie together information from many different sources. If it works, we could see a transport connection open up between San Francisco and Los Angeles in just a few years. Subscribe Here!

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Demand for trucks rose in Los Angeles and Atlanta , but that was offset by declines in Texas (more on that below). Steel tariffs have also made new projects more expensive, since it’s not easy to source domestically. Los Angeles to Denver also lost 20¢ at $3.15/mile.

Green Solutions in Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the freight system accounts for 45% of smog-forming pollution in the Golden State. Sources: [link].

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

Sharp volume drops were seen from Stockton and Los Angeles, but that's a residual effect from Chinese New Year, which ran from Feb. Seattle to Los Angeles was down 16¢ to $1.20/mile. At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

Together with Professor Christopher Tang from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Supply Chain Movement has devised this mindmap outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

Sharp volume drops were seen from Stockton and Los Angeles, but that's a residual effect from Chinese New Year, which ran from Feb. Seattle to Los Angeles was down 16¢ to $1.20/mile. At first glance, it looks like the van spot market took a step back last week.

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

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

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. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Managerial Practice Will Need to Catch up with the Emergence of Real-time Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

Examples include the Tianjin explosion, the tsunami in Japan, and the port closure in Los Angeles. Real-time data is enabled by the emergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, which creates “big data” technology platforms that process higher volumes of internal and external data from multiple sources.

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

Cerasis

textile and apparel manufacturing , explains Don Lee of The Los Angeles Times. Innovation is the source of all jobs, no matter their size or scope. 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.

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.

Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

per mile for outbound van loads, however, look to the high-volume, headhaul markets, including Los Angeles and Stockton, CA; Chicago; Columbus; Memphis; and Philadelphia. Rates continue to trend up in Twin Falls, a major market for potatoes, and in Eastern Oregon, a source of onions.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

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. Cast a wider net to source capacity for a “better safe than sorry” approach due to unknown surge volumes.