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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Con-way Freight announced this week that it has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

COVID-19 to cause drastic shifts in supply chain management

EFT

In law firm Foley & Lardner LLP’s new report ‘Accelerating Trends: Assessing the Supply Chain in a Post-Pandemic World’ 70% of manufacturing executives expect their supply chains to move away from a focus on low costs and lean inventory.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., In the short term, the market is going to demand Mexican portion peak season surcharges to bring empty equipment from other regions or the border into the Mexico shipping points. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

Higher manufacturing costs due to aluminum and steel tariffs have already impacted American companies, such as Deere & Co, forcing changes to their supply chain. farmers are not expected to offset the downturn in equipment purchases hitting manufacturers. ” China has established the infrastructure and labor expertise to appeal to a vast majority of industries ranging from simple manufacturing to a trusted source for high-end and high-tech products.

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Post-Pandemic Impermanence and 6 Actions to Take Now!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The move from China, even if to other more reliable-in-a-crisis countries like India, Mexico or Singapore, will come at considerable cost. Most, but not all companies, have ensured that their manufacturing know-how and secret sauce have remained inside their American engineering teams, but some may have had to relinquish control and exposure to those important day-to-day production details. Loss of manufacturing know-how is a loss of leverage. Manufacturing.

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Embracing the Digital Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

I will be speaking and working with clients in wonderful locations in Brussels, China, Germany, London, Mexico, Peru, and South Africa. Historically, supply chain processes were functional focused on make, source and deliver. Is my opportunity in the area of digital manufacturing? “ (The use of Internet of Things and 3D Printing to transform manufacturing.) Digital sourcing? This week I am busy packing.

Supply Chain Disruptions: A Survival Guide - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

2009: H1N1 Outbreak in Mexico. However, the logic Cisco uses to manage the disruption is very robust and details are summarized into the infographic below, Note: metrics data is for illustrative purpose. Cross-functional team, part standardization, back-up suppliers, dual-sourcing, supplier collaboration are the basic foundation that is tried and true. Metrics look very simple and its kind of nice to have something like these. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the last six months, in my travels, I have presented to supply chain teams in China, Belgium, France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class. Each time, I turn on the channel, manufacturing jobs frame the global debate. Ironically, as global manufacturing jobs decrease, there is a need for talent for the global supply chain. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

We may want to review their manufacturing facilities and perform some sort of quick assessment (for example, explore their process capability and yield of the product and how they handle returned parts). The financial supply chain presents an opportunity to deliver beyond process efficiency and cost savings by allowing companies to tap into new sources of revenue and profit streams. If not, what actions are you taking to consolidate formats, sources and tools?

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. I am a manufacturing gal by training. While traditional supply chain processes evolved from functional excellence definitions for source, make and deliver from the inside-out; to make the digital pivot and become more market-driven, companies need to define new supply chain processes outside-in.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades. Metrics such as Perfect Order Rate tell businesses a lot.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

My first Monday in, I asked for a full report of all our supply chain metrics, and my analyst told me he could get it to me by Friday. A post-global world is actually good for supply chains, as it drives proximity of resources closer to customers and suppliers, as organizations seek to manufacture locally. Machines are good at automating rote tasks (which is about 80% of all tasks), but humans are needed to source and manage exceptions, and there will always be exceptions.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. Transplace TMS Screenshots (source: Transplace). billion in gross revenues from more than 1,000 customers), employees (2,000+), scope of services, industries served, and locations (25 offices across the United States, Canada, and Mexico). “Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”.

A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

One of the most noted promises put forth by the incoming President is the construction of an enormous wall across the entire southern border between the US and Mexico. These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others. based manufacturers are fully integrated across the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border”.

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Additive manufacturing, perhaps better known as 3D printing, is a software-based process that looks increasingly likely to place manufacture of some products into the hands of the end customer, and where it does not achieve this, may nevertheless eliminate many supply chain stages and processes for products that can be created by this fully automated method of production. While the lean concept was born from the world of manufacturing, agility came largely from software development.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response?