Doing Business in the United States

QAD

In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. We all understand the appeal of moving manufacturing offshore; In many cases, offshore manufacturing is considerably cheaper, is apparently easier (just send the requirements and they build it!) These high fuel costs impact the shipping lines too and those costs will get passed on to you. by John Westerveld.

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United States is Leaving the UPU

Intelligent Audit

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) will meet on September 24th due to the possibility of a United States withdrawal in October. The reason for the potential withdrawal is due to the fact that UPU agreements make it easy and relatively cheap for developing countries to ship packages under 4.4 pounds into the United States. A better deal is being negotiated but if no agreement is met, the United States will withdraw from the UPU.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update

Transplace

Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Key Findings for the United States. Plant openings in mid-May could ramp up manufacturing in the automotive industry.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised

Unleashed

Track the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing and wholesale businesses around the world. Granular review of the Covid-19 outbreak’s effects on every manufacturing and wholesale industry subdivision in Australia and New Zealand. Roy Morgan Special Report: Coronavirus hits Manufacturing, Wholesale and Recreation & Personal industries hard. All manufacturing & wholesale. United Kingdom reports. Article: COVID-19: UK car manufacturing to see major impact.

Data and Digitization in Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Manufacturing has been the lifeblood of the global economy for hundreds of years. Because manufacturers have historically moved factories to regions featuring cheap labor and few regulatory restrictions (sometimes referred to as outsourcing or offshoring), a misconception has arisen about the importance manufacturing to national economies. ”[1] Manufacturing becomes even more relevant to advanced economies thanks to data and digitization.

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Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

The short answer is that it is indeed possible to re-shore manufacturing but it will take a change in government policies as well as sizeable state incentives to private enterprise to turn the ship around. Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China? Before attempting to answer such questions, it’s helpful to look in a little detail at the drivers behind the offshore manufacturing trend. How Would Re-shored Manufacturing Impact Consumers?

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Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We will need to continue to watch several factors, like the shared labor pool with manufacturing, oil and gas extraction, housing, immigration policy, and wage increases to truly understand if the labor increase will stick. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We will need to continue to watch several factors, like the shared labor pool with manufacturing, oil and gas extraction, housing, immigration policy, and wage increases to truly understand if the labor increase will stick. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA). The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio.

2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. As the world conditions have shifted most recently, Mexico’s value proposition as a reliable, dynamic, and attractive manufacturing location continues to stand true. Since NAFTA was signed in 1994, Mexico has been one of the United States’ biggest trade partners, and vice versa.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

For example, many companies ship beverages from one location to another. A manufacturer may conclude that reshaping milk containers will allow more containers per pallet. Shipping costs occur in relation to dimension. Adjusting the length, width, and depth of the package to fit the shipping needs of the product, to efficiently utilize space within the package, and to place the desired number of packages on a pallet saves cost.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

E-commerce has radically changed the way we look at shipping. When Amazon first got off the ground back in 1997, waiting a week or two for a book was par for the course, and that was assuming that the item was being shipped domestically. How Overnight Shipping Actually Works. and is transported to the nearest cargo-shipping airport. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. Many shippers in this lane have ramped up their shipping early, while others are choosing to pay higher spot market rates in their preferred shipping times or waiting to see what will happen next. A typical year in the Transpacific Eastbound lane usually looks like this for ocean shipping : May 1: New service contracts in this lane go into effect.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. And, because the United States presents the world’s largest, most sophisticated base of consumption, India and the United States are natural trading partners.

The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. The trigger for this alarming state of affairs was the December outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which prompted authorities to lock down major cities, close factories, and severely limit the movement of individuals. Shipping.

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The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

Gartner also believes that IoT will have an enormous impact on how the supply chain operates and with the information available to supply chain and manufacturing leaders. The Current State of IoT in Manufacturing. Although IoT is already in widespread use in manufacturing and the supply chain, what it is used for is fairly limited and has only scratched the surface of what can be achieved. Stolen cargo remains to be an issue in the United States.

Creating Green Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities From Scratch

Cerasis

They discuss what it takes to create green industrial and manufacturing facilities from scratch. Creating Green Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities From Scratch. Whether you’re looking to create an industrial facility for refining raw materials or you want to build a manufacturing plant, there are going to be a lot of environmental and health factors to consider. Product demand has a lot to do with creating environmental issues in the manufacturing industry.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

Offshoring is basically when a company moves manufacturing to a foreign country in an attempt to save money. For a time, this model of manufacturing seemed to be the paragon of effective business. It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. Why Are Manufacturers Focusing on Reshoring and Nearshoring?

Made In USA Sweepstakes: Logistics Company & Documentary Filmmaker Join Forces to Spread Manufacturing Awareness

Cerasis

in a blog post ahead of his visit to Made in USA manufacturer, UCAN Zippers USA. Since Cerasis supports manufacturing in general, and due to the fact our company was "Made in the USA" and that we service companies who ship freight in North America, we were drawn to this documentary and more importantly to the resurgence of American Manufacturing and “Made In USA.”. What is Manufacturing Day 2015? Manufacturing made in usa

The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Nearshoring, the act of transferring manufacturing and production lines away from its foreign location and closer to the United States, is increasing in popularity. parties show significant interest in better understanding the cross-border shipping process. The increased interest has exposed many misconceptions within the shipping community, which otherwise cloud the fundamentals of cross-border transportation. Mexico Shipping Options, and watch this video.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Rise of Enterprise Mobility in Manufacturing

Cerasis

With all of the emerging technology transforming manufacturing , supply chain, and logistics, such digitization, 3D printing or additive manufacturing , the Internet of Things , the great move to the cloud, big data, augmented reality, virtual reality, nanobots, and more, another great movement at the core of a lot of these other transformative technologies is enterprise mobility. What is Mobility as it Applies to Manufacturing and Other Businesses?

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

Flatbed shipping is known for its cyclical and seasonal trends, fragmented marketplace and carrier demographics, and variability in demand. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand. Securing and protecting a multitude of commodities that ship on open deck trailers is labor intensive, resulting in decreased drive time and yield to the truck. Manufacturing and automotive industry.

Doing Business in India

QAD

It is the eighth-largest country in the world at about one-third the size of the United States. Manufacturing in India. India has a robust manufacturing sector, with typical products including textiles, chemicals, food, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petrochemicals, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Shipping. Indian manufacturing is an important part of the economy.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Hanjin affected United States a lot more, the bankruptcy of Hanjin affected the United States a lot more than it affected the rest of the world. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. MSC is interested to charter those ships.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

The Defense Production Act has been invoked to meet PPE demand in the United States. Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel.

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. As part of China’s efforts to improve rural infrastructure, the government offers many incentives for automotive manufacturers to move operations to rural provinces. By 2020, China is expected to have more than 200 million registered vehicles [1].

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The Chinese New Year (abbreviated as CNY) in the United States is often nothing more than a blip on the radar. The upcoming Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020, but the holiday shutdown can affect production times at China’s manufacturing companies for as long as two months as many workers travel back to rural villages to celebrate with friends and family. Shipping delays. Consider other manufacturing locations.

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

Cerasis

workers, while on the other side of the coin pure laissez-faire traders consider free trade as a pure positive for the United States. . manufacturing decline. In addition, both have lower labor costs than the United States, so the perception is that they have an unfair advantage that leads to a “ giant sucking sound ” of offshored jobs. . Mexico’s manufacturing sector is integrated with U.S. made goods that the United States’ NAFTA partners do. .

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Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region.