What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico border to help process people crossing the border. Mexico border delays in an uncertain atmosphere: Look for opportunities to convert modes of services. Actively communicate with your procurement team. Mexico border situation with both on the ground updates regarding port delays and operational impacts, as well as policy updates from Washington, D.C. Mexico Border Situation appeared first on Transportfolio. On March 27, U.S.

Former Teva Pharmaceutical Procurement Leader Joins Synovos


3, 2019 – Thomas Cummins, former Global Head of Manufacturing Goods and Services Procurement for Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been named Senior Direct of Global Procurement for Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in North America. His team works with suppliers in developing sourcing strategies that leverage the company’s $500 million spend and that are managed by the Central Procurement and Operations teams. RADNOR, Pa. –


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Post Award Contract Management with $40 Oil: Insights from Shell’s Kevin Fronk

Supply Chain View from the Field

Kevin and I worked together years ago to help define the a baseline framework for strategic sourcing and category management that was deployed within the Lubricants group, and which later became deployed across the entire Shell Procurement organization. In my class this past week, Kevin spoke further about how procurement is markedly different in an era of $40 oil. The day after my class, Kevin was scheduled to fly out to one of Shell’s major rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Procurement Resources

The Supply Chain Detective™: The Case of the Unpaid Invoices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“I need you to go down to Mexico right away. And they were dealing with Invoices and issues from every site around the world, not just the one in Mexico. We got on the phone with the Supply Chain team in Mexico to try to get our arms around the problem and develop an action plan. For the foreseeable future we were all committed to spending our time in Mexico solving the Case of the Unpaid Invoices. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Confessions of a High Priced Expediter!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This time the disaster was in Mexico. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. © Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Procurement. Inventory Management Procurement Supply Chain Management Distribution Logistics SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Part Shortages? What is your Supply Line Strategy?

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. Procurement Blog. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained. Mexico border. A carrier from Mexico must take the shipment to its final delivery within Mexico. The same works in reverse when carriers from Mexico have shipments bound for U.S. Canada, and Mexico. Truckload Procurement.”

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) CPO on “How is CSR impacting Procurement objectives?” In The Pharma Business Video Interview


Geoffroy (CPO GlaxoSmithKline) just after he took part in a panel discussion at our Sustain 2016 event on “ How is Corporate Social Responsibility impacting Procurement objectives? Check out the video here: CPO Interactive Case Study – Bringing the Outside In: GSK Global Procurement Approach to Risk and Innovation. Jean-Yves Rotte?-Geoffroy Geoffroy (CPO GlaxoSmithKline) Interview @ EcoVadis SustaIn Conference, April 2016 in Paris from EcoVadis on Vimeo.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. 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. Mexico trade.

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Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain


May 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced the availability of a new best practices article: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Click the title to request the paper: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Singapore.

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits


A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. Mexico, in particular, is becoming a preferred locale for manufacturing services, due to its close proximity to the United States. Businesses today often need a bit of help moving their bottom line forward.

The Massive Opportunity Waiting for Oil and Gas in Asset Disposition


12 trillion: the annual procurement spend by the Global 2000 (our estimate based on several sources, see image below). $3 To preserve schedules, procurement typically errs on the side of caution, ordering more than they need.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30. The exchange rate in Mexico continues to fluctuate but is still much higher than the last few years at a historic of 19 pesos per dollar. This indicator affects transport companies in Mexico that have income in pesos as all their parts and some of their payments could be based on U.S. Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020.

Aborn Viewpoint on Old Dominion revenue drop

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Chris was director of supply chain at SharkNinja where he was responsible for procurement, inventory management, and new product development. He has also worked as vice president of transportation for the Ascena Retail Group, and as operations director for Adidas-Group Mexico.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

DELMIA Quintiq

The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. These companies spent an average of 20% less on their buying operations, and the number of their procurement staff is less than half of their peers who do not have supplier diversity programs in place. More than just charity.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

In its current form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and 11 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries (Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, and New Zealand). Further, there are challenges in negotiations around tariff-free market access to components instead of only finished products, remanufactured products, and government procurement.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing


Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations.

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

BluJay Solutions

multinationals are looking to alternative sourcing in countries such as India and Mexico. While the final negotiation and ratification of the “New NAFTA” have companies hesitating to make any sudden production moves to Mexico, careful consideration of the complex trade environment in India should not be overlooked. . The continuing trade war between the United States and China is intensifying, leading to supply chains proceeding with caution. .

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


These functions must integrate easily into current logistics, invoicing , and procurement processes. The US is broken into 6 zones with Canada as zone 7, Mexico and zone 8, and everything else is zone 9. When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Without hard data, you can’t take action.

Outsourcing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons from Nortel Networks


Jeff Townley, former Chief Procurement Officer at Nortel Networks, provided some fantastic insights in my MBA class this evening. ” The BAD – “Back in the 90s a lot was going to Mexico. Nortel had a plant in Calgary, that had to be moved to Mexico. In so doing, he shared some great insights about “Outsourcing: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.”

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico. EIPC is responsible for procuring the SUBWAY® brand’s food, packaging, equipment, utilities and services for over 4,000 SUBWAY® stores across Europe – by negotiating price, supply and distribution terms.

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

6 River Systems

There are so many potential issues that can impact a supply chain to cause delays (such as fluctuating availability of raw materials, hold-ups in customs, adverse weather, staffing problems, political issues, procurement problems, changes in legislation and so on) that being able to realistically foresee and safeguard against each of them will only ever be partially successful, and it takes up a lot of resources. And not just in Mexico.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


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.

5 Key Takeaways from TMC’s 2017 Customer Forum


In the NAFTA modernization, the United States is expected to push Mexico and Canada to increase their de minimis levels to be more in line with the United States. Where possible, they should include multi-stop lanes in the procurement event, minimizing the introduction at time of shipment tender. Each and every day, shippers are tasked with delivering the right products to the right place, at the right time and for the right cost.

5 Key Takeaways from TMC’s 2017 Customer Forum


In the NAFTA modernization, the United States is expected to push Mexico and Canada to increase their de minimis levels to be more in line with the United States. Where possible, they should include multi-stop lanes in the procurement event, minimizing the introduction at time of shipment tender. Each and every day, shippers are tasked with delivering the right products to the right place, at the right time and for the right cost.

Three Ways to Ensure Resilient Supply Chains

Arena Solutions

As we see with the COVID-19 pandemic, recent tornados in Tennessee, past hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, or labor unrest in other parts of the world—threats brought by natural or man-made disasters—can impact your supply chain, whether you have a global network or rely on partners across town. Having a single source of truth is also critical to proactively collaborate and identify replacement sources for parts you are no longer able to procure.

Portrait of a Steel Town: Where Others Fear a Trade War, Coatesville Sees Hope

Supply Chain Brain

steel imports, and last week, the president ended a temporary exemption from the tariff for the European Union, Canada and Mexico — three close American allies that together account for 40 percent of imports. Canada, Europe and Mexico have announced retaliatory levies. SC Analysis & Consulting HR & Labor Management Global Trade & Economics Industrial Manufacturing All Logistics Global Logistics All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) are designed to boost economic growth through trade by opening markets by way of progressive removal of customs duties, eliminating or reducing trade barriers and tariffs, lifting restrictions on services and even through public procurement. Mexico. Uncovering and mitigating trade risks in international operations.

Congratulating our Real Results and ICON Award Winners


McKesson, the oldest and largest healthcare company in the United States, needed to overhaul its procurement function with a redefined supply chain strategy. Walmart Mexico is receiving the Real Results Award for Teamwork following a large category management initiative. With operations encompassing 2,400 stores in Mexico – and growing by around 60 to 100 stores annually – the company has a complex store and floor footprint to manage.

Trade Acronyms as a Second Language

CH Robinson Transportfolio

NAFTA is a Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico that entered in force on January 1, 1994. NAFTA also includes chapters covering rules of origin, customs procedures, agriculture and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, investment, trade in services, protection of intellectual property rights, and dispute settlement procedures. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. and Mexico authorities confirm international trade related activities, such as customs brokerage and border clearances, are considered essential and to continue as usual. Mexico Customs informed operation schedules will continue as usual, yet, because of the health contingency measures to access Customs areas, some delays may be experienced. Capacity is much better inside Mexico, but it is still tight once the shipments cross to the U.S.

Mitigating the Impact of the Coronavirus on Supply Chains with Machine Learning and Real-Time Visibility


Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. By using AI and ML, companies can better model and predict demand and fine tune their inventory from procurement to transport to warehouse to routing supplies to locations ahead of demand. A New York Times article from August 2019 highlights how much artificial intelligence (AI) is indebted to humans.

Blockchain for Responsible Sourcing – Where Does It Fit?


Every mango would be stamped with a lot number that would follow it throughout its journey from the mango farm in Mexico to the prepared food display. The mangoes were the Tommy variety, harvested on April 24 on a specific farm in Oaxaca, Mexico, treated for invasive insects, imported to the U.S. Blockchain is a revolutionary technology — without a doubt.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

First, Hurricane Harvey, which formed on August 24 as a Tropical Storm in the Gulf of Mexico, soon strengthened into a massive Category 4 Hurricane and stalled over a commercially vital region of Texas, dumping record levels of rain, as much as 52 inches in some regions, causing widespread and extensive flooding in the Houston and surrounding low-lying areas.

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