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. Make sure that all internal team members and external customers understand the current volatility and are validating purchase orders before being shipped to or from the border. Mexico Border Situation appeared first on Transportfolio. On March 27, U.S.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. 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.

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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. Shipping costs.

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

Talking Logistics

Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN). Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader). A couple of weeks ago, Target announced that it would offer free 2-day shipping this holiday season. Photos from JDRF Ride to Cure in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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.

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. FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager. Mexico trade. According to the press release: Con-way Truckload today derives 35 percent of its revenue from shipments destined for or originating in Mexico.

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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.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend


Work with upstream suppliers to analyze their supply chain —including shipping costs, modes and mode-shifting opportunities, and order frequency—and how it affects your business. These functions must integrate easily into current logistics, invoicing , and procurement processes. Recently, as we do each quarter, we updated our transportation management system (TMS), we call the Cerasis Rater to provide even more reports using the data you create from shipping activity.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Shipping facilities are requiring all individuals including drivers to wear a face covering such as a scarf, neck gaiter, bandana, or other type of mask, surgical mask or dust mask upon entering. Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

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. PCB’s were outsourced in the 1990’s, and final assemblies not long after, but the system house where it was all consolidated, putting it through your systems test and shipping it – was all outsourced to Penang.” ” 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.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. into Mexico by truckload and the increase of CPG export products from Mexico to the U.S., Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas.

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.

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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Supply Chain Manager for Global Supply Chains

Murano Corporation

Those days were gone forever when manu-facturers in pursuit of cheap labor first went to Mexico and then to China. Disjointed Supply Chains Every supply chain partner uses one or more systems to handle its Order-To-Cash and Procure-To-Pay business processes and of-ten times their internal processes are frag-mented. The “Sell” and “Buy” side capabilities of Supply Chain Manager is encapsulated in its Advance Ship Notice (ASN) module.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020


There is now a focus on educating shippers to not ship unless the consignee has confirmed they are open. 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.

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

6 River Systems

To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times. It will also track your goods right from the moment an order is received, its journey through the supply chain until it leaves the warehouse for shipping. Dave Munson @saddlebackbags Dave Munson is the founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather and of their leather factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing. Who should we source and procure from and in what quantity?

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

The amount of fuel used is dependent on the speed of the ship. The smaller Panamax ships (~5,000 TEU capacity) will consume ~63,000 gallons of marine fuel per day when operating between 20-25 knots. Fuel consumption can drop by almost a third when ship speeds are reduced by 10% (called slow-steaming). Chris was director of supply chain at SharkNinja where he was responsible for procurement, inventory management, and new product development.

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports


But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. Here’s an example: an adhesive arrives by ship at the port of Marseilles in the south of France. Or another example: a shock-sensitive component made of carbon fiber is to be transported to a plant in Mexico by truck. This significantly optimizes the procurement process.

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

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The company is also focusing on freight savings, expanding its TMS to include more destinations and vendors, shipping more volume through a consolidated network (instead of direct to store) and working with suppliers on various savings strategies. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.

Why SMEs May Lead a Shift Away from China Sourcing

Logistics Bureau

Heading the list of alternative manufacturing hubs are Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Mexico. Small businesses may be nimble enough to rapidly shift away from China, but larger businesses may take longer to turn the ship onto a different trajectory.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Mexico and Cross-Border. Mexico border crossing restrictions for non-commercial, non-essential operations have been extended until further notice. and Mexico customs operations continue as usual with no schedule restrictions; minor delays with no major impact for airport and ocean clearances. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.

Podcast: Rob Handfield on Suppliers, Data, Tech, and Talent


Meanwhile, salespeople for suppliers were trying to work around procurement. For example, if we’re manufacturing something in China there are labour costs, the costs to ship, plus tariffs. In the post-COVID world, suppliers in the US, Mexico, and Canada will become much more integrated. For example, there are around 200 startups for procurement analytics. Rob Handfield has over 30 years of experience in supply chain as an educator, researcher, consultant, and author.

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


You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx). At Flex, Tom had a scope that included the entire end to end supply chain: procurement, transportation, warehouse management, as well as customer order fulfillment, customer service, procure to pay, and trade relationships. Experts believe the warblers sensed it through infrasound noises that storms make, and picked it up while the storm was still over the Gulf of Mexico.

Day 3: Lenovo Goes About Creating the End to End Transparent Supply Chain


So procurement will buy ahead, and work with suppliers to understand the situation in the market, and that may drive up inventory in one sector. We can also build a product anywhere and ship directly from the plants, as most of our products are build to order, with a 3-4 week order entry to delivery day. OE to ship is about 5 days. We know the product is available, and industry standard, and can be shipped in 7-12 days.

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The CEO said that the supplier had shipped us a poor quality product. Our Mexico based operation was completely dedicated to this capability. 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. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Strategic shippers ship more than transactional shippers and they typically require customized solutions and a dedicated team. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico.

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Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally


One key topic of discussion has, of course, been US trade and bringing jobs back, the reversal of Carriers decision to move a manufacturing plant to Mexico, and proposed tax, or ‘border adjustments’ as they are often called, for US companies that have ranged from 35% to 45% (Trump has quoted both rates historically) to import foreign manufactured products. ship directly from Mexico to Japan for those Japanese customers).

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Canada & Mexico.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Canada & Mexico.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020


Mexico and Cross-Border. CPG customers are still shipping but some of them have been affected in the northwest by regional state closures. The Mexican government has announced that Mexico will be facing phase 3 of the coronavirus outbreak in approximately two weeks, which is suggested when Mexico will see the highest peak of COVID-19. and Mexico Customs authorities confirm border operations between U.S. and Mexico continue on normal schedules.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Southern California: There were mega ships that were set to arrive over the weekend that were intended to take empty containers out of the ports and bring them back to China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Mexico and Cross-border. Schools and universities are closed until April 20 and more companies in Mexico are asking employees to work from home. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020.