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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. With the news that Secretary Nielsen is cutting short a trip to Europe, what can supply chain professionals anticipate regarding cross-border operations? Supply chain strategies. In addition, supply chain professionals can consider the following strategies to mitigate U.S.-Mexico Mexico border delays in an uncertain atmosphere: Look for opportunities to convert modes of services.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. 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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out The Supply Chain Detective! In Search of Broken Supply Chain Clues! “I need you to go down to Mexico right away. This would be a case for a Supply Chain Detective! The Buyers and Supply Chain folks were overwhelmed. On the one hand they were trying to do their day to day jobs including planning, order management, and securing parts supply. Check out The Supply Chain Detective! Subscribe Here!

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

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability. Effective supply chain management offers numerous benefits for companies, so overcoming challenges to keep things running smoothly is a top priority for supply chain professionals.

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

Supply Chain Nation

Blue Yonder understands the need for data to help our customers plan and respond to the supply chain not only in routine times, but also in times of crisis, such as now with the exponential spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The outbreak has a threefold impact on the global supply chain. The first is increased demand for items needed to combat the virus, such as medical equipment and supplies.

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


The head of supply chain for DCG is Tim Carroll, with direct reports of John Gannfors (CPO), Howard Katowitz (Planning and Execution), and Jerry Gross (Global Logistics). Howard noted that “Ben’s group doesn’t forecast perfectly, and it may also be a supply or quality problem, but the Geo Lead is the person who gets other engaged and brings all discipline together at once. The big priority is on “protecting supply”. If I am chasing supply, are doing great!”.

Supply Chain Manager for Global Supply Chains

Murano Corporation

Supply Chain Costs and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) One of the unintended consequences of the export of US manufacturing jobs is the rise of global supply chains. Those days were gone forever when manu-facturers in pursuit of cheap labor first went to Mexico and then to China. Global supply chains led to longer lead times which translated into reduced flexibility in meeting changing customer needs.

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.

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


Our 40 th Bi-Annual Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting was a great success, culminating with the student gallery walk, featuring 27 undergraduate and MBA supply chain projects. I kicked off the meeting with an overview of the current dilemma facing supply chain executives, given the uncertainties of tariffs with China, Brexit in the UK, and the disturbances in Hong Kong and the Middle East that create a path with many risks in every direction.

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). Data Science In Walmart Supply Chain Technology (Medium). Elemica Introduces New Benefits to its Digital Supply Network and Supply Chain Solutions for Improving Customer Experience and Digitization. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader).

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.

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


We continue see the COVID-19 crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy resulting in continued disruption on most of the global supply chain. Carriers are starting to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. 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. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Mexico and Cross-border.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


40’ Containers: The supply of equipment did improve in the second half of April and for the most part that has been sustained into May. The only market that stands out with a concern on supply is Kansas City. Carriers are continuing to see that more shipping facilities are requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Mexico and Cross-Border. Global demand for marine fuel specific to the container shipping sector is down ~ 10% YTD.

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.

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


Rob Handfield has over 30 years of experience in supply chain as an educator, researcher, consultant, and author. He is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State University, and is a prolific author of articles and books, most recently The LIVING Supply Chain (co-authored with Tom Linton). Supply Chain Next · 010 – Rob Handfield. Basically, Flex runs supply chains.

What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? Simply put it involves any activity associated with the backward movement of parts or goods or services back up through any stage, or stages, of the Supply Chain. The CEO said that the supplier had shipped us a poor quality product. Our Mexico based operation was completely dedicated to this capability. Reverse Logistics is an inherent part of most every Supply Chain in every industry.

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


This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. 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.

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.

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 Integration Manager. As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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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


Given our latest discussions on the impact of the Trump presidency on the supply chain, Tim Barnes’ excellent article shown below is exceptionally timely! This could significantly change the design of current production supply chains for major industrials and pharmaceutical companies. As supply chain leaders, we all know that CEOs and COOs make their manufacturing decisions based on a balance of lowest cost and customer accepted quality.

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 Oil and gas supply chain is generally project-based. 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


Deconstructing the supply chain to isolate transportation costs is where the opportunity lies. 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. Identify factors that impact your freight shipping costs.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020


The major theme in our commentary today is a continuation of dramatic disruptions that continue to wreak havoc on most of the global supply chain. We will continue to monitor the impact of stricter “safer at home” orders on shipments of non-essential goods, medical supplies, and consumer products. There is now a focus on educating shippers to not ship unless the consignee has confirmed they are open. Mexico and Cross-Border.

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, SupplyOn is able to offer Real-Time Visibility – a component of Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM) : it’s a solution that eliminates precisely this separation of data so as to allow seamless tracking of the material across all transport modes by means of a so-called pairing system.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020


We continue see the COVID-19 crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy resulting in continued disruption on most of the global supply chain. Mexico and Cross-Border. CPG customers are still shipping but some of them have been affected in the northwest by regional state closures. 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. CPG, food companies and other related industries are seeing surge volumes across their supply chain from inbound to plants, plants to DC’s / mixing centers, and DC’s to customers. Some retail supply chains are slowing, stopping as customers are staying home in many areas of the country.