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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. Mexico border delays in an uncertain atmosphere: Look for opportunities to convert modes of services. Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. Access a broad network of transportation modes to mitigate against the risk of closures by leveraging air and rail services to make sure your freight keeps moving. On March 27, U.S.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

GlobalTranz

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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

GlobalTranz

This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. Most (66%) of the EU’s total tonne-km that are transported by truck are moved by in-country hauliers. Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained. Mexico border.

To build a stronger supply chain, U.S. should look to its neighbors

Resilinc

political leaders and geopolitical analysts advocate procuring more goods from other democratic countries. Here’s how and why it works: Mexico and Canada already rank as the United States’ second- and third-largest trading partners: Mexico provided 13.9%

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). project44 Announces Multimodal Integration with Oracle Transportation Management. enVista Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader).

Bipartisan Consensus on Chinese Threats: U.S. Must Build New Supply Chains with Allies

Resilinc

While the pandemic has given procurement managers fresh ammunition to advocate for greater resiliency within their corporate supply chains, geopolitical experts and a bipartisan coalition of legislators argue that the U.S. From ships to drones. and Mexico moves on land,” he said.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

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.

A True Supply Chain Transformation Requires the Proper Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

Mr. Frasquet is the executive director of corporate procurement, although his responsibilities include a much broader set of supply chain responsibilities than just sourcing. In Belcorp’s case they have four factories located in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. 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. Mexico and Cross-border.

Re-globalization, Trucks that Talk, and a True Pan-American Highway

Resilinc

After almost 40 years in procurement, Tom Linton is still excited about the business of supply chains. This approach cut costs but added time in shipping, which often inflated balance sheets. Highlights from our Live Chat with Tom Linton: The State of the Supply Chain .

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

We are pleased to provide another transportation market update for you this week. There is now a focus on educating shippers to not ship unless the consignee has confirmed they are open. Mexico and Cross-Border. Business - Transportation

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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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

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.

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

BlueYonder

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.

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. Mock has nearly a decade of operational transportation experience.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Freight Plus

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. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Freight Plus

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. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020

Transplace

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.

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

NC State SCRC

Co-location of supply chains will reduce disruptions, complications with transportations, government regulations, etc. You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx).

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?

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

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.

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.

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

NC State SCRC

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. Lenovo can build a product in multiple locations, and can balance supply even though some sites are further away and transportation can flex. Transportation costs will vary a lot as well. OE to ship is about 5 days. We know the product is available, and industry standard, and can be shipped in 7-12 days.

Transmission: Electric delivery trucks from Volvo, Lion get ready to roll in California and Canada

The Supply Chain Journal

In Q3 2020, a leading automotive supplier involved in the production of a highly anticipated SUV realized it needed to ship a mold overnight from the United States to Mexico. The transportation sector has recognized its role and is paving the way for a more sustainable future.

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. Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships.

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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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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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