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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. Utilize warehouses and secured carrier yards as drop points. Should your freight get stuck at the border due to the closure, make sure your transportation service provider has secure trailer yards and warehouses to temporarily store your shipment. Actively communicate with your procurement team.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

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

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? 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. Warehouse Efficiency

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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

6 River Systems

You also have to consider storage costs, warehouse maintenance costs, ordering new items, packaging, vendor costs — all these require spending money. If the right technology is infused with your warehouse and inventory management processes, it can greatly streamline your entire operations and grant value to your organization. To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times. Warehouse Efficiency

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

Cerasis

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. Warehouse management demand is also strong, accounting for 19 percent of all demand. 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.

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.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

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.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 3PLs that specialize in other services like air freight, sea freight, warehousing, etc. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships.

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

NC State SCRC

You can either ship it by boat from China (30 days) or by plane (FedEx). The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization. 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.

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. Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 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. Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. Canada & Mexico.

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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. 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

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. 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.