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.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

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. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

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By combining real-time asset tracking and condition monitoring of production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures to keep your production running long before goods receipt. But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. This is even more true if the transport is intermodal, i.e. where land, air and sea freight are combined.

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

Talking Logistics

project44 Announces Multimodal Integration with Oracle Transportation Management. enVista Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance. Photos from JDRF Ride to Cure in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained.

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

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. More than just charity.

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. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico. Global Forwarding Global Trade Resources Transportation Policy Uncategorized

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.

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

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CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. 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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26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

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Dave Munson @saddlebackbags Dave Munson is the founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather and of their leather factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing. It is no longer sustainable for companies to delay the enhancement of their procurement and supply chain organizations.

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.

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

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Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

Even if a supplier’s factory is not flooded, the infrastructure (power, water, transportation, etc.) Interconnected global supply chains, heavy dependence on chemical products and the lack of sub-tier visibility are key factors affecting recovery timelines.

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Three Predictions for the Supply Chain in a Trump-led America

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In Trump’s America, products or components sourced in China or Mexico will be subject to new tariffs. As tariff fees come into play, they must be factored into landed costs of goods, balancing excise taxes with transportation costs and lead-time requirements, to determine the right mix.

China-US Trade War and its Effects on US Distributors

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While this deal isn’t as sweet as the trade deals the US has worked out with other countries like Canada and Mexico, it still results in a great opportunity for cheap goods sourced from China. You’ve likely heard by now about the looming trade war between the US and China.

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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. Elementum is constructed as a series of apps, including the modules of inventory, transport, manufacturing, and source.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

How Will Smart Cities be Financed?

Enterra Insights

Arzu Tekir ( @Arzu_Tekir ), Co-founder and Head of Strategy & Business Development at URBANARBA, notes, “This growth brings the need for constructing new buildings, roads and transportation systems. In terms of time savings, the “Istanbul system stands out as the most successful example among its peers, leaving behind Johannesburg and Mexico City. ” Procurement structures : “What is the optimum level of private sector participation?”

Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 4, Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico. Hire a company with significant experience in shipping to and from Canada and Mexico. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Pros: If the 3PL is good at procurement, they can build a large network of partners / carriers. 4, Transportation Management System (TMS). Bigger 3PLs will typically have a carrier procurement group and thousands of partner relationships. Canada & Mexico. Hire a company with significant experience in shipping to and from Canada and Mexico. Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.

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Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment

NC State SCRC

He began by discussing how Free Trade Agreements, along with labor costs and transportation rates, are among the three most critical elements to factor in when analyzing global supply chain decisions. It excludes Canada, USA, Mexico, Chile, and Peru.