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

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. 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

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

SupplyOn

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.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. This past week, some states announced a mandatory shut down of manufacturing plants in Mexico until April 30. The exchange rate in Mexico continues to fluctuate but is still much higher than the last few years at a historic of 19 pesos per dollar. This indicator affects transport companies in Mexico that have income in pesos as all their parts and some of their payments could be based on U.S.

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. Local drivers tend to transport freight across short distances, sometimes with multiple deliveries. Cabotage with Mexico is even more constrained. Mexico border. Canada, and Mexico. Truckload Procurement.”

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. I’ll repeat what I said back in 2014: You can make supply chain apps simple to use, simple to deploy, and simple to procure — but the rest of supply chain management is anything but simple; it’s complex and messy. Photos from JDRF Ride to Cure in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Mexico and Cross-border.

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. According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs. Mexico trade.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

We are pleased to provide another transportation market update for you this week. 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.

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. NAFTA also includes chapters covering rules of origin, customs procedures, agriculture and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, government procurement, investment, trade in services, protection of intellectual property rights, and dispute settlement procedures. The United States is currently renegotiating NAFTA provisions with Canada and Mexico.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

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. Based on the above three points, one can make the argument that the Canadian transport industry has not been as impacted by the pandemic as the U.S.

Aborn Viewpoint on Old Dominion revenue drop

Aborn and Co.

This, along with many other leading indicators (transportation data, inverted yield curves, lower GDP) still make the possibility of a recession in 2020 a real possibility. Aborn experts weigh in on Old Dominion's revenue dropping for the first time in three years.

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

DELMIA 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. These companies spent an average of 20% less on their buying operations, and the number of their procurement staff is less than half of their peers who do not have supplier diversity programs in place. More than just charity.

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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Trade War: Can Tensions Between the U.S. and China Lead to Changes in the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

multinationals are looking to alternative sourcing in countries such as India and Mexico. While the final negotiation and ratification of the “New NAFTA” have companies hesitating to make any sudden production moves to Mexico, careful consideration of the complex trade environment in India should not be overlooked. . Equally important, our customer-centric team has the transportation expertise and passionate commitment to help you soar.

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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.

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. A New York Times article from August 2019 highlights how much artificial intelligence (AI) is indebted to humans.

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

In today’s state, that transparency does not exist (or rarely exists), and it makes it very difficult for Transportation Operators to budget costs for 2020. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

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.) First, Hurricane Harvey, which formed on August 24 as a Tropical Storm in the Gulf of Mexico, soon strengthened into a massive Category 4 Hurricane and stalled over a commercially vital region of Texas, dumping record levels of rain, as much as 52 inches in some regions, causing widespread and extensive flooding in the Houston and surrounding low-lying areas.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 16, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-Border. 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. Mexico Customs confirms all airports, land ports, and seaports continue operating on normal schedules.

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

6 River Systems

Dave Munson @saddlebackbags Dave Munson is the founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather and of their leather factory, Old Mexico Manufacturing. “A giant problem we’ve had at our factory in Mexico, which I’ve heard is a huge problem in the US, too, is…” Vendors offering bribes to sourcing agents and sourcing agents asking for bribes from vendors. How many suppliers providing services to your company are not vetted by procurement/IT?

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

In today’s state, that transparency does not exist (or rarely exists), and it makes it very difficult for Transportation Operators to budget costs for 2020. Chris was director of supply chain at SharkNinja where he was responsible for procurement, inventory management, and new product development. He has also worked as assistant vice president of transportation for the Ascena Retail Group, and as operations director for Adidas-Group Mexico

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. 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.

The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The reality is that legacy transportation technology and the limitation of traditional supply chain practices are no longer enough to keep pace with the market,” says Bill Driegert, Head of Operations, Uber Freight. This is a natural evolution for procurement,” believes Lance Younger, Managing Director at INVERTO, BCG’s procurement and supply chain arm. The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Mexico and Cross-border. Schools and universities are closed until April 20 and more companies in Mexico are asking employees to work from home. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Mexico will shut down operations. Toyota will also suspend production of vehicles and parts in all of its plants in Mexico on March 23 and 24 to clean and disinfect, resuming operations on March 25. into Mexico will feel the pain of the exchange rate variability.

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.

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

6 River Systems

In 2017, DB Schenker opened a new regional headquarters in Miami-Dade as well as several new support offices throughout the Americas, with continuous investment in contract logistics focusing on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, as well as new Free Trade Zones and cross border facilities. In 2017, Smith & Nephew expanded its use of business network and cloud-based applications to support a centralized, efficient procurement process for managing spending from end to end.

5 Things Supply Chain Entities Need to Focus on In Trump’s Administration

Cerasis

By the end of the year, trade with Mexico and China will likely decline as well. Procurement Will Need to Adapt. The “Made in America” slogan has gathered attention around the country, but not everything that comes from China or Mexico is a finished product. Procurement must evolve this year. Furthermore, collaboration between differing supply chain entities will help to create more diverse procurement opportunities, explains Made in USA News.

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. Hire a company with significant experience in shipping to and from Canada and Mexico. . Understand the 3PL Business Models – Asset based, Non-asset based, Asset light.

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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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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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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?”

Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and Tariffs: What the Recent Tariff Delay Means for Retailers

BlueYonder

While near-shoring to Mexico, Canada or the U.S. What will be the impact on costs for production and transportation? It must consider meaningful news and events as well as understand constraints from partners, infrastructure, procurement, production, distribution, and transportation. What’s the scariest part of a horror movie? Knowing there’s a killer in the house but not knowing when or where they’ll strike.

Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and Tariffs: What the Recent Tariff Delay Means for Retailers

BlueYonder

While near-shoring to Mexico, Canada or the U.S. What will be the impact on costs for production and transportation? It must consider meaningful news and events as well as understand constraints from partners, infrastructure, procurement, production, distribution, and transportation. What’s the scariest part of a horror movie? Knowing there’s a killer in the house but not knowing when or where they’ll strike.