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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Some mornings I would ride my rocket ship, evading asteroids and alien cruisers along the way, and I would barely make it to school on time (I mean, the space station), with just enough fuel to make a safe landing. The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico to invest $1.3 billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters).

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

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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

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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. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. PST will ship the same day.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. Logistics leaders in our survey also shared how the changes in revenue affect their supply chain: Impacts on warehouse space. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

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

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In my experience, companies find themselves in difficulties with suppliers by either taking the cheapest quote looking for the one-off score (when that approach is not the best solution for the sourcing at hand) or by treating that supplier business as a subservient partner (in name only) even when the rhetoric espoused is we partner with our supply base. To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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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. 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. That might mean diverting from Los Angeles/Long Beach to Canada or Mexico.

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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 With both onshore and offshore projects, incredibly large collections of equipment must be loaded onto a ship for at least part of their journey to the site.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

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New Distribution Strategy For Market Leading Kewill Clippership® Parcel Shipping Software. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). percent for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. OzLINK, for example, has an existing partnership with NetSuite and the company released this week a set of NetSuite SuiteApp extensions for its OzLINK solutions to further integrate eCommerce orders and optimize warehouse processes.

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


Lucky are the companies that can shift production to other countries like Mexico or Vietnam. With real-time visibility capabilities, customers can gain time to resolution to proactively identify issues deep in the supply chain, e.g. “where is my inventory,” and leverage ML-based recommendations to find alternate sources of supply and integrated execution capabilities to turn recommendations into alternate supply shipments.

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


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.

Post-Election Supply Chain Predictions


In addition, Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA, leaving Mexico’s factories concerned about American companies halting business. Warehouses may be job seekers’ best bets. Trump wants to reduce American dependency on foreign energy sources—that could mean higher energy costs, but could also enhance America’s renewable energy businesses. Shipping companies are concerned that a decline in global trade will slow down an already lagging industry.

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. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Mexico and Cross-border.

In Louisiana, Trade War Makes Biggest US Port Tremble

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imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the European Union among others; Trump has threatened to add charges on up to $450 billion in Chinese goods, with the first round targeting $34 billion commencing July 6; and the erstwhile partners are retaliating. He’d either eat the cost or source goods elsewhere—but what happens if the new parts are a slightly different size or shape? The Port of South Louisiana is a trade juggernaut, handling the most tonnage of any U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

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Donald Trump’s Tough Talk on Trade With Mexico Weighs on Logistics Boom (WSJ – sub. Amazon captured the headlines in recent weeks with its various patent filings — from floating warehouses to underground delivery networks to lane assignments for autonomous vehicles. warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.”