Coronavirus impeding supply chains worldwide

USC Consulting Group

One thing is for certain: The communicable disease has caused massive amounts of uncertainty and brought significant instability to supply chains in a variety of industries. Meanwhile, according to the latest estimates from the Institute for Supply Management, the NMI Index in February reached 57.3%. “The bottom line is COVID-19 supply chain uncertainty could create demand uncertainty as well,” Hayne said.

Is a 3PL Service Provider Right for Your Company? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post, republished with permission, from the Fronetics Supply Chain & Logistics blog. Fronetics is an inbound digital marketing agency specializing in the supply chain and logistics verticals. Recently, they started a series featuring MBAs in the supply chain space , and this post really stood out to us as Cerasis is a 3PL service provider focused on Transportation Management. .

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How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

China’s new manufacturing policy roadmap, unveiled in 2015 and called Made in China 2025, includes numerous policy initiatives designed to create an advantage for China in 10 key advanced-technology industries. Created with government funds and industry matches, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation program coordinates workforce initiatives and research efforts, helps vertical supply chains adopt technology standards, and strengthens networks of collaboration and innovation.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

Bankruptcy Court District of New Hampshire. A January 2012 article published in The New York Times , for example, focused on many topics, including the poor working conditions at Foxconn, but here is the excerpt that caught my attention the most: Apple typically asks suppliers to specify how much every part costs, how many workers are needed and the size of their salaries.

Walmart Expands Use of Scanning Robots, Launches MFC for Grocery

Multichannel Merchant

Walmart also unveiled its first fully operational Alphabot, its answer to the micro-fulfillment center (MFC) craze that is sweeping the grocery sector, at a store in New Hampshire. This is going to be a transformative impact to Walmart’s supply chain,” said Brian Roth, Walmart’s senior manager of pickup automation and digital operations in a blog post.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

Talking Logistics

This week, FedEx Freight drivers voted against the union in Newark, New Jersey , and Con-way Freight employees did the same in Manchester, New Hampshire. As I wrote last month, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , and facilitating the flow of information and documents across trading partners and customs agencies is a critical enabler.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 30 days. We expect outbound rates from New Jersey and New York to fluctuate in response to these reopenings. . However, the new order has a few modifications and allows for retail and other non-essential businesses to begin reopening on May 4. . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . New Hampshire . New Hampshire Gov.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Warehouses in New Jersey and New York are reopening in the next 10-20 days and we expect to see an increase in outbound volume as a result. . It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware.??? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? .

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning. But knowing the general breakdown of crop production, state by state, can help your supply chain roll with the punches. The Golden State is an invaluable resource to the domestic food supply chain.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Some of the other economic big hitters in the US faring poorly alongside Massachusetts include New York and California. New Mexico. New York. #28. New Mexico. #31. New Jersey. #38. New Jersey. New York. New Hampshire. #44.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] 6] The Deloitte study concluded, “Governments will need to coordinate with the private sector and explore new financing strategies to get infrastructure projects off the ground.”