Shipping Steel: I.C.E. Transport Operation Moves 132-Foot Rails

I.C.E. Transport

A major rail line in the New York Metro area was able to source the steel rail it needed in the UK. The company arranged ocean transport to the Port of NY/NJ, but transporting the steel rail from New Jersey to Connecticut was going to be a challenge since some of the rail sections were 132 feet long.

Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

Kinaxis

Consider that in mid-April, the earliest signs of an outbreak of the disease surfaced in New Jersey. Health officials narrowed the source down to romaine lettuce, but identifying which romaine lettuce from where is still a problem. Whether it’s what we are putting in our mouths, what we are wearing on our backs or what we are using to do our work each day, consumers now want to know where it came from and if it was ethically sourced.

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The environmental and social value of Vertical Farming

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Data source: World Bank). Based in New Jersey, AeroFarms has raised US$100 million to grow a variety of produce (rocket, watercress, and baby kale) using its own patented “areoponic” technology -- a process of growing plants in an air or mist environment using 95% less water without the use of soil or pesticides. Source: AreoFarms). Christopher Tang. . We are facing an unprecedented food supply crisis.

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IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

According to a 2017 Michigan State University Supply Chain Management study , “supply chain and product complexity possess a number of sources that vex supply chain operations…customer accommodation is the first,” including the demand for speed and visibility into shipments. In response to this growing complexity, companies moving goods around the world are embracing digital supply chain solutions, powered by new tracking technologies and data analytics.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. The company was started in Vineland, New Jersey as a national hauling company by Israel Brown in 1932. billion (2019) Headquarters: Camden, New Jersey, USA CEO: Sid Brown 23.

Real-time Information Increasingly Important for Manufacturers

QAD

This access “reduced the time information travels from Chicago to New Jersey by just four milliseconds, from 17 to 13 milliseconds.” . Manufacturers we work with often mention the desire for a single source of truth and quicker access to information that improves decision-making with suppliers. Digital transformation strategies are delivering more responsive solutions and real-time information to change the way organizations operate.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. The September 2016 decision mapped out a clear new direction. Other sources reported that DB Schenker was not the only forwarder making this shift.

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Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. ”[4] They go to note, “Growing food in cities is not a new concept.” Growing crops indoors is not a new concept; however, new technologies are being brought to bear to make indoor, urban agriculture more efficient and affordable.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Sources: [link]. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Failure to exercise reasonable care in preventing accidents or incidents could result in you having to pay for the damages. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide.

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. The US has been plagued by a truck driver shortage, recently made worse with new federal trucking regulations and higher fuel costs.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Recently, I was afforded the opportunity to discuss the Reshoring Initiative with Moser in an effort to find out how it might help some of our customers and prospects understand their total cost of ownership when considering where they source and produce their goods. Ten years ago, when travelling in New Jersey, I drove by where the plant used to operate and broke down in tears seeing that the production was now all offshore.

Minority Supplier Payment Term Challenges at Diversity Alliance 4 Science: In the Shark Tank!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Networking sessions led to opportunities to bid on new business, as well as sharing of opportunities and challenges. In this case, the entrepreneur was Luke Twomey, Director of Finance, for Philosophy IB, a small diverse supplier from New Jersey. The “sharks” in this case included Todd Bittiger, Senior Manager of Sourcing from Novartis, Thierry Cauche, Finance from Novartis, Jon Heuser and Len Dunleavy, from J.P.

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. When compared to the Midwest, agricultural output in Massachusetts and much of New England is relatively small. New Hampshire. New Hampshire does not produce a substantial number of crops in either variety or quantity. New Jersey. New Mexico.

Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

The source for this increased volume comes from the economic reopening following shutdowns, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as agricultural output, which is peaking in several regions. And Midwestern manufacturing hubs are potent sources of outbound volume as parts of the industrial economy have restarted following their March downturn. Northeast Logistics—Outbound Volume from New York .

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Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

With the NBA Finals and NHL Finals wrapping up and the FIFA World Cup starting, sports fans are buying jerseys to support their home team, favorite player, and country. At the same time, these jerseys are costly: they can be as much as $200 on fanatics.com -- the largest retailer of jerseys in America. Figure 1: The cost of US Men's National Team jerseys is nearly $200 [1]. Figure 2: The Minnesota Timberwolves changed their jersey design and logo in 2017 [2].

Sports Jerseys and Lifetime Returns Policy

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

With the NBA Finals and NHL Finals wrapping up and the FIFA World Cup starting, sports fans are buying jerseys to support their home team, favorite player, and country. At the same time, these jerseys are costly: they can be as much as $200 on fanatics.com -- the largest retailer of jerseys in America. Figure 1: The cost of US Men's National Team jerseys is nearly $200 [1]. Figure 2: The Minnesota Timberwolves changed their jersey design and logo in 2017 [2].

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Ocean Spray, CSX (the rail operator), and fruit shipping companies partnered in order to enable Ocean Spray to ship more products intermodally from its New Jersey distribution center to the company’s Florida facility. Ocean Spray added new manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Florida to support the company’s growing customer base.

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? Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Advantaged: New York-New Jersey port and the southeastern ports of Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston. Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. Source: Boston Consulting Group. You might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports. In fact, the battleground on which ports compete for customers will likely expand and move several hundred miles west, toward Chicago and Memphis.

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?

Freightos

This new Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) rule amendment aims to reduce incidents involving containers on board ships, because incorrect declarations of the weight of packed containers is often a contributing factor. As Freightos research indicates, there looks to be a lot of work left to ensure that systems capture and report on verified weight, and that new information flow processes are bedded down. Ports are obligated to enforce the new SOLAS rules.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Advantaged: New York-New Jersey port and the southeastern ports of Norfolk, Savannah, and Charleston. Houston and New Orleans-Gulfport. Source: Boston Consulting Group. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015. Since the Panama Canal is scheduled to open this Sunday, June 26, we wanted to share it with you again.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops

ShipBob

Uniform sourcing rules for all taxable transactions. As of October 1, 2019, there are 23 member states that fully comply with the provisions of the SSUTA: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Supply Chain Management:Indicators from the 2012 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. On the supply chain fulfillment side, new initiatives, realities, and dealing with the effects of supply disruption have retail supply chain teams rather busy during this final month. Regarding unplanned supply disruption, the effects of super storm Sandy slamming directly into the New York and New Jersey regions of the U.S. About Us. Contact Us.

Campbell Testing Service to Deliver Soup to Customers’ Doors

Material Handling & Logistics

With the new crafted-soup test, the idea is to use ingredients from New Jersey and Pennsylvania -- near where the company is based. It’s an attempt to adapt to millennials’ taste for fresher, locally sourced ingredients. The soup company, which hasn't seen sales growth since 2014, wants to "challenge the conventional CPG model as to how products are developed, how brands are born and how we go to market.”.

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.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

The answers to those questions and more could significantly impact supply chain strategies, everything from sourcing decisions to network design, which is why my prediction from two years ago — that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process — is now a critical necessity. Now we’re witnessing a new convergence emerging: between the front-end of e-commerce and the back-end, namely logistics.