Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

How to build an automated warehouse system: which new technologies do you need and why?

6 River Systems

Many warehouses are seeking ways to leverage automation for better efficiency, but building an efficient automated warehouse system requires careful selection of the right technologies. Your warehouse systems and software need to be able to share data between them, but those systems are not all the same and may have different data formats. APIs enable applications to collect data from disparate warehouse information systems, supporting integration and eliminating data silos.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation. Source ID. Source ID.

Stack It High and Watch It Fly: Is Vertical Inventory Storage Always the Answer?

6 River Systems

The Shanghai Skyline Warehouses have also adopted this strategy. And this made sense when warehouses were truly pass-through for inventory. It used to be that you would source, manufacture, store, send to a store and then the consumer would access that inventory. Now it’s possible to drop ship directly from the factory floor or fulfill an order directly from a warehouse. This is particularly crucial to warehouse operators.

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. In 2017, the company opened a new distribution center in Indiana to accommodate rapid growth.

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.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. We found equipment and materials that can’t be sourced locally. The company searched for smart people who understand what the next new technology will be. As globalization has taken place, more things can be sourced locally.

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on Tuesday unveiled the perks of its new membership program, Walmart Plus, which will grant subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts and no checkout lines. Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. New York Times].

How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

For example, Anil Kaul ( @anil_kaul ), co-founder and CEO of Absolutdata, asks two fundamental business questions: “What will consumer behavior and profiles look like in the new normal? ”[2] Given the paradigm shift in consumer behavior, brands and retailers need to understand how the consumer landscape has changed and what they can do to succeed in this new environment. Consumers are using new channels.

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Google Express, Its Supply Chain & Viability

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

It currently serves the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., In New York, where competitors include Fresh Direct, Google Express only has 1% of the market. per order for a one hour delivery), utilizes inventory from both its warehouses and local stores and restaurants, and marks up some prices in comparison to the in-store prices.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. Luxottica presumably uses a dual sourcing and a base-surge strategy for some eyewear models with China being their low cost far away source for base supply and Italy being the close source to meet surges in demand. Source: [2] and Alibaba.com.

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With Covid-19 Supply Chain Professionals Are More Important Than Ever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the impact of the Coronavirus epidemic on Supply Chains – specifically, how the emerging crisis in China had placed new pressures on companies importing finished goods and raw materials from overseas. This goes for everyone up and down these organizations, from the warehouse hands all the way up to VPs of Supply Chain. From the inventory managers, to the demand analysts, to the strategic sourcing specialists and everywhere in between.

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Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

New business models are constantly challenging more traditional ones and supply chains need to adapt to these changing conditions. One needs only to look at the Amazon Effect to see how quickly a new market entrant can irreversibly impact the entire go-to-market strategies of entrenched market incumbents.”[2]. Supply chain transformation is not a new phenomenon. As new technologies emerged, supply chains transformed to take advantage of these technologies.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Success of New Business Models. This week, many of my friends will gather in New York for NRF. Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Retail generic products sold through new channels. It is a necessary capability for eCommerce and new business models.

Amazon Prime Now – The Cost of Expediting the Last Mile

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  Currently, Amazon’s outbound supply chain is comprised of fulfillment centers, sortation centers, and warehouses that specifically serve Prime Now customers.   In recent years, Amazon has been spreading its warehouse facilities more evenly across high density regions of the US. It is unclear how many additional Prime Now warehouses will be needed but Amazon has shown that it can scale its operations quite effectively.

Fishing for Supply Chain: How Red’s Best is Transforming Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

by Kevin McGowan A recent New York Times article demonstrated that supply chain management innovations can come from some unexpected places. In response to some challenges with provenance on their product, Boston-based seafood distributor Red’s Best created its own software to track where they get their fish, and where it goes once it leaves the warehouse. It’s no secret consumers, in general, care more and more how and where their food was raised and sourced.

Ecommerce Venture Capital Trends: Which VCs & Seed Investors are Investing in Ecommerce?

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To appeal to investors, you’ll have to start something promising that’s new and unique. Lerer Hippeau Ventures is a New York-based early stage venture capital firm, meaning it invests in companies that are just starting up but have a large chance of success (often Series A rounds).

The 12 Most Dangerous Companies of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Content Summary: Amazon , Seattle, WA: Seven workers have been killed at Amazon warehouses since 2013—including three workers within five weeks at three separate locations in 2017. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. New York and Atlantic Railway. New York and Atlantic Railway. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Supply chains are going to need to be more flexible and resilient in the face of unexpected change, and able to shift sourcing and distribution in days or weeks, instead of in months or years. Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups. New York only. airbnb), and to warehouse storage for absent small business owners. Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

Bankruptcy Court District of New Hampshire. For example, here are a couple of the contract terms he references in the declaration: - The pricing for sapphire [which GTAT was to produce] was the lesser of (i) the price agreed between the parties, (ii) the “not to exceed” price listed on a schedule, (iii) 95% of the lowest price offered by GTAT to any of its customers or (iv) 99% of the quoted price in a bona fide offer to Apple from another qualified source.

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

Supply Chain Nation

A New York Times article from August 2019 highlights how much artificial intelligence (AI) is indebted to humans. Because the virus is so new and there is very little historical data, Blue Yonder’s data science team is very busy feeding data into the AI-driven control tower to help visualize and predict current and future impacts of the coronavirus. That is because lots and lots of people are needed to help an AI system learn so that it can eventually act on its own.

This Week in Logistics News (November 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Real-time presidential election predictions on election day (Source: New York Times). JDA Sees Swift Adoption of Latest Warehouse Management Release. Trade restrictions among G20 remain high, despite slight slowdown in new measures. Mergers/Acquisitions Robots This Week in News Warehouse Management 4Solutions Alphabet AT&T Descartes Donald Trump drones JDA Software Marken NASA PetSmart.com presidential election UPS WMSBrexit passed.

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Supply Chain Alone Can’t Solve Sustainability But it Has a Part to Play!

Supply Chain Game Changer

climate summit convened in New York. It saw leaders from around the world pledging new initiatives to address the ongoing climate crisis, including a $60 Billion renewable energy commitment from Germany, and 15 countries including Britain, Norway and Costa Rica pledging to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. It’s also poised to deliver those changes in a way that will provide value to business, instead of becoming a new cost centre. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Management Challenges All Businesses Need to Understand

USC Consulting Group

Organizations that cultivate and maintain reliable yet malleable logistics channels can source the material needed to produce impactful products with minimal overhead and deliver these items swiftly to anticipative consumers. However, this rudimentary software is quickly becoming a remnant of the past due to the emergence of several new SCM technologies. Back in August 2018, Amazon earned a patent for a fantastical ecommerce innovation: the floating drone warehouse.

Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

In order to control its supply chain, they use a central warehouse to Germany to receive and ship products to local distribution centers in different countries. Under this program, they source products directly from small or medium-sized farmers. Moreover, they don''t have to build a brand new supply chain everywhere they go because they can utilize the existing infrastructure that JV partners already have.

Is This Fashion Trend Disrupting Your Supply Chain?

Elementum

The term 'fast fashion' is a relatively new concept, but it has already gained notoriety for its impacts on the retail industry. Clothing brands such as Zara manage to push new styles to their stores with little time passing from pieces debuting on the runways in New York, Paris, and Milan. Companies no longer replenish stocks but replace sold-out looks with new styles. Retailers such as H&M, Forever 21, and Zara have changed the way clothes are sold.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Some ports in China are clogged with arriving containers of iron ore, while warehouses are choked with goods that cannot be exported due to lack of trucks.

How Building Materials Manufacturers Can Address Rising Material Costs

USC Consulting Group

Raw material costs continue to increase as a result of recent economic developments – most notably, the Trump administration’s new tariffs on aluminum, steel and Canadian lumber. Lumber companies looking to tap suppliers in the Canadian market must grapple with historically high prices , according to The New York Times. Building Products Supply Chain Direct Costs Labor Planning Logistics Material Utilization strategic sourcing Supply Chain Optimization

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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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. The biggest career transformation for me was after leaving Dell when I joined Lucent in 2002 and entered supply chain in technology sourcing. We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area. My new iPhone X is over 1000X more powerful with 256GB in it! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Zebra adds social distancing warnings to warehouse workers' barcode scanners. Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus. initial public offering (IPO), attempting a listing on New York’s Nasdaq at a time of deepening tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Expanding the network of stations and establishing new road and air connections. As director and head of supply chain and transport industries at the World Economic Forum in New York and Geneva, I was facilitating groundbreaking research in supply chain and logistics innovation. In the 2010s, I saw more and more new technology solutions emerging in the logistics and supply chain industry. Knowledge or insights that are new. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution

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<p>New York-based Global Point Technology has been a leader in sourcing components and assemblies for OEM manufacturers from Asia for over 30 years. </p> <p>Global Point has deep relationships with automotive, telecom, defense, medical and office automation customers across the US, providing a wide range of services beyond sourcing.

The State of Supply Chain Management: An Interview with CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen

Supply Chain Nation

still needs to make repairs and further invest, but in other countries, for example, there are no cold supply chains or distribution capabilities with extensive consolidation functions, or warehousing and transportation functions that are seamlessly connected like we enjoy for the most part here. There were also quality and IP issues from sourcing in those parts of the world. Today we are elevating the professionalism in many of the source points.