From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

ANCA Streamlines Procurement with the QAD Supplier Portal

QAD

Inevitably, the procurement process is complex and challenging to manage. Machines can’t be built and shipped without having the right parts in inventory , but at the same time, keeping parts on the shelf consumes space and cash. Procurement System Improvement Goals. Recognizing the vital importance of procurement to their business, ANCA management set about finding a tool to help. Streamlined Component Procurement. ANCA builds CNC tool grinding machines.

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Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. Expect tight capacity across North America.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Economic factors in the EU combine with cabotage to impact truckload procurement professionals: Cabotage makes drivers and equipment more readily available throughout Europe. In North America, cabotage is more restrictive. truckload procurement professionals experience the situation this way: Cabotage has significant limitations between the U.S., Truckload Procurement.” When EU and U.S.

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

AFFLINK

In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Excellent procurement is part of the reason that McDonald's has been able to grow from a small family barbecue restaurant into a global conglomerate with more than 35,000 restaurants in over 110 different countries. Today's food industry supply chain operators would do well to learn from the excellent procurement management example that McDonald's has set.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. There are situations when you may not be able to add to your lead times—an unexpected weather disruption is a great example—but understanding why your truckload lead times are short can help when you communicate to the rest of your business why shipping rates are higher or why the best transportation service providers reject so many tenders.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch). Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat).

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods! Other industries that don’t ship physical goods (for example Financial Services or Insurance) have adopted sophisticated Strategic Sourcing methodology for their Procurement.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

In support of a corporate divestiture, an experienced 3PL provider can offer a myriad of benefits, including: Immediate expertise and support in areas where a divested company has lost talent and insight; Valuable carrier relationships and advanced knowledge for optimizing supply chain performance; Input on best practices that have been gleaned from similar transitions with other shippers; Assistance with rapidly evolving shipping requirements, domestic and international; and.

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All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

Supply Chain Network

My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America. Over the next several years the TBG business grew from 20,000 square feet of facilities in Canada to more than 20 million square feet across North America with annual revenues of over $2 Billion. ig fan of procurement when used prudently and for the appropriate commodities and services.

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

While companies “talk” about collaboration with suppliers, in reality, the procurement organization is doing the opposite due to financial re-engineering placing more responsibility on the role of banks to fund working capital in the value chain. They are pushing costs back on Mondelez while Dell controls a major part of their channel through their direct ship model. I am a big fan of both his leadership and that of Annette Clayton, now COO of North America.

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. Technology companies in North America and Europe are especially dependent on contract manufacturing in China and just-in-time shipments.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio. Peak shipping season has heated up early. A predictable pattern of events follows: shipping volumes spike, space on airlines and vessels becomes harder to secure, and prices go up. The holiday peak season is one of the busiest shipping periods of the year around the world. Shoulder season; shipping ramps up. Peak shipping season. Shipping volumes start increasing.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager.

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Is Business ‘Transformation’ a Dirty Word?

QAD

Here’s what I mean: If a Global Engineering leader thinks her engineering department in North America should be running at $90M a year, and it is running at $100M, she sends that Regional Engineering leader a 10% budget task or reduction, and then there is a presumption that the regional leader will execute that task, people will be walked out and efforts stopped, and everyone will automatically figure out exactly what should be done.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. There was no such thing as supply chain in my consciousness early in my career – I was only vaguely aware of functions such as planning, production control, procurement, shipping and receiving. Subscribe Here!

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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. The impact on supply chains is particularly apparent in the following two broad areas— shipping and procurement of products/components/raw materials. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

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. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. EIPC is responsible for procuring the SUBWAY® brand’s food, packaging, equipment, utilities and services for over 4,000 SUBWAY® stores across Europe – by negotiating price, supply and distribution terms.

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Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

In addition to operating the largest green fleet in North America, Purolator has implemented a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, including a strict no-idling rule for its drivers, environmentally responsible packaging and a route optimization program that reduces overall distances travelled by vehicles.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. These are little vials with very short half-lives, and to ship them you need a category 3 ILS equipped airport so autopilot technology landings are possible.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

Is Robotic Process Automation the Optimal Route to the Supply Chain Dream?

EFT

As consumer appetite for eCommerce continues to scale, industries are under immense pressure to ship orders in the most timely and efficient manner. Primary Event: The 20th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Can machine learning in combination with robotics transform logistics?

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I’m speaking, of course, of the growing number of companies who are either making a choice to manufacture in America by never offshoring in the first place or moving manufacturing back to America from overseas. Also, throughout my career I have made promises to the youth of America that there will always be well-paying jobs in manufacturing for skilled workers. There are many names for it: localization, near-shoring, reshoring, and onshoring.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night

FLEXE

Limited Shipping: Dropshipping wasn’t designed for order fulfillment, which impacted Lull’s delivery promise, as well as everyday operations. Not only was dropshipping a suboptimal process for Lull, having only one location meant shipping times were longer and costs were higher.

Kewill completes the integration of LeanLogistics ahead of schedule

BluJay Solutions

The integration of LeanLogistics with Kewill has completed ahead of schedule and following the announcement of the transaction on May 2: Flagship, Kewill’s best of breed global Parcel platform, has been added to the LeanLogistics platform, providing customers with the added value of the global platform for parcel shipping. Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping.

Kewill completes the integration of LeanLogistics ahead of schedule

BluJay Solutions

The integration of LeanLogistics with Kewill has completed ahead of schedule and following the announcement of the transaction on May 2: Flagship, Kewill’s best of breed global Parcel platform, has been added to the LeanLogistics platform, providing customers with the added value of the global platform for parcel shipping. Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping.

Kewill Completes the Integration of LeanLogistics Ahead of Schedule

BluJay Solutions

The integration of LeanLogistics with Kewill has completed ahead of schedule and following the announcement of the transaction on May 2: Flagship, Kewill’s best of breed global Parcel platform, has been added to the LeanLogistics platform, providing customers with the added value of the global platform for parcel shipping. Kewill TMS customers have access to procurement processes for increased visibility into freight costs resulting in savings on shipping.

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. University of North Texas.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

It is responsible for the procurement of raw materials and components for the production plants all over the globe and the negotiations with our production cooperations. Before a project begins we go through a calculation phase to cost the logistics processes, packaging and procurement of new parts. Two years ago we opened production cooperations in South Africa and China and we are currently building another cooperation in North America.

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

6 River Systems

To survive the increasing customer demands you need shorter lead times and faster shipping and delivery times. It will also track your goods right from the moment an order is received, its journey through the supply chain until it leaves the warehouse for shipping. She is a global executive with a wealth of experience in leading procurement operations, business outsourcing, transformation and technology across industries.

Petrochemical supply chain in flux

EFT

There is also a need to track the availability of shipping, including train or truck as well as railcar storage, executives participating on a Petrochemical Update webinar on April 16, 2020 said. During this time what we’re seeing is that different marketplaces are impacted to a greater degree than others,” said Bret Bement, director of supply chain petrochemicals, North America at BASF.

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

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The company is also focusing on freight savings, expanding its TMS to include more destinations and vendors, shipping more volume through a consolidated network (instead of direct to store) and working with suppliers on various savings strategies. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor.