The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain

Elementum

West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports. Impact on Supply Chain. So, while West Coast ports deal with post-strike congestion, Oakland may see even more problems.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia.

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Will Supply Chain Planning Productivity be a Hot Topic in 2017?

ToolsGroup

In fact, I can say from experience that supply chain planning automation that increases productivity can be a difficult sell, reminiscent of the scene from the movie Moneyball where Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) tells a room full of scouts that Jonah Hill’s character represents the new way forward. But this looks like the year attitudes are changing, particularly in forward-thinking supply chain organizations. Supply Chain Plannin

What’s Behind the Supply Chain Analytics Revolution?

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. […]. The post What’s Behind the Supply Chain Analytics Revolution? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

Competing on Data

Tecsys

Something that I like to call the 'Oakland Athletics Effect'. Analytics Business Intelligence Posts Supply Chain baseball benchmarks Boston Red Sox Brad Pitt Competing on Analytics competitive edge laggards leaders MIT MIT Sloan Moneyball Oakland Athletics strategic planning The Analytics Mandate Thomas Davenport

Data 40

Supply Chain News on US Gets First Stop Ever from New Generation of Megaships, but Ports ae Far from Ready for Regular Service

Supply Chain Digest

Giant CMA CGM Ship Visits Port of Los Angeles, Heads to Oakland, but Major Systemic Changes Needed, Drewry Says

Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

The High Cost of Poor Supplier Relationships

Talking Logistics

As noted in the New York Times article linked above: Most [large companies extending payment terms] are trying to maximize use of their capital, bankers who work with supply chain finance say. president and CEO of PPI, who is also a Professor of Marketing at Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University.

This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18)

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. The post This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”

NC State SCRC

In the movie, the new coach of the Oakland A’s baseball team uses analytics to build his organization from the ground up. To initiate their analytics journey, Siemens worked with Dr. Robert Handfield from the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative to create a white paper that helped define the vision and the business case. One of our newest SCRC partners, Siemens Building Technologies, recently shared their insights on creating an analytics strategy.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

One of the emails I did keep and read with interest was the first item in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Infor to Acquire GT Nexus. JDA Creates a More Profitable Omni-Channel Supply Chain. Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). The broad range of interactions that make the chain of commerce work can also be moved online. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM). I didn’t do it.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

These criminals find new ways to expand their networks and manipulate the retail supply chain every day. Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board. PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc.,

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year. Although this has always been a peak season for imported goods, more than 17,000 TEUs entered the Port of Oakland in the fall, which is a sum far more significant than data from 2017. Blockchain in the supply chain.

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What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. Trucking companies will have opportunities, but will need to have business development activities and an adequate supply of drivers for new routes. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Global Forwarding Panama Canal Ports Shippers TruckingThe Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

“Moneyball” and Your Business

Supply Chain Action Blog

A while back, the film “Moneyball” showed us how the Oakland A’s built a super-competitive sports franchise on analytics, essentially “ competing on analytics ”, within relevant business parameters of a major league baseball franchise. In an effort to do this, many companies have invested, or are considering an investment, in supply chain intelligence or analytics software. What about visibility of supply chain performance ? It’s baseball season again!

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. Those two markets have benefited from harvests in August and September, but last week's volume may also include ocean freight from the ports of Tacoma and Oakland, respectively. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

“Moneyball” and Your Business

Supply Chain Action Blog

A while back, the film “Moneyball” showed us how the Oakland A’s built a super-competitive sports franchise on analytics, essentially “ competing on analytics ”, within relevant business parameters of a major league baseball franchise. In an effort to do this, many companies have invested, or are considering an investment, in supply chain intelligence or various analytics software packages. It’s MLB playoff time, and my team (the Tribe) is there, again.

“Moneyball” and Your Business – All-Star Break

Supply Chain Action Blog

A while back, the film “Moneyball” showed us how the Oakland A’s built a super-competitive sports franchise on analytics, essentially “ competing on analytics ”, within relevant business parameters of a major league baseball franchise. In an effort to do this, many companies have invested, or are considering an investment, in supply chain intelligence or various analytics software packages. It’s MLB playoff time, and my team (the Tribe) is there, again.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

However, some of the largest most complex supply chains – like those at Walmart, Target Stores, Hasbro Toys and others – are seemingly able to pivot on a dime in response to external pressures on supply lines. It is a given that organizations operating at the levels of market leaders like Walmart and Target are using supply chain logistics IT solutions to help them manage millions of inbound and outbound shipments every year.

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

Talking Logistics

The company will offer the HighJump® Supply Chain Advantage suite to customers in the region. The press release goes on to say that “supply and demand in the truckload marketplace remain relatively balanced for now. This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

3 Jacksonville, FL: Many major retailers and suppliers are establishing facilities and seeking dynamic warehouse space in Jacksonville to streamline their supply chains and reduce logistics costs. 5 Oakland, CA: Oakland, CA has one of the busiest ports on the west coast and is situated at the intersection of several interstate highways.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

</p> <p><strong>#3 </strong><strong>Jacksonville, FL:</strong></p> <p>Many major retailers and suppliers are establishing facilities and seeking dynamic warehouse space in Jacksonville to streamline their supply chains and reduce logistics costs.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

They’d be the ones who were able to flex their supply chain and logistics plans to overcome some very challenging obstacles in the last 12 months. While some of the volume has returned to Long Beach and Oakland, there is still a significant contingent that continues to bypass the West in favor of eastern and southern entry points. Benjamin Disraeli said, “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. Corina Meoño is director of operations at Dedola Global Logistics , a global freight forwarder and provider of supply chain management services. She has over 18 years of experience in the supply chain management and cargo management industry. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The stores and warehouses are full, and it’s time for the shopping to begin,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. Retailers have been bringing in merchandise since late summer, and supply is ready to meet the increased demand that has been building throughout the year.”. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. a trailer refurbishing and manufacturing company which supplies trailing equipment to the company’s trucking fleets. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

When imports break records two months in a row , it’s hard to see that as anything other than a good sign about what retailers expect in consumer demand,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast.

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Supply Chain Nation

My first job ever was through an Exploring Leadership program where I was a public relations intern with the Oakland Raiders. In all roles – from wine to tech to supply chain – one of the things that has been a challenge was getting comfortable with not knowing it all, as well as not comparing my start or middle to someone’s middle or end. The post Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

Belly space in passenger airliners, already in short supply, has been drastically constrained by restrictions on flights into and out of China, which came into effect on March 29. This decline follows a bleak performance in February, when container volumes into the Californian ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach from were down 35.2 Make sure that your supply chain is ready to catch and ride the wave when it reaches you.

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Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Supply Chain Nation

My first job ever was through an Exploring Leadership program where I was a public relations intern with the Oakland Raiders. In all roles – from wine to tech to supply chain – one of the things that has been a challenge was getting comfortable with not knowing it all, as well as not comparing my start or middle to someone’s middle or end. The post Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.