Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Shipping costs.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy. If you fail to book in time, you may miss your delivery deadlines, or will have to use an expedited shipping method to meet them.

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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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According to PLS Logistics , global companies will install procurement managers in China for entire organizations by 2025. Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. For example, a consumer can access the Amazon Returns Center and initiate the shipping label printing and shipping of products from any internet-accessible device.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

Growing the logistics network means building partnerships with the right people

Supply Chain View from the Field

This involves direct shipping of products to distributors, which allows you to generate savings. This strategy allowed us better reach to our customers, by using existing distributors who already have a presence in countries like India and Russia. It is costing you money to unload a container, so the idea is NOT to touch it, and to ship it directly to the distributors. Growth of the global logistics network is fraught with increasing difficulty.

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Your Supply Chain to Increase Efficiency and Sustainability

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Sourcing and procurement departments exist to mitigate this issue, but input bottlenecks remain common. Storage and shipping costs can quickly cut into profit margins. Ali’s unique experiences in onshore and offshore supply chain management in the United States, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bahrain, and Yemen have produced results for customers’ ongoing work, which is now featured at some of the world’s most recognized brands

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

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The answer depends largely on whether OPEC, Russia, and other oil producers adhere to the supply cuts they pledged to on December 10th. Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). All of these entities could have a destabilizing effect on world peace and prosperity, whether it’s Russia and its military actions in Syria and elsewhere (not to mention its fighter jets buzzing U.S.