How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

September 22, 2020, marked the first day of fall in the United States. Robinson’s historical shipping trends show that this seasonal demand growth creates a “fall season,” similar to floral, produce, and grilling seasons.

Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic

Jaggaer

From early on in the Covid-19 pandemic , and for pretty obvious reasons , procurement in healthcare and pharmaceuticals has been in the spotlight like never before. The post Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic appeared first on Jaggaer.

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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. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

Tariffs and Procurement: A perfect match?

Proxima

According to recent Procurement Leaders research , 40% of category managers are anticipating risk associated with tariffs. would result in charging $30 per pound of widgets shipped whether widget sold for $100 or $200 per pound. The United States imposes new tariffs of 15% on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports. How Procurement fits into the equation. This is where Procurement comes in. The post Tariffs and Procurement: A perfect match?

Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. Hanjin Shipping, a South Korean company and the seventh largest container shipper in the world, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, which has prompted significant questions and confusion around the world as to how this will affect global shipping. The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

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.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. The trade war between China and the United States dominated the news in 2018. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia.

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Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Each state has a rich manufacturing economy. The supply chain impacts will ripple across the states as Florence moves west. Across the United States, triage teams are working to minimize the impact of Florence. It is now closed at the start of a busy shipping season as companies prepare for holiday inventory builds. While ships on the water are moving to other ports, this will put a strain on the US port system that is struggling with capacity issues.

5 Differences Between Europe and U.S. Transportation Procurement

TMC

As companies expand globally through mergers or organic growth, many are faced with the decision of whether or not to combine logistics teams and apply a universal truckload procurement strategy across multiple regions. To obtain the most effective results, best practice requires adaptations to truckload procurement strategies. Truckload Procurement. But for starters, here are a few highlights to consider as you think about your procurement strategies.

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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Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. The trade war between China and the United States dominated the news in 2018. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Hanjin affected United States a lot more, the bankruptcy of Hanjin affected the United States a lot more than it affected the rest of the world. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

These Rare Earth Elements have long ago been abandoned for mining and processing here in the United States and are part of our reliance on Chinese sources of supply. Molycorp, a key producer in the 1980s, and other companies shipped their oxides to China for refining and value-added production into metals, alloys, and magnets. The United States should establish itself as a world leader in the next generation of substitutes and reap the benefits of its findings.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

And the latest Census Bureau data indicates there are over 6 million companies in the United States. 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.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

And the latest Census Bureau data indicates there are over 6 million companies in the United States. 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 (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN). Shipping Rates to Increase for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Services. Free Shipping as a Competitive Weapon (and Loss Leader). A couple of weeks ago, Target announced that it would offer free 2-day shipping this holiday season.

The Politics of Global Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

One school of thought is that “OPEC is trying to drive out the competition” That is, they are hoping to be able to drive out many of the directional driller outfits using fracking technology that has boosted output in the United States over the last two years. In addition, the railroads which have been run at peak capacity due to the plethora of oil being shipped by rail will see a downturn.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Professor of Supply Chain Procurement at Rutgers University), the article discusses some key traits held by the best supply chain managers. In the Fleetowner article, author Sean Kilcarr discusses a textbook example of a massive supply chain crisis: Hurricane Sandy, which devastated large parts of the United States back in October 2012. International Motor Freight (a drayage carrier) lost 130 brand new trucks, and couldn’t ship anything out.

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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Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

A distributor or manufacturer’s strength is in making product—its focus is procurement and streamlining production, but without the capability to fulfill orders, it is doomed. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated. Mexico, in particular, is becoming a preferred locale for manufacturing services, due to its close proximity to the United States.

“You’re Only as Good as Your Worst Supplier”

Talking Logistics

“People always ask, ‘What’s the one thing that keeps you up at night?’ ” United Technologies Chief Executive Greg Hayes said last month. “It’s That quote came from a Wall Street Journal article published last week about supply issues Pratt & Whitney (a unit of United Technologies) experienced this summer that almost brought its engine production operations to a halt. Here are some additional details from the article: Pratt had contracted with United Parcel Service Inc.

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.

3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

Inventory measurement is critical and it is money after all in that it took a capital expense to procure. Promise time, lead time, cycle time, transit time, delivery time, unloading time, processing time, queue time, quality assurance time, processing time, turnaround time, receiving time, and shipping time to the customer, (and I bet you could think of more "times" to measure!). It was originally developed by the United States Defense Department at an unknown cost.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

This requires a new broad look at the business of transportation supply chain, including supply chain management, logistics, & procurement. Freight transportation costs in the United States amount to about 6% of the GDP, which means that a large portion of a company’s supply chain costs come from transportation.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

For example, the China-owned COSCO and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have confirmed their merger. Some carriers are already reviewing their rail contracts to possibly price routing via the United States East Coast (USEC) to the battleground region on which U.S. This leads to a surplus of containers at specific points in the United States. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season.

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El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño. As a result, some shipments moving from Asia to the Gulf Coast and eastern ports of the United States will be forced to reduce cargo loads to meet the new requirements. by Kirsten Watson It’s not often that a weather phenomenon becomes part of the pop culture zeitgeist.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to this regulation, the marine sector emissions in international waters will be slashed even outside the emission-controlled area: ECA s (Emission Control Areas; The Baltic Sea Area, The North Sea area, The United States, Canada, and the United States Caribbean Sea area). The ships now have to reduce their Sulphur emission by over 80% – 85% by switching to Lower Sulphur Fuel. Ships and carriers use heavy fuel oil that contains Sulphur.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. Normally, we see a rush in ocean shipping just before the Chinese New Year (CNY). In fact, JOC.com sites many Southeast Asia countries—including India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia—have significantly grown their imports into the United States, anywhere from 13-37% compared to last year.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To me, it was a metaphor of the then current state of the American manufacturing industry, once the strongest in the world. Moser: The goal of the Reshoring Initiative is to bring good, well-paying jobs back to the United States and all of North America. Whether a company is buying from a contract manufacturer in the United States or overseas, there are more costs associated with each transaction than just the purchase price of the goods.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

El Niño is set to bring copious amounts of precipitation to California and the Southern United States. That’s good news for agriculture and manufacturing in the state, two industries that rely heavily on almost nonexistent water. This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. POS displayers and other packaging material can be stored flat and assembled shortly before shipping. For ecommerce, the design of the products can determine how much packaging is needed to protect and ship the products. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. POS displayers and other packaging material can be stored flat and assembled shortly before shipping. For ecommerce, the design of the products can determine how much packaging is needed to protect and ship the products. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

Collaboration between marketing, product development, finance, procurement and supply chain teams saves costs along the value chain and gives your brand a competitive advantage. POS displayers and other packaging material can be stored flat and assembled shortly before shipping. For ecommerce, the design of the products can determine how much packaging is needed to protect and ship the products. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

Coronavirus Highlights Fragility of Global Supply Networks

Jaggaer

The ease with which the virus can be spread, even by people who have never been to China, let alone Wuhan, was highlighted by a case in the United Kingdom. Procurement professionals around the world are sitting up and paying attention, especially in sectors with globally integrated supply chains. million units. million units – are manufactured in China itself, either directly by German companies or with Chinese partners. .

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Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

I did an update on that piece in 2017, and then did a deep dive on shipping. For example, someone would be presenting on a problem in shipping, and someone in commercial real estate would say, ‘Oh my god we have the exact same problem. A supply chain is really any network of organizations that work in collaboration to aid the procurement, production and movement of goods from producers to suppliers.