What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. Access a broad network of transportation modes to mitigate against the risk of closures by leveraging air and rail services to make sure your freight keeps moving.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning the Washington Post rang. Transportation will become more variable; and even scarce. Work closely with transportation carriers. Last year transportation price increases were 2-5%.) The reporter wanted to discuss the implications of Hurricane Florence.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Guest Post by Arun Gupta, PhD

Supply Chain View from the Field

Arun Gupta recently went to a conference of the TPP in Washington, and was invited to share some insights on his visit and what he learned in a guest blog. Further, policies related to government procurement, state-owned enterprises, intellectual property rights, rules of origin, transparency, competition, trade remedies, and regulatory coherence are all elements of the TPP that can be detrimental to supply chains.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing


Better for the environment due to reduced transportation costs and distances. Sustainability is another increasing concern, and procuring food products from local farms, growers, merchants and manufacturers encourages sustainability programs and environmental protection.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. These topics are already being debated in Washington, and a couple of news items this week will certainly add fuel to the debate.

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Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

Bindiya Vakil ( @BindiyaVakil ), Resilinc CEO, notes, “Supply chain, sourcing and procurement professionals are on the front lines of managing global trade risks for their companies. ” With both parties already gearing up for next year’s election, dysfunction will remain the operative word in Washington. The American Journal of Transportation reports supply chain risk management company Resilience360 also published a list of the Top 10 Supply Chain Risks for 2019.[3]

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport.

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts


iconic places, such as the Route 128 tech corridor around Boston, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and, of course, California’s white-hot Silicon Valley.

Worried About Foreign H-1B Hirers? Award More H-1B Visas!


These firms provide a valuable service: taking the risk and complications out of procuring H-1B visas. Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain Cost Management Results: Deere & Company’s supply chain cost-management achievements included an inventory decrease of $1 billion, a significant reduction in customer delivery lead times (from ten days to five or less) and annual transportation cost savings of around 5%.