Puerto Rico Is Becoming the Ultimate 5G Test Zone

Supply Chain Brain

For logistics and supply-chain professionals, there’s a new way to think about Puerto Rico: a 3,500-square-mile test bed for 5G and internet-of-things technology integration

What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico

AFFLINK

Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. Puerto Rico is a U.S. On top of that, as an island nation, shipping to Puerto Rico is also naturally more expensive and limited. Here's what you need to know about shipping to Puerto Rico. An Overview of Shipping to Puerto Rico. For the purposes of the United States Postal Service , Puerto Rico is considered the "state" and the United States is considered the "country."

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Drugmakers Face Puerto Rico Factory Challenges with Shattered Infrastructure

Material Handling & Logistics

Drugmakers rode out Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, but keeping plants running while the devastated island picks up the pieces is likely to be tougher. Tax breaks and incentives made Puerto Rico the Caribbean’s economic powerhouse two decades ago, helping attract dozens of drug and device makers that built state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Puerto Rico officials have said that fully restoring power and water services to the island could take months or years.

Puerto Rico Infrastructure Ruined After Hurricane

Material Handling & Logistics

Estimates of damage in Puerto Rico could hit $30 billion, according to Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, as reported by the Washington Post. It may take months to turn the power back on. After Maria hit the island on Sept. 20, with winds up to 155 miles per hour, electricity was knocked out across the island. The island’s main electricity provider, government-owned Electric Power Authority, is racing to restore the island’s grid.

MIT Researchers Respond to Hurricanes Irma and Maria

MIT Supply Chain

Featured Humanitarian FEMA humanitarian supply chains Hurricanes Irma and Maria logistics of disaster response MIT Humanitarian Response Lab Puerto Rico devastationAs Hurricane Irma approached the Caribbean, public and private supply chains already affected and stretched thin by Hurricane Harvey had to ramp up again. Coordination was even more critical in order to leverage all available logistics capacity in meeting human needs.

Angels Go Above And Beyond To Support Puerto Rico Startups -- And The Economy

Marianne Hudson

Stewart Thompson is bringing 70 employees of Puerto Rican startups to Calgary. Angels, accelerators and entrepreneurs helped in extraordinary ways to support the startups affected by recent hurricanes. Supporters can have a hand in preserving the startup ecosystem in an emerging economy

Rebuild or Relocate? Disaster Survivors Should Be Able to Choose

MIT Supply Chain

Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, offers an example of how current disaster response mechanisms fail survivors in this regard. Featured Humanitarian FEMA helping disaster victims to recover Hurricane Maria MIT Center Transportation & Logistics MIT Humanitarian Response Lab Puerto Rico disaster survivors

Global Logistics—November 2014

Inbound Logistics

North Korea,South Korea,and Russia team up to test new trade partnership,GS1 global registry sets new standard with 15 million products,Middle East airports face growing congestion problem,Puerto Rico makes Panama Canal transshipment play with Port of the Americas project,Britain introduces supply chain slavery bill

IAG Cargo Opens New Route Between Spain and Ecuador

Supply Chain Brain

IAG Cargo has recently announced the start of a new route to Guayaquil, Ecuador, increased frequency to Sao Paolo, Brazil and Mexico City, and plans to restart regular flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Companies Weren’t Prepared for Hurricanes in 2017

Material Handling and Logistics

For companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year’s hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but also a wake-up call on how to better manage this type of risk going forward. based companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico. A recent survey found that 62% of companies affected by hurricanes last year admitted they were “not completely prepared” to deal with them.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Hurricane Maria, which slammed into Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, is a prime example of a catastrophe that reverberates through supply chains. It’s been reported, for example, that the destruction of medical device manufacturing capacity in Puerto Rico wrought by the hurricane has led to a national shortage of medical IVs, which has forced some hospitals to use alternative products and find new suppliers.

How and why do hurricanes get their names?

The Supply Chain Journal

For example, there was Hurricane Santa Ana that struck Puerto Rico on July 26, 1825, as well as San Felipe (the first) and San Felipe (the second) that hit Puerto Rico on Sept.

DHL Expands San Juan Cold Chain Facility

Supply Chain Brain

DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, is expanding its Certified Life Science Station in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico by investing in additional cold storage space and technology for the life sciences and healthcare sector

The Biggest Supply Chain Blunders of 2017

AFFLINK

Puerto Rico Aid. One of the year's most devastating failures in supply chain planning happened in Puerto Rico after catastrophic Hurricane Maria. While aid and supplies were crucially necessary, thousands of shipping containers from mainland United States and other countries became trapped at Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico's main port. The biggest impediment to Puerto Rico's supply chain was a lack of available diesel fuel.

Hurricane Sam to intensify on way to Caribbean

The Supply Chain Journal

territories like the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Hurricane Sam, the 18th named cyclone of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, will make big waves in Atlantic shipping lanes this weekend. Related: How and why do hurricanes get their names?

How to Dispute a Walmart Deduction

SupplyPike

What is a retail deduction? For retail suppliers, deductions can have a drastic impact on their bottom line. Deductions ( also known as chargebacks ) are the fines that suppliers receive from their retailers when a perceived issue has happened in the supplier’s supply chain.

How supply chain planners should spend their time, with cues from Chris Hadfield

Kinaxis

Or, plan for what might happen if, let’s say, Puerto Rico endured a severe hurricane, or if Houston was flooded, or if a tsunami hit the Philippines, or if earthquakes occurred in Mexico. by Duncan Klett I was fascinated watching the key note address from Chris Hadfield at the Kinaxis user conference, Kinexions 2017. Canadians and space junkies will know him as the first Canadian to walk in space and as a commander of the International Space Station.

Florida’s JAXPORT boasts record container volumes in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Volumes from Puerto Rico are up by 19% and volumes from Asia are 18% higher. May was a record month for container volumes at JAXPORT , the Florida port serving the greater Jacksonville area and beyond.

Synovos Names Walt Teesdale Senior Vice President of Operations

Synovos

Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Singapore and Europe. RADNOR, Pa. July 9, 2019 – Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced that Walt Teesdale has been named Senior Vice President of Operations. Teesdale, who joined the company in 2018, formerly served as a general manager for a leading North America engineering and technology services company.

Synovos Names Walt Teesdale Senior Vice President of Operations

Synovos

Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Singapore and Europe. RADNOR, Pa. July 9, 2019 – Synovos, the leading independent integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced that Walt Teesdale has been named Senior Vice President of Operations. Teesdale, who joined the company in 2018, formerly served as a general manager for a leading North America engineering and technology services company.

How Military Service Helped Me See Beyond Assumptions — and Embrace Differences

BlueYonder

My wingman in basic training was a gay, red-headed man from Puerto Rico who told me my Spanish needed help (which it did!). One day in early 2003, I was driving to my job at a local sandwich spot in Richmond, Virginia, when my truck decided to give out.

White House charts a course for drug supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

The report highlights the example of Puerto Rico, which has a large concentration of drug production facilities. This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here.

Supply Chain Efficiency or Resiliency

Adexa

On the other hand, Pharmaceuticals are a lot more exposed to policy changes, hurricanes (regional dependency in Puerto Rico) and cyberattacks than many others. Which Comes First?

If You Can’t Stand the Fire, then Tame It: Chef José Andrés and Supply Chain Management

Elementum

Tl;dr José Andrés is most famous for his acclaimed, Michelin star restaurants. However, it’s his humanitarian efforts that can teach us a lot about supply chain management. A Source of Inspiration In the constant chaos that is supply chains these days, it’s often difficult to find good news.

Synovos Releases Best Practices Paper on Bridging the Gap within MRO Supply Chain

Synovos

Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Singapore. RADNOR, Pa. – May 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced the availability of a new best practices article: MRO Supply Chain Best Practices: Bridging the Gap Between Maintenance and Procurement. The paper highlights the deep and consistent challenges within the MRO supply chain.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

GlobalTranz

This puts a strain on the existing transportation resources, and if mother nature wipes out the infrastructure in coastal areas, such as Houston, the Port of Miami or even shipments between Puerto Rico and the mainland, capacity tightens faster than anyone expects. Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. In April 2017, William B.

Synovos Team Members Earn Certified Reliability Leader Recognition

Synovos

Synovos provides services globally with locations in Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Singapore. RADNOR, Pa. January 21, 2019 – Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, announced three new team members have earned Certified Reliability Leader status from the association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP).

Current Events In Electric Trucking

Freight Plus

But that was before Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and Tesla’s entry level electric car (Model 3) experienced production delays. October 26th was supposed to be the day the world of short haul trucking got electrified. On October 6 th, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors & SpaceX, tweeted, “Tesla Semi unveil now Nov

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

Crowley Logistics offers “single-source, full-cycle supply chain management solutions linking Central America, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the U.S.”. Gulf Coast to Puerto Rico. Berman, a single-hull 302-foot-long barge, hit a coral reef near San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility: Will Blockchain Finally Eliminate Supply Chain Black Swans?

GlobalTranz

Supply chains struggled for months to return to operation, and in some areas, such as Port Aransas and Puerto Rico, recovery from the disastrous season is still on-going, eight-months after landfall, reports the Statesman. Supply chain risk is at the forefront of supply chain executives’ minds. Proper risk management can help supply chains navigate the complexities of post-hurricane recovery and increase productivity.

FreightWaves Classics/Pioneers: Malcom McLean changed the freight world with intermodal containers

The Supply Chain Journal

and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nearly 36% of the total marine container shipments between the continental United States and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam are carried on Horizon Lines ships. Malcom P. McLean was born in Maxton, North Carolina in 1913.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In a similar fashion, when Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria last year, the supply chain of two of the island’s most important industries—pharmaceuticals and medical devices—ground to a complete halt. As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Graham Parker. .

Borderlands: Mundi launches finance tool for Mexico-based freight forwarders

The Supply Chain Journal

The FCL shipments will be unloaded from Mexico’s Port of Manzanillo to various ports in New York and Los Angeles, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica.

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

Puerto Rico. The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Con-Way Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc.