Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

While we stay on top of all the rapid changes, we’ve also come across a lot of great online resources covering the coronavirus’ impact across the world from many different perspectives particularly COVID-19’s supply chain impact. We thought that there may be a lot of other people out there who could benefit from the convenience of having all these resources in one place. Our Favorite Coronavirus Supply Chain Resources. COVID-19 Media Supply Chain Resources.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Shipping Gazette Daily News. Since 1974 with industry-leading expertise in, well, American shipping. World Civil Aviation Resource Net.

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How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

We will continue to highlight free resources for those who are helping in the front lines — healthcare providers, fulfillment center associates, grocery store workers, and any others across the supply chain who are working hard for the greater good. . Use these core sections to find resources available to each specified group: For healthcare professionals. to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). Addition resources.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . They don’t have the time or resources to quickly identify and isolate the defective goods.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers

EFT

The Insight Hub doesn’t just give us an opportunity, for the first time, to house all this industry leading content in one place, it also gives us the scope, resources and platform to create, commission and curate a far broader collection of business-critical intelligence than ever before. In addition, you can’t really understand the full picture of supply chain risk without listening to a webinar we ran entitled: COVID-19: Implications on Inventory Planning, Sourcing and Procurement.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE HERE.

Private Blockchains Could Hurt the Shipping and Logistics Industry

Shipchain

In the shipping and logistics industry, enterprises are already beginning to realize that private blockchains are simply not the solution they’ve been sold. With only one central source of truth, private blockchains are just as vulnerable to attacks as regular servers or databases are. Private blockchains further entrench the fractures plaguing the shipping and logistics industry today. Blockchain Industry Logistics Public Blockchain Shipping Supply Chain

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Customers have the option to have products shipped to home or the store, and this eliminates any confusion about how much space is needed within each store. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In a single carrier environment, you limit your ability to find the best shipping option. Having a multi-carrier shipping solution solves this first mistake. When margins are tight and budgets are thin, where do you find the money to invest in a carrier agnostic, third party shipping application?

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Even if you only need to worry about one shipping lane today, future growth or market changes may mean you’ll need more lane options with different taxes and fees in the future. Source: “2014 Sales Tax Rates,” TaxTips.ca, accessed November 15, 2014. Did you know that the U.S.

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper! This is a must read for those who want to reduce costs in parcel shipping and increase overall proficiency in parcel shipping spend management! Managing parcel shipping spend in the 21st century is exceedingly complex. What is in the Parcel Shipping Spend Management White Paper?

Technology Improves Manufacturing Disaster Preparedness

DELMIA Quintiq

Predictive Analysis for Shipping. Businesses can make higher-fidelity predictions — including potential shipping delays — based on external forces like weather, storms, traffic pattern interruptions and more. There are other disaster preparedness technologies available too, like all-in-one purification and desalination systems so residences and facilities can purify water from any source during an outage.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. When quick shipping is a must, having the ability to respond to a high volume of orders from many locations requires a denser infrastructure than most retailers have. Good third party providers have the resources to set up flexible supply chain solutions that dynamically adjust to consumer demand.

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How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. When quick shipping is a must, having the ability to respond to a high volume of orders from many locations requires a denser infrastructure than most retailers have. Good third party providers have the resources to set up flexible supply chain solutions that dynamically adjust to consumer demand.

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Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The decision by President Trump to tell 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada and Latin America is astonishing given that all of humanity is facing the same crisis. Trump’s action with 3M raises questions for any country about what their Strategic Stockpiles should be and whether future sourcing decisions and actions should be based on parochial nationalistic needs or magnanimous global needs. No other country has the expanse of resources that the U.S. Subscribe Here!

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change in fuel sources may cause delays and higher costs. The road to compliance will likely affect schedules as vessels dry dock to change fuel sources. Using the low-sulfur fuel could lead to high demand of a limited resource, which will be more expensive than standard fuels used today. Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world. Industry trends can either support your goals or wreak havoc on them.

There Are Not Enough Women Supply Chain Leaders!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Other industries that don’t ship physical goods (for example Financial Services or Insurance) have adopted sophisticated Strategic Sourcing methodology for their Procurement. Guest Blog Post Human Resources Leadership Supply Chain ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider.

Supply Chain Should Lead the Boardroom … the Coronavirus Proves it!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Additionally the lack of availability of goods to ship, and the spread of the actions to contain the virus in the transportation sector, have drastically reduced the amount of goods being shipped to points of demand. Consider that over 90% of all goods are shipped over the ocean. With fewer ships and goods arriving in destination ports around the world there are fewer goods to be further transported by truck or rail. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally. The situation has raised a question many of us in the logistics industry never anticipated asking: should companies reassess safety stock levels for Mexico-sourced products due to the risk of an unreliable customs clearance process? Nearly three years ago, C.H.

Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most specifically Human Resources must be a part of the team. This must include identifying sole, or single, sourced parts and the days of supply in your chain. Alternate sources and substitute parts must be identified, including opportunities for reclamation or recycling, and even stockpiling if necessary. Models which make sourcing award decisions based on lowest unit costs must be updated to include lowest extended costs, including the costs of disruption.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Furthermore, where language and cultural barriers might have been an issue, a global supply chain expert has the resources to break down communication walls.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Change in fuel sources may cause delays and higher costs. The road to compliance will likely affect schedules as vessels dry dock to change fuel sources. Using the low-sulfur fuel could lead to high demand of a limited resource, which will be more expensive than standard fuels used today. Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world. Industry trends can either support your goals or wreak havoc on them.

COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient

Logistics Bureau

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. The pandemic, however, has exposed the risk, like never before, of concentrating sources in one location—especially when it’s far away from a company’s headquarters and markets.

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Is it Time for a Cross-Border Checkup?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

These companies typically source key components from Mexico, have increased their investments in Mexico manufacturing facilities, or sell a large percentage of their finished goods to consumers in Mexico. Do they provide you with the right tools, resources, and reports to limit your exposure to risk and minimize your total landed costs? Freight Services Global Trade Resources Mexico North American Border Crossing Over the Road Cross-Border Shipping Supply Chain

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement. What’s becoming clear is that technology (including access to IT resources) and advice are contributing more to the overall value proposition these days.

Global TMS: An Always-Evolving Roadmap

Talking Logistics

This complexity is certainly evident in global logistics and ocean shipping, where shippers encounter many barriers to enabling a streamlined process, including: Inefficient Processes : A lot of shippers resort to manual processes to procure capacity and communicate shipment details with the many parties involved in ocean movements. This not only saves money and internal resources, but also reduces the opportunity for human error.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted.

21 Vendor Metrics Your Supplier Scorecard Might be Missing

Supply Chain Cowboy

Be sure not to penalize or reward suppliers based on your choice of shipping method. Overall lead times will of course go down if you start using express shipping. However, if the supplier chooses the shipping method, then including it might be a good idea. When your suppliers ship your order, is that the end of their responsibility? Dials Image Source , Suggestion Box Image Source ].

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

China: from sourcing location to an end market. Rietdijk, SVP Global Sourcing – Vestas. Using China as a central transhipment platform for your regional / global distribution and mixing and shipping goods from various suppliers and origins into China will be main aspects of this discussion. Rietdijk, SVP Global Sourcing – Vestas. Human Resource – How to attract and retain talent China. ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Datum: 24 juni 2015.

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How Big Data is Changing Supply Chains

NC State SCRC

In conjunction with the latest analytics technology, big data enables companies to quickly gain useful knowledge from massive volumes of structured and unstructured data from multiple sources. Data can enhance customer satisfaction dramatically, as it allows supervisors to pick the most ideal shipping methods, utilize the best carriers, reduce the potential for damage and halt delays – all leading to improved service. Today’s blog is written by guest blogger, Lisa C.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This lets you measure your performance and encourages you to run an even tighter safety ship. The OSHA Warehousing Worker Safety Series publication is an indispensable resource for warehouse employee safety. They also cite failure to lock out high-energy sources as a prime cause of serious accidents as well as the continual problem of workers not utilizing proper PPE. That can be everything from high-energy sources to potential falls from a height. Subscribe Here!

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. Why are shipping costs growing? But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. Response of shipping companies. Shipping costs hit an all-time high earlier this year. shipping Logistics transportation fuel costs trucking

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