Global Supply Chains — A Source of Strength

Enterra Insights

1] One of those “future shocks” occurred when the Suez Canal was blocked for days by a grounded container ship — the Ever Given. 4] Staff, “ Global supply chains are still a source of strength, not weakness ,” The Economist, 3 April 2021. [5]

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. Also, is multi-functional engagement important and, how does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? In addition, Jim says many retailers are facing inventory management challenges in the realm of “ship from store” and “pickup at store” fulfillment models.

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Demystifying Transportation Sourcing – A Practitioner’s View

EC Sourcing Group

Demystifying Transportation Sourcing. If you are like me, transportation sourcing is a mind boggling and complex field. This article is about creating value in transportation sourcing. Applying sound sourcing principles will enable you to unlock value.

Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter

Gravity Supply Chain

Real time predictive analytics ensure offshore and nearshore sourcing decisions take place with certainty. The post Sourcing And The Value Chain – Why Digital Platforms Matter appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain. Gravity’s technology helps mitigate risk.

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. In order to achieve maximum efficiency in freight sourcing and procurement, you need a strong team to handle the requirements. These are the must-haves for any effective freight sourcing team. Freight Shipping Intelligence.

Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing is the heart of today’s global supply chains, and decisions made on sourcing impact everything from transportation and shipping costs, to both social and regulatory compliance concerns. Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

That’s why a parcel shipping strategy that relies predominantly on one preferred provider could be risky. Parcel Shipping for eCommerceCapacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

The blows to the global supply chain never seem to end in 2021, resulting in delays that have sharply reduced the system’s effective capacity and put upward pressure on shipping rates that began reaching record highs months ago. Typhoon In-fa is causing shipping delays in China.

US greenlights fuel transport by foreign ships

The Supply Chain Journal

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived the Jones Act to allow a foreign shipping company to move domestic fuel supplies to help shore up fuel supplies on the U.S. Source: U.S. ships is always controversial, however, even in emergency situations that affect U.S. The U.S.

7 Ways to Increase Parcel Shipping Capacity during Peak Season

Intelligent Audit

Increasing parcel shipping capacity is more important than ever, thanks to increased pressure brought on by a rise in e-commerce delivery and transportation disruptions. Stay Apprised of the Changes Within Parcel Shipping Capacity Limits. ?

Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Product Sourcing Agent article and permission to publish here provided by Joyce Chen at Epic Sourcing. Sourcing agents are an effective way of finding the most suitable supplier. Who is a Product Sourcing Agent? Why Get a Product Sourcing Agent? Subscribe Here!

Time to Rethink Sourcing Rare Earth Elements

Supply Chain Game Changer

Strategic National Stockpiles and Sourcing for the National Interest! 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. sourcing #rareearthelements. Subscribe Here!

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. 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. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

Multi-Carrier Shipping Software Solutions for 2021

ShipBob

But, for merchants either looking to launch a brand or grow their existing online store, it’s no secret that shipping has become more complex and expensive. Read on to learn how multi-carrier shipping software can help you grow your brand by taking the complexity out of shipping. .

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management

EC Sourcing Group

5 Benefits of Global Sourcing in Supply Chain Management. When the topic of global sourcing comes up, procurement managers often balk at global sourcing in supply chain management because they worry they will have to sacrifice quality or delivery when using global suppliers.

Peak Season 2021: 6 Parcel Shipping Best Practices

Intelligent Audit

During peak season following some parcel shipping best practices will be the best solution for avoiding potential frustrations that usually accompany this time of year. By using parcel shipping practices this peak season, that expectation can still be reached without added stress.

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.

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.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

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. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

Empty-container rush signals worst yet to come for shipping community

The Supply Chain Journal

The international container flow is governed by shipping operators and people who deal with international trade orders. and China and caused shipping rates to hit record levels moving across the Pacific. The traditional peak season for maritime shipping is in August and September.

How Will Ocean and Air Market Conditions Affect Your Shipping Decisions?

CH Robinson Logistics

Many of our global shipping customers are up against the clock with Chinese New Year (CNY) approaching, while also navigating potential changes from a new U.S. Demand and disruption in ocean shipping. Ocean shipping capacity and port congestion.

Green Shipping 101: 9 Best Practices For Eco-Friendly Shipping

ShipBob

Below we share how eco-friendly shipping can help this cause and some of the ways brands are offsetting their carbon footprint. What is eco-friendly shipping? Global impact of shipping on the environment. The global impact of shipping on the environment is eye-opening.

Outsourcing Sourcing! 5 Lessons from Around the Globe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Doing business with suppliers located overseas or in another country can be an overwhelming and daunting task even for expert Sourcing professionals. But beyond that he had no idea on where to start to source his product. Large companies can afford to have Strategic Sourcing Procurement staff around the world. There are a myriad of processes, controls, conditions and situations that need to be managed to ensure that your products are sourced consistent with your expectations.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! It offers a finely tuned supply chain, with experienced suppliers, that will design, prototype, build and ship products at a fraction of the time it takes elsewhere. You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. Introduction.

How to Optimize Shipping Costs Across All Modes With Analytics

Intelligent Audit

Many factors play into shipping costs within the supply chain network. Optimizing shipping costs and examining the budget and current spending will help improve operations across the supply chain network. . Maximize Savings on Shipping Costs With the Right Analytics Partner.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Sixteen months later, a virtual lifetime in the technology realm, the crowd sourcing economy shows no signs of slowing with numerous solutions emerging across a host of industries. Consider the TV program Shipping Wars as an illustration.

Jim Young: Sourcing for a Startup

Inbound Logistics

is responsible for everything from sourcing materials and services to shipping finished products Jim Young, senior supply chain manager at Applied Microstructures, Inc.,

UPS Announces Sunday Shipping

Intelligent Audit

In recent years, that focus on experience has extended to shipping. While Amazon is the biggest eCommerce player, and therefore the single biggest potential source of eCommerce business for carriers, UPS is banking on getting a greater share of the pie by soliciting other major players in eCommerce, such as Walmart, Target and other Amazon competitors. This is an important indicator as to Amazon’s plan in the shipping space, and how carriers like FedEx and UPS are reacting.

Empty-container rush signals worst yet to come for shipping community

The Supply Chain Journal

The international container flow is governed by shipping operators and people who deal with international trade orders. and China and caused shipping rates to hit record levels moving across the Pacific. The traditional peak season for maritime shipping is in August and September.

A Shipping Budget Management Checklist: 5 Things for Shippers to Consider

Intelligent Audit

Transportation or shipping cost management is a complicated process that requires many carefully planned and coordinated steps to be done successfully. That crucial step is shipping budget planning. Insightful Reports That Show Where to Focus Your Efforts of Shipping Optimization.

Battle of the shipping booms: Containers ‘21 vs dry bulk ‘07-‘08

The Supply Chain Journal

Container shipping is in uncharted territory. But as any shipping long-timer will tell you, there has indeed been a crazy boom like this in another sector: dry bulk circa 2007-2008. It’s worth a look back at this earlier shipping mega-spike.

5 Sourcing Tips to Identify New Quality Suppliers

ProcurePort

These suppliers not only have to meet shipping requirements, pricing parameters, and quality control, quality suppliers can do this over and over again on a long-term basis. The post 5 Sourcing Tips to Identify New Quality Suppliers appeared first on ProcurePort Blog.