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 decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

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.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier.

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. The post Outsourcing Sourcing! Subscribe Here!

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet the company is at pains to make it clear this is part of a global operations strategy, with devices continuing to be assembled in China and Brazil and components presumably continuing to be sourced from emerging markets based on cost and quality.

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.

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.,

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

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! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. A sourcing agency will typically do one of the following roles: A.

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. Consider the TV program Shipping Wars as an illustration.

Sourcing Journal Report: Digital Aspirations, Blind Spots & the Transparency Divide

Amber Road

In a world where consumers have become used to expedited shipping and new items on store shelves every week a higher speed to market can be a great competitive advantage. Shippers everywhere are feeling the pressure to increase their products' speed to market.

How is technology transforming global sourcing ?

Claritum

Does your business source products and services from global markets? If your company is sourcing goods and services internationally you could be reaping many benefits. However, you could also face many challenges when globally sourcing across geopolitical boundaries.

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

Cerasis

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.

Sourcing promotional products the right way

Claritum

However, it is important for companies to manage the process of sourcing promotional goods effectively. A lot of time and energy can be spent inefficiently sourcing the goods, which can be bought from a huge variety of suppliers at vastly differing prices and quality. Single source.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation.

Jim Young: Sourcing for a Startup

Inbound Logistics

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

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.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. No source vendor means there is no need for a recurring contract or service provider relationship.

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. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small.

This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive

The Network Effect

Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard. It’s hard to comprehend just how large the ship is… here are some examples of what it can carry: 19,000 shipping containers. Source: Vox.com.

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The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Between each barcode scan, shipping containers go quiet.

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. Today we welcome a guest blog post from procurement practitioner.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?

Hanjin Bankruptcy: A Ripple Effect from Shipping into the Supply Chain

Resilinc

Just over a month ago, Hanjin Shipping Co, the world’s 7 th largest shipping and Logistics Company in the world, filed for receivership on August 31, 2016. Hanjin Shipping Co.

How to Improve Your Shipping Performance

Softeon

In survey after survey, consumers say that their experience with shipping is a key factor in their shopping satisfaction. A majority want detailed information at every point of the shipping process. They are more likely to buy a product when shipping costs are low and shipping speed is fast. Nearly half of all online shoppers say that they have abandoned shopping carts when shipping speeds were too slow. Work with multiple shipping services.

Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In February, 2018 it was reported that Amazon was going to launch its own delivery service: Shipping With Amazon! Still Amazon can now act as its own shipping agent. The Advantages of Shipping With Amazon. Shipping With Amazon is a strategy that should not be surprising.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

Transportfolio

In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. A typical year in the Transpacific Eastbound lane usually looks like this for ocean shipping : May 1: New service contracts in this lane go into effect.

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

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. Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world.

[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?

Common Reasons For Shipping Setbacks: External Causes

Promptus LLC

Learn More About Factors that Can Impact Your Shipping Times Source Sometimes, forces beyond our control can disrupt carefully laid plans, especially when it comes to shipping services.

Cost of cross-border shipping overwhelmingly expected to rise

EFT

Toyota revealed that is has just four hours’ worth of parts in its factory to supply the production line and even the humble sandwich could be imperilled by difficulties in sourcing ingredients. A new report by eyefortransport has found that 82.3%

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The problem is, that most of supply chain and security managers are so busy just keeping dots connected that they tend to forget to consider that every dot and connection represents a source for a new risk itself. To conclude: IoT can be a great enabler of a paradigm shift in supply chain management and it brings processes that were designed centuries ago in the days of sailing ships to the 21st century. Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection. A few days ago, the world’s seventh largest container shipping company by volume, Hanjin Shipping, filed for bankruptcy protection.

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

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. Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world.

How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ports play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. Global Trade Logistics Supply Chain Management global supply chains global trade ports shipping

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6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

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).**. Source: “2014 Sales Tax Rates,” TaxTips.ca, accessed November 15, 2014.