Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer. Recent news by Toyota and the United States Postal Service (USPS) show that more and more companies are exploring the possibilities of using blockchain technology in supply chain applications. Source: “Blockchain Technology: Possibilities for the U.S.

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. Molycorp, a key producer in the 1980s, and other companies shipped their oxides to China for refining and value-added production into metals, alloys, and magnets. sourcing #rareearthelements. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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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. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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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.

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.

UPS Announces Sunday Shipping

Intelligent Audit

In the official press release , UPS’ CMO Kevin Warren said “We will leverage the combination of the UPS Network, UPS Access Point locations and SurePost in collaboration with the United States Postal Service to efficiently provide these exciting new capabilities. In recent years, that focus on experience has extended to shipping. This is an important indicator as to Amazon’s plan in the shipping space, and how carriers like FedEx and UPS are reacting.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. Many shippers in this lane have ramped up their shipping early, while others are choosing to pay higher spot market rates in their preferred shipping times or waiting to see what will happen next. 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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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. 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.

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

exports and 60% of Canada’s overall trade is with the United States.* Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, now called USMCA. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. But accounting software that works for both Canada and the United States is critical. But tax rates vary widely by state/province. Did you know that the U.S.

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. Sourcing mapping for existing and potential suppliers. Subscribe Here!

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game.

Shipping Prospects Heat Up in the Arctic

Elementum

In an ironic twist, melting ice caps and rising sea levels may translate to new business opportunities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the shipping industry. As global warming has conjured up hotter summers and milder winters, one area in which its impact has been particularly visible is the Arctic, where shrinking ice caps may give way to new shipping lanes in the future. China is another major source of trade with skin in the game.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The Chinese New Year (abbreviated as CNY) in the United States is often nothing more than a blip on the radar. For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Shipping delays. Ecommerce Tips Inventory Order Management Shipping

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. These peaks hit various regions and states during different points in the year depending on the crop and climate in which it is grown.

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? Interest Rates : The Federal Reserve in the United States is expected to raise interest rates this week , the first increase since cutting the rate to near zero following the Great Recession in 2008. It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement.

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. According to CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report published this week, “while overall transportation costs fell 0.7 The report goes on to state: E-commerce has turned parcel delivery into the hottest logistics sector. Are you still shipping lots of air ?

Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Similarly, with the break-up of “The Bells” in the United States in 1982, personal networks grew more open. Like a rocket ship traveling to Mars, a new press release popped into my email each day. In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On

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The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

The trigger for this alarming state of affairs was the December outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which prompted authorities to lock down major cities, close factories, and severely limit the movement of individuals. With the city in lockdown, the supply has dried up and automakers in Europe and the United States have had to pillage their stockpiles. . Shipping.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On June 28, 2016, Mr. Kass testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. 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. Nearly three years ago, C.H.

Supply Chain Leaders Prepare For The Long Haul. Caution: It Will Be Gray.

Supply Chain Shaman

The first major polio epidemic in the United States occurred in Vermont in the summer of 1894. The last case of polio in the United States was 1979. The thought of a pandemic killing over 350,000 people globally and over 100,000 in the United States in just three months is mind-numbing. Supply chain management as a discipline—a set of flows combining the processes of source, make and deliver together to drive value– is relatively new.

Chinese Factories Recovering but Global Supply Chains Still in Shock

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Analysts have now been forced to acknowledge that COVID-19, which has whipped through 170 countries and has been declared a pandemic, threatens supply chain disruptions far beyond sourcing and production in China. Among local industries back in operation at near-full or full capacity are the state-owned oil and gas, electricity, communications, and transportation enterprises, according to media reports. The State of Play on the Ground in China.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

Each state has a rich manufacturing economy. The supply chain impacts will ripple across the states as Florence moves west. Across the United States, triage teams are working to minimize the impact of Florence. To prepare, stratify your suppliers into strategic, single source and high volume flows. Attempt to find alternate sources from geographical areas that are not projected in the path of Florence. This morning the Washington Post rang.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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Procurement Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Through the Pandemic

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Some 48 active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) vital to the pharma supply chain are sourced from the central province of Hubei. A nd a pproximately 70% of APIs from China are shipped to India to produce generics, of which around 40% are then shipped to the United States.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005, Cisco executives created a business continuity-planning dashboard to mitigate risks. To improve your capability to manage demand shifts and customer expectations it is mandatory to have dual sourcing.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States. Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States.

The need to know

EFT

The United States and Taiwan said on Friday they were seeking “like-minded” democracies to join a shift in global supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic, as Washington looks to accelerate a move away from economic reliance on China.

The need to know

EFT

The United States and Taiwan said on Friday they were seeking “like-minded” democracies to join a shift in global supply chains during the coronavirus pandemic, as Washington looks to accelerate a move away from economic reliance on China.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt. However, some global manufacturers have consumers abroad in other countries, so it is unlikely EVERY factory of a US based manufacturer will return them all to the United States or a nearby country.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. Those surveyed also provided an estimate of the revenue decline since March 1, when the United States began making policy changes in response to the virus. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Unfortunately, much of the changes are factors caused by the escalating trade wars between the two largest nations in the world: the United States and China. Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. At the same time, the United States grew further in size as the world’s largest contiguous market.

Software Support Specialist

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UltraShipTMS and the LoadFusion transportation optimizer provide a single-source solution for optimization, transportation and settlement for in- and out-bound shipping across all modes of transport. Must be eligible for employment in the United States. Software Support Specialist. Job Description. The entry level position responsible for taking support calls for UltraShipTMS.

The need to know

EFT

Japanese shipping company says Mauritius government has requested compensation. The Japanese shipping company that owns the bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off of Mauritius and leaked some 1,000 tonnes of oil said the government of Mauritius had requested compensation.