Alibaba’s Cainiao to Ink Shipping Deal with the United States Postal Service

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Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Alibaba Alibaba Cainiao independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply Chain Matters United States Postal Service United States Postal Service as enabler of online commerceIn the fall of 2014, Supply Chain Matters began to call reader attention to the notion that the U.S.

This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

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The post This map shows every bridge in the United States… and it’s incredible appeared first on The Network Effect. We’ve shared other maps in the past that help explain today’s global supply chain.

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The United States Postal Service Increases Holiday Competition with Their Own Peak Season Strategy

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Not to be overshadowed in their effort to increase competition levels, the United … The post The United States Postal Service Increases Holiday Competition with Their Own Peak Season Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

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Over $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 2014 1. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be. Read more. 04/07/2015. Brokerage. Global. Supply Chain. Transportation. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage.

Tech -Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations Are Transforming the Trucking Industry

prevent as many as 63,000 accidents each year in the United States: lane departure warning systems, video-based onboard safety. truck crosses state lines? November 2017. November 2017. 1 transfix.io. Tech-Driven Supply Chains: How Innovations.

Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?

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2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

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General News Miscellanea Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Supply chain management Advertising Affluence in the United States AMR Research Apple Inc. by CJ Wehlage 2015 will be my 25 th year in the supply chain industry, mostly as a practitioner.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

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When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

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Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. That said, “although we have the EU, Europe is not the ‘United States of Europe,’” added Eijsink.

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

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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.

Volkswagen Announces Expanded Investment in the United States

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Volkswagen announced today that the company plans to add a long awaited 7 passenger mid-sized SUV to the U.S.

Additional News Related to Foxconn’s Manufacturing Investment in the United States

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Continued reports citing informed sources indicate that global contract manufacturing and LCD manufacturing supplier Foxconn is getting closer to announcing a major investment in U.S. based manufacturing. Automotive Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Apple iPhone supply chain Foxconn supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Online Shopping and Holiday Fulfillment are the Permanent New Norm with Many Industry Implications

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Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Amazon.com Supply chain Matters blog United States Postal Service as enabler of online commerceThe 2015 holiday season winds down this week but one important trend is crystal clear at this point, more and more consumers have opted for online shopping and the dynamics related to customer fulfillment are going to change in the coming months.

United States Trade Representative Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

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First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. Supply Chain Risk Management cyber terrorism Europol port cybersecurity port security TrapX Security United States Government Accountability Office

Pending Transportation Industry Disruption Will Require Industry Supply Chain Management Attention

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Looking back at the 2015 holiday fulfillment period, there were two significant supply chain and Omni-channel fulfillment trends that made their presence. These trends will continue to unfold in 2016 and beyond with significant implications for industry supply chains. The first was Amazon, and from a number of dimensions. As noted in our Supply Chain […].

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

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Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States? The top 24 metro areas for R&D produce almost three-quarters of all utility patents filed in the United States and 83 percent of R&D performed by large companies at their primary R&D locations. Twitter The post Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

From Harvest to Bottle: Importing Wine into the United States

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In 2016, Americans consumed over 789 million gallons of wine – equating to almost 3 gallons per person 1. Wine consumption continues to increase in the U.S., challenging American wine importers to continue to import enough wine to match demand.

Parcel Shipping Dynamics are Moving Far More Quickly- Stay Informed and Seek Added Intelligence

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China Railcar Producer Breaks Ground for New U.S. Plant

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The headline back then was that the State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation selected China’s […]. first Chinese railcar assembly plant in the United States independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Presence of Chinese companies in global supply chains replacement of subway cars for Boston Supply chain Matters blog The China Raiway Stock Corporation

SMAC in the Middle of Supply Chain Change – Part 3 of Kinaxis & Cognizant Series

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China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

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By one measure, China will soon take the United States’ spot as the world’s largest economy. This news was released via the United Nations’ International Comparison Program (ICP), which illustrates many changes including the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP) of China. By Jim Serstad.

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Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

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We regard this partnership as an excellent strategic opportunity for us to further grow our presence in Europe and to gain feedback which is relevant for our clients in Europe and North America alike,” states Chris.

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

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The pilot evaluated the safety and feasibility of allowing Mexico trucks to operate within the United States. The participants from the pilot program will automatically be granted permanent authority to operate within the United States.

Milestone Achieved- First Airbus Aircraft Produced in the U.S. Takes to the Sky

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In September of last year, we updated Supply Chain Matters readers on the official opening of the Airbus’s first-ever commercial aircraft manufacturing facility in the United States. Aerospace Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Product Lifecycle Management Airbus A321 supply chain Airbus manufacturing presence in the United States Airbus supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

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Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. As with most legislation in both the United States and Mexico , published law does not necessarily translate to common practice.

Report of a Building Glut of Scrap and Recycled Materials in the United States

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That challenge now extends to the flow of recycled materials emanating from the United States to other geographic regions. Controlling Supply Chain Costs Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains glut of scrap steel in the United States recycled materials supply chains Supply chain Matters blogOf late, Supply Chain Matters has highlighted new industry supply chain challenges related the current high value of the U.S.

An Incredible 24 Hours of Headlines Involving Transportation Related Incidents in the United States

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This past 24 hours have been incredible and noteworthy for transportation-related incident headlines within the United States. Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics BNSF crude oil train derailment crude oil train derailments in the United States independendent blog commenting on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Continued occurrence of severe winter storms and specifically a large and broad snow and ice storm that blanketed the U.S.

Breaking News- Foxconn Does Indeed Announce a Significant Investment in the United States

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As was speculated by business media this week, Foxconn, the largest global electronics contract manufacturer has indeed made its announcement regarding an initial $10 billion manufacturing investment in the U.S. Automotive Supply Chain High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Foxconn supply chain Foxconn Technology investment in U.S.

Intermodal Rail: Moving in the Right Direction

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As the demand for supply chain efficiency and speed rises, companies are investing in intermodal rail infrastructure and repairs throughout the United States

Where is Apple’s Commitment to U.S. Manufacturing?

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Upwards of 110,000 or considerably more additional workers are being marshalled to support production ramp-up while suppliers themselves reap the benefits of orders exceeding 100 million units. manufacturing Apple supply chain Apple''s supply chain presence in the United States independent blog commenting on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters Wal-Mart Wal-Mart Made in USA sourcing program

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

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workers, while on the other side of the coin pure laissez-faire traders consider free trade as a pure positive for the United States. . For example, 40 percent of the inputs to finished manufactured goods in Mexico come from the United States.

Reducing Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft in the United States results in billions of lost dollars. Taking proper precautions can help minimize theft and secure the supply chain

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Logistics Professionals Are Concerned about Trade Backlash

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Logistics providers and their customers are concerned that anti-globalization feeling and populist policies in the UK and United States could spread and harm trade in emerging markets that rely heavily on exports.

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

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According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends, and turkey. Lots of turkey. Just how much turkey?

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Exploding Demand for Warehouse Space- Thorough Analysis is Wise

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According to a recent survey, warehouse space acquisition across the United States has reached its highest level in over 16 years, driven primarily by online fulfillment needs. Such space trending and building momentum should be viewed with a cautionary lens, with broader stakeholder involvement in decisions.

Infographic: The “Made in China Era” Coming to an End?

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Visuals Apple China chinese currency chinese wages made in china Manufacturing pepperdine university United States Wal-MartThis inforgraphic is about how the manufacturing costs in China are increasing due to for example changes in wage costs and stronger growth of the Chinese currency.

All Roads Lead to Dallas

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Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth.

Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers

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Manufacturing is on the upswing in the United States and that trend was in the making before the tortuous presidential … Continued. The post Industry 4.0 won’t Bring Back Jobs; but Neither will It Eliminate Human Workers appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Hurricane Matthew’s Impact by the Numbers

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Hurricane Matthew caused damage up the East Coast of the United States, wreaking havoc on buildings, infrastructure, and supply chains. The post Hurricane Matthew’s Impact by the Numbers appeared first on The Network Effect. Risk Supply Chain Management disasters energy food Hurricane Matthew supply chain