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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

Jaggaer

News headlines, along with a lack of clarity into future interest rate changes, suggest that the United States is heading into an unstable market. These countries provide about 53 percent of imports to the United States, so these new tariffs have potentially massive implications. With uncertainty over the pending exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, European supply chains are in limbo.

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

Transportfolio

For the United States, De Minimis will remain at $800 (USD). The post How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments appeared first on Transportfolio. The U.S.,

From Harvest to Bottle: Importing Wine into the United States

Supply Chain Link

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.

More Definitive News on Pending Foxconn Investment in the United States

Supply Chain Matters

More definite reports indicate Foxconn will make a $7 billion U.S. investment decision in July. Make no mistake that this is a very big deal for high-tech and consumer electronics supply chains, specifically Apple’s supply chain. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Apple iPhone supply chain Apple supply chain Foxconn manufacturing strategies Supply chain Matters blog

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

The Network Effect

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.

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Supply Chain Link

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.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The post What if the United States broke in half? The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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.

New and More Controversial Food Labeling Requirements About to Go Into Effect in the United States

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, the United States Congress passed new federal legislation related to the labeling of food ingredients, specifically food products made from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). The new regulations are expected to be signed by President Barack Obama. These new requirements have drawn mixed perceptions among consumers as well as industry participants and will lead […].

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

Transportfolio

For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. For the United States, $800 (USD), no duty and taxes not applicable. The U.S., Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018.

Chinese Branded Subway Cars in U.S. Transit Systems- 2019 Provides Changing Perspectives

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation had awarded a contract to China’s state-owned rail equipment manufacturer CNR Corp. beachhead for the China state-owned company. The state-owned China U.S.

The U.S. Postal Service Has Reached a Critical Crossroads

Supply Chain Matters

This week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) reported its financial performance for the latest quarter, and from our lens, there are distinct indications that the agency has reached a critical juncture in its ability to be a sustaining competitor and service provider to the world of online fulfillment.

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

Kinaxis

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

Cerasis

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?

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.

Apple & Foxconn: Financialization across the Pacific

SCM Research

Research Teaching Article China Corporate Social Responsibility Globalization Supply Chain Management United StatesIt is always inspirational to find articles that, at first glance, fall out of our discipline, but, at second glance, change the way we think about supply chain phenomena. One of these articles is Froud et al. 2014): Financialization across the Pacific: Manufacturing Cost Ratios, Supply Chains and Power.

Breaking News- Report that General Motors to Import Chinese Produced Buick SUV

Supply Chain Matters

The Wall Street Journal is today reporting (paid subscription required) that General Motors plans to become the first auto maker to import and sell Chinese produced automobiles in the United States. Automotive Supply Chain China Supply Chain Strategy Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Buick Envision Chinese produced autos imported into the United States General Motors Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain strategic sourcing strategies

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

Talking Logistics

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.

2015 New Year’s Resolutions for the Supply Chain Industry

Kinaxis

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.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

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

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

Kinaxis

General News Inventory management Supply chain management Manufacturing Offshoring Supply chain Suzlon Energy Total cost of ownership United States Westpac Wind farm by John Westerveld. Here, there and everywhere | The economist. Reason #1: Offshoring without getting the full picture.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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.

Country of Origin Legislative Actions for Food Has Broader Industry Supply Chain Implications

Supply Chain Matters

In June, The United States House of Representatives voted to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork, and chicken and social media commentary regarding the move continues to dominate as an ongoing trending topic. The reasons are obvious- consumers demand and expect knowledge as to the specific sourcing origins of food products. Consumers are right […].

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

Pending Transportation Industry Disruption Will Require Industry Supply Chain Management Attention

Supply Chain Matters

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 […].

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

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New Developments and Potential Added Risks for Chinese Branded Subway Cars in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

Chinese branded subway cars in the United States CSR Sifang America Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway car replacement supply chain implications of protectionist trade policies in the US Supply chain Matters blogIn October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system.

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

Supply Chain Matters

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

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

Kinaxis

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