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When change happens, Logistics Plus delivers with the experience, the locations, the capabilities and the people. Today’s challenges require A 21st Century Logistics Company™. See how Logistics Plus stands ready to meet the challenge by viewing their latest video.
Laredo, Texas, strategically located at the U.S.-Mexico border, is the premier port for U.S.-Mexico logistics. Nearly 40% of U.S.-Mexico trade transits through Laredo with 16,000 trailers crossing daily. As global trends shift toward nearshoring, Laredo stands as a nexus of North American trade, primed for further growth in manufacturing and logistics. Learn more in this op-ed piece by Jose Minarro, Managing Director, Sunset Mexico.
Have a supply chain challenge? Here are six case studies from Logistics Plus demonstrating solutions that cover warehousing and fulfillment, business intelligence, air charters, custom TMS software, importing, and project logistics.
In a recent study, 94% of respondents said digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains, but only 44% of companies had a strategy for achieving their goals of digitization – it’s time to close that gap! Spreadsheets, emails, and paper are no longer an effective way to operate and the inherent risk of such increases daily. So, where should you start? Don’t get left behind and lose control of your global supply chain!
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and along with it is an influx of global trade troubles. As the challenges continue to stack against you, consider this: How can you leverage technology to overcome emerging and enduring global supply chain management risks? With insights from top industry experts, it’s time to reevaluate your strategy for global supply chain execution
Find the right technology solutions and transportation and logistics partners to drive supply chain efficiency. The 2019 Logistics Planner, 27 years strong, is updated with profiles of leaders in supply chain, transportation, technology, logistics, and more who stand ready to help you face upcoming challenges and optimize your enterprise.
It’s a new year for global trade: erratic trade policies, sourcing shifts, transportation woes…what else does 2019 have in store for supply chains? And how does your company plan to prepare? With insights and predictions from top industry experts, let’s navigate the future route of global trade together! Learn why Collaboration, Automation, and Data Analytics are such critical capabilities for your supply chain moving forward.
Every product entering or leaving the U.S. must have a tariff classification code. It’s a number that identifies the product at a glance. Seems simple, right? It’s part of the Harmonized System with pretty much the whole world in compliance. The problem is that it’s not always easy to determine exactly which one of 9,000+ tariff classification codes applies to a given product. Get it wrong and the border becomes a blockade. Or, worse, you’ve left reduced tariffs on the table due to trade agreements. Or, equally as unpleasant, you just plain overpaid and don’t even know it. Download the new white paper Proper Tariff Classification – A Vital Part of Customs Compliance to help your business better understand the classification system and its role in ensuring proper compliance.
The current administration has made it clear that "dumping the exporting of goods and manufactured materials into the United States at below fair-trade value will not be tolerated." As a result, more importers will be caught with unwelcome tariffs that may double the cost of items imported. The responsibility for dumping tariffs will fall on the importer, so it’s critical to partner with a logistics provider that has the resources, experience, and customs expertise to navigate these sometimes very tricky waters. Download this whitepaper to understand the subject, and determine your potential liability.
China represents tremendous opportunities for automakers and the companies that serve them. There are specific qualities that companies should seek in a qualified logistics provider to grasp their best opportunities. This whitepaper explains the top logistics challenges for the automotive industry in China, and how logistics providers can support automotive companies in China.
How will the Panama Canal expansion in 2016 impact logistics? You’ll find the answers in this new whitepaper, published by C.H. Robinson in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group. Among the paper’s conclusions: The expansion could shift 10 percent of container traffic between East Asia and the United States from West Coast ports to East Coast ports; the battleground on which U.S. ports compete for customers will move several hundred miles west, to a region that accounts for more than 15 percent of GDP; and shippers and carriers will have to adapt their strategies and operations as logistics grow more complex.
With plastics export set to triple in the United States by 2020, petrochemical producers need additional storage and transportation capacity to accommodate this growth. This whitepaper offers in-depth analysis into additional storage capacity needed along the supply chain and at ports, and how producers plan to collaborate with stakeholders across the supply chain. It also provides tangible solutions to help companies overcome pressing issues such as storage and transportation capacity, and new infrastructure requirements.
Manufacturers in the process of selecting new locations in Mexico for their operations need a full understanding of costs to take advantage of the benefits of manufacturing in the country. This whitepaper covers: the benefits of a cost model, an overview of elements included in a cost model and insight into the types of costs manufacturers should plan for, insight into true costs in Mexico, the importance of customizing each cost model, and a review of the factors that make Mexico cost-advantageous compared to other global manufacturing locations.
If you import goods through the Ports of LA/Long Beach, the complexity of port and terminal procedures can slow down your cargo. It helps to know the ins and outs of terminal operations to quickly move products off port and into the hands of your retail customers. This paper provides tips on distribution of imported products, from port services to warehousing to final delivery.
When it comes to global economic competitiveness, the United States is not as strong as it once was. To help mitigate this trend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made transforming customs procedures to better align with modern business practices a priority. The Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEEs) are an integral part of those efforts. This whitepaper examines what the CEEs mean for importers and brokers, what changes they can expect, and how the CEEs might enable more streamlined and efficient customs processes in the future.
Can JIT and Global Sourcing Strategies Co-exist? Understanding the Transformational Power of Cloud-based Supply Chain Visibility in Global Manufacturing
Just-in-time inventory strategies are at odds with global sourcing, but the two can coexist with the right technology. A cloud-based supply chain platform can mitigate the risk of sourcing globally without weighing down the supply chain with excess inventory and costs. Learn how cloud can:
- Reduce buffer stock with in-transit visibility
- Reallocate to meet changing demand requirements
- Avoid hidden costs along the supply chain route
- Reduce emergency expediting costs
There is a revolution in today’s supply chain as global corporations find more risk than reward in manufacturing thousands of miles away from customers. As a result, companies are shifting toward globally local supply chain operations or "right-shoring." In this whitepaper, Exel explores right-shoring, highlighting what it means for supply chain operations across geographies and industries.
This whitepaper discusses regulatory and logistical hurdles U.S. businesses must be aware of when shipping across the U.S./Canadian border. These challenges must be understood and addressed as part of the cross-border experience. Transporting goods into Canada is a complicated process. Regulations and protocols are constantly changing and U.S. businesses must entrust their Canadian-bound shipments to a qualified logistics provider that ensures shipments are afforded every trade enhancement, priority clearance review, and duty/ tax reduction to which they are entitled.
Globalization has created boundless opportunities for both large and small companies around the world and has also ushered in a more competitive business environment. This C.H. Robinson whitepaper reviews the essential areas of expertise that a company must master in transportation and logistics in order to capitalize on these opportunities. Topics include:
- Understanding globalization and the changing world.
- Global transportation essentials.
- Why global business requires a global TMS.
Logistics visionaries have talked for years about eliminating or at least reducing the role of inventory in modern supply chains. What is appealing in this vision is the reduction in logistics costs and the fulfillment cycle. Learn how a direct-to-store or distribution bypass approach to global fulfillment can lead to a leaner supply chain by downloading this free whitepaper today.