Entries by michelle

The Chicago Challenge – Part 1, by Bert Ruden

In any discussion of automobile distribution facilities, it’s worth taking a look at the facilities in the three largest U. S. metropolitan areas. The New York metropolitan area is still the nation’s largest, with a 2017 population estimate of 20.7 million people. The region has three rail-served, inbound auto facilities: Doremus I, Doremus II, and […]

5G ‘promises to transform’ logistics industry: report

Dive Brief: The 5G mobile broadband standard “promises to transform” the logistics industry by allowing more data to be transferred more quickly over networks, according to the 2019 State of Logistics report from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), A.T. Kearney and Penske. 5G will be indispensable for helping to propel autonomous vehicles, large-scale Internet […]

Mexico becomes 1st country to ratify USMCA

Dive Brief: Mexico became the first country to ratify the United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) Wednesday when the Mexican Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the deal. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Washington today where he will meet with President Donald Trump and lobby for the deal with members of Congress. With […]

Trump, Xi to resume US-China trade talks at upcoming G20 summit

Dive Brief: President Donald Trump announced via tweet June 18 he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for “extended” trade talks at the upcoming G20 summit in Japan June 28 and 29. Trump previously said if Xi did not attend the G20, the U.S. would immediately levy tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods, covering nearly all imports from […]

Trucks moved 63 percent of trans-border freight in March, up nearly $1 billion, according to data

Trans-border freight totaled $107.2 billion in March, with trucks moving 63 percent of all freight by value with United States trading partners Canada and Mexico, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Trucks carried $67.4 billion of United States freight in March 2019, compared to $66.5 billion […]

US denies tariff exemptions for Tesla, GM, Uber

Dive Brief: The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has denied tariff exemptions from Tesla, GM, and Uber, according to Reuters which cited government documents for the finding. The USTR allows for tariff exemptions if companies can show products can’t be acquired from another source. Telsa applied for exemptions on key technological components for its electric vehicles including it’s “brain” […]

US export losses from trade war pegged at $40B

Dive Brief: The trade war between China and the U.S. could result in an annual loss of $40 billion in U.S. exports, Industry Week reported citing research by the Institute of International Finance. This impact can be seen at Asian ports where empty containers accounted for more than a quarter of all TEU traffic, according to The Loadstar. None of this […]

Trends on the Horizon in 2019

The four trends that will have the greatest impact on operations in North America in the coming year, according to DHL Supply Chain: 1. Warehouse robotics come of age. Robotics are already proving their value in select warehouse applications, but the technology is expected to reach a tipping point in 2019. Expect the technology to have […]

Mercedes-Benz to boost visibility via blockchain

Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a partnership with contract management software provider Icertis to improve transparency in its supply chain and procurement via the use of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology, which creates a distributed electronic ledger, allows parties involved in the supply chain to view, share and update critical documents such as bills of lading, invoices, terms and […]