The Death of Your Profession? - Inbound Logistics
Logistics I.T., Supply Chain Management, Technology , Supply ChainKeith Biondo is the publisher of Inbound Logistics magazine.In a few short years you won't be employed. That's right, if you work in the supply chain management field, and have a decade or so until you retire, it's time to dust off your resume and consider other career paths. That's according to commentary authors Allan Lyall, Pierre Mercier, and Stefan Gstettner in a 2018 Harvard Business Review article titled "The Death of Supply Chain Management" (bit.ly/SCM_death)."The trend is clear: Technology is replacing people in supply chain management—and doing a better job," the authors write. "It's not hard to imagine a future in which automated processes, data governance, advanced analytics, sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, and a continual learning loop will minimize the need for humans. But when planning, purchasing, manufacturing, order fulfillment, and logistics are largely automated, what's left for supply chain professionals?"That's their prediction, codified here: "Within 5-10 years, the supply chain function may be obsolete, replaced by a smoothly running, self-regulating utility that optimally manages end-to-end workflows and requires very little human intervention." OK humans, stand aside! You buyin' that? It reminds me of a Warren Bennis quote that was popular in the early 1990s: "The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment."The trouble with global generalizations is that they are part true and part not. It has been 30 years since I heard Bennis' quote and that future is not yet here. While automation has cut workers by eliminating tasks in some operations, unrelated trends have actually increased the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States. Also cobotting, where machine and workers meld tasks to increase productivity, has not replaced humans. As the robot manufacturers say, the machines free up time for workers to perform other important and non-automatable tasks.So will the supply chain function be obsolete in 5 to 10 years, as Harvard Business Review predicts? Nope, not gonna happen. A whole host of frictions will slow down that timeline, frictions that have nothing to do with the technology and the programming wizardry (in short supply now and given educational requirements not likely to increase in the future) needed to meet that prognosticated deadline. You may need a career change in 50 years, but for now your job is safe.Have the reports of the death of supply chain management been greatly exaggerated? What's your view? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEA FREIGHT FROM China TO Canada
If you are planning to import/export to and from china to Canada, you need info on the top sea ports in Canada. Canada has more than 500 port facilities all over the country. 17 of these ports are Canada Port Authorities due to their national, regional, strategic, and international significance. And considering their strategic role, the government of Canada invests hundreds of millions of dollars on them. Canadian Port Authorities are responsible for the handling of more than 60% of the marine commercial tonnage. In this article, we will talk about the top 10 sea ports in Canada.
Railway service from China to Tashkent Uzbekistan
With professional railway transport personnel, we can provide door-to-door railway transportation and a series of railway services such as LCL, FCL, chartering, etc. To date, our import and export products include 22 major categories such as auto parts, machinery, electronics, instruments, textiles, transportation equipment and animal/plant products.
Railway freight from China to Poland
CHINA - POLAND CONTAINER RAIL TRANSPORT Along with the increasing interest of Polish and EU enterprises in the field of economic exchange with China, the demand for transportation of goods from China to Poland and vice versa. The VIPU company offers you an extremely convenient and fully optimized solution in the field of container transport from far Asia.
How to Ship cargo with Battery?
The company's new product contains sealed battery while essentially all of the courier company can't accept the battery products according to the standard express, the product inspection and safe report are required before sending out. What’s more, each delivery needs a test. Let’s not to mention the extra testing costs, for some special markets such as India, it may meet some problems at the customs where you need to ask the recipient to provide some documents, certification and so on. Finally, she could not help feeling and said to me: I just want to send a sample. Why is it so difficult?
Case Study about how to Handle the Rejection of Goods
If you fail to find buyers for the moment, don't argue with the receiver; instead, let him make a jettison statement (most countries return all need the port of destination and consignee jettison statement). Arrange the return, and the goods can be returned to Hong Kong or bonded warehouse. After finding another client, just send the goods out again. In such condition, you don't need to pay tax, simple procedures for minimizing the loss;
AIR FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO USA
Over a number of years Vipu Logistics has established an excellent reputation as an air freight forwarder. We have been servicing our customers with air freight solutions to the USA since our inception and have developed a series of networks to ensure your cargo is transported safely and effectively. Whether you are transporting a large amount of goods to New York, or a smaller packages to LA or anywhere throughout the USA, we can help.
Sea freight,Ocean shipment,FCL&LCL shipment
VIPU provide FCL, LCL and bulk carrier to North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Indian, Africa. We work with all major shipping liners which include MAERSK,ONE，EVERGREEN ,MSC, OOCL, COSCO, YML, CMA, WANHAI, and Hapag-Lloyd.We can handle shipment export from Yantian,Nansha,Shanghai,Ningbo,Qingdao,Dalian,Tianjin,Xiament,Hongkong.
SEA FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO EUROPE
Europe has many ports, and five important container ports are Hamburg in Germany, Rotterdam in Holland, Felixstowe in UK, Antwerp in Belgium, Le Havre in France. Almost all the goods are transported via these five ports. In addition, cargo from China to Bremerhaven, Arkhangelsk, Bergen, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Aarhus, Belfast, Alesund, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dunkirk, Gothenburg, Gdynia, Gavle, Helsingborg, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Kotka, Kristiansand, Liverpool, Bristol, Oslo, Tallin, Palmas, Odessa and so on in Europe also popular which makes us the best freight forwarders.
What consequences does BIS system bring to India Market
Do you feel particularly bothered by your recent partners in the Indian market, especially those involved in the newly added products required by the BIS certification system? Maybe the customers who have been working together stably before will suddenly say to you: is your product in line with BIS certification now? If not, we may have to stop cooperation.
Multimode To Moscow By Truck+air
On 10, May, 2019 VIPUTRANS arranged Multimode transportation with 20.5m length land truck and air shipping to Moscow for 120CBM communication products from China Guangdong. After VIPUTRANS Team optimization, it only took 4days to get Moscow by the cheapest and fastest way .The most important point is that catch up with terminal customers’ big project and save a large amounts of money.
Q: What is the Third-party Fulfillment Service?
A: Third-party fulfillment providers do more. They do kitting/assembly, value-added services, and give you more shipping method to choose. One of the advantages of drop ship is you don’t need to handle the packages, which reduces a lot of hassle. But this also makes the packing customization impossible. Third-party fulfillment providers can do a lot of work for the store owners before the packages are shipped, such as kitting, assembly, adding marketing inserts, because they receive products from multiple suppliers and process them together. Third-party fulfillment providers can make more flexible shipping solutions for the store owners, because global shipping is what they do , they have more experiences than the suppliers.
International Freight Block Railway Train From China to Russia and Belarus
Modern China Freight Railway Transportation Along with the developing of bilateral trade and import-export requirements, VIPUTRANS offer international freight railway train service from China to Russia, and we process new multimodal road-sea-train combined logistics solution to save cost and improve efficiency with our professional and experienced team.