Coronavirus Update - December 1

Posted on December 01, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.In preparation of the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, several airlines have begun shipping and staging the vaccines in various countries around the world. Pending approval from government agencies, which could come as early as this month, many countries will begin distributing the vaccine to their most vulnerable populations first, including healthcare workers and the elderly.The following tables...

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Coronavirus Update - November 24

Posted on November 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.The British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced its COVID-19 vaccine was 70.4% effective; making it the third vaccine developer this month to announce encouraging trial results. Along with their partner Oxford University, AstraZeneca plans to seek emergency authorization in Europe and Brazil.The following tables will provide the current cargo transport operational status and capacity levels for heavily affected countries.Limited...

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Managing the Supply Chain During COVID-19

Posted on November 23, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

As we all know Coronavirus has altered many businesses in the year 2020. Our accounts will require Logistics service teams to provide increased agility, financial stability, and lots of transparency.Rick Blasgen, president of CSCMP, agrees. “To say that everything changed is an understatement. Many in our industry have led efforts in adapting, innovating, and managing through unprecedented disruption while simultaneously creating new operating models.” The three keys to being prepared for the future, he says, are being able to adapt, improvise and overcome.The pandemic has tested 3PL service providers with sudden stops and surges, depending on who...

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Coronavirus Update - November 17

Posted on November 17, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.A second US pharmaceutical company released preliminary results of their COVID-19 vaccine which is showing to be nearly 95% effective. Although very similar in effectiveness to the Pfizer vaccine results, a notable difference is the Moderna vaccine can be stored at standard refrigeration temperatures while the Pfizer vaccine must be kept at ultra-cold temperatures.As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the US...

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Distribution of a Covid-19 Vaccine

Posted on November 12, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

With most of the world still facing significant challenges from the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is a tremendous amount of anticipation and hope behind finding a vaccine for the virus as a way to end the nightmare finally. While ensuring the vaccine's viability is one major challenge we face, distributing the vaccine once a viable candidate has been confirmed will present a whole other challenge within itself. For discussion purposes, let's explore the current plan for how the CDC will distribute the vaccine through the supply chain network:Once the vaccine receives approval, a vaccine site will then...

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Coronavirus Update - November 10

Posted on November 10, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.In partnership with Germany’s BioNTech, US drugmaker Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine trials have shown it is 90% effective. That news was heard worldwide and has given people hope that we will soon be able to combat this terrible virus. Pfizer believes it could make up to 50 million doses this year and 1.3 billion doses in 2021.Vaccine distribution plans have...

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Going Lean for Big Savings

Posted on November 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

At some point, regardless of what your job is, the question of “how can we make this work better?” has probably come up in one form or another. Companies always talk about wanting to improve their processes and make things run more efficiently. If you have asked this question, you have probably thought to yourself, “well, if I knew how to make this work better, don’t you think I would be doing it?” It’s easier said than done. Or is it?I recently participated in a Lean event with our client. We...

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Coronavirus Update - November 3

Posted on November 03, 2020. Category: Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.Over a dozen European countries have or will soon enter countrywide lockdowns similar to those experienced in the Spring. The severity of the lockdown varies by country and range from full closures of non-essential businesses to businesses operating with limited hours. Schools will remain open in most areas, but people are strongly urged to stay home whenever possible. Essential...

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Mobile Apps in Logistics 

Posted on November 03, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

Recently, we have seen a large increase in the usage of mobile apps in the Logistics world. We are seeing this in almost every step of the supply chain such as inventory management, trucking, site management, etc. Companies are using mobile apps to do a number of things that either couldn’t be done before or were done in an archaic fashion. We’re going to look at what some of these benefits are and when/where these helpful tools can be used. Perhaps the most obvious benefit to mobile apps in Logistics is visibility. Now more...

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Costly Sales Tax Mistakes Businesses are Making During COVID-19

Posted on November 02, 2020. Category: Tax Publications

The COVID-19 pandemic has been and will be remembered as one of the most impactful global events of our era. An unprecedented challenge was thrust upon the medical, government, and business community that will clearly change many of the behaviors of our society in the long run.When state enforced lockdowns and the advice of medical professionals globally forced the ceasing of business as usual for industries across the country, businesses both large and small were left with one choice: adapt or die.In an inspiring display of free market forces, most businesses chose to adapt and did so quickly....

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