Logistics Publications


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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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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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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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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Coronavirus Update - October 27

Posted on October 27, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, 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.COVID-19 infections continue to increase throughout Europe. It is unclear whether case numbers are higher due to increased testing or an actual increase in infection rate but the risk to people with pre-existing conditions remains high. Several governments in the region have reinstated lockdown measures but the degree varies greatly by country. It continues to be very important to verify...

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5G Revolution: An Enhanced Visibility of the Supply Chain 

Posted on October 23, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

With the global implementation of the 5G network approaching, some changes will be seen by cell phone users and various industries. The supply chain/logistics industry is expected to see sweeping enhancements in visibility and data analytics due to 5G implementation. These changes will potentially be able to assist in eliminating some of the common problems seen in both domestic and international logistics. Companies may initially encounter significant costs and steps associated with the implementation, such as the cost for a company to upgrade their in-house networks to 5G and augment their data infrastructure to prepare for increased data flow...

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Sam’s Club Jumping in on “Ship-from-Store”

Posted on October 22, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

COVID 19 indeed has everyone changing their ways to adapt to the new norm and stay afloat. Sam's Club is joining the transition to utilizing e-commerce and keep its quarantining members. They are launching their "ship-from-store" / "club" program this quarter in attempts to save holiday sales along with saving money in transportation costs. Sam's Club already has most of the online shopping options but luckily prepared for the switch to fulfill more e-commerce orders in 2018 when they started turning their closed stores into fulfillment centers.Sam's Club hired 2,000 permanent supply chain workers to account for the influx...

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Coronavirus Update - October 20

Posted on October 20, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, 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.Ireland has announced a six-week lockdown that will begin tomorrow evening. The major shift to a nationwide lockdown has taken the citizens by surprise. Nonessential businesses will be closed, and people are requested to stay home. Schools and childcare centers will remain open. Ireland is the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown.The following tables will provide the current...

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What is a Circular Supply Chain?

Posted on October 16, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

In this age of recycling, reuse, reduce, and repurpose – a new supply chain model has emerged called the Circular Supply Chain. The traditional linear supply chain of “take – make – dispose” has seen backlash from environmentally conscious consumers and proven unsustainable. The circular supply chain, focusing on waste elimination, contributes to an overall circular economy. This economy centers on sustainability and the reduction of waste.The sustainability of the Circular Supply Chain is essential to corporations and consumers. Companies can address their carbon footprint, renewable energy sources, and reverse logistics programs by transitioning to this new...

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