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International Logistics Update: October 1, 2020

When we shared our last international logistics update on August 27, we had seen significant improvements in lead time reliability. Today, we’re excited to share that after many months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our overseas lead times have stabilized. Overseas orders placed on the Fictiv platform are now being delivered within 3-5 days.  Fictiv Updates […]

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Are You Ready For The Chinese Golden Week?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one widely celebrated throughout Asia and is fast approaching.  The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is full.  The festival celebrates the end of the autumn harvest and is similar to Thanksgiving in the US.  This year, the festival […]

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International Logistics Update: August 27, 2020

In our July 23 update, transit times from China to the U.S. were still averaging 6 days, but carriers were hoping to see improved transit times by August. We continue to work with our carriers to further improve transit times, and we’re happy to report that we’ve seen some significant improvements in lead time reliability […]

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International Logistics Update: July 23, 2020

Countries around the world continue to open their own economies slowly. At the same time, many are implementing restrictions for travelers from areas with high rates of COVID-19 infection. Air travel restrictions and congestion continue to affect freight transit times.  In our July 9 update, transit times from China to the U.S. were averaging 6 […]

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The Future of the Healthcare Supply Chain is Digital

Healthcare’s digital evolution is real. It’s happening at every stage of the value chain in every segment of this critical space. Tightened development cycles, resilient supply chains that support rapid change while diminishing risk, and vigorous controls, certifications, and traceability models to ensure patient safety are important steps on a path to a viable healthcare […]

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International Logistics Update: July 9, 2020

As global economies continue to open, here’s our latest international logistics update. Transit times have remained stable since our last update in late June, which coincided with freight carriers dropping restrictions and opening capacity, and exporters being able to ship more cargo each day. Latest International Logistics Updates Carriers have expanded their shipping capacity, and […]

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International Logistics Update: June 25, 2020

As global economies begin to open slowly, and freight carriers resume service, transit times are improving. While we have observed that the transit time for shipments from China to the U.S. is only slightly improved from 7 to 6 days on average when shipping cargo with FedEx, we continue to see improvements in global logistics […]

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International Logistics Update

The global supply chain continues to experience disruption as a result of COVID-19. Travel restrictions have significantly reduced international air freight capacity: In January 2020, there were 325 weekly flights between the U.S. and China, but by mid-February, only 20 remained. Worldwide demand for flights fell by over 94% between April 2019 and April 2020. […]

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Building Supply Chain Resilience: Webinar Recap

On May 12, I talked with MacroFab CEO Misha Govshteyn about building supply chain resilience, during a webinar hosted by industry journalist Philip Stoten. We looked at supply chains in the COVID-19 era and explored how we got here, then discussed the digitally connected supply chain of the future. How we got here: a perfect storm […]

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Building Supply Chain Resiliency

The future of supply chain is digital Digitization drives profitability; choice and flexibility; and resilience. Digital manufacturing ecosystems bring the world of optimized manufacturing to you. Read the full webinar recap here: “How we got here: a perfect storm of disruption”, by Dave Evans.‍

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