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  • What is a Private Label?
    03
    Aug

    What is a Private Label?

    Retailers getting their products manufactured by suppliers is very common. It is something that most retailers do.  It is rare to see a brand that actually manufactures and sells its inventory directly to its consumers. That is not to say that this way of business building isn’t on...
    Retailers getting their products manufactured by suppliers is very common. It is something that most retailers...
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    1. Ocean freight Peak Season
      15
      Jul

      Ocean freight Peak Season

      Ocean freight Peak Season  Asia-US West Coast prices $5,970/FEU remain extremely high; this rate is still 114% higher than the same time last year. Asia-US East Coast prices are stable at $10,319/FEU and are 198% higher than rates for this week last year. The peak season for container...
      Ocean freight Peak Season  Asia-US West Coast prices $5,970/FEU remain extremely high; this rate is still...
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    2. Freight Market Update
      10
      Jul

      Freight Market Update

      Container Shipping Prices Skyrocket  Demand for space on container ships is mainly driven by retailers such as The Home Depot, Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. that have been rushing to restock after a year of supply-chain disruptions related to the pandemic. The high demand is leading to bottlenecks...
      Container Shipping Prices Skyrocket  Demand for space on container ships is mainly driven by retailers such...
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    3. Resolving global shipping delays may take a while
      03
      Jul

      Resolving global shipping delays may take a while

      Resolving global shipping delays may take a while Rates are expected to continue to rise and remain above the pre-pandemic levels. This means businesses can expect to pay these higher prices in the long term. Why Are the Prices Going Up? One of the reasons you can expect to see the prices...
      Resolving global shipping delays may take a while Rates are expected to continue to rise and remain above the...
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    4. Henry Ford; Father of Lean Manufacturing
      01
      Jul

      Henry Ford; Father of Lean Manufacturing

      "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." When Henry Ford uttered those words, do you think he knew the effect he would have on the manufacturing industry? While the quote brings to mind images of teamwork and striving towards a mutual goal, reading it knowing...
      "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." When Henry Ford uttered those words,...
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    5. Our New International Live Freight Quote Feature
      22
      Jun

      Our New International Live Freight Quote Feature

      Click here to start view products with full landed cost We’re happy to share our new (and FREE) international live freight quote feature. This is the first of its kind - in the world - to provide accurate landing costs for businesses. At Supermelon, we want to make sure you’re getting...
      Click here to start view products with full landed cost We’re happy to share our new (and FREE) international...
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    6. Ocean Freight Updates - Rate increases continue
      22
      Jun

      Ocean Freight Updates - Rate increases continue

      The skyrocketing price of shipping goods across the globe may hit your product's cost sooner than you think - Transporting a 40-foot steel container of cargo by ocean from Shanghai to the west coast now costs a record $12,623, a whopping 600% higher than the seasonal average over the last...
      The skyrocketing price of shipping goods across the globe may hit your product's cost sooner than you think - Transporting...
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    7. Why Are Product Costs Rising in China?
      22
      Jun

      Why Are Product Costs Rising in China?

      The producer price index for China rose to 9% in May, which is the fastest increase in production costs since 2008. It was then that the index rose to 9.13%. Gan Jie, a professor of finance and an academic director for MBA programs at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; expressed: “These...
      The producer price index for China rose to 9% in May, which is the fastest increase in production costs since...
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    8. How COVID-19 Affected Airfreight Levels
      16
      Feb

      How COVID-19 Affected Airfreight Levels

      Needless to say, every industry has been massively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coming seemingly out of nowhere, most companies have had to adjust their business strategy in order to stay afloat. Just because a disease reared its ugly head did not mean the world could continue to...
      Needless to say, every industry has been massively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Coming seemingly...
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    9. Since China is starting to outsource manufacturing products to other countries, how will “Made in China 2025” hold up?
      15
      Feb

      Since China is starting to outsource manufacturing products to other countries, how will “Made in China 2025” hold up?

      “China has focused its efforts on outsourcing low-tech products to manufacture technological products, in the recent years; that are no longer affordable in China.” “Technologies that will be outsourced by the year 2025”? Electric cars Semiconductor Airplanes Medical...
      “China has focused its efforts on outsourcing low-tech products to manufacture technological products, in...
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