Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. So, while the West Coast situation may cause a minor up-tick in freight being routed to the Eastern Ports (Eastern freight is up from 38% in January to 41% in May, according to Hackett Associates), it won’t go a lot higher because the Eastern routes have been running near capacity for several months and are now basically full. By Chris Ferrell.

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Load Tracking Now Available in Tailwind TMS with e4score Integration and Partnership

Tailwind

e4score’s EZCheck-In is integrated into the Tailwind TMS, allowing trucking companies and freight brokers to easily track shipments for $1-a-load (up to 66% less than other tracking services). The e4score suite of software offers technical solutions that automate supply chain processes, helping freight businesses ensure compliance, increase productivity, and reduce costs. We provide award-winning, web-based Trucking & Freight Broker Software ?on

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Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS

Tailwind

We are excited to launch Tailwind Enterprise for agile trucking companies and freight brokerages that need a system robust and flexible enough to manage their entire business, and allow for adjustments to their business model in the months and years ahead,” said Murray Pratt, President & CEO of Tailwind Transportation Software. We provide award winning, web-based Trucking & Freight Broker Software on a month-to-month subscription.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Deutsche Post started acquiring shares of the company in 1998 and completed its acquisition of DHL by 2002, expanding the brand ‘DHL’ to its other services.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The last shutdown occurred in the fall of 2002, as retailers were preparing for the Christmas holiday period. If you haven’t been preparing for this risk, ideally since the end of the last shutdown in 2002, there’s very little you can do now at the 11th hour. Although the World Cup is dominating the sports news these days, something else caught my attention this week.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. To compete in global markets, America needs an efficient and modern freight transportation infrastructure system, including seaports and the land and water connections into and out of port facilities.”

The Hard Economics of Justifying a Digital Supply Chain Transformation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Big companies tend to select an enterprise system for its core finance modules and the need – no, requirement – for a single version of the truth in accounting, as well as a chain of internal controls driven by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Suppose your Asian supply chain regularly incurs freight premiums from imprecise planning and frequent order expedites. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Tailwind launches new web-based application for small to mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokers

Tailwind

November 16, 2016, Vancouver BC – Building on their expertise creating enterprise-grade transportation management systems (TMS), Tailwind is pleased to announce the launch of their new, web-based Trucking Software and Freight Broker Software , available in SaaS (Software as a Service) form. It will be those freight businesses that are nimble and that can leverage the latest technologies who will benefit the most from this industry growth.”.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Insufficient on-the-job training — Over the period from 2002 to 2013, investments in internal training programs such as apprenticeships, company classroom training, and other structured on-the-job skills development for current manufacturing employees were cut from 469,000 to 288,000 (nearly 40 percent).

Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

Freight Center

In 2017, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) generated $402 million in revenue. trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002. The NEMF bankruptcy rocked the freight-shipping industry, but it turned out to be just the first (and largest so far) in a rash of carrier bankruptcies in 2019. Blog Freight Shipping Third-Party Logistics

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Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

Dave’s career started in the 1970s with putting his PhD in Econometrics to work predicting freight volumes across shipping modes. Game Changers: Adapting to Freight Deregulation and Globalization. By the early 1990s, the number of freight carriers and 3PLs expanded as companies realized that they could go beyond their own walls and use outside suppliers for transportation and warehousing.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

Dave’s career started in the 1970s with putting his PhD in Econometrics to work predicting freight volumes across shipping modes. Game Changers: Adapting to Freight Deregulation and Globalization. By the early 1990s, the number of freight carriers and 3PLs expanded as companies realized that they could go beyond their own walls and use outside suppliers for transportation and warehousing.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Virtually all of those startups disappeared by 2002 — they either burned through all of their investment money or were acquired by bigger fish. The company wasn’t a pure startup at the time (it was founded in 1981), but like all software companies during those years, it rode the dotcom tidal wave up — and then crashed down with everyone else (see period from 1999 through 2002 in the stock chart below).

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

Brazil has nearly 700 airports with paved runways, most of which can handle large capacity airplanes for moving freight quickly to and from all parts of the globe. Brazil ratified its latest constitution on October 5, 1988 and enacted a new civil law code in 2002. Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. With a total area just slightly smaller than the U.S.,

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. So, while the West Coast situation may cause a minor up-tick in freight being routed to the Eastern Ports (Eastern freight is up from 38% in January to 41% in May, according to Hackett Associates), it won’t go a lot higher because the Eastern routes have been running near capacity for several months and are now basically full. By Chris Ferrell.

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain

Transplace

Coronaviruses are part of a strain of viruses that can cause the common cold or other respiratory illnesses, including the SARS outbreak of 2002. Air Freight Impacts. Typical freight on suspended passenger flights may include pharmaceuticals, high-value automotive parts, high-value garments and high-tech devices, preventing U.S. How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain. By: Mollie Bailey, VP, International, Transplace.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.11-2.15

Aborn and Co.

New England Motor Freight, a 40-year staple of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, stunned the shipping world Monday by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation. went out of business in the fall of 2002, according to FreightWaves. This week in, "Where's My Freight?!". Normal.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ Interview Excerpts: Lessons Learned by Global Leaders

Supply Chain Game Changer

In reality, a few abrupt moves and getting laid off in 2001 by Dell drove a sharp left-hand turn in my career in 2002 that evolved to where I am today. For example, when Fedex went into freight forwarding it almost caused a revolt by freight forwarders refusing to use Fedex planes.

Freightera Wins 2020 Ready to Rocket Placement Among Top Technology Companies in British Columbia

Freightera

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Freightera , a leading online freight marketplace offering instant freight quotes and streamlining shipping operations for manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in Canada and the U.S., Rocket Builders started its recognition program 18 years ago during the stock market downturn of 2002, post “the Internet bubble,” a time somewhat reminiscent of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Tailwind Transportation Software Integrates with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity

Tailwind

Utilizes predictive freight-matching tools to find and match optimal trucks with loads faster, keep preferred carriers rolling with quality loads. Tailwind Transportation Software deploys a hybrid, web-based TMS platform available by monthly subscription, for both freight brokers and small fleets. “We is the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions for the transportation industry. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

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Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company

NC State SCRC

I learned that to manage logistics you have to manage relationships with people in the supply chain, and I also learned that there is an informal network of relationships that had to be managed in the supply chain… this was in 2002. You name it: eggs and milk, chemicals, freight in Eastern Europe, craft labor in Canada, you name it! This week, my former student Vel Dhinagaravel, and founder/CEO of supply market intelligence company Beroe , came to my class to speak.

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[SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER – Irv Rothman] Having the Guts to Be Bold in Business

Cerasis

With over thirty years of experience, Rothman cemented his Gutsball ethos in the 2002 HP/Compaq merger, a deal that married Compaq’s global reach with HP’s technological prowess and resulted in a state-of-the-art finance and leasing company now producing over $3.5 Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER – Irv Rothman] Having the Guts to Be Bold in Business appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? Consider moving critical products via air freight and/or using a sea-air option to minimize the impact of increased costs. What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike? Supply chains can face disruption from man-made events, as well as natural disasters.

Tailwind Transportation Software Now Integrates with QuickBooks Online

Tailwind

Leading provider of trucking and freight broker software makes accounting easier for small to mid-sized freight transportation companies. Vancouver, BC – May 24, 2017 – Managing the books is challenging, yet integral for small to mid-sized trucking companies and freight brokerages. Tailwind’s trucking and freight broker software helps transportation companies manage customers, dispatch loads, send invoices, and make payments to drivers.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. In 2002, a 10-day lockout on the West Coast cost the US economy an estimated $ 1 billion per day in the first week growing to $2 billion per day in the second week, and required a presidential intervention. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

What is the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) & How Could It & the Trans-Pacific Partnership Impact Manufacturing?

Cerasis

The TPA began with the Trade Act of 1974, and it was expanded once more in 2002. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. As a business owner, you have heard of the impact of reshoring on the US economy and the steadily growing number of jobs in manufacturing. However, the number of manufacturing jobs will never reach the same highs it had in the past.

New Seamless Integration of Tailwind TMS and QuickBooks Desktop

Tailwind

February 13, 2020 – Tailwind Transportation Software , the leading freight, trucking and transportation management software brand in the software-as-a-service market, is pleased to announce a new integration of QuickBooks Desktop available for Tailwind Enterprise TMS users. QuickBooks is one of the most widely used accounting systems in freight transportation,” says Kyle Shaw, Director of Product Design and Delivery at Tailwind.

Guest Commentary: TMS – Customizable and in the Cloud

Talking Logistics

Whether you are a logistics service provider or manage your own freight, you can truly customize your TMS to match your business and do so in the cloud. Brian joined MercuryGate in 2002 and has 25 years of experience in leading-edge technology initiatives. All software companies want to build products that are feature-rich, defect-free, and easy to maintain. Meanwhile, software users demand a rapid ROI, low-cost implementations, and customizable solutions.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

million during the period 2002 through 2017. The Port of Virginia realized the need for information systems capable of scheduling and tracking the anticipated arrival of motor and rail freight carriers in the port area. The Port of Virginia serves as a case study in how the nation’s ports are adapting to the needs of the new economy. The North American continent was discovered by sea-faring explorers.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Amazon has had such a major impact on eCommerce, that I thought it would make sense to look back on some of their innovations that are directly or indirectly impacting logistics: Super Saver Shipping Super Saver Shipping was introduced in 2002 offering free shipping for orders over $25. The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2020 (Who knew I’d still be writing this blog 18 years later!)

NC State SCRC

The first one, I believe, was in January, 2002, just two years after I founded the SCRC. On top of that, the increase of Uber Freight, food delivery services, and a plethora of other services is causing congestion to rise rapidly. Although I didn’t come out with any new years’ predictions last year at this time, it’s the start of a new decade, so predictions are definitely in order.

Introductory Guide to Spend Analysis - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In fiscal year 2002, the U.S. However, some companies have thousands of payment transactions a month such as freight bill payment. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Introductory Guide to Spend Analysis. Cost reduction has always been the number one priority for a company.

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Profit Margins & More

Unleashed

Brewery software will capture all the costs of production, from raw materials to freight costs. Material costs is the price paid to acquire materials, such as ingredients and packaging materials, including tax and freight. in 2002.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Freightos unveils beta launch of international freight price index (American Shipper). 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Those same words were also said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days. I’ve been near-sighted since about the sixth grade, but I was in denial and held off getting glasses until I entered high school.

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If Amazon has serious plans of realizing this idea, there’s already a company in the UK called Mole Solutions that has been working on creating “underground freight pipelines” since 2002. Freightex also routinely handles freight from shippers who require temperature-controlled, specialized, and other types of customized equipment.