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This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index. Cass Freight Index – February 2015.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter


In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. There are now literally dozens of platforms, from enterprise forwarders to top five ocean carriers, air freight carriers to online marketplaces , that prove this. So where will freight be in 2019?

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. 2015 is less than three weeks away, and a barrel of Brent crude oil is $65.70 Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source million bbl/d in 2015.” .

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Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. Expected Transportation Capacity Issues.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. Transport & Logistics Massive ships. Slow steaming.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Global Container Volume on Track for Worst Year Since 2009 (WSJ – sub.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry


How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Declining Freight Rates.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!


By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky


As I explain in my book, The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected (MIT Press, October 2015), companies can improve their disruption detection capabilities in a number of ways. Professor Yossi Sheffi is Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7

Why Are There Fewer US Manufacturing Jobs Today? 4 Driving Forces to Understand


With the release of the May 8, 2015 Jobs Report , many businesses and employees within the manufacturing industry have grown concerned. Bureau of Labor Statistics US manufacturing jobs Report – April 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (March 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Introduces Drive Safe Systems™. FedEx Freight to Increase Shipping Rates. Bourque Logistics Introduces RAILTRAC® 12.5. Proposed DOT FY 2015 budget draws mixed reactions from industry stakeholders ( Logistics Management ).

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The LTL Market now Belongs to the Carriers: Shippers Must Know how to Level the Playing Field


Whereas 2009 saw the control of transportation industry profits in the hands of the shippers, two years later a shift occurred in the favor of carriers. However, according to Inbound Logistics , there are certain rules and economics of the transportation industry that must be followed.

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Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


At the trough of the recessions in 2003 and 2009, only $100 million worth of equipment was being purchased. So, its effects were probably a little easier to handle than the deep, sharp recession of 2009. How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line?

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


The principal causes of manufacturing job losses were growing trade deficits, especially with China, Mexico, and other low-wage nations, and the weak recovery from the Great Recession since 2009.

7 Distribution Operations Issues Highlighted in Industrial Distribution’s 68th Annual Survey


When compared to 2009, when 68% reported having to reduce the size of their staff, these numbers are very encouraging. The results have been tabulated for the 68th annual Survey of Distribution Operations.

Parcel Rate Increases…Defying Logic?

The Network Effect

By Tony Nuzio, Founder & CEO ICC Logistics & Jim Tompkins, CEO Tompkins International. Fuel prices are currently at their lowest level since May of 2009. At FedEx Less is Now More!

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


in the third quarter of 2015 according to the third preliminary estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in late December. in December 2015, up 6.7% in December 2015. Housing Starts: In November 2015, housing starts increased 10.3% in November 2015, down 0.9%

The State of the Industry: A Mid-year Look at Transportation and the Economy

Talking Logistics

At Transplace’s recent Shipper Symposium, a diverse group of shippers, logistics experts and analysts came together to discuss the latest industry trends and obstacles faced by supply chain and transportation professionals, and identify strategies for addressing these issues and improving operations.

How Does the Chinese New Year Impact Rate Volatility?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On January 4, the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) posted figures that showed week over week increases of 98% on West Coast rates and 77% on East Coast rates. in 2015, accounting for the addition of 1.72

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

After the development of bitcoin invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, computer scientists, software industry, and the banking industry were intrigued by the potential applications of bitcoin’s underlying “blockchain” process. Christopher Tang.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

After the development of bitcoin invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, computer scientists, software industry, and the banking industry were intrigued by the potential applications of bitcoin’s underlying “blockchain” process. Christopher Tang.

CSCMP Report all but Insists Shippers Move NOW on Logistics Automation

Supply Chain Collaborator

The CSCMP issued its annual “State of Logistics Report” which insistently urged shippers to take immediate action on deployment of automation technologies like TMS, optimizers, YMS and other logistics IT solutions. US business logistics spending was up by 2.6%

Economic challenges continue springtime


percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million homes, compared to March 2015 starts were up 14.2 percent and when compared to March of 2015, increased 1.5 On a non-seasonally adjusted basis the freight tonnage actually increased 10.2

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

Of course, ACE goes much further than advance filing of manifests, which has been mandatory for cargo arriving via vessel since 2009 under ISF (10+2) – it’s a fundamental change that recognizes the changing landscape of security risks and the impact of global trade on homeland security. .

Parcel Shipping Vs LTL Shipping: Which is A Better Option?


According to Inbound Logistics , shippers who use LTL services exclusively may be overspending on shipping to the tune of 15 to 20 percent. Obviously, furniture customers will not be happy if a huge shipment damages the freight due to being put on top of it, meaning furniture renders above storage space unfilled. In 2009, LTL carriers had a published fuel surcharge of 12.5

This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks ( Quartz ). Amazon expands logistics reach in China ( Reuters ).