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


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

This Week in Logistics News (October 19-23, 2015)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Results. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 19-23, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – February 2015. business inventories flat, inventory-to-sales ratio highest since 2009 (Reuters).

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

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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. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2 Today is September 11. I never forget.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

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Back in January 2014, I spoke with one of Oz Development’s customers, Jordan Kivelstadt, founder and CEO of Free Flow Wines , a pioneer in the “wine on tap” movement that Jordan and his partner launched in 2009.

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Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage


Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. The American Transportation Research Institute has already identified a problematic decline in trucking capacity over recent years. 2009 was an exception due to the 2008–2009 recession.)

Supply chain collaboration: Who’s leading the revolution?

DELMIA Quintiq

In 2015, that omnipotent player is no longer a theoretical possibility. Transport & LogisticsA few weeks ago I witnessed supply chain history in the making.

Solving Truck Fleet Deployment Challenges

Logistics Viewpoints

I’m kind of happy to say that the blog I wrote in 2009 outlining when and why companies should choose to deploy private and dedicated fleets remains largely accurate today. Guest Commentary Transportation Transportation Management Systems Chainalytics fleet management transportation mangagementAn additional six years of economic, supply chain, and logistical changes have effected how all companies and us at Chainalytics evaluate fleet deployment practices.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. As Graph 3 shows, the number of port calls in 2014 was the lowest in the past 10 years – more than 50% decline since 2009. Transport & Logistics Massive ships. Slow steaming. Alliances and consolidation.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Read this month’s Market Update for highlights on some of the key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. per gallon—which is now the lowest weekly average price since July 2009.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

Improvements in transportation management had the greatest impact on improving agility. Companies want to be agile. As demand and supply volatility increases, the goal is to build a flexible supply chain system.

Nine Myths of S&OP Technology Selection

Supply Chain Shaman

When I wrote a summary report at AMR Research in 2007 and 2009, there were two or 6% of the market. Operational systems are warehouse management, available to promise, and transportation planning.) Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is in a renaissance. The reason?

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Supply Chain Execution Convergence: Rethinking, Redesigning, and Re-evaluating the Traditional Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

In 2009, the term supply chain execution convergence emerged as a way to describe the next generation of supply chains. Rather than optimizing individual operations – transportation, warehousing, and others independently – it optimizes the entire flow to get the most benefit.

Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

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It was a theme echoed throughout the event, starting with the morning keynote presentation by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III , the US Airways pilot who back in January 2009 safely landed an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River after the plane collided with birds shortly after takeoff and both engines failed.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Nov. 19, 2015

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Tata Steel, Others, Putting Price Squeeze on Suppliers, Oil Prices Fall to 2009 Lows, but There May be Falloutl, Online Customers and Binge Returns, Deadheading Issues in China to Europe Train Transport

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

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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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Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure


The five-month extension is meant to temporarily shore up government funding for transportation programs while lawmakers work on a long-term bill. Federal fuel taxes bring in around $35 billion a year, but the government spends around $50 billion on transportation programs.

Dil?at Uyguroglu:“Supply chain plays a huge role in sustainability agenda”

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics includes all the warehousing and transportation of all Unilever products from personal care and home care to food and refreshments, such as ice-cream. Since 2009 I’ve been in Turkey where I continue to run the Algida ice-cream factory.”.

Visibility and Its Importance in Supply Chain Execution Convergence

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain execution convergence (SCEC) is a growing trend in the logistics realm, but it’s a concept that first surfaced in 2009 in a Gartner report. I explained that the one common element in the supply chain is transportation, from end to end.

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

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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.

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. Managing adverse weather conditions is part and parcel of transportation planning.

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. Since this time carriers have moved into the driver’s seat of transportation by offering innovative shipping methods.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights some of the key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the most recent Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which shows signs of improvement in overall market conditions.

Truckers: Brother, Can You Spare a Parking Spot?

Talking Logistics

In an informal Web survey conducted by Hope Rivenburg, whose truck-driving husband was murdered in 2009 while parked in a deserted gas station, nearly 40 percent of the 4,000 drivers surveyed said it takes them, on average, an hour or more to find parking for the night.

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


About a third of the respondents report using cutting edge technology like warehouse and transportation management systems , demand forecasting, and ERP. When compared to 2009, when 68% reported having to reduce the size of their staff, these numbers are very encouraging.

4 Indicators Suggesting Now’s the Time to Upgrade Your Logistics IT

Supply Chain Collaborator

Plus, you’ll be better situated to ride out a downturn with better control over transportation spending. Driver Shortage Projected to Grow More Acute – Transport Topics.

Are Mexican Trucks and Drivers Safe on U.S. Roads?

Talking Logistics

After an almost 20-year delay, The Department of Transportation announced last Friday that Mexican trucking companies will soon be able to to apply for authority to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the United States. Regulations Transportation Management

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December Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Read the December Market Update for more highlights on key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. These numbers are down from the hour-plus port times that were common from the stretch between November 2014 and spring of 2015. in January 2015. “It

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


Consumers: Spending more, Traveling More.the Holiday Crunch for Planning Transportation is HERE! Holiday joy has come early this year with Americans likely to pay the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2009. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act & F.A.S.T and US Infrastructure Facts


As a transportation management 3PL, the United States Infrastructure and the evolution of and investment of our infrastructure is of great importance to us and our carrier partners. What is the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act? 2009: 8. 2015: 11. 2009: $7.1B.

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

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Proposed DOT FY 2015 budget draws mixed reactions from industry stakeholders ( Logistics Management ). Mystery of the week: My third grader came home yesterday with dog poop inside his right boot.

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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. 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 For the fourth quarter of 2015, the Freight TSI was down 1.2 Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement.

Cruel Summer: Shipping Won’t See Seasonal Surge in Profits


There’s no shipping “heat wave” expected this year – the industry has seen sluggish growth throughout 2015, and the traditionally busy months will be no exception. Other forms of transport are not faring much better, indicating a slump in international trade.

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

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Flexport Raises $65 Million in Venture Capital to Expand Operations (Transport Topics). Global Container Volume on Track for Worst Year Since 2009 (WSJ – sub. Trucking Industry’s Operational Costs Decline in 2015 Driven by Fuel Prices.

Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

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percent, indicating contraction in manufacturing for the second consecutive month, and is the lowest reading since June 2009 when the PMI® registered 45.8 Heavy-duty truck orders declined 37 percent in December 2015 compared to December 2014, according to industry research firm FTR. Transportation Market Outlook for 2016. Creative Ways to Manage Transportation Costs and Capacity. Robinson cost reduction innovation Jason Luedtke logistics supply chain transportation

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

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More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain


Department of Commerce , in 2015 Mexico produced 3.4 Since 2009, U.S. auto part exports to Mexico have more than doubled and were valued at more than $30 billion in 2015. Transportation Management Automotive Cross-border Supply Chain