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.

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. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

Weathering the Next Recession


In February of 2009, The Economist even published a piece called The Collapse of Manufacturing. The auto industry, like many other manufacturing sectors, was awash in excess capacity. They might even add capacity in terms of more modern equipment or higher-skilled operators.

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

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It is also interesting to frame up this discussion in terms of capacity in recent years – something that is never quite certain. Capacity tightened up in 2014 , but then loosened again in 2015. How much excess capacity is there today?

Why Thinking “Global, Yet Local” Makes Sense in Your Air Freight Strategy


Earlier this year, my colleague, Bogen Chi, wrote a blog about the top 3 global market trends to watch this year in the air freight market: capacity shortages, peak season pressures, and the bright spot of consolidation. Capacity can be difficult to find.

Expect truckload market volatility to continue through the fall

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To say that the first half of 2018 was "a period of both extreme volatility and unprecedented imbalance between capacity and demand for trucking services in North America" at first sounds like hyperbole. Capacity constraints meet increased demand.

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


Rules for container traffic between Europe and Asia are being rewritten and this has had profound implications for West European terminals: Supply fluctuations have resulted in a fragmented terminal capacity. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Massive ships. Slow steaming.

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017


While these financial pressures have been ongoing since 2009 due to several factors, overcapacity was certainly one of the most prevalent. Ocean carriers continue to see their average operating margin dip below zero as rates fell to their lowest levels since 2009.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream


Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. For example, logistics providers reported that unless they paid extra during capacity crunches, 25% of their shipments failed to make the first available sailing.

Supply Chain Management:Is Agile methodology a good solution for.

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In my capacity as a consultant and having worked in multiple implementations, I have always thought about processes that could have reduced the cost, time and rework and hence would have brought about a high degree of customer satisfaction. December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009. August 2009. July 2009. June 2009. May 2009. April 2009. March 2009. February 2009. January 2009. About Us.

Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers: “Everything is Changed, Nothing is Different”


He emphasized that in transforming GM, “ We started by talking about levers that you could pull that could free up capacity in the organization, including supplier relationship management. We hosted an extremely successful set of speakers at our SCRC meeting this past week.

Reasons For Logistics Pros to Be Thankful this Season

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percent higher than the low in April 2009 during the recession.” Tightening Capacity and Rising Rates are a Bullish Leading Indicator.

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.


Supply chain planners (I’m lumping in all the silos, including demand, supply, inventory and capacity planning) today are dealing with challenges that were unimaginable when Lotus notes were the next big thing.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

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Before taking her current position, she served in several capacities including Seagate’s product design and manufacturing facilities in the U.S. In 2009, we took the work that we did with E2open on suppliers and built customer networks to see channel sales and demand signals daily.

Machine Learning in Supply Chain Planning


Optimization driven by algorithmic planning is an early form of machine learning that relies on a set of provided information (supply chain facilities and capacities, transportation lanes and capacities, customer service requirements, profit requirements, etc.) Are we ready?

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 Creative Ways to Manage Transportation Costs and Capacity. We’re just a week into 2016 and the outlook for economic growth is arguably more pessimistic today than it was just a few weeks ago. The Dow Jones Index is down more than 6 percent since January 1. The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and J.P.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

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Or how about if you need capacity for a shipment – broadcast it across the social media outlets and you are likely to find space for your products to ship.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

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The data stream continues to trend negatively in regard to freight, capacity, and freight rates,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. Capacity is much more readily available than last year at this time. While there were seasonal regional shortages of capacity early in 2015, in general capacity became more readily available in the second half of the year. We do not expect capacity to tighten in 2016 unless the economy regains steam.

The 2017 State of Logistics Report: Uncertainty, Unsustainabiltiy Usurp Logistics  


logistics costs fell last year for the first time since 2009, reflecting concern within the industry. There has been a trend of increasing fleet size in response to a “capacity crunch,” yet the number of unused Class 8 trucks increased 53 percent last year.

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Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

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Since I first published this article back in 2009, warehouse design principles haven’t altered that much, but as we received many comments, including requests for more information, I figured it might be a good idea to expand on the original piece.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing


Recently, Google launched its self-driving prototype which it has been developing since 2009. seconds and a battery that charges to 80 percent capacity in 15 minutes. It’s been a long road, but electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of the auto industry.

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

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


For forwarders, just as the 2009 financial crisis ended, another crisis began. There has been a massive increase in the capacity of the global container fleet. How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News


Carrier Capacity. per gallon—which is now the lowest weekly average price since July 2009. The slowing gross domestic product (GDP) growth and a change in growth toward services has adjusted freight markets for both truckload and rail.

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. Today is September 11. I never forget.

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017

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While these financial pressures have been ongoing since 2009 due to several factors, overcapacity was certainly one of the most prevalent. Ocean carriers continue to see their average operating margin dip below zero as rates fell to their lowest levels since 2009. Over Capacity and Vessel Scrapping: While we will continue to see some carriers work independently, the pressure for them to succeed will continue to mount.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

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in 2009. Since 2009, when ScottsMiracle-Gro began implementing its new distribution model, the Company has reduced the number of miles traveled to ship products to home center customers by approximately one-third. We have improved our order cycle time by one day, and we have also increased our peak shipping capacity in the locations we converted to this model since 2009,” Swihart added. A new 100,000-sq.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

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Since 2009, ocean carriers have faced many uncertainties—and they’re expected to continue for the foreseeable future. In my opinion, there will be more than one way to procure capacity, rates, and services for the 2016-2017 season. The start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda. You probably have questions about what the 2016-2017 ocean contract season will bring.

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January Logistics Snapshot from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics


million TEU’s of new ocean freight capacity are scheduled for delivery in 2014, possibly making 2014 a record-breaking year for capacity. million TEU’s of new capacity are scheduled for delivery in the upcoming year, possibly making 2014 a record-breaking year for capacity. billion , the lowest trade deficit since October 2009. The January Edition of your monthly Logistics Market Snapshot is now available!

Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

It takes six years to build a biotech production facility, and a billion dollars, so increasing capacity in the face of uncertain demand is a huge issue for us.” ” In 2009, I moved into the supply chain area, and worked with Rob in understanding how to apply analytics with a procurement focus. In 2009 we were $2B, and suddenly had five new drugs approved in two years. This was considered heresy – sharing capacity is sacrosanct.

The Changing Relationship Between LTL Carriers and 3PLs

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Tonnage shipped via LTL has steadily risen since the market lows of 2009. The increased tonnage, the driver shortage along with better asset utilization has reduced capacity. Tighter capacity means the LTL carriers have pricing power.

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How Does the Chinese New Year Impact Rate Volatility?


The overall effectiveness of GRIs mainly stem from carrier utilization and market capacity. Carrier utilization ran high in early 2015, and although volumes remained relatively strong year over year, the addition of capacity into the marketplace led to falling utilization levels.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

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The Supply Chain Cost Reduction Challenge: After Avaya purchased Nortel Enterprise Solutions in 2009, the freshly merged company found itself but loosely in control of an unstable and ineffective supply chain operation.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

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Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has raised more than $3 billion to fund almost 125,000 successful projects, for a total of over $5.3 You don’t want to scramble to find a fulfillment warehouse with capacity once you realize the orders are stacking up. Subscribe Here!

SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

In addition to its portfolio of drug candidates, the company has capabilities, including capacity for protein manufacturing, that are world-class in quality and scale. Prior to 2009, support for PO&T sourcing and procurement was provided by a corporate sourcing group under a centralized business model. In September 2009, anticipating a sharp rise in the complexity of the company’s supply chain, the management team launched an assessment of supply chain maturity across PO&T.

Freight economy continues to grow, despite market volatility

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Get deep insights with business intelligence based on historical truckload pricing trends, plus demand and capacity data to help you make better business decisions. The consumer economy, after not producing any meaningful growth since 2009, began to grow in 2017 and has accelerated in 2018.

Everything You Need to Know About El Niño and the Panama Canal Restrictions


In 2009, the canal reported 299.1 And smaller companies are already suffering from low capacity and unsustainable prices as they get pushed out of the market by large carriers. As global trade increases, key routes like the Panama Canal are nearing capacity.

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