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How Does Atlanta's I-85 Bridge Collapse Affect Truckloads?

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The collapse of a section of a bridge section on I-85 just north of Atlanta was shocking for two reasons: No injuries were reported, and its impact on spot market truckload freight has been and probably will be muted. Here's why: The "Downtown Connector" (I-75 and I-85) in Atlanta.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Three Chainalytics Experts 2017 Pros to Know


Atlanta, GA (February 24, 2017) – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, today announced that Kerry Rosenhagen, Steve Thirft and Jonathan Whitaker have been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as 2017 Pros to Know, a listing of top supply and demand chain industry professionals.

Chainalytics Expands Services into Parcel Spend Management


Atlanta, GA (February 13, 2017) — Global supply chain consulting firm Chainalytics today announced that it has added a Parcel Spend Optimization service to build out its comprehensive supply chain competency for clients.

Chainalytics Responds to Market Demand with Upgrade to Demand Planning Intelligence Service


Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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McLeod Software : Users Conference 2017 , September 17-19, Atlanta, GA. SMC3 : Jump Start 2017 , January 23-25, Atlanta, GA and Connections 2017 , TBA. Home Delivery World 2017 , March 14-15, Atlanta, GA. 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit , May 16-17, Atlanta, GA.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

An article in my local paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , had this interesting quote, “From aerospace to health care to consumer products to toys to medical devices, furniture … what I think you’re going to see is an explosion of use.”.

Next Generation Supply Chain Risk Management: A Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

In a discussion with AGCO’s Jan Theissen, Director of Strategy and Methods, and Jake Stone, Manager of Supply Chain Risk and Contract Management, I learned about this public, Atlanta headquartered corporation’s […]. We are entering an era where it is becoming possible to detect supply chain risks much more quickly. A case in point is offered by AGCO. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of a wide range of agricultural equipment.

WOAH? Are You Guilty?

Supply Chain Shaman

On September 5th-8th near Atlanta GA, we will challenge supply chain organizations to take this challenge. New technologies abound. The rate of change is exciting. Innovation opportunities are limitless. I see companies make the same mistake over and over. What is it?

Chainalytics Receives a 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


Atlanta, GA (December 5, 2016)—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected Chainalytics as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016. “We

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

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Atlanta rates also slipped, although rates held up well in other regional hubs, including Memphis and Charlotte. TriHaul: Chicago - Atlanta - Decatur - Chicago. There’s plenty of freight from Chicago to Atlanta, but the rates aren’t great, and the return trip is worse.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

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The top outbound lane from Greenville is a short hop over to Atlanta. The Panama Canal opened a new lane for larger ships this week, and East Coast ports have been expanding efforts to attract Asian imports that would otherwise arrive on the West Coast.

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

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End-of-quarter and pre-holiday freight was even stronger than expected last week in Atlanta , Charlotte and Memphis , which were the top three markets for outbound loads on DAT load boards. TriHaul of the Week, for Reefers: Atlanta-Chicago-Evansville-Atlanta.

The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

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In his previous position, Chris was a Senior Account Manager for the Nolan Transportation Group, a 3PL based in Atlanta, GA. The typical distribution process in the chemical industry looks mostly like this: The chemical producer distributes goods from various locations to a large number of customers, using different forwarders depending on the company’s diverse transportation requirements.

Atlanta: Distribution Center Hub of the Southeast

Kane is Able

Metro Atlanta is home to over a dozen Fortune 500 and two dozen Fortune 1000 company headquarters. Atlanta distribution center CPG logistics Southeast product distribution In addition, the city’s central location in the Southeast makes it a perfect hub for Southeast product distribution. read more.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Chainalytics Appoints Four New Vice Presidents to Support Global Business Growth


Atlanta, GA (February 3, 2017)—Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, today announced that effective January 1, 2017, it has hired a new vice president of the Packaging Optimization competency and promoted three key employees to vice presidential positions as the firm’s global business continues to grow.

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

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Philadelphia – Outbound rates are rising in Philly, on the major lanes from this East Coast hub to Boston , Charlotte , Atlanta and especially Columbus. Atlanta is also improving, although there are a lot more empty trucks competing for those loads because of all the inbound freight.

The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

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For example, not long after the 9/11 attacks, the airport in Atlanta was shut down completely when a passenger ran through the security line and boarded the people-mover train that stops at all the terminals.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

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Rates declined in Twin Falls, Dallas, Green Bay, and Atlanta, among other seasonal freight markets. TriHaul for Reefers: Atlanta - Miami - Charlotte - Atlanta. If you can complete the roundtrip in three days from Atlanta to Miami and back, you’ll average $1.99

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BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

We will invite the winners to speak at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee east of Atlanta, GA. BASF creates chemistry. Over the last two decades the company successfully leveraged global scale to define supply chain leadership.

Van and Reefer Rates Slip, but Volumes Strong for January

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Van rates were down in most places, but prices on the lane from Philadelphia to Atlanta rose 13¢ to an average of $1.49/mile. The headhaul lane from Atlanta to Philly was also up to $1.99/mile.

10 Things to Consider in the Global Economy


I had the opportunity to sit in on the CPO Leadership Summit in Atlanta, GA this week, hosted by IBM Watson Supply Chain. (I My session was preceeded by a discussion by Brian Bancroft, Vice President of Direct Procurement at Coca-Cola in Atlanta. I drove by the famous collapsed bridge on the way to the airport this morning as well!).

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Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

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Rates got the biggest boosts out of Memphis, Atlanta and Seattle. It was number 3 for reefer load posts on DAT load boards , behind Atlanta (1) and Elizabeth, NJ (2). The biggest gains were in Atlanta, Memphis, and Baltimore.

Seasonal Transportation Capacity Planning Tips For On-Time Delivery


If you’re shipping online orders this holiday season, you may want to take a page from an Atlanta-based retailer’s proven playbook, which shows that cooperation and […].

Ship From Store: An Omni-Channel Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

As I mentioned in last week’s Friday News Roundup, I spent some time in Atlanta attending the Home Delivery World, Click & Collect Show USA, and ETail Show USA joint conference.

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

In his previous position, Chris was a Senior Account Manager for the Nolan Transportation Group, a 3PL based in Atlanta, GA. When you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role. The challenge is to manage a very large network of different and globally-dispersed suppliers, forwarders and other logistics providers.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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Only Atlanta has more load posts than Cleveland. Atlanta also has a lot more trucks, which makes Cleveland a better bet. Charlotte has the second most load posts in the Southeast (9th in the country), with fewer trucks competing for those loads than in Memphis and Atlanta.

7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Near Atlanta, GA.) Hyperledger. Blockchain. New concepts? Get used to it. They are here to stay. I think defining the future of Supply Chain technology means that we, as supply chain leaders, need to take a hard left.

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Three Blue Ridge Executives Named 2016 Supply Chain Pros to Know

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA ( BUSINESS WIRE ) February 17, 2016. Greg White, Rod Daugherty, and John Moffitt recognized as supply chain industry leaders by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Load counts actually rose in Atlanta , though, and outbound rates were also up. Memphis to Atlanta was up 13¢ at an average of $2.23/mile. High volumes of produce are going to urban areas like Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas , so outbound rates fell in those markets.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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In the South, volumes were up nearly 9% in Charlotte , but down 3% in Atlanta. Atlanta to Charlotte rose 23¢ to an average of $2.40/mile. For a lane less produce-dependent, Atlanta to Philadelphia rates rose 27¢ to $2.57/mile.

Supply Chain as a Competitive Centerpiece


It’s exciting when you see a company that “talks the talk” and “walks the walk” with complete conviction.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business


The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. More than just charity.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The following week, I am speaking at the Ortec, Optimus Event in Atlanta , the RIS News event in Orlando , and the Demand-Driven Institute Event in Houston.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

2016 Georgia Logistics Summit , April 19-20, Atlanta, GA. Take a look at your budget for 2016, which is probably finalized by now. Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development? Is the dollar amount allocated enough?

Go Horizontal!

Supply Chain Shaman

Typing this quickly in the Atlanta airport as I run for a plane for Lima, Peru. Functional silos define today’s supply chain organization. The silos compete. They lack alignment. This lack of alignment is an impediment to improving balance sheet results.

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Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

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Atlanta is the top market for load posts on DAT Load Boards , and tighter capacity has led to higher rates there. Prices fell sharply in Lakeland, FL , and Miami , but there were big gains in Atlanta , Dallas , and near the Mexican border in Nogales, AZ.

Blue Ridge Executives Discuss The Future of Supply Chain at Nordics Supply Chain Conference

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Atlanta, Ga. Conference highlighted new perspectives and game-changing technology to drive supply chain innovation. and Oslo, Norway -- July 6, 2016.

Reefer Rates Add 1¢, as Apples Start Rolling Out

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Reefer rates rose in both directions between Chicago and Atlanta last week, but the northbound backhaul is still paying only $1.65 Look for a load from Atlanta to Decatur, AL, a 228-mile trip that could fit nicely into your schedule, depending on the load and unload times.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

ORTEC : OPTIMUS 2015 , March 23-25, Atlanta, GA. 2015 Georgia Logistics Summit , March 31 – April 1, Atlanta, GA. 2015 ISM Supply Chain Diversity Summit , February 18-20, Atlanta, GA. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Of the five resolutions, the one you should always recommit yourself to every year is “Make the time for learning — and teaching.”