How Does Atlanta's I-85 Bridge Collapse Affect Truckloads?
APRIL 3, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
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
JANUARY 28, 2015
Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017
DECEMBER 7, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
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
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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
JANUARY 17, 2017
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
DECEMBER 5, 2016
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!
MARCH 7, 2016
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
JUNE 26, 2016
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
JULY 7, 2016
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
MAY 11, 2017
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
MAY 7, 2014
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?
OCTOBER 20, 2016
Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.
Chainalytics Appoints Four New Vice Presidents to Support Global Business Growth
FEBRUARY 3, 2017
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
MARCH 23, 2016
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
MAY 15, 2017
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¢
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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
BASF: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader
Supply Chain Shaman
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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
NC State SCRC
APRIL 4, 2017
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!).
Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets
MARCH 7, 2017
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
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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
APRIL 15, 2015
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
MARCH 7, 2017
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
OCTOBER 2, 2015
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
JANUARY 9, 2017
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.
Three Blue Ridge Executives Named 2016 Supply Chain Pros to Know
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
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
APRIL 11, 2017
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
MAY 17, 2017
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
APRIL 17, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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
DECEMBER 7, 2015
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?
Supply Chain Shaman
JUNE 21, 2016
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.
Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes
JUNE 7, 2016
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
JULY 6, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
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
JANUARY 5, 2015
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.”