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

DAT Solutions

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 Chain Comment on Trip Report from CSCMP 2017 in Atlanta

Supply Chain Digest

Content Best in Past Few Years, with Missy Cummings of Duke Impressing as Keynote Speaker on State of Automation

Trending Sources

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft : SummerCon 2018 , June 13-15, Atlanta, GA. SMC3 : Jump Start 2018 , January 22-24, Atlanta, GA and Connections 2018 , TBA (2017: June 26-28, Palm Beach, FL). Home Delivery World 2018 , April 18-19, Atlanta, GA. 2018 Georgia Logistics Summit , April 9-12, Atlanta, GA. Eft 3PL & Supply Chain Summit , June 5-7, Atlanta, GA.

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 Responds to Market Demand with Upgrade to Demand Planning Intelligence Service


Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Atlanta to Lakeland, FL , fell 19¢ but still averaged $3.24/mile. Atlanta to Miami was down 22¢ to $3.43/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97

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.”.

North American Warehouse Worker Wage Trends


In my hometown of Atlanta, April is a time of renewal, when a dormant landscape is refreshed and I set out to prepare my yard for the coming year. By Tom Cisewski, Principal of Supply Chain Design Spring is my favorite time of year.

Chainalytics Receives 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award


Atlanta, GA (December 11, 2017)—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 2017. “We

Chainalytics Named to Food Logistics’ 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers List


Atlanta, GA (December 19, 2016)— Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Chainalytics to its 2016 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list.

Atlanta: Distribution Center Hub of the Southeast

Consumer Goods Logistics

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.

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.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

It is sunny today in Tampa and Atlanta, with a light breeze. So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains. Atlanta. Atlanta.

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

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Volumes were strong after Memorial Day, particularly in Atlanta and Los Angeles. These will drop more in the coming weeks: Lakeland to Atlanta lost 36¢ at $1.95/mile, still modestly high.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

Atlanta and Charlotte prices were also up by double-digit percentage points. Atlanta to Philadelphia added another 17¢ to a new high of $2.95 Atlanta to Charlotte was a strong regional lane, up 16¢ to $2.85

Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

DAT Solutions

Just look at all the dark red in this Hot States Map from last week: Volumes soared 52% out of Atlanta , a combination of emergency freight heading into Florida and pent-up demand from shipments that were delayed by Irma. Columbus to Atlanta gained 32¢ at $2.99/mile.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

Over the past month, Los Angeles and Atlanta have led the rising rate parade, and outbound volumes continue to climb in those markets. Atlanta to Philadelphia dipped 11¢ to $2.61 Charlotte to Atlanta also lost 11¢, to $2.25

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

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.

Getting Away from Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Logistics Case Study

Talking Logistics

And if you’re attending the CSCMP EDGE 2017 conference next month in Atlanta, Ms. We talk a lot about the importance of agility and flexibility in supply chain management and that is certainly true when it comes to project logistics.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

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.

Forecasting 101

Blue Ridge

BLUEPrint will be held at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta – April 30- May 2. Tracy Coon. Supply Chain Education Consultant. What is a Forecast? A forecast is everything you’ve known, thought, or seen in the past, plus everything you believe will drive demand in the future.

Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

DAT Solutions

HOT MARKETS – Outbound rates rose by about 10 cents per mile last week in Atlanta , Charlotte , and Memphis , while Dallas rates added an average of 5¢ per mile. Of all those, Atlanta was an absolutely red-hot market last week.

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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Think Differently


These were Supply Chain Insights’ founder Lora Cecere’s opening remarks at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit in Atlanta earlier this month. Stop for a moment and imagine the supply chain differently.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

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

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Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

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

Talking Logistics

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.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

With the shift of activity from the South to the Midwest, we saw some seasonal declines on lanes out of Atlanta. One example was Atlanta to Chicago , down 14¢ to $1.47/mile. Chicago to Atlanta adjusted up 23¢ to $2.59/mile.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility


If you go through Atlanta, it could take you five hours to go five miles. At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport world.

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.

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.

The WannaCry Cyberattack: Another Warning for Supply Chain Executives

Talking Logistics

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.

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 […].

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


Helen works and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. The cloud-based solutions and applications are quickly conquering the markets all over the world; they deemed to be highly scalable, easy to manage and cost-effective.

Vans and Reefers Head South for Rising Rates

DAT Solutions

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.

Implications from the Rana Plaza Disaster (Guest Post by Brian Jacobs and Vinod Singhal)

SCM Research

Brady Chair at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Today’s guest post comes from Brian Jacobs and Vinod Singhal, who present the results of their recent research on social issues in global textile supply chains. Rana Plaza, an eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed garment factories employing approximately 5000 workers, collapsed on April 24, 2013.