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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Wouldn’t you want that same sort of control over your supply chain? She is an avid reader and supply chain lead, specializing in the area of end-end supply chain and control tower. Supply chains are becoming more complex and more exposed to competition. Which means they need end to end visibility and control of supply chain flows.

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How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. But before you choose, measure how much freight your carriers are actually hauling, compared to what they promised. Can they step in and move additional freight volumes in a pinch? Will you ship early to avoid the rush?

CSCMP 2011 Recap: The Synergy Supply Chain of the Future

Supply Chain Network

My first CSCMP Annual Conference was in 1989 and I always try to get there every year to catch up with all my logistics and supply chain friends! Held again in Philadelphia, this year’s event brought back memories of 2004, the year the old CLM: Council of Logistics Management became today’s CSCMP: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals! New of course, in it’s second year, is The CSCMP Supply Chain of the Future exhibition.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Extreme weather events affect each sector of the supply chain but knowing what to expect helps ease the stress. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? Securing the Supply Chain. Supply chain delays are inevitable when roads are impassable.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Volumes were strong after Memorial Day, particularly in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Reefer freight is in transition. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Like dominoes, one delay led to another, disrupting supply chains across the country. But before you choose, measure how much freight your carriers are actually hauling, compared to what they promised. Can they step in and move additional freight volumes in a pinch? Will you ship early to avoid the rush?

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

Talking Logistics

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk. The more time freight spends sitting unattended, the likelier the chances are for truckload theft.

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Aborn and Co.

British Navy saves 27 aboard doomed cargo ship. The ship ultimately sank to a depth of 2,800 miles. Lanes from Dallas to Los Angeles, Memphis to Atlanta, and Philly to Boston all gained ground. Meanwhile, in this week's, "Where's my freight?!". Normal. false. false. false.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. PST will ship the same day.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

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. The canal expansion has run into plenty of obstacles along the way, and many East Coast ports still aren’t ready to accommodate the larger ships. But the South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion, and the industrial boom has been evident on DAT Load Boards.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Aborn and Co.

In fact, in 2018 we saw investments go up across the entire supply chain technology spectrum.” parcel shipping. We’re seeing a lot of smaller vehicles,” said Diniece Peters Mendes, director of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Office of Freight Mobility to.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers. Press Release Transportation Beneficial Cargo Owners Ocean Carrier Ocean Freight Procurement

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains

Freightera

Interview with Benoit Montreuil, Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director, Physical Internet Center; Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. The Alliance for Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration (ALICE), supported by the European Union, made the Physical Internet a key part of their freight systems.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk. The more time freight spends sitting unattended, the likelier the chances are for truckload theft.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. LLamasoft Launches Data Services to Provide Reference Data for the Supply Chain Design Community. Oracle Delivers Transformational Capabilities with New In-Memory Applications for Oracle Value Chain Planning. I passed on spending $1100 to fix my car A/C, so I’ve been driving around with the windows down this summer.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

NC State SCRC

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. Prasad Collapalli began by discussing how the tracking and monitoring of freight and assets to optimize asset utilization and operations is typically viewed as a great tool to have.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Revenue: $74.969 billion (12 months ending March 31, 2020), $74.094 billion (2019) Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA CEO: Carol Tome 2.

Peak Season Surcharge Differences between UPS & FedEx

Intelligent Audit

And that is going to have a profound effect on supply chain finance and accounting practices. The exact peak season surcharge depends on the type of freight, date of shipping, and demand, as shown in the below graphic from FedEx : Surchage Name.

The Dispatch Report | Q3 2020, Issue No. 15

Shipchain

Mainnet is a public delegated Proof of Stake sidechain of the Ethereum network, and it provides one of the highest levels of functionality available in the freight and logistics industry. We are officially one step closer to complete transparency and visibility in supply chain and logistics.

Truckload vs LTL: The Right Mode for your Load

Aborn and Co.

It’s no secret that this has been a challenging year for ground freight. Are you doing all you can to ensure efficient shipping over the road? Full truckload shipping typically means that one trailer is contracted to a single customer, shipper, or consignee. Normal. false. false.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. In any season, DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions. If freight needs protection from freezing, the shipper may need to change routing instructions.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

A big increase in port volumes back in July led to more truckload demand last month, too, since much of that freight didn’t start moving on trucks until August and September. Meantime, rates and volumes are starting to come back down to normal in the Southeast, but supply chains throughout the rest of the country are still feeling the ripple effects, as evidenced by all the dark red in the Hot States Map below. Atlanta to Miami was down 22¢ to $3.43/mile.

Teknowlogi Solutions Address “Back to Basics” Areas for Logistics Industry

EFT

Starting today, Teknowlogi, pioneer of the Logistics Expert System (LES) and creator of Tai, the industry’s only cloud-based solution built on artificial intelligence (AI), will share its innovative, yet practical, technology solutions with attendees at the North American 3PL & Supply Chain Summit being held this week in Atlanta. . In particular, both the Tai Mobile Intelligence and the Tai Shipping Marketplace will be on display.

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

Logistics is one component of the overall supply chain and is impacted by supply chain changes. At the same time, an effective logistics strategy can improve supply chain management and overall supply chain performance.

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

EFT

By that he means that people go home at the end of the day, order on line, are promised quick deliveries, have choices on when and how goods are shipped, and have visibility to those shipments. Land O’ Lakes is doing several things to deal with a tough freight environment. With the ag supply business, they are making many shipments to rural areas served by small carriers that don’t have a lot of technology. Land O’Lakes is also running pilots with Uber Freight and Convoy.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in December increased 15% compared to the previous month, and was 36% lower year-over-year.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Freight Rail: Traffic Originations of carloads in December 2015 totaled 1,219,443, a decrease of 15.6% Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in December increased 15% compared to the previous month, and was 36% lower year-over-year.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). Last-mile delivery network Connect India became a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet through a new agreement. Freight Rail Traffic: Originations of carloads in February 2016 totaled 979,042, a decrease of 10.1% Ocean Freight Business News: .

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This Week in Logistics News (September 25-29, 2017)

Talking Logistics

You know what might be more complex than supply chain management? Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Alibaba to pay $807 million for majority stake in logistics firm Cainiao (CNBC). Target expands Restock household supply service to 8 additional cities (Star Tribune). Freight startup Flexport soars from ‘unsexy’ to $800M valuation (TechCrunch).

This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks ( Quartz ). December 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report January 2016. The report envisioned a global delivery network that controls the flow of goods from factories in China and India to customer doorsteps in Atlanta, New York and London.