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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Prepare to Master Supply Chain Challenges in 2019!

Supply Chain Network

With rising customer expectations, changing business models, cut-throat competition and the influx of technologies, it’s critical that you prepare your supply chain to address challenges such as the capacity crunch, last mile strategies, balancing of costs, digital freight market opportunities and navigating the ecommerce maze. Join the industry elite at next year’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta – June 10-12 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

Chainalytics Partners with Mexico-based Consulting Firm Tsol to Launch Intra-Mexico Freight Benchmarking Service

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (March 11, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence has entered into a strategic alliance with Tsol, a Mexico-based consulting firm and logistics technology provider, to deliver its freight rate benchmarking service within Mexico.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February. Beyond bad weather and peak season, there are several other contributing factors for the air freight increase, including brisker world trade, burgeoning cross-border e-commerce, and air freight growth for several non-retail sectors.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

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. National Average Freight Rates. An abundance of capacity has caused van rates to move lower, even though freight volumes in 2019 are actually above previous years' levels.

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?

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

On the other end of the supply chain, Atlanta volumes also rose 13% and rates are stabilizing in that market. DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. 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. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains. Atlanta. Atlanta.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week. Part of that, though, is because there's even less freight leaving Florida than usual, so the inbound rates account for at least part of the potential deadhead miles on the roundtrip.

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.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates.

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? The post How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm appeared first on Transportfolio.

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.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea. Immediately after the rain subsided, trucks began hauling in emergency relief supplies for residents of the storm-affected zone.

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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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.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls. Florida rates continued to slide: Miami to Atlanta dropped 40¢ to $1.29/mile, which is more typical for this time of year. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (April 22, 2019) — Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence, is excited to be named a 2019 Provider to Watch by Spend Matters. “We’re Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

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. The expanded Panama Canal “is going to drive industry and create even more businesses there,” said Joel Sutherland, director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego. The top outbound lane from Greenville is a short hop over to Atlanta.

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.

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 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. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

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

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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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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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Top Blog Posts for Q2 2019

Logistics Trends and Insights

We not only wrote our regular company posts but also penned several articles for Parcel and Postal Technology International, Freightwaves, The Loadstar, and Forbes as well as attended Freightwaves’ conference here in Atlanta and SMC3’s Connections conference in Colorado. As part of our mission to encourage knowledge sharing, we started an online supply chain book discussion group.

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.

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.

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.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. Road closures halted shipments on major trade routes like I-10 between Houston, New Orleans and Jacksonville , and I-75 up from Florida to Atlanta. Demand for trucks will likely increase in the coming weeks, with FEMA loads and emergency freight heading to the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and the Carolinas.