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.

Chainalytics Joins the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA (April 30, 2019) — Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, is excited to announce that it is an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) which supports vendors in certifying their products under Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging certification program.

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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.

AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston

American Global Logistics

Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics (AGL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will deliver the Day 2 keynote address for the Journal of Commerce Gulf Shipping Conference next week in Houston, Tex.,

Seasonal Transportation Capacity Planning Tips For On-Time Delivery

CHAINalytics

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 […].

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows.

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

Talking Logistics

Try to keep the amount freight that’s shipped out over weekends to a minimum, or work with your carriers to avoid prolonged stretches in drop yards. Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

Talking Logistics

But for manufacturers who ship using both rail and truckload, a key issue lies in whether they are able to achieve the same benefits by using a TMS built for truckload modes in their rail operations.

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Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] 01:20] Tell us a little about your background.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

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.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Online shipping management? What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower? Article contributed by Batool Iqbal. Do you know how many planes take off or land each year in the world’s busiest airport? A little under 900,000.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Columbus is a key distribution point for the Midwest and the Northeast, and it shipped more to the Southeast after the storms. Atlanta to Lakeland, FL , fell 19¢ but still averaged $3.24/mile. Atlanta to Miami was down 22¢ to $3.43/mile.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Most LTL operations won’t pick up freezables, and shippers may be forced to ship products on temperature-controlled trailers that can provide heat. Any and all of these factors have the potential to shift winter shipping patterns. Large swaths of the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Shipping firm CMA CGM to buy 25 pct stake in Ceva Logistics (Reuters). Customers of UPS can now ask the chatbot to find nearby UPS locations, calculate shipping rates and show the location of a package.

We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper

NC State SCRC

After all, supply chain management is about getting things moving, and that applies not only to roads, airports, and ships, but to how we think about getting things to people.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Volumes were strong after Memorial Day, particularly in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Asparagus, beans, and peas are shipping out of Western Michigan, and reefer rates on the lane from Grand Rapids to Philadelphia jumped up 47¢ to $3.17/mile.

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 top outbound lane from Greenville is a short hop over to Atlanta.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Shipping your freight by air is the quickest way to get your things where they need to be, but unexpected weather phenomena can put a damper on the supply chain. Flights follow strict safety protocols making air shipping especially sensitive to meteorological changes. Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth. When an emergency arises, or is imminent, ocean carriers are quick to adapt based on their ship and location.

Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. The raw acetate is shipped from Italy to China, where it is cut and assembled into frames.

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Warby Parker vs Luxottica: Supply Chain Disintermediation in the Eyewear Industry

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Luxottica maintains a warehouse in Atlanta and ships roughly 470k units of inventory each week - 300k to retail locations and 170k as wholesale to independent opticians and department stores. The raw acetate is shipped from Italy to China, where it is cut and assembled into frames.

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

EFT

Additionally, the Teknowlogi team will be showcasing how the LES is powered by Tai and is able to assess, analyze, provide recommendations and execute change for numerous logistical and business situations that affect all players within the shipping industry.

Efficient Customer Order Routing

Cognira

With 42% of retailers saying faster shipping is a top priority, these cost are set to go even higher. An order for standard 4 day delivery comes in from a customer in Atlanta, GA. Overview. Efficient and reliable routing of customer orders is critical in today’s retailing environment.

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Efficient Customer Order Routing

Cognira

With 42% of retailers saying faster shipping is a top priority, these cost are set to go even higher. An order for standard 4 day delivery comes in from a customer in Atlanta, GA.

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Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday. Atlanta and Charlotte prices were also up by double-digit percentage points.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Last fall after attending the CSCMP conference in Atlanta, I shared my observation that digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. Compain co-founded ClearMetal after working in Hong Kong at one of the world’s largest container-shipping companies.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington.

Rates rise, but gains may be temporary

DAT Solutions

Denver is a big beer producing market, with both large production breweries and smaller craft brewers shipping beer in vans and reefers. Atlanta to Philadelphia declined 20¢ to $2.31/mile. Last week the lane from Atlanta to Philadelphia rose 50¢ to $3.19/mile.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

The flows are typically linear and the analysis is on alternate modes and best shipping lanes. I then pack my bags and scoot out the door to sign books and discuss the research completed for the S upply Chain Metrics That Matter book at the ISM event on Thursday, May 14th in Atlanta.

UPS launches new technology company and quick turnaround fulfilment platform

EFT

Ware2Go’s cloud-based platform and solution provides merchants with end-to-end order fulfilment – storage, pick/pack fulfilment and shipping – with guaranteed two-day delivery by UPS. UPS is clearly aiming at retailers looking to ship orders to at very short turnaround times, and as we mentioned yesterday in our article, those serving a rapidly growing e-commerce market. The company is headquartered in Atlanta.

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

DAT Solutions

Atlanta reclaimed the top spot for van load posts last week, with lots of loads leaving there for areas affected by the storm. Rates were up in both Atlanta and Memphis , and prices surged out of Charlotte. Rates on the lane from Atlanta to Lakeland also jumped up 16¢ to $2.56

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Try to keep the amount freight that’s shipped out over weekends to a minimum, or work with your carriers to avoid prolonged stretches in drop yards. Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Van Rates Rise Ahead of Roadcheck Inspections

DAT Solutions

Normally during a four-day shipping week, we'd expect load posts and truck posts to be down around 20%. Plus, strong volumes in key markets like Los Angeles , Dallas and Atlanta , could lead to a second peak in spot market rates in June, with the first peak occurring in January.

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

Talking Logistics

As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012).

Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

In order to control its supply chain, they use a central warehouse to Germany to receive and ship products to local distribution centers in different countries.