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. 1) I-85 runs through Atlanta but isn't a major truck lane, since most trucks have to take I-285 to go around Atlanta, not through it. That accounts for about 10% of Atlanta's truck traffic.

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. I had the pleasure of catching Tom Barone, VP of North America Operations at eBay Enterprise present on the changing nature of commerce. Tom […]. Inventory Management Labor Learning & Leadership Omni-channel logistics Retail

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., The post AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston appeared first on AGL.

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 […]. By Bryan Wyatt | Senior Manager, Transportation From late November to December 23rd, major online retailers do their best to manage transportation and ensure on-time delivery—with varying levels of success.

Service Level Should Be Your Number One Supply Chain KPI…But What Does It Really Mean?

ToolsGroup

Look at this way: 10 orders in a month for a single LED bulb to be shipped to 10 different parts of the country on different days requires a totally different plan than one order of 10 bulbs to be sent to a single location.

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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

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.”. A startup local Atlanta-based 3D printing company, CloudDDM , is looking to make an impact. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Home Depot and UPS.

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. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process. We ship same-day, every day, for one flat-rate. Technology Integration: Many traditional 3PLs specialize in TL and LTL shipping so their systems may not be suitable for managing small parcel shipments. For instance, Huntsville is great for us because it is close to three of the biggest hubs (terminals) for small parcel carriers: Louisville, Memphis, and Atlanta.

The Dispatch Report | Q3 2020, Issue No. 15

Shipchain

SHIP Staking is Open. They do this by “staking” or “delegating” their SHIP tokens to validators — that is, the users give validators their support by proxying their tokens to their preferred validators. Any SHIP token holder can choose which validators it wishes to support.

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. With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country.

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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. For example, shipping goods from Atlanta to Tampa may cover 400 truck miles, but using rail the trip could be closer to 800 miles. If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements?

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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.

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. The Southeast, especially Atlanta , is also the main source of relief supplies — including plywood, ice, and bottled water — headed for Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma.

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. A potential issue with this single sourcing strategy is that it may leave Warby Parker vulnerable to supply chain disruptions from natural disasters, labor disputes, and shipping issues. The raw acetate is shipped from Italy to China, where it is cut and assembled into frames.

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

That’s at Atlanta, by the way. Closer to home, Paolo Tonon, the new head of Maersk Maritime Technology extols the benefits of their Tripe-E fleet’s big data : “Every day Maersk downloads two gigabytes of data from each ship, which is equipped with about 2,000 sensors and 450 kilometers of cables … to obtain a new understanding and predict the vessel’s functionality as well as avoid poor handling of systems”. Online shipping management?

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. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016.

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. Areas of the Midwest and Northeast were buried for weeks, and even the Southeast got hit with snow and ice, including places like Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte. Any and all of these factors have the potential to shift winter shipping patterns. Large swaths of the U.S.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Volumes were strong after Memorial Day, particularly in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Projections for Central California produce are still strong for June, so we’re keeping an eye on the Fresno market, but those shipping gaps meant that rates didn’t continue their upward trend on many of the top reefer lanes. 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.

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.

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.

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. Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design.

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

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. 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 FALLING LANES: Demand and rates are still strong out of Atlanta, but not all lanes were up.

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.

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. A potential issue with this single sourcing strategy is that it may leave Warby Parker vulnerable to supply chain disruptions from natural disasters, labor disputes, and shipping issues. The raw acetate is shipped from Italy to China, where it is cut and assembled into frames.

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7 Use Cases for Hyperledger in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It could be unloading a container from a ship, receipt of a shipment, transfer of ownership, a return, or a change in status. 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. We are moving at a steady pace down a road that is well-known and safe, but is not sufficient. What do I mean? Let me explain.

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.

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. Since inventory is only available from Cedar Rapids, it’s shipped from there via Next Day Air from there at a cost of $65.76. However, with perfect foresight, the most cost effective strategy would have been to ship the first order from Cedar Rapids, and the next day delivery from Elizabethtown.

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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. Since inventory is only available from Cedar Rapids, it’s shipped from there via Next Day Air from there at a cost of $65.76. However, with perfect foresight, the most cost effective strategy would have been to ship the first order from Cedar Rapids, and the next day delivery from Elizabethtown.

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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. The truck, after dropping off 2000 kilograms in New York, will be left with empty space that can be filled up if we could somehow find out if someone needs around 2000 kilograms of freight cargo to be transported from New York to Atlanta on the same day.

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. For example, companies like Amazon are constructing massive distribution centers outside of major hubs like Atlanta, Raleigh, and Chicago, and are building them with direct access to on-ramps that go onto interstate highways built in the 1950s.

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. The Super Bowl is in Atlanta this year, on the first weekend in February, and lanes to Dallas (Cowboys) and Philadelphia (Eagles) were among the leaders in rate increases. Last week the lane from Atlanta to Philadelphia rose 50¢ to $3.19/mile.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

NC State SCRC

If you go through Atlanta, it could take you five hours to go five miles. Amazon has taught us that everyone who has Amazon Prime account now expects two day shipping! 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.

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. According to the article: XPO believes it is the first large delivery and warehousing company in the world to offer consumers the ability to get delivery tracking updates, or schedule and reschedule deliveries, using smart speakers, the company said at a conference in Atlanta.