The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management


Every July 4th since 1970, competitive athletes, avid runners, casual joggers, and enthusiastic walkers alike gather in Atlanta, GA for the annual running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. This time honored tradition began with just a 110 like-minded people and has now grown to 60,000 participants, making it the world’s largest 10K race. So … The post The 50th Annual Peachtree Road Race: A Lesson in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Chainalytics.

Chainalytics’ Transportation Principal Bryan Wyatt Named a “Pro to Know”


Atlanta, GA (March 16, 2020) – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, announced today that Bryan Wyatt has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a 2020 Provider Pro to Know, an annual listing of top supply chain professionals.

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Need Warehouse Space in Atlanta?  The Advantages Add Up

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

After all, the state is home to Atlanta, one of the country’s hottest eCommerce and logistics markets (as well as UPS’s global headquarters). Plus, it’s always been a major transportation hub, particularly for the Southeast. When two of the country’s premiere site selection publications named Georgia as the #1 state for doing business for several years in a row, some people may have been a little surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware thought, “Yep. Makes total sense to us.”.

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation


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 Our inclusion in this year’s list is another testament to the … The post Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation appeared first on Chainalytics.

Chainalytics Expands Service into Ocean Transportation Management


Atlanta, GA (November 15, 2017)–Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence, today announced a new transportation service offering, Chainalytics’ Ocean Buying Group, to expand its comprehensive supply chain competency for clients and partners. Press Release Chainalytics Transportation Management Ocean Buying Group Ocean Transportation Management

Seasonal Transportation Capacity Planning Tips For On-Time Delivery


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. 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 […].

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility


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. Jason Beardall, from England Logistics , Tamara Goorevitz , a lawyer who deals with lawsuits and litigation around transportation, shared insights into this issue.

Accel-KKR Completes Carve-Out Acquisition of Shipper TMS


Multi-modal TMS and analytics solutions such as those offered by this Shipper TMS business is one of several growth strategies in support of PINC’s goal to expand its digital yard management and transportation management solutions to help clients optimize complex supply chains.

Chainalytics Delivers Award-Winning Global Logistics Procurement Program


Atlanta, GA (June 25, 2019) — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has included a global logistics procurement program created and implemented by Chainalytics in the 2019 SCDE 100, an annual list of great supply chain projects.

Transportation Capacity Planning Tips to Help Ensure On-Time Delivery This Holiday Season


| By Bryan Wyatt | Senior Manager, Transportation | Chainalytics Every holiday season, major online retailers strive to efficiently manage their transportation operations in order to ensure on-time delivery for millions of customers—with varying levels of success. Blog Transportation Last Mile Last Mile Delivery Seasonal Strategic Transportation Planning Transportation Capacity Transportation Operations Transportation Planning

Chainalytics Opens Singapore Office, Continues Strategic Asia-Pacific Expansion to Meet Growing Demand


Atlanta, GA & Singapore (February 1, 2015) – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics and market intelligence today announced the opening of a new Singapore office to be led by current Managing Director of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region Tim Foster. Blog In The News Packaging Optimization Press Release S&OP Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation Uncategorized What''s New APAC Singapore

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


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. Feature Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Press Release Chainalytics FMIC fmic mexico Freight Market intelligence Freight Rate Benchmarking mexico transportation rate benchmarking tsol

Chainalytics Expands Services into Parcel Spend Management


Atlanta, GA (February 13, 2017) — Global supply chain consulting firm Chainalytics today announced that it has added a Parcel Spend Optimization service to build out its comprehensive supply chain competency for clients. Press Release Transportation Chainalytics Jim Haller Kevin Zweier Parcel Spend Optimization

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

Logistics Viewpoints

Land O’Lakes Chief Supply Chain Officer, Yone Dewberry, told an audience at eft’s 3PL and Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta in on June 6th, “We’ve created it” (the truck driver shortage). “As Food & Beverage Industry Transportation driver shortage Land O'Lakes logistics supply chainAs an industry” (shippers), “we’ve done this to ourselves.” Land O’ Lakes is a member owned cooperative with revenues of $15 billion.

This Week in Logistics News (January 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Atlanta. I was trying to come up with something witty to say, but then I came across this article by Rebecca Burns, deputy editor of Atlanta Magazine , with a title that says it all: The Day We Lost Atlanta: How 2 lousy inches of snow paralyzed a metro area of 6 million. UltraShipTMS: New Features for Cloud Based TMS and Transportation Optimizer. First, as in previous years, he called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure. 2 inches of snow.

3 Tax Area Questions to Ask Yourself Often Overlooked by Shippers & Transportation Providers (and all Business Owners)


3 Tax Issues (of 6) often Overlooked by Transportation Companies and Most Businesses. #1: Additionally, he can be reached at his office in Atlanta at 770-984-8008, or by email at His office is based in Atlanta, but he consults with individual and business clients throughout the U.S. Uncategorized transportation tax questions Welcome to the maiden voyage of “3PL Tax and Money Matters”!

Prepare to Master Supply Chain Challenges in 2019!

Supply Chain Network

Join the industry elite at next year’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta – June 10-12 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transportation Industries, World Economic Forum. • Conferences Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology New Ideas News & Info Professional Communications

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


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

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. McLeod Software : Users Conference 2017 , September 17-19, Atlanta, GA. SMC3 : Jump Start 2017 , January 23-25, Atlanta, GA and Connections 2017 , TBA. 2017 Food Industry Transportation and Logistics Conference , March 5-7, Orlando, FL.

Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

Talking Logistics

If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements? Most tier 1 transportation management systems (TMS) are built around providing visibility to and optimization for full truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) modes, primarily into and out of a Retail or Consumer Packaged Goods DC network.

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Quick Service Restaurant Distributor Partners with Chainalytics for a Network Design Project Required to Meet Continued Expansion


Ongoing Franchise Growth Drives Need for Network Expansion Recently, an Atlanta-based quick service restaurant distribution cooperative providing over 8,000 franchise restaurants with forecasting, purchasing, inventory planning, warehousing, transportation, and delivery services contracted with Chainalytics to perform a distribution network analysis for their U.S.

You Need Offsite Backup in the Transportation Industry

GTG Technology Group

The transportation industry represents a complex matrix of logistics, communication, and data. Combinations of tangible and virtual devices are now required to best approach business in the transportation industry. The first backup was then installed in Atlanta. There are many benefits to the use of off-site backups in the transportation industry. In regard to transportation management solutions, off-site backups are vital.

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. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space. 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. Atlanta to Miami rose 54¢ to $3.19/mile.

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

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. Here are some details from the press release: Same Day TMS offers the same features that any shipper would expect from a transportation solution. Global Trade Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Warehouse Management Amazon Amazon Flex Cloud Logistics enVista LLamasoft Manhattan Associates Pitney Bowes Trimble Uber UPS

Cyber Threats Loom Large


The March 2018 attack on computers and networks in Atlanta—a major national transportation hub—was the largest successful ransomware cyber attack on a U.S. Cyber attacks continued to grow in intensity in 2018, with alarming new trends evident. First, government agencies are now being attacked more frequently. In the private sector, aerospace, hi-tech, life sciences, metals, mining and natural resources companies experienced cyber attacks in 2018.

3D Printing Changes the 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.”. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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Are You Smarter Than a TMS?

Talking Logistics

A couple of weeks ago, I visited MIT to give a presentation on transportation management systems (TMS) to a masters class. The program director wanted to do something different this year: give the students a transportation optimization exercise for them to work on in class to see what answers they come up with relative to each other and a TMS. Ace has 3 distribution warehouses (Tampa, FL; Chicago, IL; and Atlanta, GA.). Floyd Transportation charges a flat rate fee of $1.50

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. In 1991, UPS moved it’s corporate headquarters from Greenwich, Connecticut to suburban Atlanta, Georgia. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain


Those being purchased by BREIT are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Chicago, central Pennsylvania, Atlanta and south and central Florida, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Articles Digital Supply Chain Director's Blog Logistics SCRC News Transportation Planning Uncategorized

Four Parts of Blockchain

PLS Logistics

Recently, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) had their first meeting in Atlanta, GA. Blockchain has been a very popular subject over the past few months. They conducted an informational seminar to help other understand blockchain. It's no simple topic though, even broken down it is still a complicated technical system. News Technology blockchain

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down


Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. 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. Freight Technology Transportation

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. They wanted to talk about why the transportation budget was so out of whack, but many transportation professionals were unprepared to explain it. Be sure the transportation providers you are using are flexible.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. ORTEC : OPTIMUS 2015 , March 23-25, Atlanta, GA. 2015 Georgia Logistics Summit , March 31 – April 1, Atlanta, GA. 2015 ISM Supply Chain Diversity Summit , February 18-20, Atlanta, GA.

The rush before Christmas…the UPS elves are crazy busy!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Research in our BVL study showed that cost pressures are going up, but that the cost of transportation driven by the rise in small package home delivery is also driving costs up. Last month in Atlanta I spoke to a UPS executive who shared with me his insights on this issue. Supply Chain Management Transportation Planning Today’s Wall Street Journal documented the new, upgraded UPS service that is running full tilt to bring packages in before Christmas.