California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

The load-to-truck ratio in Los Angeles lit up the entire state of California on the DAT Hot States map. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

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California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. California supplies nearly 50% of the nation’s produce. Shown are the key market areas (KMAs) in California.

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7 Benefits of Warehousing in California

Supply Chain Link

California is home to many great things like the LA Lakers, the Silicon Valley, and the Beach Boys. One overseen quality of California is its supply chain efficiencies. Read more. 12/02/2014. Distribution. Supply Chain.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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traffic is bad this time of year, but there's a friend of yours in California sure wishes you were here.". VANS - CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'. Van fleets are singing a song about California, where freight is strong and getting stronger.

El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword

DAT Solutions

California needs rain and the El Niño storm season promises to bring plenty, along with flooding and landslides. California has experienced record rainfall for the past two months, and the ground simply can't absorb any more water.

Mindmap for an ethical supply chain

Supply Chain Movement

Together with Professor Christopher Tang from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Supply Chain Movement has devised this mindmap outlining the route, with road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please

California, Here We Stay

Inbound Logistics

Yokohama senior director Jeremy Kahrs reveals the strategy behind the tire maker’s new distribution center and headquarters

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow. The American Supply Chain and Logistics Summit, now in its 12th year, brings together senior executives from across the Supply Chain and Logistics fields to enjoy an unbeatable mix of networking, expert case studies, interactive debates and master classes over three exceptional days.

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain @ MIT

MIT along with Harvard University, Berkeley University of California, and The University of Texas System (and many others) have created an online educational service known as edX that provides “the best courses, from the best professors, and the best schools, spanning dozens of subjects.”

Green Supply Chain News on California Releases Plans to Dramatically Reduce CO2 Emissions from Freight Movement. Will Ideas Go National

Supply Chain Digest

Governor Jerry Brown Betting Freight can Go Green and be More Competitive

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

Recent Port Shutdowns Highlight the Advantage of Modeling for Supply Chain Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent massive strikes among dockworkers on the California coast brought the reality of supply chain continuity planning to the forefront once again for global businesses.

The Drought Strains Supply and Demand

Supply Chain Link

California is no stranger to drought conditions. California residents have been asked to decrease their water consumption by 25% to even 50% in some cities 1. The lack of rainfall continues to affect the area and threaten the residents and businesses residing in the area.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

And strong projections for California produce shipments should make for a busy June. Meanwhile, the bulk of California freight has yet to hit the spot market. Texas is still ahead of California for reefer load availability, but the gap is narrowing.

The Drought Strains Supply and Demand

Supply Chain Link

California is no stranger to drought conditions. The lack of rainfall continues to affect the area and threaten the residents and businesses residing in the area. Read more. 09/29/2015. Distribution. Supply Chain. Sustainability. Transportation.

Drayage: Truck Turn Time

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The drayage business is facing a crisis in ports from California to New Jersey. Congestion at coastal ports is adding millions to shipping costs while reducing productivity of drayage companies and threatening commerce’s explosion.

The disruptive force of “The Cloud”


The disruptive force of “The Cloud” was front and center at Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience conference last week in San Jose, California.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

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California to New England - up 18¢ per mile. There is a clear trend of west-to-east movement, with increased activity in California, the Pacific Northwest and Mountain regions adding to rate pressure in other U.S.

Who Makes More Money? Owner-Operators or Company Drivers?

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Much of that import freight moves through California ports. A recent study by the California Trucking Association and the Southern California-based Inland Empire Economic Partnership found that owner-operators in that state earned higher incomes than company drivers in 2013 and 2014.

Case Study: How Nimble Storage’s Focus on Inventory Management Improved Visibility and Planning Cycle Times

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Miscellanea Cloud computing Computer data storage Excel Microsoft Microsoft Excel Microsoft Office New York Stock Exchange Nimble Nimble Storage San Jose California by Melissa Clow One of the biggest challenges facing data storage companies is demands from enterprises for better performance and protection of their data. Recently, I had the chance to chat with Stacey Cornelius, vice president of operations at Nimble.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The Hanjin bankruptcy and the Chinese typhoon will cause some measure of disruption and delay to imported freight for the holidays, making California ports busier than usual, at a later point in the season.

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on The Water Footprint of Different Foods

Supply Chain Digest

As California Launches Extreme Conservation Plan, Huge Use of Water by Food Industry is Key Issue, May Send Water and Food Prices Much Higher

Joining supply chain leaders to share best practices for embracing modern technologies including cloud, Internet of Things and mobility   


The APICS Corporate Development team is gearing up to attend Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience in San Jose, California, January 25-27, 2016. If you know APICS, you know we’re all about best practices – we set the global standard for them in the supply chain world.

California Adjusts Prop. 65 Labeling Requirements


In the U.S., different states may have different regulations regarding the labeling of toxic materials. But not all retail businesses that do business nationwide respond to these rules in the same way. Chemical Retail

Sustainable Warehousing – Make Earth Day Last All Year

Ryder Exchange

Ryder’s packaging, warehouse and distribution facility in Moreno Valley, California, in 2009. Yet, along with its successful green trucking initiatives, including low emission vehicles and conversion to natural gas, Ryder has found an equally impressive solution right in the distribution center: a commitment to sustainable practices and recycling of packing materials and other re-usable items. Sustainability Warehousing & Distribution Management

10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Stanford University, Northwestern University, University of California, Berkley and Indiana University are usually ranked in top MBA programs (Tier 1) by US News College Ranking.

Road Trip to California


Are you on the Road Trip California? Are you living it up on your Road Trip California?

Supply Chain News on Keep an Eye of Growing Regulations, Especially about Indoor Heat, in California Distribution Centers

Supply Chain Digest

Calfornia Working on New Rules for Indoor Heat Conditions that will Impact Distribution, Manufacturing Facilities

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

Poor growing conditions in California and Florida are partly responsible for this change. California went from drought to floods. There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. Two main factors are involved. More restaurant spending, more contract freight.

Green Supply Chain News on Is it Almost Time for Renewable Diesel

Supply Chain Digest

Cost Still Much Higher Everywhere but California, but Advantages Mean Future Looks Very Bright

Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017


One example of this is that California already restricted AV testing to under 10,000 pounds, which is why the Otto “beer run” occurred in Colorado and not California. In January, I attended the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with Jason Craig, C.H.

Delivery Demand Shaping: A Key Element in Enabling Profitable Same-day Delivery

Talking Logistics

For example, according to an article in Re/code last week, Google is shutting down its two Google Express delivery hubs in San Francisco and Mountain View, California.

Big Data and Technology Poised to Help Agriculture

Enterra Insights

Everyone is aware of how significant California’s drought has become. If you are thinking, “Thank God I don’t live in … Continued. The post Big Data and Technology Poised to Help Agriculture appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The Branded Supply Chain


The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act went into effect in 2012, applying to all retailers and manufacturers with annual global revenues of more than $100m doing business in California. Discover the highest level of branding where others are least likely to look.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

For other distribution channels such as retail stores, direct sales and other distributors, Apple Inc will keep products at Elk Grove, California (where central warehouse and call center are located) and supply products from there. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

Listen to El Niño: Why Developing a Flexible Supply Chain Matters

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. Live Episode: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET.

Your Top 5 Questions on NOx Standards Answered

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The California Air Rescue Board is pushing for a lower NOx standard, as low as.02, so they can meet the federal ambient air quality standards for the ozone.

Thieves are Going Nuts over Weak Supply Chain Security Measures


This is an important lesson as just earlier this week, several news outlets reported on the California nut shipment thefts that have so far totaled losses of $4.6 Of that number, California accounted for 158 of the U.S’s

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience Conference- Part Five Summary Impressions

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has been attending the Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience conference being held this week in San Jose California, drawing over 2800 attendees. In our Part One posting, we provided some highlights from the first’s day’s keynotes. On our Part Two posting, we shared impressions of the Oracle S&OP Cloud application currently in-development. […].

The Role of Sustainability in the Modern Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

Last week this author attended Oracle’s Modern Supply Chain Experience conference held in San Jose California. This conference is hosted annually by Oracle, and provides a singular focus on broad supply chain related technology and business process topics. Attendance this year was impressive, upwards of 2000 attendees from multiple industry settings. I had the opportunity […].