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.

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.

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California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

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.

The Logistics Destination of Southern California

Supply Chain Link

As the sixth largest economy in the world 1 and the largest gateway for international trade and domestic commerce in the United States 2 , California continues to provide an ideal location for logistics solutions such as ocean transportation and distribution.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

HOT MARKETS: The biggest changes last week were in California, where reefer freight finally started to move out of Fresno and Sacramento in serious quantities, but load counts fell sharply in L.A.

S&OP in Las Vegas! Let’s Learn, Laugh, and Be Entertained at the S&OP Innovation Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Apple Store Apple TV Barack Obama Brick and mortar California Callus Campaign advertising China Keynote San Francisco Supply chain by CJ Wehlage This past week was the IE Group’s S&OP Innovation Summit at the beautiful venue of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). How many slaves are in your supply chain?

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012.

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.

California, Here We Stay

Inbound Logistics

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

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.”

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

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

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.

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. 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

PLS Logistics

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.

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.

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.

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

Green Supply Chain News on States, Cities Ready to Push Climate Plans after US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Supply Chain Digest

Emissions Levels Far More Determined at State and Local Level than Nationally, Michael Bloomberg Says, as California Signs Climate Deal with China

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

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

DAT Solutions

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.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

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.

Road Trip to California


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

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.

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

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act - Value Unchained

Value Unchained

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

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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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 […].

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Instead of hauling cheap freight back to California, grab a load from Seattle to Reno, NV. 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.

Podcast Episode 52: How to Navigate the Canadian-US Trade Relationship like an Expert


MAPLE Business Council acts as a non-profit organization in Southern California that promotes investment, trade and entrepreneurship between Southern California and Canada. ICECORP is excited to share Episode 52 of the " 2 Babes Talk Supply Chain " Podcast!

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. […].

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.

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.

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.