New regulations target truck emissions at Southern California warehouses

The Supply Chain Journal

A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Port Logistics Third Party Logistics Warehouse operations eCommerce Fulfillment Inland Empire Warehouse Labor issues Drayage rail transportation Peak Season Shipping Distribution logistics in California

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Kenco adds warehouse in California; Lineage buys into Spain

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics provider Kenco Logistics said Thursday that it has opened a 397,000-square-foot distribution center in Perris, California, that is designed to house multiple tenants. Lineage also said that it purchased in the deal a cold storage warehouse in Gijón.

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What types of products benefit from the California Overweight Corridor?

West Coast and California Logistics

This is often a mistake as you’re likely shipping more containers than you need to and spending more for the entire import transportation process. Southern California Ports Port Logistics west coast warehouses Transportation Strategies Drayage overweight logistics in California

Understanding the Impact of the California Truck and Bus Regulation

West Coast and California Logistics

California may be the Golden State, but its green initiatives are the most far-reaching in the U.S. At the heart of these efforts is the California Truck and Bus Regulation, which seeks to reduce emissions from heavy trucks and buses. West Coast Distribution west coast warehouses Transportation Strategies OTR Northern California 3PL Distribution logistics in California

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. To help you prepare for the transition, we reached out to a panel of warehouse pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the #1 factor to consider when moving to an automated warehouse?”

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

Borderlands: Mexico trade boomed in May but profit margins tightening

The Supply Chain Journal

The companies include transportation, cold storage, drayage, customs and logistics operations. Before, we would charge the customer for door-to-door service, let’s say from Monterey, Mexico, to California for $5,000. billion annually to California.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science, Marketing from the University of Southern California.

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Fred Meyer warehouse workers in Pacific NW prepare for strike

The Supply Chain Journal

Grocery distribution to Fred Meyer stores in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska could be disrupted starting Sunday if unionized warehouse workers vote to strike after talks on a new contract broke down.

FROM PORT TO MARKET: How to Speed Distribution of Asian Imports to West Coast Ports

West Coast and California Logistics

While you can’t control this decision, you can control how goods are transported and what happens once a container hits U.S. supply chain cycle time Warehouse Northern California 3PL Drayage 3PL Outsourcing west coast warehouses Port Logistics Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Third Party LogisticsThere’s a new supply chain mantra in the post-Amazon era, and that mantra is SPEED.

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Zebra Technologies to acquire warehouse automation firm Fetch Robotics

The Supply Chain Journal

Zebra Technologies , which provides everything from mobile computers and printers to data capture and machine learning systems and even temperature monitoring and sensing technologies, is adding warehouse robotics to its portfolio. Fetch was founded in 2014 in San Jose, California.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Founded in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet’s Coffee touts itself as the original craft coffee. All their coffee is produced in small batches and roasted at their own LEED Gold certified roasting plant in Almeda California. Warehouse Management Systems direct store delivery

Transportation Innovation 2018

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A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. As of February 26, 2018, California allows fully autonomous cars without safety drivers to test on public roads.

Teamsters delegates approve declaration to organize Amazon

The Supply Chain Journal

Though his name does not appear in the resolution, Randy Korgan, who heads Local 1932 in San Bernardino, California, will likely lead the effort. San Bernardino is home to the nation’s most important warehousing complex, known as the Inland Empire.

Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

Currently, most driverless opportunities are limited to secure private zones or closed environments, such as warehouses, campus environments or last mile runs from depot to front door. Transportation driver shortage

‘March madness’ at LA port amid ‘once in a lifetime’ surge

The Supply Chain Journal

Daily anchorage counts from the Marine Exchange of Southern California show that the year-to-date average is 29.6 Chart: American Shipper based on data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California). “We Related articles: Demand boom on collision course with ocean transport ceiling.

The Daily Dash: Truck driver issues in Texas, Louisiana

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight the states with the highest number of truck drivers testing positive for drugs and alcohol, warehousing issues in Southern California and more. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

4 Ways to Move Drayage Freight Despite the Driver Shortage

West Coast and California Logistics

Here in California, one of the major areas where this impact is being felt is container drayage. Distribution Drayage Labor issues Transportation Strategies west coast warehouses Third Party Logistics Southern California Ports West Coast DistributionStop me if you’ve heard this before: we’re in the midst of a truck driver shortage.

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. E-retailers and delivery companies get creative to close the last mile gap between warehouse and consumer (JLL). California Fires: How Can Logistics Professionals Help? ALAN is now seeking support in response to the California fires. We received the first snow of the season last night, followed by heavy rains.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. TMS solutions recently evolved to not only solve complex transportation problems for large shippers, but to also better meet the needs of the SMB market. Speakers: Brian Nichols, Vice President, Solutions, Knight Transportation; John Martin, Director of Sales Engineering, MercuryGate International, Inc.;

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. This is the value of having a transportation network.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Nabis diversifies cannabis brands with $23M raise for distributor marketplace

The Supply Chain Journal

Last week, the largest licensed cannabis wholesale company in California announced it has raised a $23 million Series B led by Liquid 2 Ventures, FJ Labs and Stanley Tang, co-founder of DoorDash ( NYSE:DASH ). According to a recent study by New Frontier Data, 43% of the U.S.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. According to Reuters : California farmers were especially hard hit by the port disruptions, with export losses estimated to be running at hundreds of millions of dollars a week.

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics that specializes in freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and domestic transportation. Tactical has warehouses in both Chino, California, and Elizabeth, New Jersey.

This Week in Logistics News (June 26 – July 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon to open robotic warehouse in Alberta. As Amazon continues to expand its warehouse footprint, it also continues to automate more tasks. The California Lt. Eleni Kounalakis, California Secretary of Transportation David S.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . Holiday shipping prices going INTO California and heading west are looking good. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.

Yantian port back at full speed; box recovery could take a month

The Supply Chain Journal

The backlog is physically impacting production at factories because they simply don’t have warehousing space to store finished goods that can’t ship out on time. The slowdown in productivity has had a huge impact on global freight transportation.

Kyrie Irving and Fleeting assist drivers on the rebound – WTT [newsletter]

The Supply Chain Journal

In this issue, Kyrie Irving invests in Fleeting to aid truckers, Christmas peak season in May, Amazon ups warehouse pay, more. Deutsche Bank transportation analyst Amit Mehrotra told American Shipper , “Inventories are flying off the shelves faster than companies can replenish them.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Once an order is placed, Google sends a contracted courier to pick up the goods from a partner store, where either a Google employee or a retailer’s employee has grabbed the merchandise off of a shelf …The order is then whisked to a warehouse operated by Google where multiple orders are packed into a vehicle, and sent out the same day. Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub. March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). On Wednesday Hyperloop One (one of several companies, including Hyperloop Transportation Technologies , focused on bringing this idea to life) conducted a test of its propulsion system in North Las Vegas. I firmly believe in the value and importance of innovation — in technology, medicine, transportation, business models, and other areas.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

This would be a trigger across the supply chain which would result in warehouse movements, maybe LTL, consolidation, and finally distribution and delivery of re-supplies. There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies?

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . Holiday shipping prices going INTO California and heading west are looking good. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.