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

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

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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.

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. There’s a new supply chain mantra in the post-Amazon era, and that mantra is SPEED.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

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.

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 (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

Cerasis

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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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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.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

This increase follows California’s increase in minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour last year and to $10 effective January, 2016. A similar proposal is being considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which would dramatically expand the number of cities impacted throughout Southern California. . If you operate a warehouse in Southern California -- or any of the other impacted areas -- wages, overtime and related payroll taxes will increase significantly.

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

Cerasis

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.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. By installing a warehouse in this region, the Company expects to improve its environmental footprint by reducing the number of miles traveled within its distribution network while also reducing costs and improving its customer service levels. The warehouse is part of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s high-service distribution model that the Company began implementing across the U.S. A new 100,000-sq.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Menlo provides supply chain solutions including: transportation management, warehouse management, and information technology. officially moved its corporate offices from San Mateo, California. Transportation company profile of Con-Way Freight Con-way Freight Con-Way Freight history Con-Way Freight info Con-Way Freight information Con-Way Freight Overview Con-Way Freight profile Con-Way Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. As reported in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, it appears that “Amazon’s robot army is finally falling into place,” with deployments at warehouses in California, Kentucky, Texas, and others. I’m guessing it’s summer.

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

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders and transportation providers need to understand what’s going wrong with ELD use in today’s trucks, why blockchain is well-suited for ELD improvements, and how to use blockchain for to reduce risk amid woes.

Supply Chain Movement 16 – Consultancy

Supply Chain Movement

30 | Innovations in warehousing. For warehousing a new era is dawning. 12 Questions about Multimodal Transportation Management. 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. Contents Supply Chain Movement 16 – 2015 Q1. Publishing date: 27 February 2015. 6 | News & Background.

How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

Case in point: Last fall California’s Horizon Nut Co. Using a transportation management system with a built-in carrier network like Kewill Transport can give you the versatility you need to get your goods where they need to go using legitimate, established carriers who have already been vetted and are being used by other shippers. Blog Transportation Management (TMS) Visibility multimodal transportation software supply chain visibility TMS Transportation Management System

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

We are pleased to provide another transportation market update for you this week. There is excess equipment in California and the equipment providers are considering empty repositioning back to the Midwest markets. Business - Transportation

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

How do you put your brand in a spot to offer expedited shipping without putting in the time, resources, and investment of several warehouses? Warehousing and storage. Fulfillment centers are the large warehouses that hold inventory close to the end consumer, so each order is picked, packed, and shipped as soon as it’s placed to ensure a speedy delivery. Shipping carriers handle the transportation of products to their destination. Warehouse management systems.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

All Eyes Remain Focused on the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

In logistics, last mile delivery is defined as being the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination. Because consumers now expect purchases to be delivered fast (with next-day or same-day delivery becoming the norm), retailers are frantically buying and/or building warehouses so they can locate goods closer to consumers. And cities that are more spread out have longer averages like 9 miles for the Inland Empire in Southern California and 8.5

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . The idea is to give clients more control of transportation and inventory since they are looking for more visibility. Cloud technology has made it possible for warehouse and logistics management solutions to transmit their data over the internet with ease.

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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. “As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton.

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. Number of Warehouse Facilities. In the United States, transportation cost is the big portion of total logistics cost. Number of Warehouse Facilities Amazon vs Apple. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

3 Supply Chain Services That Are Worth Outsourcing

AFFLINK

Warehouses. Did you know that warehouses and distribution costs eat up 25 percent to 35 percent of companies' logistics budgets? It costs a pretty penny to rent warehouses, hire warehouse staff, maintain equipment, and invest in the newest technologies. It's time to take a look around: Do other warehouses have more enhanced technology than you for managing their stock and shipments? Why not move your warehouse headquarters closer to your clients?

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The Trade War Latest: What Supply Chain Professionals Should Consider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The old adage that two things move in transportation, goods and money, has never been truer than in today’s climate. trucking lanes, including an out-of-cycle surge in demand in Southern California related to the pull-forward of inventory in late 2018. Now that the cost to import from China has increased, companies may find it cheaper to fulfill product with pre-tariff inventory from a warehouse 1,000 miles away (instead of new inventory assessed a 25% duty).

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