5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution.

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Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. Make it a part of your larger transportation strategy and achieve a meaningful and sustainable ROI with creative, tailored and comprehensive capacity solutions. Big or small, capacity solutions are not one-size-fits-all.

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Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

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Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

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Get a Copy of Our Latest White Paper on Capacity Planning

River Logic

We just released a new white paper entitled "A Step-by-Step Guide to Driving Impact with Capacity Planning.". Supply Chain Management White Papers Capacity Planning

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LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Capacity Will Grow Tighter. Capacity was stretched beyond limitations in 2014, and fleets around the country tried to optimize operations through freight reclassification, dimensional pricing models and freight consolidation, explains Jeff Berman of Logistics Management.

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The key ingredient to optimizing your beer production capacity (it’s not what you think)

Quintiq

While customers are becoming increasingly demanding, the beer industry has seen a trend of consolidation between brewers, thus reducing their capacity over the years. Beverages in general, and beer in particular, are no longer commodities.

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Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers. Capacity Crunch Freight

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5 Threats to Capacity in 2017

DAT Solutions

Overall, 2016 was a year of relatively loose capacity. There are a number of looming factors could put a squeeze on capacity in the coming year. The biggest factor affecting capacity is, of course, demand from shippers. NEED CAPACITY?

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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. The demand for reefers impacts van capacity too, as reefers often haul van freight in the slow season until they’re pulled away by the increased demand—and prices—of refrigerated freight.

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Industrial Real Estate Faces Capacity Issues

Supply Chain Link

Shippers face capacity issues in different aspects throughout their supply chain which includes their industrial real estate needs. Warehouse vacancy rates continue to decrease and industrial vacancy is now at a cyclical low of 7.3%.

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Industrial Real Estate Faces Capacity Issues

Supply Chain Link

Shippers face capacity issues in different aspects throughout their supply chain which includes their industrial real estate needs. Warehouse vacancy rates continue to. Read more. 09/01/2015. Real Estate. Supply Chain. Real Estate, Built to Suit.

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Three Metrics for Managing Truckload Capacity in a Volatile Market

CHAINalytics

The post Three Metrics for Managing Truckload Capacity in a Volatile Market appeared first on Chainalytics. By Matt Harding | Principal, Transportation For-hire truckload spend accounts for roughly $300 billion of economic activity across the United States.

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A Non-Traditional Supply Chain and Capacity Planning Automation Effort Underway at Ford Motor

Supply Chain Matters

This presentation delivered by David Thomas, Director of Global Capacity Planning at Ford was titled, Creating Global Standards Across Regional Sites, provided […]. This author had the opportunity to attend the Kinaxis Kinexions customer conference last week. Among the customer presentations there was a rather insightful talk from a supply chain executive at Ford Motor Company.

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Pilot Chemical Company: Capacity Assurance and Being a Dependable Supplier

Talking Logistics

We all know that there are ebbs and flows in the transportation market, but one thing that always remains the same for transportation and logistics executives is their focus on managing costs and making sure they have the capacity they need, when they need it.

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Reinforcing Data on Ocean Container Rate Hikes and Capacity Shifts

Supply Chain Matters

This week's World Container Index from Drewry Advisors is further reinforcing data on double-digit ocean container rate hikes and shifting capacity strategies. Industry supply chains are likely feeling the pressure and so are global regulators. Global trade trends Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics

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Troubling News in Global Ocean Container Capacity Reductions

Supply Chain Matters

Every year at just about this time, ocean container shipments inbound from China and other Asian ports begin to surge as retailers ramp-up inventory levels in anticipation of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday buying period. Ever year at this time, Supply Chain Matters features commentaries noting how the ramp-up is progressing. Last year, we raised […].

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24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers

Cerasis

LinkedIn The post 24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Demand on distribution centers and warehouses are greater than ever, and promises of more reshoring around the country indicate the strain will only grow tighter. Rather than building new facilities, consider using these tips to optimize your existing facility to achieve higher thruput. Analyze Current Processes.

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A Pulse on Trucking Capacity and Rates

Talking Logistics

Hunt reported its Q3 2014 financial results, and while a single company does not represent the market as a whole, the chart below basically sums up what I’ve been seeing and hearing overall: In a nutshell, rates are going up as growth in demand outpaces available capacity (in J.B.

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Factors Affecting the State of Capacity

Supply Chain Link

Total spend of shipments as well as the volume of shipments declined for all of North America in October. In fact, October shipment indexes have fallen to the lowest levels since 2011 1. In the past month freight shipments have dropped 4.7%

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Case Study: Why Supplier Capacity Management is Mission Critical

Resilinc

In this post, we explore the chain of events that lead to Fuhu’s bankruptcy as a cautionary tale of how unmitigated supplier capacity risks , demand variability, and weak supplier relationship management brought a successful consumer electronics company to its knees.

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Hot Market Maps: Capacity at a Glance

DAT Solutions

Where to find Hot Market Maps. You’ll find Hot Market Maps in the toolbox in the upper right hand corner of the DAT Power load board. If you don’t have DAT Power, but would like to learn more about it, send us an email or call 800-551-8847.

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3 Strategies for Locking In Trucking Capacity

Supply Chain Collaborator

With economic growth increasing demand for trucking capacity and an aging population of drivers not being replaced by the younger generation disinterested in trucking as a career option, something is going to have to give. The domestic shipping industry sits at a crossroads.

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Capacity + Higher Contract Rates = Opportunities in Disguise

DAT Solutions

Spot market freight volume is soft, and capacity is loose. Capacity is much looser now than it has been in recent years. Note the relative lack of capacity pressure in July 2015 (right.) increase in capacity, according to the Journal of Commerce's Q2 Truckload Capacity Index.

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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

In a way, travelers are informally monetizing what we might call their unused capacity. General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

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Market Update: Secure Capacity with These 3 Tips

PLS Logistics

Shippers are expecting higher rates and less capacity this year, so many are trying to lock in contract rates and secure trucks before the spike. Transportation Capacity Shipments Carriers Technology Transportation Rates Truckload

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Capacity Constraints Are a Growing Issue

Ryder Exchange

How can you avoid the capacity crunch? Capacity constraints are being felt throughout the industry, but there are several ways shippers can avoid having their freight left at the loading docks. More significantly, the capacity issue is not because of tractor truck availability.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. link]. Does it seem like there are less big rigs on the roads than there used to be? If so, it is for good reason.

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Shipper Strategy: What to Do as ELD Mandate Threatens Capacity

PLS Logistics

The trucking industry is adjusting as fuel prices fluctuate, the driver shortage continues, and new regulations are authorized. The ELD mandate is causing waves of concern among shippers and carriers. The rule could drastically change the trucking landscape. Shippers Regulations Carriers

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Trending Transportation News: March 2016

PLS Logistics

Here’s an overview of 6 popular transportation and supply chain news stories from March: Capacity News Inbound Freight

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FMCG warehouse capacity in Romania: A Short Story

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The car bounced over the dirt road of potholes and puddles and approached the expansive, looming warehouse building that was once so full of life and bustling activity.

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4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

Are you able to secure the capacity you need? But that doesn’t mean other shippers are immune to capacity shifts. Robinson capacity logistics supply chainBusinesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

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The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations

Quintiq

Namely, while big container liners struggle to find enough volume to fill up their vessels, inland operators face the reverse – their capacity is so strained that providing basic adequate service is already tough to achieve. Are you able to identify – and minimize – empty capacity early?

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Ryder Launches NaviShare, a New Software Platform Providing Real-time Visibility, Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

Ryder Exchange

–Ryder NaviShare™ provides new level of proactive predictability that reduces costs and improves performance in customer transportation networks- Ryder System, Inc.

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Capacity Crunch

Inbound Logistics

Driverless trucks may be a solution to the truck driver shortage in the future, but here are some ideas for how to cope now

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Seasonal Transportation Capacity Planning Tips For On-Time Delivery

CHAINalytics

The post Seasonal Transportation Capacity Planning Tips For On-Time Delivery appeared first on Chainalytics.

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Finding Truckload Capacity: Insights on Managing the Spot Procurement Process

Talking Logistics

Data from various sources indicate that truckload capacity is starting to tighten. For example, here’s some data from Wolfe Research published earlier this year: When capacity gets tight, shippers tend to leverage the spot market more. When it comes to finding spot capacity, a lot of shippers still “dial for diesels” — that is, they pick up the phone and call a bunch of carriers.

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Can Shippers Beat This Year’s Capacity Crunch?

PLS Logistics

In 2016, freight volume and rates began to rise and shippers had consistent capacity. This year, analysts are predicting less capacity, steady freight volume and rising rates. From 2015 to 2016, freight declined hurriedly, by as much as 15% in the dry van sector.

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Collaboration is King – 3 Secrets to How Logistics IT Can Ensure Access to Capacity

Supply Chain Collaborator

Those that do are rewarded with more predictable and consistent access to capacity in a tight environment. The post Collaboration is King – 3 Secrets to How Logistics IT Can Ensure Access to Capacity appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

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How to Find Capacity in a Snowstorm

DAT Solutions

If you're relatively new to the freight brokerage business, you may be asking, "How do I find capacity in a snowstorm?" See our recent blog post: California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity. Winter Storm Stella has arrived.

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