Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. General business and supply chain media noted incidents of severe congestion, marginal service and other operational issues effecting rail traffic last year.

In Automotive Industry, Mexico is Indeed Becoming A North America and Export Production Center

Supply Chain Matters

South Korea based Kia Motors, an operating division of Hyundai Motor, announced its intention to also invest in a $1 billion automotive assembly plant in Mexico with capacity to produce upwards of 300,000 vehicles. In a previous Supply Chain Matters commentary in early July, we noted a rising tide of production sourcing investments in Mexico among global based automotive OEM’s.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

Real-time Capacity Matching: The Second Wave of Demand and Value. Another session that generated a lot of interest was the one led by Dan Cicerchi, VP at Descartes MacroPoint (a Talking Logistics sponsor), on Real-time Capacity Matching. The second wave of demand, which is starting to gain momentum now, is being driven by a different question: Where and when will capacity be available a few days from now?

How Freight Brokers Can Help Ease the Effects of the Capacity Crunch

NFI

Economic growth, paired with other factors like driver retention, continues to cause tight transportation capacity and impact supply chains across North America.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Drayage Capacity Issues Remain.

Intermodal Appeal Grows as Truckload Capacity Tightens

DAT Solutions

In today’s environment of economic growth and increasing freight volumes, the ELD regulations continue to tighten over-the-road capacity," said Joni Casey, president and CEO of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA.)

Report That Ford is Planning to Double Production Capacity in Mexico- The Political Dimensions Become More Prominent

Supply Chain Matters

In August of 2014, we initially alerted our Supply Chain Matters readers to the growing attractiveness of Mexico as a North America based Manufacturing and export hub for the global automotive industry. At the time, automotive OEM’s BMW, Honda, Kia Motors, Mazda, Volkswagen’s Audi Group, and a partnership among Nissan and Daimler had each announced […].

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Capacity signs on for 300,000-square-foot of space in New Jersey

EFT

The will be ready for occupancy later in 2019, with Capacity planning to begin operations at the site from February 1, 2020. Located at 1601 Livingston Avenue, the space is custom-built for modern fulfilment technology and will serve as Capacity's new headquarters. Capacity's growth continues to outpace our warehouse footprint. Our preference has always been to keep our roots in North Brunswick, offering a centralized location for our employees with a surplus of local labour.

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

NFI

Capacity is tight across most areas of the supply chain, presenting challenges in the truckload, drayage, less-than-truckload(LTL), intermodal rail, and warehousing markets. Although many areas of the supply chain are experiencing a capacity constraint, transportation capacity.

Increased demand and regulations create new challenges for multi-temp carriers

Quintiq

With industry sources reporting record high rates for the refrigerated trucking market, as referenced recently by Food Logistics , carriers are looking to capitalize on the strong demand and tight capacity for refrigerated trucks.

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Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

As the holidays approached this past year, consumer spending hit a three-year high and truckload capacity neared 100 percent, which many shippers considered to be uncharted territory 1. This coming year, the dedicated transportation market across North America will.

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. His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Robinson capacity logistics supply chainBusinesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers.

Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

Supply Chain Brain

economic growth has revved up, railroads and truck fleets have not expanded capacity to keep pace — a decision applauded by Wall Street. All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Rail & Intermodal Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Transportation Management North America

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

companies will transform a repatriation windfall into investments in new equipment and plant capacity — the kind of actions that would have a measurable impact on the economy. Should the economy continue to perform strongly, the resulting bump in consumer demand might well drive companies to invest their substantial cash reserves in new production capacity.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. The central valley of California has been called "the nation's bread basket," as a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts, rice and dairy products are shipped to all corners of North America.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Regardless of where you are and what you do, we can all agree that having reliable mechanical systems regularly available is a quintessential aspect to our daily lives that we often take for granted.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

TMC

But very few of us think about truckload capacity when we hear the phrase. This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. Who are you competing against for truckload capacity?

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.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

Supply Chain Shaman

Shell’s current shift to the global supply chain is impacting North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Russia, and China. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market. North America Simulation Output.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2017 holiday period when air capacity was tight and rates increased, forwarders are preparing ahead of the 2018 holiday/peak period. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year.

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them

Transportfolio

But very few of us think about truckload capacity when we hear the phrase. This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. Who are you competing against for truckload capacity?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Hot Market Maps: Capacity at a Glance

DAT Solutions

Hot Market Maps provide: Load-to-truck ratios—the number of loads posted on DAT load boards vs. the number of trucks available—for 155 distinct freight markets across North America. Where to find Hot Market Maps.

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In mid October, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and GateHouse Logistics announced that they had entered “into an exclusive, multinational agreement which will provide secure and authorized access to the largest visibility network across North America and Europe.”

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. While ships on the water are moving to other ports, this will put a strain on the US port system that is struggling with capacity issues. Capacity will be an issue.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. Port infrastructure and logistics capacity are growing issues. July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago. Today, I am facilitating a share group.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Carrier Capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on relevant news means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Carrier Capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.