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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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.

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.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. To prepare, stratify your suppliers into strategic, single source and high volume flows. Attempt to find alternate sources from geographical areas that are not projected in the path of Florence.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

There is an active group in Europe and North America. The group is working on case studies to test new technologies like blockchain, cognitive computing, supply chain operating networks, and open source analytics. Port infrastructure and logistics capacity are growing issues.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes). Transportation capacity has, and will, continue to be the most dominant factor in transportation management for the next five years (see Figure 2). Figure 2: Top 4 Regulatory/Industry Changes (Source: Descartes).

Supplier Financial Health: Don’t Wait for the Worst, Reach out and Talk!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Across multiple industries, suppliers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America all experienced a sudden drop in volume, leading to a uniform financial threat and risk of default. Traditional methods of supplier risk mitigation involve diversifying risk, multiple sourcing, or switching suppliers, which are not effective in situations where entire regions, industry segments, or supply chains are experiencing financial distress.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

As might be expected, it’s news of the joint-venture plant that is attracting attention, especially since the companies announced the plant would have an estimated annual production capacity of approximately 300,000 units, will require a total investment of approximately 1.6

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

falls on the shoulders of the sourcing and supply functions, rather than the demand planners. Supply planners and sourcing groups have less exposure to the market demand yet are expected to fully understand what is going on.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. While the Greenfield optimization approach doesn’t consider aspects like building capacities, inbound costs, transportation, or sourcing policies, it does offer a smart recommendation for the optimal amount and placement of your distribution centers.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

Transportfolio

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. Sources: * IANA.

Demand Forecasting: The Unfair Competitive Advantage

Logility

falls on the shoulders of the sourcing and supply functions, rather than the demand planners. Supply planners and sourcing groups have less exposure to the market demand yet are expected to fully understand what is going on.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. Acquires enVista’s Capacity Solutions Brokerage Division. Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

The data stream continues to trend negatively in regard to freight, capacity, and freight rates,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s president and senior analyst. Capacity is much more readily available than last year at this time. While there were seasonal regional shortages of capacity early in 2015, in general capacity became more readily available in the second half of the year. We do not expect capacity to tighten in 2016 unless the economy regains steam.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In the shipping sector, new rules from the International Maritime Organization on sulfur limits in fuel is transforming that industry by requiring ships to burn low sulfur fuels; additionally, there is currently over-capacity of ships internationally (for a variety of reasons), and that will have a major impact on the ship-building industry. In the rail sector, the big issue is capacity. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025.

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Spotlight on PROMAT 2019: USA trends in DC Equipment and Digital Consciousness

Logistics Bureau

Promat is North America’s largest materials handling equipment and systems exhibition, featuring over 950 exhibitors and 150 educational seminars. Process of collecting, cleansing and organising data from multiple supply chain sources.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Again this involved EMC but under my leadership (and working with a great team) we transitioned all of their business with Celestica at the time from North America and Europe to Asia; costs got better, availability got better, and quality got better. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025.

ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter

Logility

Temporal data—sources should be developed such as consumer trends, competitive offerings, weather, local events and so on that might affect demand in that location. Integrate and align these information models and sources between demand activities, such as promotions, to assure meeting required stocking levels. Allocation processes and their supporting technology are getting a fresh look by retailers of late. So, why are Allocations so important?

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

With all of that considered Freight Management can be a source of competitive differentiation and an enabler of strong financial performance. I have seen many examples where companies rely on air travel, for instance, in order to quickly ship from Asia to North America. The transportation industry is not without its incongruities or capacity constraints. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It consolidated Cargill’s global animal feed production and strengthened its internal supply chain capacity for food production and processing. I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census).

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Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night

FLEXE

When they were ready to expand into more fulfillment locations, they didn’t have to spend time sourcing new solutions. The FLEXE Supply team sourced additional warehouse providers in the FLEXE network—all of which were already running on the FLEXE software platform.

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing

Techgistics

Source: FLEXE. Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. FLEXE is a cloud-based peer-to-peer marketplace for sharing excess warehouse capacity; the airbnb for warehouses.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

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.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. The North Bend facility is always full of lifting equipment.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017

Freightera

Once these services are set up, and capacity is established, it will be made available to smaller firms. In 2017 highly efficient firms will continue to source as locally as possible. Hydrogen is quickly emerging as the energy source of choice for zero emission long haul road freight.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

E-commerce was a major source of spot market freight for what is usually a quiet season, boosting truckload rates to a surprise peak in the last two months of the year. Further, an ongoing slowdown in fleet additions by the largest carriers may lead to tighter truck capacity.