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


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Training for maneuvering over-sized vehicles through roundabouts.

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.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity. According to the American Trucking Association, this is happening in an industry that already faced an average annual driver turnover rate of 99% in 2013, as well as hiring and training costs that range from $3,500 to $5,000 per driver, depending on experience. This is important, since a prolonged driver shortage and squeeze on capacity ultimately affects everyone.

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


Improve Training. An inefficient warehouse may reflect poorly trained employees. Even seasoned employees pick up bad habits with time, so improve your training to reflect the latest technology and processes deployed in your organization. Furthermore, make training sessions interactive and fun by avoiding lengthy, classroom-based instruction.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX. If you're not flexible in making appointments that fit within the driver's hours of service, you're going to have trouble getting capacity.

Best Practices to Get More Throughput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers


While expanding capacity with new construction is certainly one solution, other ways exist to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers without major overhauls to existing operations. Before you break ground on a new building/annex, hire and train new workers, or invest millions into new software, consider some other proven ways to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers.

Road Trains: Balancing Safety Concerns with Improved Utilization & Capacity

Maine Pointe

As a critical shortage of drivers continues to put road transportation under extreme pressure , Mike Notarangeli, EVP Engagement Partner, considers the pitfalls, and potential benefits, of the wider introduction of road trains to US highways.

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.)

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded


Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, capacity hit a breaking point. Increased Freight Rates Can Tone Down Capacity Crunches. Capacity Crunch

Corporate Training Doesn’t Work


I train and sell corporate training programs, and much of my livelihood is made off of corporate training, so I would never advocate to not invest in it. I will say, that we (internally) and our customers have both had several negative experiences with corporate training programs. Why doesn’t corporate training work? Corporate training should then be applied to close the gap between current and target.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

Current Capacity Outlook. Despite a difficult first three quarters of 2018, the market began to show signs of softening and improved capacity in Q4. This softening and improved truckload and intermodal capacity has continued into 2019, and the outlook for a steadier market has remained.

3 Reasons to Join the Train Industry

GTG Technology Group

When many people think of trains, they think of the past. But by the mid-to-late 20 th century, a boom in air travel and personal vehicle ownership caused travel by train to decline. For a time, trains weren’t as prominent in popular imagination. Why Work with Trains?

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?


In a way, travelers are informally monetizing what we might call their unused capacity. The user is offered all of these with little to no initial investment, on either equipment or training.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

The holiday mishap of late-delivered Christmas packages confirms that online demand outstripped capacity. Impact : UAVs Will Ease Capacity Constraints — But Not Solve Them. Trend #7 : Transportation & Logistics Training and Education Will Grow. . Impact : The demand for highly-trained, certified logistics professionals will continue as companies view SCM as a profit center. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.

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What’s led to the tight freight capacity in 2018?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. A shortage of drivers is still making the largest impact on capacity. With such tight freight capacity, there needs to be a higher level of focus placed on load efficiency.

Retail Shipments Keep Truckload Capacity Tight

DAT Solutions

All the extra freight in Los Angeles has created more urgency, though, so more of those loads are ending up on trucks instead of trains, and the average spot rate rose 13¢ to $1.69/mile.

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods


Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at Labelmaster’s Dangerous Goods Symposium , a forum to share the latest in dangerous goods regulatory updates, innovation, training best practices and practical solutions to keep companies up-to-date on the latest hazmat shipping regulations.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. Carriers with trailer pools are also striving to get more loads per tractor, which in turn increases available capacity.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight volumes (demand) and active supply (trucks, drivers, trains, and containers) seek balance, but often fall somewhere across the balance spectrum. Carriers with trailer pools are also striving to get more loads per tractor, which in turn increases available capacity.

Womanpower: the Solution to the Manpower/Capacity Shortage

Supply Chain Collaborator

Back in July, the Collaborator blog rang the alarm on the Looming Capacity Nightmare of 2017. The post Womanpower: the Solution to the Manpower/Capacity Shortage appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

What Does Decreasing Boxcar Fleet Mean for U.S. Capacity?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So when three customers asked me the same question recently (“Is a capacity crisis coming with so many boxcars going out of service?”) But new technologies, such as newer boxcars with higher freight capacities, are slowly replacing the older versions. Capacity?

Barry Callebaut integrates S&OP into the daily process

Supply Chain Movement

million tonnes and an annual turnover of four billion euro, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer offers its customers a broad spectrum of services relating to product development, processing, training and marketing.

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Taking Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension: Shipper Symposium 2019


Attendees were then presented with a host of insightful breakout sessions, including those focused on improving capacity from the viewpoint of LTL and intermodal shippers, enhancing supply chain visibility and “mega trends” impacting transportation and supply chain management.

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7 Reasons We Love Truck Drivers and Why You Should Too

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s in large part to the extensive driver safety training that all drivers must go through. Capacity Carriers Special Events Carrier Capacity Contract Carriers Truck Driver Appreciation Week Truck Drivers

Gamification ideas in business: Your way to a more efficient supply chain


Progress bars help employees track training. Your supply chain management (SCM) software requires the skills of an employee who is trained to use it. A new employee doesn’t feel confident in his or her decision-making ability when determining locations, capacities or technologies.

Leadership Development


4 Types of Leadership Development Training for Your Team. Organizations may differ in what they need when it comes to a leadership development training mix. This “mix” can include factors such as length, location, price, capacity, culture, etc. Online Training.

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The State of Supply Chain Management: An Interview with CSCMP’s Rick Blasgen, Part II

Supply Chain Nation

The training is fresh, modern and teaches eight interconnected building blocks and how they relate to a company’s business and customers. Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Uncategorized capacity management cloud services retail supply chain supply chain management

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

Talking Logistics

For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to drivers’ hours – creating a number of additional costs, which are in turn being passed along to shippers. Rate Increases and Tightening Capacity.

6 Steps to Effectively Implement an Order Management System


While the system may have the capacity to handle thousands of operations, it does not mean the system will take effect immediately. Being in control of your supply chain and warehouse is essential to your success, and warehouse management systems follow suit.

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Meeting Peak Period Labor Challenges Using Collaborative Robots

Locus Robotics

Spend days and days training new pickers to only find that they leave just a few days after starting. Robotics can more than double UPH rates, decrease cycle times, and significantly reduce training. This often involves training that may take days before a worker is productive.

Prescriptive Analytics is Going Mainstream. Is your Organization Ready?


As AIMMS’ COO, Jan Willem van Crevel , writes : “in the past, organizations were dependent on the prioritization, capacity and skills of their company’s IT departments” to deploy AIMMS-based models.

How Are Shipper-Carrier Conversations Changing Today?

Talking Logistics

In today’s world, shippers are feeling that capacity is somewhat finite, and it hasn’t felt that way for a while, so they’re having to adjust strategies in order to deal with that…Shippers that want to be successful are really driving toward stronger collaboration with their providers because it feels like the environment we’re in may be more long term than short term. Robinson capacity carriers shipper of choice trucking

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis


The capacity crunch continues, and the ELD mandate has lowered the number of trucks available. According to Conveyco , KPIs should be established through data analysis to measure these key areas: Warehouse capacity.

Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology


For instance, we use AIMMS to optimize production capacity, understand which raw material should go to which manufacturing facility, maximize yields in different plants and streamline our logistics. . Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers.

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.

What Are the Available B2B E-Commerce Platforms Shippers Should Consider for Dropshipping?


Unfortunately, this will lead to tightening capacity and additional problems for small and midsized businesses (SMBs). Creating an in-house program would involve countless software development costs, training costs, and more.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

There are two buffers in the supply chain: inventory and manufacturing capacity. As assets become more and more utilized manufacturing loses the ability to buffer volatility through manufacturing capacity optimization. It takes training.