Charlotte Area CPO’s Share Insights on Supplier Relationship Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to host a roundtable at Fleming’s Steakhouse in downtown Charlotte for a group of Chief Procurement Officers hosted by Accenture, sharing thoughts on the subject of SRM. The gathering was an opportunity to get to meet peers in the procurement leadership in the Charlotte area, and exchange ideas on themes and issues of interest.

Rice ends seven-game skid beating Charlotte 73-64

TradeGecko

HOUSTON (AP) — Ako Adams finished with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Rice ended a seven-game losing streak and beat Charlotte 73-64 on Saturday

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

Buffalo to Charlotte was down 24¢ at $2.44/mile. Atlanta to Charlott e fell 17¢ to $2.84/mile. As people in the Carolinas try their best to return to their normal routines, the freight markets have settled back down into typical seasonal trends following Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

One noteworthy thing was that pricing out of Atlanta and Charlotte was mostly neutral despite all the canceled shipments from there to Florida. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth. ISM uses the NMI index to measure non-manufacturing growth and found the economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow especially in finance/insurance, real estate/rental, agriculture, health care and public administration.

Trip Report on WERC 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Another Solid Performance at WERC Conference in Charlotte, though I Did not Find Any Truly Outstanding Sessions for a Change

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

Many of the destinations are in inland North Carolina markets, including Charlotte, and those lane rates are rising now. When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most.

Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy

NC State SCRC

On the other hand, the session they presented to by practitioners in Charlotte at the Council of Supply Chain Management (shown below) was full to capacity. NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development. An Economic Impact Statement & Analysis.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

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A number of the lanes that had spiked during Hurricane Florence have dropped back down: Buffalo to Charlotte was down 20¢ to $2.24/mile. Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

DowDupont sites in North Carolina’s Charlotte, Greenboro, and Fayetteville will have work suspensions. Hurricane Florence has officially reached the Southeast United States. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2 (update: now a Category 1) due to slightly reduced winds, it has still grown in size, with its wind field continuously expanding reach. Several states in the east coast, especially the Carolinas, have been on high alert as they await landfall.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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Lots of Florida-bound freight also comes from Charlotte , and rates on the Charlotte-to-Lakeland lane also dropped 20¢ to $2.88/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

For example, urban planners in Charlotte, NC, have “designated a 60-acre, 50-square block area as a place for modern, urban redesign, dubbed the North Tryon Vision Plan. McGraw, “ Charlotte Moves toward a Car-Free City Center ,” Next City , 30 July 2018. [2] City planners around the world are wrestling with how to untangle traffic snarls in inner cities. Their goal is to make cities cleaner and more livable.

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Van Rates Drift Back Down to Earth

DAT Solutions

The Southeast saw lower rates last week, with prices declining out of Atlanta, Charlotte and Memphis: Atlanta to Charlotte plunged 45¢ to $3.15/mile. Memphis to Charlotte dropped 26¢ to $2.65/mile. Charlotte to Allentown was down 25¢ to $3.19/mile.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. . While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain.

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30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Every year, the 30 Under 30 program designates one "megawatt star," and for this year that honor goes to Charlotte de Brabandt, a 30-year old category associate with Johnson & Johnson, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Charlotte de Brabandt, Johnson & Johnson.

Executing on time, all the time: apparel executive’s guide to competitive advantage

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

Dog days of summer freight?

DAT Solutions

Buffalo to Charlotte gained 27¢ to $2.56/mile. FALLING RATES Outbound rates were down quite a bit from Memphis , Dallas and Charlotte. It's looking more and more like you won't have to sweat much of a summer slowdown this year.

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

DAT Solutions

Hot Markets include Southeastern freight hubs like Atlanta , Charlotte and Memphis , plus Buffalo , NY. TriHaul of the Week, for Vans: Charlotte-Buffalo-Baltimore-Charlotte.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

DowDupont sites in North Carolina’s Charlotte, Greenboro, and Fayetteville will have work suspensions. After making landfall last week, Hurricane Florence is crawling northeast along the U.S.'s s east coast. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 1 , the storm is disrupting everyday life and wreaking havoc on infrastructure.

What do Earthquakes and Chicken have in Common?

Supply Chain Nation

On a lighter note, the Charlotte Symphony came into my town for an outdoor concert Saturday night – a pretty big deal they only do once a year. I ran into a couple of examples this past week on the awesome potential of big data and social media – to do both harm and good. If you hadn’t heard, an accidental communication about a massive earthquake in California was picked up by an automated story generator at the LA Times which quickly created a false story about it.

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

DAT Solutions

For the month of May, the biggest rate increases were on outbound lanes from Memphis and Charlotte in the South, and Los Angeles and Stockton in California. Brokers and shippers had a harder time finding trucks last week, so they paid a premium in most major markets and lanes.

Prices fall as flooding halts freight

DAT Solutions

Atlanta to Charlotte also jumped up 20¢ to $2.96/mile. Some freight needed to leave North Carolina ahead of the storm as well, so the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo rose 22¢ to $2.81/mile.

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

DAT Solutions

Charlotte and Los Angeles continue to have the highest outbound van rates, while Atlanta remains number one for load volume. And in the Southeast, Atlanta to Charlotte lost 20¢ to $2.47 For example, loads from Charlotte to Philadelphia averaged $2.75

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

The weakest reefer lane was Lakeland, FL to Charlotte , down 30¢ to $1.19/mile, and it’s continuing on a downward trend this week. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight.

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

DAT Solutions

Rates were up in both Atlanta and Memphis , and prices surged out of Charlotte. Load volume doubled on the lane from Charlotte to the Lakeland , FL market area, boosting that rate by 38¢, to $2.65

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

The biggest spike was on the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo , which jumped up 44¢ to an average of $2.74/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

Atlanta and Charlotte prices were also up by double-digit percentage points. Atlanta to Charlotte was a strong regional lane, up 16¢ to $2.85 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , May 6-9, Charlotte, NC. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

DAT Solutions

Rates fell for vans in both directions between Charlotte and Buffalo last week, dropping the roundtrip average to $1.82/mile for a three-day trip. From Knoxville, it’s less than 250 miles back to Charlotte, and the going rate on that leg was $2.48/mile last week for vans.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

I was exposed to this thinking when I recently had the opportunity to meet with Tara Greene, from The Greene Group in Charlotte, NC. Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone. Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in December. The report also showed that on average weekly paychecks increased by 3.1%

Will Van Rates Spike Again in June?

DAT Solutions

Atlanta to Charlotte jumped up 29¢ to $3.36/mile. Philadelphia to Charlotte was down 11¢ to $1.67/mile, but that’s still 36¢ above where it was a year ago.

Van Rates and Volumes Slip From Seasonal Peak

DAT Solutions

Individual markets and lanes also got a rate increase last week, including a handful of lanes originating in Philadelphia, Memphis and Charlotte: Philadelphia saw the biggest jump in average outbound rates, thanks mostly to a couple of lanes to other destinations within the Northeast.