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.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

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

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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.

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

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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

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%

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

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Atlanta and Charlotte are the two major van markets that serve Florida, and outbound rates soared in those markets, but volumes were down. Charlotte to Lakeland also spiked 36¢ to $2.89 Charlotte to Atlanta was up to $2.57 Atlanta to Charlotte hit $2.61

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

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So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm.

Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

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Volumes also rose significantly in Charlotte. Buffalo to Charlotte climbed 34¢ to $2.44/mile. Charlotte to Lakeland, FL fell 24¢ but was still high at $3.08/mile. Spot market volumes hit an all-time high on the top 100 van lanes last week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.;

Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

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HOT MARKETS – Outbound rates rose by about 10 cents per mile last week in Atlanta , Charlotte , and Memphis , while Dallas rates added an average of 5¢ per mile. The lane rate from Charlotte to Allentown gained 24¢ per mile, to $2.83.

Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

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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.

Working Across Silos – The Main Challenge of Supply Chain Executives

Icecorp

Author: Marie-Charlotte Rouzier. Getting a product from A to B is not easy. That’s why supply chain executives exist. Weirdly enough, the main issues for them is not to get the product from A to B, but to get other business units to understand how hard it is to get the product from A to B.

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.

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

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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.

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

End-of-quarter and pre-holiday freight was even stronger than expected last week in Atlanta , Charlotte and Memphis , which were the top three markets for outbound loads on DAT load boards. Northbound lane rates continue to rise out of Atlanta, Memphis and Charlotte, for both vans and reefers.

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

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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.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

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In the South, volumes were up nearly 9% in Charlotte , but down 3% in Atlanta. Charlotte rates have also been trending upward. Atlanta to Charlotte rose 23¢ to an average of $2.40/mile.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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The backhaul lane from Philadelphia to Charlotte added 15¢ to $1.46/mile, which could be a reaction to the conditions in Charlotte -- more on that below. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Van Rates Remain at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

Charlotte to Atlanta also lost 11¢, to $2.25 National average van rates remain at their highest level in nearly two years. Two weeks ago van load-to-truck ratios spiked.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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Central Florida got a late-season boost, with rates from Lakeland to Charlotte up 47¢ to $2.29 Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

DAT Solutions

TriHaul for Reefers: Atlanta - Miami - Charlotte - Atlanta. Here's the math for reefers, but this route should also work for vans: Get a load from Miami to Charlotte at $1.63/mile , and then pick up a second load from Charlotte to Atlanta at $2.34/mile.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

How Does Atlanta's I-85 Bridge Collapse Affect Truckloads?

DAT Solutions

Traffic jams will slow freight entering and leaving the Atlanta market for the next few months, but the impact on truckload freight is likely to be limited to freight going to and from Charlotte and the Carolinas and other points north.

August Demand Stays Hot for Truck Freight

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Compared to last week, rates were stable in most other major markets, but if you compare to late July, rates are down in Atlanta , Charlotte and Houston. Load-to-truck ratios declined for vans and flatbeds on DAT load boards last week, but the average ratio rose for reefers.

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.

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Charlotte 3. All 5 had load-to-truck ratios that were above the national average, with Charlotte topping out at 6.1 For van rates , rising lanes continue to outnumber falling lanes on a week-to-week basis, but it’s been a slow, long-term trend.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

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Lanes shipping into the Northeast were also up: Rates on the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo rose 21¢ to $2.92/mile. Since the 4th of July landed on a Tuesday this year, a lot of people also took Monday off. That led to a quieter week on DAT load boards in terms of load and truck posts.

Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season

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Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Author: Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski, Partner at Columbus Consulting. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski. Planning and managing the critical aspects of a full merchandising season. Insights » Whitepapers. Read PDF version. Foreword.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

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There's been a shortage of trucks in Arkansas , Mississippi and Alabama , and outbound rates are jumping in Charlotte , Atlanta and Memphis. One example: Charlotte to Allentown, PA lane rates surged 31¢ last week, to an average of $2.58

Van Volume Grows in Midwest, but Rates Slip

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Rates trended downward in the Southeast, with prices falling in Charlotte and Atlanta. Van load availability dropped another 9% on the spot market last week, while truck posts on DAT Load Boards held steady (up 0.6%). As a result, the national load-to-truck ratio fell from 1.6 loads per truck.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

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Atlanta rates also slipped, although rates held up well in other regional hubs, including Memphis and Charlotte. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

How Much Lower Can Van Rates Go?

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Charlotte was the only major market where the average outbound rate actually rose. February is usually the slowest month for freight, and carriers have been feeling the pinch on the spot market. The national average van rate slipped to $1.58 per mile last week.

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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Charlotte has the second most load posts in the Southeast (9th in the country), with fewer trucks competing for those loads than in Memphis and Atlanta. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast.

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, as Van Rates Rise

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• Inbound lane rates from Charlotte to Allentown and Columbus to Allentown also rose by double digits. Winter Storm Stella kept a lot of freight from moving early last week, which stalled volume in markets along the East Coast.

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

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per mile for vans last week , as declining rates in Los Angeles, Dallas and other major markets offset gains in outbound rates from Chicago, Buffalo and Charlotte. Van freight availability rebounded 3% on the spot market last week , and truck posts increased 2%.