SEKO Logistics Launches New Facilities in Baltimore and Charlotte

Supply Chain Brain

east coast in Baltimore, Maryland and Charlotte, North Carolina SEKO Logistics, a provider of complete supply chain solutions, has recently opened new regional distribution hubs on the U.S.

Chatting about the future of procurement with Charlotte de Brabandt

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We recently had the opportunity to chat with Charlotte de Brabandt, Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars 2017 Megawatt Star and member of ISM’s Thought Leadership Council. CHARLOTTE: I think the whole role of procurement will change in the future. CHARLOTTE: Well, I think we should look at all of the trends which are currently happening. CHARLOTTE: That’s definitely a good question!

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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

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

Louis; Evansville, Indiana; Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta; Columbia, South Carolina; as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

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. Unlike with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the impact from Florence on freight movements was mostly felt regionally.

Better weather helps push van rates upward

DAT Solutions

We're finally seeing the impact of better spring weather, with higher freight volumes coming out of both Chicago and Charlotte. Charlotte to Buffalo also rose 11¢ to $2.24/mi. Memphis to Charlotte slid 7¢ to $1.95/mi. After declining for several weeks, van rates seem to have turned a corner. The national average rate for May so far is $1.82/mi., which is above the April average. Individual lane rates are also trending upward.

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. Charlotte to Lakeland soared 42¢ to $3.32/mile last week, but that price appears to be falling this week. Rates are still high on loads going back and forth from Charlotte and Atlanta as well.

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

30 Supply Chain Leaders Under 30—Class of 2018

Material Handling and 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. You'll find Charlotte de Brabandt, and 29 of her peers, in the following sildeshow. Charlotte de Brabandt, Johnson & Johnson. Content Summary: Charlotte de Brabandt, age 30, is a category associate with Johnson & Johnson.

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. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, went from a tropical depression to a Category 4 storm in just two days.

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 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016. The national load-to-truck ratio also hit 7.0

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

GlobalTranz

Major leaders conducting sessions and events at this conference in Charlotte Russe, Heineken, KeHE, Lowe’s, Mercedes-Benz, PetSmart and more. Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more.

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

NC State SCRC

This recent study on the state of the supply chain industry and its impact on the North Carolina economy was completed by a team of who students recently presented both in front of the North Carolina Legislature (Subcommittee on State Logistics) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in their Charlotte Roundtable. 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.

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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Record volumes at the Port of Wilmington NC

Kanban Logistics

Going on-line in 2017, the Queen City Express is a rail line operated by CSX that runs from the Port to the large distribution hub at the Charlotte Inland Port. Port volumes across the U.S. are shattering records and the Port of Wilmington NC is no exception.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

There are four ports in the state : the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, as well as two inland facilities in Charlotte and Greensboro. North Carolina, the Tar Heel State.

Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019

NC State SCRC

I enjoyed Charlotte de Brabandt’s presentation Digitizing the Human Touch: Transforming Talent and Impact of Young Professionals. Charlotte explained how younger generations who are just entering the workforce would result in companies having to adapt to the working conditions by adopting a flexible mentality. This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Areas of the Midwest and Northeast were buried for weeks, and even the Southeast got hit with snow and ice, including places like Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte. Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet. It's taking many people by surprise, though, because January started out with unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the country.

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. But as has been the case with Hurricane Florence – which is anticipated to make landfall on the mid-Atlantic coast later this week – we're seeing how trucks are a big part of the preparation process before the storm, too.

Tropical Storm Elsa approaching US

The Supply Chain Journal

Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday for the following counties: DeSoto, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, Pasco and Sarasota.

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Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

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 per mile not including the fuel surcharge. And the number of van loads that have moved in early October is nearly identical to 2017.

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. And Charlotte to Chicago declined 24¢ to $2.19/mile.

Deadly Tropical Storm Elsa heading toward mainland US

The Supply Chain Journal

Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency Saturday for the following counties: DeSoto, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, Pasco and Sarasota.

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.

Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago. Today, I am facilitating a share group. The dream is the building of Network of Networks. The goal is to close current gaps to build inter-enterprise visibility and improve inter-operability between businesses. Today, the gaps are large. The solutions to close the gaps are not easy.

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. Based in London, UK, Charlotte has over 20 years of retail leadership with a deep understanding in Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishment, Omni-Channel Strategy and Operations, and Supply Chain Management.

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. Based in London, UK, Charlotte has over 20 years of retail leadership with a deep understanding in Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Replenishment, Omni-Channel Strategy and Operations, and Supply Chain Management.

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. Last week, van rates rose in both directions between Charlotte, NC and Buffalo, NY, to an average of $1.95 Van freight was a little quiet last week, but a rebound should be underway now, to close the second quarter on a high note.

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. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest. Potato shippers seem to be feeling the effects of the ELD protests that have been scattered across the country.

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. Find a load from Buffalo to Knoxville, TN, which paid $1.79/mile last week – that’s 28¢ more per mile than the Buffalo-to-Charlotte lane. 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.

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

These markets are Charlotte, Cincinnati, Denver, Louisville, Orlando, Portland, St. At the beginning of 2020, the commercial real estate market was looking great. Unemployment was low and the economy was strong, giving people confidence to be more assertive with their investments.

Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

New York-based ReturnQueen also recently launched its services in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tampa, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

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 One flatbed lane that did get more active after the storm was from Savannah to Charlotte , which jumped up 18¢ to $2.40 Freight started moving into Florida again last week, due to pent-up demand following Hurricane Matthew.

Borderlands: Is ‘sureshoring’ the next big thing in cross-border trade?

The Supply Chain Journal

New York-based ReturnQueen also recently launched its services in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tampa, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.