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

Talking Logistics

While we all think that we measure time in the same way, that can change inside a complex global supply chain. How do you account for Free Time across your global supply chain?

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Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

You’d expect this season to be more different from early October 2017, when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma still had a massive impact on supply chain operations. But freight has mostly "normalized” on the spot market.

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Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. But the low supply of seafood is the major driver, not the packaging capacity. The fish house supplies them with ice, and they will sell the product for them. But the structure over the last 20 years has been that it is NOT a good commodity, due to supply limitations.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. Deloitte Consulting and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have teamed up to analyze how seven large metropolitan areas of the United States are transforming their traditional supply chain base into digital supply chains.

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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Reefer freight is in transition.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Diesel prices shot up 15¢ due to the resulting disruption in the fuel supply. Buffalo to Charlotte lost 13¢ at $1.75

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution.

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Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

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.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. Demand for trucks will likely increase in the coming weeks, with FEMA loads and emergency freight heading to the Florida Panhandle, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

These specialized inbound services include JIT delivery, kitting, packaging, VMI and other services that are essential to keeping manufacturing supply chains in motion. Quicker transportation times result in lower freight costs. North Carolina, the Tar Heel State.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

A big increase in port volumes back in July led to more truckload demand last month, too, since much of that freight didn’t start moving on trucks until August and September. Freight disruptions have caused rates to skyrocket there in the past month.

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. The need to supply retailers or deliver packages to residences won’t go away simply because planners want to fill cities with generous numbers of auto-free streets and/or with greenways reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.

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Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. If freight needs protection from freezing, the shipper may need to change routing instructions. Large swaths of the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

DAT Solutions

A lot of this can be attributed to the supply chain disruptions caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, plus the uptick in fuel costs that followed. Volumes also rose significantly in Charlotte. Buffalo to Charlotte climbed 34¢ to $2.44/mile.

The Economy is on a Roll


The Institute for Supply Management said its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 57.2 Confirming the trend, the Cass Freight Index Report for October showed shipments increased 2.7 Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Logistics Publish as a report

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A New Year, a New Administration Begins


Data issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) shows that the service industry has strong momentum. It should be noted that freight volume and load-to-truck ratios started out higher than normal for this time of year and it’s usual for load counts to decline. . Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS.

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