Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain NewsNon-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

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

Talking Logistics

Technically, Free Time is not free; you pay for it in your transportation costs. For example, I worked with a customer recently who budgeted demurrage at 4% of their transportation spend. She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. . One easily accessible option is a cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS).

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

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon Best Buy Descartes Manhattan Associates McLeod Software MercuryGate same-day delivery Stifel Swisslog trucking

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. Major leaders conducting sessions and events at this conference in Charlotte Russe, Heineken, KeHE, Lowe’s, Mercedes-Benz, PetSmart and more. The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

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. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space. 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.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

Lower transportation costs: The recent addition of rail capacity to the state (more on this below) allows more companies to take advantage of lower-cost rail transportation than ever before. Quicker transportation times result in lower freight costs. 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.

Truckload vs LTL: The Right Mode for your Load

Aborn and Co.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

If you’re a transportation professional, for example, and all you know is transportation, your opportunities for advancement are limited compared to someone who has a broader supply chain perspective. The Transportation Revolution: Takeaways from CLX Logistics’ 6th Annual Customer Conference. 2018 Food Industry Transportation and Logistics Conference , March 11-13, Phoenix, AZ. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , May 6-9, Charlotte, NC.

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. The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments. Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. Major leaders conducting sessions and events at this conference in Charlotte Russe, Heineken, KeHE, Lowe’s, Mercedes-Benz, PetSmart and more.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Given that the study was funded by an Atlanta-based group, the results are hardly authoritative (for instance, a number of major cities, such as Boston, Charlotte, Denver, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, are not included in the study), but they do offer an interesting view on the supply chain capabilities of seven major regions. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

It will take a very long time for freight transportation and logistics to return to normal, after two such monstrous storms in the same month. So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space.

Prices fall as flooding halts freight

DAT Solutions

As many parts of the Southeast deal with flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, the transportation industry is re-adjusting to recovery mode, as demand for emergency freight shipped to the area will increase in the coming days. Photo from North Carolina Department of Transportation. Atlanta to Charlotte also jumped up 20¢ to $2.96/mile.

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

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. transport companies are cashing in on the Mexico trade boom, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business.

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Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. Major leaders conducting sessions and events at this conference in Charlotte Russe, Heineken, KeHE, Lowe’s, Mercedes-Benz, PetSmart and more.

Apple – carbon

Operations and Supply Chain Management

It’s unclear, however, how far Apple’s commitment will reach into its shipping operations, which rely heavily on air transport to handle its high-value components. Charlotte News & Observer).

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Today no one is ready to make these investments, and as we have stretched out the supply chain, transportation and going to mainstream markets will be an issue. If they could see the value to sell into Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville, they could perhaps move to a place where fishermen can earn enough money to stay on the water, fish houses can be profitable, retailers will provide what their customers want, and we can once again eat healthy, tasty local seafood.

Fuel Prices Keep Pressure on Van Rates

DAT Solutions

The looser capacity up north were offset by intense demand for dry van freight transportation across the southern band of states, from California through the entire Southeast region last week. Charlotte to Chicago bounced up 22¢, to $2.18/mile. The average price for a gallon of diesel hit its highest mark of the year last week at $3.28 , which is 74¢ higher than a year ago.

SCM Technology Leaders JDA and RedPrairie to Merge

Supply Chain Network

Charlotte McCrum. +1 JDA empowers more than 2,700 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. RedPrairie and JDA Software [NASDAQ: JDAS], recognized leaders in enterprise software and services for the extended supply chain, announced today that JDA and affiliates of RedPrairie have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Tidbit from Russ Aborn - Toledo Mud Hens

Aborn and Co.

In 1980 if a Boston company gave Carolina Freight, Roadway, Yellow, ABF, McLean, CF an identical shipment going to Charlotte, the cost was the same, by regulation. Part 2 of what caused the demise of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Taking transportation orders out of the mix, demand still increased 1 percent. . Congratulations go to the transportation team for growing revenues during a tough freight market. . Wagner Logistics has been honored 15 years in a row by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 3PL provider, we offer dedicated warehousing, transportation management, packaging and assembly operations across the United States with over 4,500,000 sq.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

DAT Solutions

Looks like ELDs are having a renewed impact, on top of growing demand for freight transportation. A few lanes had big gains last week: Charlotte to Buffalo , up 31¢ to $3.04/mile. "March went out like a lion, a whippin' up the water in the bay." I'm a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals — well, any musicals, but theirs are classics. That song is from "Carousel" and I started humming it under my breath as I sat down to write about last week's freight market.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

DAT Solutions

Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space. Baltimore to Charlotte added 36¢ at $1.89 Flatbed rates haven’t moved much in the past month, but that could change in the coming weeks. Emergency supplies are usually delivered in dry vans or reefers at first, but once rebuilding efforts are underway, construction materials will start moving on flatbeds.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

DAT Solutions

A seasonal transition is underway in produce harvests, as we head into the back-to-school season, so there is lots of demand for temp-controlled transportation. Charlotte and Atlanta also lost traction. We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. An 8% drop in load posts on DAT load boards last week pushed load-to-truck ratios down, and average rates also declined a few cents per mile for all equipment types.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1

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Tailwind

I am sure that he and his wife Charlotte and their two children are building a glamorous life for themselves on the coast. appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. I walked out of my front door on the weekend. It was a bold maneuver – I like to lead from the front. As I turned to my right something caught my eye. The late afternoon sun had illuminated some perfectly made spider webs.