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. One easily accessible option is a cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS).

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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. The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.”.

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

NC State SCRC

The students (shown above with Executive Director Clyde Crider) also presented to the NC General Assembly House Committee on Strategic Transportation Planning and Long Term Funding Solutions. NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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. .

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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."

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

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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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.

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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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Tailwind

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