Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 31, 2017

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Houston Chemical Factory Set to Explode after Flooding, New Drone and RFID Inventory System from MIT,Things Looking Up for Container Carriers for a Change, New Amazon FC from Ruins of Huge Cleveland Mall

Achieving Healthcare Transformation, Powered by Supply Chain

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Our other customers like Cleveland Clinic and Select Medical have also made significant strides forward in supply chain led transformations. The healthcare provider world is facing tremendous strain as a result of the pandemic. I have some real context of this, living in NYC and having a family member that works at a hospital. While it is a difficult time, you have to also applaud the heroic efforts of this industry as a whole.

Cruise into the 2019 Frictionless Tour with BluJay this Fall

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Sunday, 10/27 – Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots. Sunday, 11/10 – Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns. Join us for a unique tailgate experience. For many people, this is the best time of the year. The heat of the summer is peaking, and in a few weeks as it winds down and fall approaches, cooler weather will be coming our way. But something even better isn’t too far away either: football!

The Journey of BluJay’s Frictionless Tour

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November arrived and with it came the perfect weather for football, and a stop in Cleveland where we hosted two of the most iconic fan bases in the NFL – The Dawg Pound and Bills Mafia. After Cleveland, our RV traveled to the final state of the tour: Michigan. One 40-foot RV.

A Humble 2020 Procurement Resolution – Transform the World 

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version of Ivalua NOW this May, along with Cleveland Clinic, another innovator. As we entered the new year, many of us no doubt set personal resolutions (64.6% of adult Americans according to a recent survey ). Lose a few pounds. Save a little more each month. We do the same at work, typically in the form of MBOs. For Procurement leaders, that typically translates into saving a few percent here. Improving efficiency by some level. And so on. .

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

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Irina holds an MBA from Brandeis University and BA from Cleveland State University. The business landscape is ever changing, numerous innovations have allowed companies to transcend borders and become global entities. While the opportunities are numerous so are the challenges; in this fiercely competitive global marketplace success requires companies to pay closer attention to supplier relations.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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Grand Rapids to Cleveland was down 29¢ to $3.85/mi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76. In Nebraska, snow followed by rain led to “historic flooding” that shut down traffic on I-80.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Cleveland to Chicago also paid 15¢ better at $1.75/mile. Grand Rapids to Cleveland also rose 24¢ to $3.35/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Last week was also the second week in a row when rates rose in more than 70 of the top 100 van lanes.

The Secret Sauce of Being a Top 3PL: Real People Making a Real Impact

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Robinson Global Forwarding office in Cleveland, OH, I’m used to all kinds of emails landing in my inbox, and responding to them quickly. As general manager of the C.H. I must admit, though, that I was thrown off for just a moment when I received a message from our corporate office with an invitation to be included in the efforts to win the top spot in Inbound Logistics’ Top 3PL Annual Survey.

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Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

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To mitigate risk and improve quality from its Chinese suppliers, Cequent used IQS’ (Cleveland) global infrastructure to implement a domestic quality and compliance program in China on Unchecked Suppliers. We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system.

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

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Allentown to Cleveland : $1.82/mile, down 1 cent. Cleveland to Allentown : $3.59/mile, up 10 cents. Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses and distribution centers, especially at this time of year.

Ivalua Launches Pre-Packaged Spend Management Solutions for Healthcare Providers

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Ivalua already counts many of the world’s leading healthcare providers as customers, including Cleveland Clinic, Select Medical, Baylor Scott & White Health, Laerdal Medical, the University of Chicago Medicine and many others. Accelerated digital transformation of healthcare supply chains to lower the cost of care and improve patient outcomes now possible.

Supply Chain Secrets Going Global – But Where Should we Share Them?

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USA – Cleveland, OH. Sharing Supply Chain Secrets Globally My Goal for 2020. Anybody who knows me well is aware that in addition to working with my wonderful colleagues at the Logistics Bureau, I run several spin-off businesses.

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Ivalua NOW 2020 to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World with Smart Procurement

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Customer keynotes by executives from Cleveland Clinic, JLL, Rogers Communications & Booz Allen Hamilton on their vision for the future of procurement and supply chain. Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

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On the other hand, flatbed prices trended down in a handful of key markets, including Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh , and Roanoke. Cleveland to Harrisburg, PA dropped 24¢ to $3.66/mi. While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Flatbed rates have risen for 5 consecutive weeks, and the national average rate ended March at $2.34/mi.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

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Content Summary: Maritime commerce in Cleveland produces over $3.5 The Port brings over 13-million tons of cargo through the Cleveland Harbor, resulting in $3.5

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

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According to Progressive Grocer , “Giant Eagle has unveiled a pilot program with Simbe Robotics to deploy Tally, Simbe’s autonomous shelf-auditing and inventory analytics solution, at the grocer’s Giant Eagle and Market District stores in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and Akron, Ohio.” Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories.

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

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Headline: Daimler Trucks to Cut its Workforce at Cleveland, NC Factory by 30%. These 9 headlines culled from Transport Topics over the first three weeks of 2016, coupled with the emerging economic slowdown should give pause to all shippers. A trusted leading indicator and bellwether for the macro-economy, transportation presages the fates of the broader economy; and it seems the outlook is very negative for transportation in 2016 across all modes.

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

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a leading manufacturer headquartered near Cleveland, OH. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed manufacturers to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. In the process, it has highlighted an aspect of manufacturing ERP that is not as visible in more normal times— business continuity. It’s not that an ERP system’s ability to mitigate abrupt business changes hasn’t been noted in the past.

Flatbed ratio reverses 10-week decline

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More loads are moving out of Cleveland and Houston, but the big surprise was a surge in volume and rates out of Roanoke, Virginia. Roanoke to Cleveland gained 61¢ to $3.43/mile. The load-to-truck ratio for flatbeds rebounded last week to 28.4

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

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We’re seeing the highest demand in these cities and metros: #1 Cleveland, OH: With its award-winning port, superior access to interstate highways and highly ranked distribution infrastructure, the Cleveland Ohio area apparently has a lot of appeal for companies requiring warehouse space in the upper mid-west. Demand for dynamic warehouse space is highest in Cleveland. #2

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

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</p> <p>We’re seeing the highest demand in these cities and metros:</p> <p><strong>#1 Cleveland, OH:</strong></p> <p>With its award-winning port, superior access to interstate highways and highly ranked distribution infrastructure, the Cleveland Ohio area apparently has a lot of appeal for companies requiring warehouse space in the upper mid-west.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

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Flatbed freight out of Cleveland , on the other hand, ships inter-regionally, and rates rose 16% over the past month, with high volumes on the lane to Houston. Rates slipped the most on these lanes last week, but are still higher than usual: Cleveland to Harrisburg, PA , was down 67¢ but still averaged $3.25/mile. Cleveland to Grand Rapids also dropped sharply, but still averaged $2.99/mile.

Freightera CEO speaking at the GreenTech 2019 conference on June 6th

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The conference will be taking place at Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel in Cleveland OH, from June 5th to June 7th 2019, and the participants will be discussing important topics relevant to shipping, port sustainability and innovative green technologies, including the human factor of shipping sustainability, dredging and habitat restoration, big data / data analytics, and traffic management.

Major League Baseball: Making America’s Sport International

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This certainly has been an exciting week with the Cubs playing the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball’s 2016 World Series. If you know me, you know I’m a fan of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Game three is tonight, and my home team is returning to its home, Wrigley Field. Of course, I’ll be watching the game, hoping the Cubs can become the World Series champions for the first time since 1908

5 Best Places to Find a Load Fast

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Only Atlanta has more load posts than Cleveland. Atlanta also has a lot more trucks, which makes Cleveland a better bet. Cleveland and Toledo are both hubs for automobile-related industries too, and U.S. Looking for a load? Here are the five best places to find a van load fast. The list is based on the markets with this week's highest number of load posts on DAT load boards , combined with outbound load-to-truck ratios above the national average of 1.7 loads per truck.

Spring Comes Early for Flatbeds in the Southeast

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Outbound volume was also down in Cleveland , due to steel’s slump, but Pittsburgh was up for the month. Rates were also down in Cleveland and Harrisburg. Spring is starting early for flatbeds in the Southeast and much of the Midwest. Heavy equipment and related materials are already moving to construction sites at the end of a mild winter. Despite increasing volume, rates slipped lower in the last week of the month.

Spot market demand heats up out West

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Last week saw strong movements out of Baltimore, Fort Worth, Cleveland and Savannah. Roanoke to Cleveland gained 54¢ to $2.67/mi. Cleveland to Milwaukee increased 50¢ to $4.38/mi. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country.

Ivalua NOW 2020 to Showcase How Organizations Can Transform the World with Smart Procurement

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Customer keynotes by executives from Cleveland Clinic, JLL, Rogers Communications & Booz Allen Hamilton on their vision for the future of procurement and supply chain. Premier event for Procurement & Supply Chain practitioners will showcase latest technological innovations and extensive line-up of industry leaders.

Digging in and Doing a Little Bit of Everything

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I’m from Cleveland. Rachel Hronek is a customer experience director for North American retail at Blue Yonder. She joined the company in mid-2019 with a desire to meld her career journey into one ideal role – customer success. She talks about her passion for driving value for customers and how one of her biggest risks led her to get the management and business experience she never thought possible by digging in and doing a little bit of everything. Tell us a little about yourself.

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

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Last week, flatbed volumes surged 10% higher, led by Houston, Fort Worth and Cleveland. Roanoke to Cleveland dropped to $2.55/mile – this lane had been up for about four weeks while Cleveland suffered through some nasty weather, but now the weather is better and volumes dropped, so the rates fell. While the van markets might be showing signs of heating up, flatbed has been hot all winter long, and getting hotter.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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per mile, but rates still rose on the lanes to Madison and Cleveland. Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey. The national average van rate jumped up 12¢ to $1.90 per mile, and they are continuing to rise this week, as well Outbound prices rose last week in every major van market, while 78 of the top 100 van lanes had higher rates, compared to the pre-Harvey week.

Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

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The average rate on the lane from Cleveland to Roanoke dropped 24¢, but it’s still a powerhouse at $3.61/mile. The Roanoke to Cleveland direction rose 46¢, which more than offset for the declines in the southbound direction. February has been a strong month for flatbed freight. That's not something you hear all that often, but the national average flatbed rate has increased each week this month, while rates trended in the opposite direction for vans and reefers.

Flatbed rates move lower, but they're still pretty high

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Cleveland to Harrisburg dropped 74¢ to $3.62/mile. Flatbed rates are coming down from record highs, but remain elevated even after some sharp drops. There is less activity in Texas, which may be related to steel tariffs that affect specialty pipe used in the oilfields.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

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Cleveland is a major producer of steel and auto parts, and two lanes out of Cleveland show up in our top flatbed lanes: #9 Cleveland market to Detroit market. #16 16 Cleveland market to Chicago market. While van and reefers prices have moderated after peaking in early January, flatbed prices and demand have been red-hot for months. Flatbed rates are now at their highest level since DAT began publishing spot market rates in 2010.