West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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Buffalo to Columbus climbed 28¢ to $2.57. Columbus, OH , has been one of the hottest van freight markets ever since Hurricane Harvey caused massive disruptions, but rates have started to normalize. Columbus to Buffalo fell 19¢ but still averaged $3.42/mile.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of April 13, 2017

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Tiny Columbus, IN is an Export Titan, Layoffs Continue at Walmart, Says Funds Needed for eCommerce, Boeing Could See Major Savings from 3D Printing, Parcel Carriers Hiking Rates Big Time in Japan

Why Supply Chain Visibility Isn’t Enough

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Nancy Marino, from Columbus Consulting, believes that today's businesses need to go beyond visibility to full transparency. Visibility is a buzzword in the logistics environment; it represents the real-time status of supply chain processes. In her interview to SupplyChainBrain , she claims that consumers want to know where their order is at every point in the supply chain and that requires more than supply chain visibility.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

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Columbus is a key distribution point for the Midwest and the Northeast, and it shipped more to the Southeast after the storms. Columbus to Allentown, PA , surged 50¢ to an average of $3.86/mile. Columbus to Memphis climbed 37¢ to $2.28/mile.

This Week in Logistics News (September 27 – October 3)

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Happy October, the month of Octoberfest, Halloween, and Columbus Day. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus’ expedition from Spain reached what is believed to be the Bahamas.

Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

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Prices rose the most out of Columbus and Buffalo , with significant increases on 4 major lanes out of Buffalo. Buffalo to Columbus was also up 31¢ to $2.21/mile. Columbus to Atlanta gained 32¢ at $2.99/mile. Columbus to Philly averaged a whopping $3.65/mile last week.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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On the down side, there were fewer loads moving out of Columbus and Chicago last week, but outbound rates remain strong in the Midwest. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

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. At Columbus Consulting we believe it is the combination of mindset, principles, process, methods, and tools that enhance a retailer’s ability to lead change and adapt to it.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

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Van rates are also way up on key lanes like Columbus to Atlanta , as supply chains adjust to the demand for southbound freight. Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Rates rose in Columbus , as well, as population centers in the Northeast are receiving more freight from that direction. Out of the Midwest, Columbus to Allentown, PA jumped up 31¢ to $3.12 Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win


In fact, manufacturers can collaborate with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), like Cerasis , to realize the benefits of collaboration and taking advantage of business-to-business (B2B) sales through integration of systems, explains Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7.

3 Reasons Why Van Rates Are Still High

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Memphis to Columbus also gained 22¢ at $2.36/mile. Buffalo to Columbus jumped up 20¢ to $2.22/mile. Columbus, OH to Allentown, PA also dropped 16¢ to $3.34/mile. Columbus to Buffalo fell 15¢ to $3.15/mile.

Van Volumes Soar on the West Coast

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Not many big increases last week: The biggest was Columbus to Buffalo , up ▲15¢ to $3.24/mile. Columbus to Atlanta fell 25¢ on lower volume, averaging $2.19/mile. Buffalo to Columbus lost 31¢ at $2.07/mile.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable


According to Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine , the IIoT is estimated to unlock manufacturing savings more than $11 trillion by 2025 globally, boosting overall economic value by 33 percent.

Omni-channel in 6 steps: how to build a practical, effective plan of action

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We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. At Columbus Consulting International we believe that there are 6 key steps to build a practical and effective plan of action: 1. Partner, Columbus Consulting.

Will We See an Early Spring for Dry Van Freight?

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The off season for retail has led to some steep declines on lanes going into markets that serve the Northeast: Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY , dropped 42¢ last week to $3.42/mile. Columbus to Allentown fell 23¢ to $3.56.

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization


reports Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7. A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017.

5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics


Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine.

Rates Rise in Major Markets During Inspection Blitz

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Retail freight is driving rates up in Memphis and Columbus , especially on lanes heading into the Northeast. Columbus is heating up, and loads from there to Philadelphia paid $2.65/mile last week. From there, Pittsburgh to Columbus is a relatively short trip that paid $2.51/mile.

Make More Money With DAT TriHaul

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Let’s say you’ve got a van load lined up going from Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY. The return trip from Buffalo to Columbus averaged just $1.67/mile, though. The last leg of the trip is another short haul from Pittsburgh to Columbus , which also averaged $2.90/mile.

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. Partner, Columbus Consulting. Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski is a Partner with Columbus Consulting, a retail boutique consulting practice.

Load-to-Truck Ratio Sets New Record for Vans

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Atlanta , Allentown , PA; Columbus , OH; and Philadelphia also posted big increases. Van rates on the lane from Columbus to Allentown shot up 30¢ to an average of $3.87/mile.

4 Signs that Van Rates Could Rise Soon

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Memphis to Columbus, OH , rose 20¢ to an average of $2.52/mile, likely spurred on by Easter-related retail shipments. Like we were saying earlier, van rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus were up big last week at $2.52/mile. Fuel prices have fallen in recent weeks.

Have Van Rates Turned the Corner?

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Big increases on regional lanes: There was a major jump in rates on the Columbus, OH, to Buffalo, NY , lane, which rose 53¢ to an average of $3.90 /mile. We had a turnaround in van trends last week, reversing course from the declines we’ve been seeing since mid-January.

4 Tips to Plan Your Routes.and Make More Money

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A load out of Memphis might go to Chicago or to Columbus. The load to Columbus pays 12¢ more per mile , for about 50 more loaded miles. Columbus pays $1.51. But Memphis-Columbus-Memphis gives you 100 more loaded miles.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands


Shippers in Columbus, OH, will be in the battleground region of the United States, with ports on the East and West Coasts vying for their business. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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Columbus, OH, had spikes on a pair of lanes shipping into the Northeast, which is unusual for this time of year: Columbus to Buffalo was up 17¢ to $2.79/mile. Columbus to Allentown, PA , added 17¢ at $2.88/mile.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

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improvements out of Columbus caused rates on the Atlanta to Columbus lane to dip 17¢ to $2.23 Friday was the end of the second quarter, and also the start of the July 4th holiday weekend.

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

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Rates also got a boost on eastbound lanes out of Chicago and Columbus , both averaging above $2.10 One example is the lane from Columbus to Buffalo. The rate for the return trip from Buffalo to Columbus is close to the national average, at $1.83

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

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Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, it emphasizes flexibility to meet customer requirements. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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How Long Will Van Rates Stay This High?

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Last week’s biggest increase was on the lane from Columbus to Buffalo, up 30¢ more for an average of $3.46/mile. Most of the other big jumps were on lanes out of Chicago and Los Angeles: Chicago to Columbus was up 20¢ at $3.36/mile.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

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Prices in Chicago, Columbus, Seattle, and Philadelphia are all higher than they were a month ago. Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Joliet, IL , were all in the top 10 for load posts on DAT Load Boards last week.

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Load-to-Truck Ratios Drop for First Time Since ELD Mandate

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Buffalo to Columbus rates rose 47¢ to an average of $2.41/mile. Columbus to Allentown climbed 32¢ to $4.11/mile. Columbus to Atlanta was down 21¢ to an average of $2.87/mile.

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

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The biggest increase was on the lane from Columbus to Buffalo, which rose 48¢ to $3.69/mile, but that wasn’t enough to offset the 59¢ drop in the Buffalo to Columbus direction. Columbus, OH to Allentown, PA fell 36¢ to $3.78/mile.