Columbus Day 2018

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Columbus Day is a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. Because Columbus and colonization remain controversial subjects, Columbus Day is not as widely celebrated as other U.S.

Columbus, Ohio: Strategic Manufacturing and Logistics Site (Infographic)

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10 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

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This post was originally posted on and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes.

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.

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

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.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

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Out East, Buffalo to Columbus recovered 21¢ to hit $2.21/mile. Columbus to Memphis rates declined 13¢ to $1.85/mile. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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One of the few lanes that was not hurt by the storm was Memphis to Columbus, OH , up 10¢ to an average of $2.32mile. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature.

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.

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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.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. Beef and other meats shipping out of Dallas pushed rates up 20¢ on the lane to Columbus.

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.

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.

Van rates rebound, thanks to retail

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Retail shipments pushed rates higher out of Columbus, and Seattle pricing improved, offsetting some of the falling rates in California. Columbus to Buffalo , up 31¢ to $3.99/mile. Philadelphia to Columbus , up 20¢ to $1.84/mile.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

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RISING Pricing out of the Midwest is still strong, and rates out of Columbus, OH , jumped up another 4% last week. 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.

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.

LifeWay Christian Stores selects RELEX supply chain software for forecasting, replenishment & allocation

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RELEX Solutions, in collaboration with Columbus Consulting International , to support LifeWay Christian Stores with upgrading its supply chain management in order to reduce inventory and increase availability. Jon Beck, CEO, Columbus Consulting International says: “As the final step in the merchandising process, allocation is a critical business process that requires careful evaluation and balance. About Columbus Consulting International. Read PDF.

Van Volumes Holding Steady After Hot Start

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Lower prices out of Columbus , OH, balanced against higher rates on some inbound lanes. Atlanta to Columbus rates rose 18¢ to $2.32/mile, the highest point for that lane in several weeks.

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.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

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Columbus to Allentown fell 20¢ to $3.29/mile. Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge.

Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

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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.

5 Lanes With the Biggest Mid-July Drops

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Columbus, OH, to Buffalo , down 53¢ to an average of $3.71/mile. Atlanta to Columbus , down 48¢ to $2.53. Memphis to Columbus , down 46¢ to $2.92. Columbus to Memphis , down 44¢ to $1.93.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

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Retail freight is also rebounding after a lull, which we can see in the higher rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus , OH, and others that are heavily influenced by retail shipments. Memphis to Columbus up 19¢ to $2.76/mile.

Van Rates Get Ready for a Rebound

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Buffalo to Columbus was up 20¢ to $2.36/mile. Columbus to Allentown , PA also added 20¢ to $3.63, to position freight for last-mile delivery on the East Coast. Memphis to Columbus lost 37¢ to $2.28/mile. Columbus to Atlanta was off by 13¢, at $2.52/mile.

Trends Shaping Industry 4.0

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Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, asserts, “Machine learning algorithms, applications, and platforms are helping manufacturers find new business models, fine-tune product quality, and optimize manufacturing operations to the shop floor level.”[2] 2] Louis Columbus, “ 10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing In 2018 ,” Forbes , 11 March 2018. [3] Industry 4.0

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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.

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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People, Processes, and Technology All Required for Supply Chain Transformation

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Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) goes so far as to insist, “Analytics will revolutionize supply chains in 2018.”[7] 7] Louis Columbus, “ Analytics Will Revolutionize Supply Chains In 2018 ,” Forbes , 15 January 2018. [8] Most businesses succeed when the proper balance between people, processes, and technologies is achieved.

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

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Two million sailors died between the age of Columbus and the invention of steam engines. Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management.

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.

Van demand increases ahead of Labor Day

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Rates out of Denver took the biggest jump last week, followed by Columbus, Ohio. Columbus to Buffalo rates rocketed up 23¢ to $3.86/mile.

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.