Navigating inventory through the eye of the COVID storm

EFT

According to several executives on the roundtable, failing to have inventory in the right place at the right time can have a massive impact on company performance, as sales are not realised when product cannot meet local demand.

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California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

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Machine Learning and the Business of Tomorrow

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) explains, “Enterprises are striving to find greater meaning in the massive amounts of data they generate and save every day. Columbus asserts, “Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.”[5]

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates edged up in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and other major freight markets, however, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the quarter ended on Wednesday. TriHaul: Columbus - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh. If you can complete the roundtrip between Columbus and Philadelphia in two days, including load and unload times, you can make almost $1,000/day, or $2.09 From there, take a re-positioning load for less than 200 miles back to Columbus.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

These enterprises are no longer reliant on the Suez Canal route for shipping freight on Post-Panamax container vessels to the United States. The preferred amount of inventory held on ships and trucks depends on constraints such as the value of the cargo. If high-value items are being shipped, it’s important to minimize inventory levels. East Coast to Columbus, Ohio—as opposed to the traditional option of using West Coast facilities—are negligible.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

While inbound rates were generally up in Buffalo, the lane from Columbus to Buffalo dropped 33¢ to $3.09/mile. It could be a case of Columbus being out of inventory, given the extra activity that happened out of there following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which meant freight going into Buffalo had to be sourced elsewhere. Van spot market rates moderated last week, especially on the backhaul lanes where rates spiked two weeks ago.

Want to Help With FEMA Loads? It's Complicated.

DAT Solutions

So if you're looking to haul FEMA freight, or to help with disaster recovery, there's still plenty to do. Information is available online, but you may need to do extra research before you get started with emergency freight for FEMA and other organizations. Many freight brokers, including some of the largest 3PLs, have been charged with moving and warehousing emergency freight. First there was Harvey, then Irma.

Cargo Ship Woes Still Affecting Spot Market Rates

DAT Solutions

The bankruptcy of the world's 7th largest container carrier, Hanjin Shipping , has led to shippers re-adjusting inventories in the past couple of weeks in order to avoid stock-outs as we head into retail season. It’s currently the number 1 market for van load posts on DAT load boards , with a lot of freight moving eastward. Columbus is a hub for retail distribution centers, and lane rates last week for L.A.