Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

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Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver? See you in Denver soon! Robots and automation technologies are playing growing roles in supply chain and logistics processes as we see the rise of driverless cars on our roads, the use of robots to track inventory in stores, and robots and other types of flexible automation technologies in the warehouse.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

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McLeod Software : UC2019 , August 25-27, Denver, CO. Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 28 – May 1, Columbus, OH. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

Are High Freight Rates in December the New Normal?

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Load availability soared in places like Denver and Memphis. Out West, the number of loads tripled on the lane from Denver to Los Angeles. Prices were also up on the lane from Denver to Phoenix. The flipside of higher outbound rates in Denver is that inbound rates tend to fall.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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Warehouses promised lots of jobs, but robot workforce slows hiring (Los Angeles Times). are scouting potential sites, including busy roads near Denver International Airport, with a goal of launching in 2018.

Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast

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Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. to Chicago , Dallas , Phoenix , and Denver. Apart from Los Angeles, the biggest increase last week on a lane-by-lane basis was actually out of Denver.

How Hurricane Florence affects freight

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FEMA and other emergency responders will move freight to temporary warehouses just outside the storm zone, waiting until road conditions are stable. When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

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Earlier this week, for example, I commented on the partnership between Amazon and P&G , where Amazon has set up operations inside P&G warehouses to fulfill online orders. Also this week, The Detroit News and others reported that “Wal-Mart Stores plans to open more small stores as it links them to its supercenters, which will serve as mini-warehouses for their smaller cousins [emphasis mine].”. As a result, the answers to “What is a warehouse?”

How Will ELDs and Christmas Affect Van Rates?

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The distribution centers and warehouses in those markets serve the big population centers of the Northeast, so a lot of retail freight is being hauled to its final destination now. All of this was pre-ELD mandate, though: Los Angeles to Denver dropped 29¢ to $3.05/mile.

Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

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Atlanta was a super-hot market for reefers as well as vans, thanks to all the seasonal produce leaving refrigerated warehouses and food processing plants. A handful of individual lanes saw big rate increases: Sacramento to Denver added 30¢ per mile, to $2.49.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

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This week: Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years, but there’s one worry: robots, more companies, including Target, are rolling back on loyalty programs, Walmart eliminates a few dozen corporate jobs, Staples may be planning to spin off its retail business to Office Depot and hundreds of people showed up for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers. A typical Amazon warehouse job pays $13 or so an hour. warehouses.

Consumer Goods Boost Van Rates in Northeast

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That’s a strong sign for consumer goods, since those markets contain warehousing and distribution centers that serve the highest concentration of people in the country. Low oil prices may have decelerated things in Texas: Dallas to Denver fell 16¢ to $2.27/mile.

INFOCUS Recap: Ready to Embrace Digital Business? Start Now.


Whether they’re scanning barcodes in a warehouse, servicing machines on remote job sites or delivering products to customers, workers need a simple user interface. If you were in Denver for #JDEINFOCUS, you know that mobile, cloud and IoT are here to stay. Digital business was a central theme of this year’s INFOCUS, with a special focus on its key “enabling technologies.” What are those technologies? You’ve heard of them before: mobility, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

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A lot of it gets warehoused in Buffalo, Philadelphia, and nearby Allentown before proceeding to the bigger population centers, including the New York metro area. Denver to Houston also dropped 31¢ to $1.35

Van rates rebound, thanks to retail

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Stockton to Denver dropped 27¢ from its peak, down to $2.74. With e-commerce boosting demand for retail freight, carriers can take advantage of the higher rates out of markets that serve as warehousing and distribution hubs.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

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on Friday, as the re-scheduled freight emerged from warehouses and headed east and north. Denver to Albuquerque got a 7¢ increase, to $2.18/mile. West Coast van freight heated up last week, especially in the Los Angeles market. Blame the weather.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Denver, Colorado. Short-term” warehousing traditionally meant signing a one-year lease and committing to a service contract. For example, in Q4 when the holidays hit, companies like Walmart and Urban Outfitters hit about 80% of their warehouse capacity.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic


Denver, Colorado. For example, when Cyber Monday hits a company like Urban Outfitters or Walmart their warehouse capacity goes to about 80%. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 30 – June 3, 2016)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Wal-Mart says it is 6-9 months from using drones to check warehouse inventory (Reuters). Natarajan said drones can reduce the labor intensive process of checking stocks around the warehouse to one day.