ProcureCon Indirect – East, 25th – 27th March 2019, Florida


Here are a couple of Sourcing Customer Stories, to bring you up to speed with Ivalua’s expertise: Ivalua will be represented at the event by our North American Marketing Director, Ty Levine!

Florida Refrigerated Freight in Full Swing

DAT Solutions

Florida led the way again last week, with outbound rates in Lakeland and Miami up 15% and 8% respectively. It wasn’t just Florida though: Asparagus crops helped boost volumes in Michigan, and the lane from Grand Rapids to Madison, WI , rose 43 cents to $3.15/mile.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?


It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States. Lowe’s also had distribution centers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina with extra supplies ready and waiting.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

According to Dr. Richard Florida, one of our keynote speakers at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, my description fits about 30% of us in the workforce. I’m going to start quoting from Dr. Florida’s work here. Dr. Florida will share insights on the future work systems.

Hurricane Harvey & Irma's Threat on the Product Economy


Currently, Hurricane Irma is monitored north of Cuba, where mandatory evacuations were ordered, and is forecast to hit Florida. Fuel shortages were already reported in Florida and analysts estimate that the Irma’s cost could hit $125 billion should it make landfall in Miami.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

The sales and operations planning journey: Starting off on the right foot


by Andrew Dunbar Last week I attended the IBF Business Planning, Forecasting & S&OP: Best Practices Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.

Supply chain impact before, during, and after Hurricane Irma


For example, Florida power companies began staging vehicles and equipment in strategic locations well in advance of the arrival of Irma. by Bill DuBois What are your supply chain thoughts when you see this picture?

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997


A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain


In September, Hurricane Irma caused flooding and the closure of several logistics hubs in Florida, while Hurricane Maria brought strong winds that destroyed almost all facilities and knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

At Red Stag, for example, we can add inserts and personalized marketing materials to your customers orders, or help you source uniquely branded boxes and even tissue paper with your company’s logo. Bob is based in Pensacola, so he has sales tax nexus in Florida. Subscribe Here!

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Logistics planners can provide complete deliveries in a single shipment, even when product may be sourced from multiple locations. And let’s say it’s Tuesday, and the company doesn’t have enough freight to fill a truckload, but it does have customers in Florida awaiting their deliveries. Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Source: © 2019 Munich Re, Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE. For example, imagine you have a production facility in a hurricane-prone state like Florida and another in Georgia that makes the same product.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. 70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, retired and tan, Maddy calls me from time-to-time from Florida. There is no technology solution that stretches across industries to automate the processes of source, make and deliver. Ethical Sourcing. These are all issues in ethical sourcing initiatives.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

The largest impacts start in the South and move their way up the US latitudinally – think Florida to Georgia to North Carolina, and Texas to California to Washington to Oregon. Florida. Expect to deal with capacity sourcing and pricing fluctuations beginning in August through September.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


Riding this wave were droves of Chinese or Indian manufacturers that can now tap into digital platforms to source, import and sell directly to SMBs or consumers online. Global sourcing, importing, and sales power has shifted from large retailers to small businesses worldwide.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. Florida. #6. Florida.

Interesting Insights from the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Event

BluJay Solutions

Recently I attended my first Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) event in Bonita Springs, Florida, which helped to reaffirm my passion for all things supply chain.

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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO


Machines are good at automating rote tasks (which is about 80% of all tasks), but humans are needed to source and manage exceptions, and there will always be exceptions.

Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. The goal is to understand how companies manage sourcing in innovation, compare suppliers and collaborate on design.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Ocean Spray, CSX (the rail operator), and fruit shipping companies partnered in order to enable Ocean Spray to ship more products intermodally from its New Jersey distribution center to the company’s Florida facility. Prior to the collaboration, these boxcars were returning empty to the Florida region. Ocean Spray added new manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Florida to support the company’s growing customer base.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

The Southeast, especially Atlanta , is also the main source of relief supplies — including plywood, ice, and bottled water — headed for Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey.

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG).

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG).

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to the press release: Transplace leverages the CombineNet ASAP® advanced e-sourcing technology as part of its expert solutions, helping customers develop and optimize their carrier strategy for procurement events involving truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL), and intermodal needs.

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Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Meanwhile, produce season is underway in parts of California, Florida and Texas, and reefer rates are responding to the seasonal transition. The big Texas markets, primarily Houston , but also Dallas and Fort Worth , continue to be stable and reliable sources of flatbed loads.

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Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

For brands that were able to plan for the hurricanes before they hit, it’s likely that they had a deal in place to source inventory from an unaffected market, so determining how to transport that inventory to where it needs to be in time for the holiday rush will be top priority.

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How to Build, Grow and Control Your Wholesale Brand Image


What if you bought orange juice in bulk from the growers in Florida? You will need to source for suppliers that can supply orange juice in bulk. Introduction.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

DAT Solutions

Source: DAT RateView. Post-hurricane rebuilding has also added to pressure on flatbed capacity, as homes and businesses are rebuilt along the Gulf Coast, in Florida and in Puerto Rico. Source: Macrotrends.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

a leading technology provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for distributors and specialty retailers, shared its vision for using ERP systems of record in combination with social media to help wholesale distributors improve efficiencies, customer engagement and collaboration at Summit 2011, held in Orlando, Florida, earlier this month. SOURCE Activant Solutions Inc. Activant Solutions Inc.,

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

When hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated Texas and Florida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rerouted thousands of trucks to supply food and materials to the areas hardest hit. In southwest Florida, many crop suppliers reported a total loss in hurricane Irma’s wake.