How the Coronavirus is underscoring the relevance of Global Supply Chain throughput: From the Frontlines of Yokohama, Milan, and Southern Florida

ThroughPut

Last week, I couldn’t find some backup facial masks in all of southern Florida. I think that’s exactly the point of why we are still attending expositions in Yokohama, running deployments in Milan, and visiting investors in Florida. Southern Florida.

SCLA – Transportation Innovation, Customer Experience and Growth

Descartes

A couple of weeks ago SCLA (Supply Chain Leaders in Action) held its annual conference in Fort Meyers, Florida. My participation was in the transportation area, and I have summarized the event to help share the insights I took from the event

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Customer Advisory – Hurricane Michael

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 storm and continues to move across Georgia and into the Carolina’s. 900,000 homes and businesses are experiencing power outages in Florida and Georgia. The storm has directly impacted Florida, Georgia and both North and South Carolina. Transportation Update by Mode. Business Logistics Market Update Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael Market update Transportation Update

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. Florida.

Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State. More than 1,200 stations in Florida metropolitan areas were without fuel late on Sept.

Northeast Florida: America’s Logistics Center Drives Global Business

Inbound Logistics

Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership

4 Trending Transportation Updates: February 2017

PLS Logistics

UPS Moves Closer to Octocopter Drone Deliveries: On February 21, UPS launched an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck in Florida. UPS Moves Closer to Octocopter Drone Deliveries: On February 21, UPS launched an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck in Florida.

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Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. These capacity crunches, at times, force carriers not to adhere to capacity commitments with customers, resulting in companies having to go out into the market to find alternate transportation options. This typically corresponds with a more expensive transportation choice in an expedited manner.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. This typically corresponds with a more expensive transportation choice in an expedited manner.

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

EFT

To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Florida. #6. Florida.

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).

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Those are two of the most common questions I hear about driverless trucks, or to use the term preferred by the Department of Transportation, autonomous vehicles, which includes both cars and trucks. “It’s What impact will driverless trucks have on transportation management systems?

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. A 2017 study from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that 19.5

Harvey and Irma Delivered Some Harsh Planning Lessons

Supply Chain @ MIT

Our hearts go out to the citizens of Houston and Florida as they continue to dig out from […]. Devastating hurricanes such as Katrina, Sandy and now Harvey and Irma are forces of nature that can’t be stopped by us mere mortals.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Is managing your transportation operations an art form? The key tool for a logistics planner has long been a transportation management system (TMS), but the increased complexity of the market is driving demand for more creative TMS capabilities. 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. Look hard at your transportation practices.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Hurricane season is upon us, and the latest one, Hurricane Michael, has caused serious damage and disruption in the Florida Panhandle region and beyond.

Disaster Logistics: The Nature of Disaster Recovery Planning

Cerasis

During Irma, for instance, people were rushing to the pumps and nearly every gas station in the Florida was running low on gasoline. Transporting hazardous chemicals in the wake of a disaster is also a concern. Logistics Transportation Management

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Significant fictitious pick-up activity has also been reported in Florida, Texas and New Jersey. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

Today’s truck capacity shortage can be linked to several market forces, some that the transportation industry has dealt with for years and others that are new and unfolding. This is a good thing in terms of transportation safety and compliance, however it also tightens already limited capacity. Southern states, such as Georgia and Florida, will seek additional capacity to transport and distribute their perishable produce throughout the country during the annual produce season.

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

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States.

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

Taking place from April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal OrlandoÔ, SOAR promises to be another unforgettable experience. Uncategorized SOAR Transport Management Software

Truckload markets brace for Hurricane Dorian

DAT Solutions

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall during the Labor Day weekend, data scientists at DAT took a look at how transportation markets have reacted.

Supply Chain Video News on NASSTRAC 2015 Day 1 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

Understanding NASSTRAC, Witty Panel Discussion from Transportation Sector Executives, Short Haul Rail in Florida, Overcoming Parcel Shipping Challenges Coverage from Day 1.

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.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […]. Auto Automobile Transportation Australia automotive Graham road safety transportationIn 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Florida. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Shippers, Prepare to SOAR

BluJay Solutions

Taking place from April 23-26 in Orlando, Florida at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™, SOAR promises to be another unforgettable experience. Uncategorized SOAR Transport Management Software

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

Those being purchased by BREIT are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Chicago, central Pennsylvania, Atlanta and south and central Florida, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. Hurricane Michael barreled toward the Gulf Coast, and made landfall today in the Florida panhandle. Check with the Department of Transportation for Florida , Alabama , or Georgia , or call 511.

Hurricane Best Practices for Your Supply Chain

Elementum

Hurricane Michael is approaching Florida via the Gulf Coast, threatening to rise from its current Category 1 status before making landfall on Wednesday.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, this likely can, and will, change in the short term,” he says, adding that the transportation industry is among those that have been the most significantly impacted. by Amy Wunderlin .

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

This includes providing warehousing, transportation, material handling equipment and whatever else is needed to get logistics operations working again. “It ALAN begins by looking at the logistics challenges — damaged or destroyed warehousing, transportation issues, wrecked infrastructure, and so forth. As just one example of how ALAN works, Kathy mentioned a recent situation where a company donated a piece of equipment needed in Florida after Hurricane Michael.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

In this case study we present two Ocean Spray initiatives – distribution network redesign and intermodal shift from road to rail – that in combination led to a 20% reduction in transportation CO 2 emissions, while achieving comparable cost savings across the transportation network. Prior to the collaboration, these boxcars were returning empty to the Florida region. Traditionally, manufacturers use trucks, or a mix of trucks and rail, to transport their products to customers.