7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). It previously served the San Francisco Bay Area and parts of New York City and Los Angeles.

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

DAT Solutions

It's the fastest-growing city in Pennsylvania, with over 120,000 residents and a one-day roundtrip to major population centers on the East Coast. From Allentown, it's only 60 miles to Philadelphia, the 5th-largest city in the U.S.,

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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The Growing Expectations of Last Mile Delivery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This new model, though promising lower overhead and higher flexibility in the short term, often falls short of expectations in the long term, due to issues ranging from unsustainable pricing to unreliable service levels and operations. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. Uber is still moving forward with UberFreight , despite the recent departure of its lead executive Ron Lior , but after more than a year since launching, it hasn’t upended the freight brokerage industry yet.

Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

City planners around the world are wrestling with how to untangle traffic snarls in inner cities. Their goal is to make cities cleaner and more livable. The picture often painted of the smart city of the future is one featuring clean air and uncrowded streets — thanks to convenient mass transit and an increased number of pedestrian malls. A topic seldom raised in smart cities discussions is last-mile logistics (i.e., Last-mile Logistics in the Smart City.

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Time to turn around inventory falls by two days says new report

EFT

Customer demands for faster and faster service are having an effect across the supply chain finds eyefortransport’s new D3 2019 report. Ryan White, Director of Freight Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Freight Abounds, but Rates Return to July Levels

DAT Solutions

We expected the sizzling hot freight market to cool off a little, and it did. Van Freight Abounds, but Rates are Down. We did have a dip in load availability last week but there’s still a lot of freight out there for vans.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million.

Uber: The Newest Entry on Your Carrier Scorecard

Talking Logistics

While the concepts of automated brokerage and reducing system miles aren’t new, anything that brings value to the shipping community we are all for, and if there’s innovation [in what Uber is doing] that will drive value, we look forward to learning more about it.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies. The following slideshow offers a look at how the seven cities studied ended up in the overall rankings of their digital supply chains. New York City. New York City.

Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019

EFT

A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. Ryan White, Director of Freight Initiatives, New York City Economic Development Corporation.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted. Amazon expands same-day Prime delivery to 11 more cities (Seattle Times). MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution.

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Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. As often occurs with new requirements, questions continue to swirl and some companies are going to feel ill-prepared as the deadline arises.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

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Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline. FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ).

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades.

Which Season is Best For Supply Chains?

AFFLINK

It should come as no surprise that, on average, freight shipments across the country tend to increase during the warmer summer months of the year as opposed to the cold winter ones. The total annual freight volume per organization ranges anywhere from $1 million to $1 billion.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Nine pallets of caps, gowns, boots, and masks are sitting at the JFK airport in New York City awaiting the next available flight to West Africa. UPS collected the pallets on August 18 for Air Freight Consolidated service.

Logistics 2.0: Tech Spotlight: Cargomatic

FLEXE

we are introducing a new segment called “Tech Spotlight” The Tech Spotlight will be focused on innovative companies & products in the logistics, warehousing & supply chain management industries. In this weeks episode of Logistics 2.0,

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. Or, skip the post and get an easy quote today using our freight quote tool. When FreightCenter reviews a new client’s freight bills, we often uncover multiple shipments to and from the same location within a short period of time. Carrier lanes, or freight route imbalances, impact the rate you will pay for your shipment.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. Or, skip the post and get an easy quote today using our freight quote tool. When FreightCenter reviews a new client’s freight bills, we often uncover multiple shipments to and from the same location within a short period of time. Carrier lanes, or freight route imbalances, impact the rate you will pay for your shipment. Blog Freight Shipping

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. Or, skip the post and get an easy quote today using our freight quote tool. When FreightCenter reviews a new client’s freight bills, we often uncover multiple shipments to and from the same location within a short period of time. Carrier lanes, or freight route imbalances, impact the rate you will pay for your shipment. Blog Freight Shipping

Logistics 2.0: Tech Spotlight: Cargomatic

FLEXE

we are introducing a new segment called "Tech Spotlight" The Tech Spotlight will be focused on innovative companies & products in the logistics, warehousing & supply chain management industries. Today, we're kicking off another new segment called, "Tech Spotlight." From GPS tracking of drivers in freight to digitally signed documents and paperless billing.

Stuck in Traffic: Dealing With The High Cost of Congestion

Talking Logistics

In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported this past weekend that “New York City officials are rolling out new initiatives to try to speed up travel times on the city’s traffic-clogged streets,” including implementing new restrictions for loading trucks. According to research released earlier this year by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $63.4

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

As an Uber customer, you get service wherever you happen to be (in a city or area served by Uber). They made a new solution that they (as customers) liked better and that they (as entrepreneurs) could use to make money.

Hit By a Mack Truck

Tailwind

It’s akin to getting hit by a freight train. Remember, New York City had 4 million people at the turn of the last century.and as such was the cultural and commercial center of North America, if not the world.

Confessions of an Owner-Operator: Advice for Getting Started

DAT Solutions

Being an owner-operator turned out to be a lucrative business for me, which is why I’m grateful for sites like ClassADrivers.com that give new drivers all the tools they need to become a successful truck driver.

Harnessing Your Energies

Tailwind

I don’t think I am quite up to a project like that one guy in New York City who has decided to conduct a rather innovative and whimsical ‘art project’. The first day of summer! Ahh – feel the breeze! The WIND at my back!

Black Friday 2016: Brought To You By Logistics

Freightos

Black Friday Logistics: Brought To You By Ocean Freight. What’s working for ocean freight (and what isn’t). Ocean freight has had a complicated year so far. Beyond speed, one of air freight’s primary advantages over ocean has always been reliability.

This Week in Logistics News (November 16-20, 2015)

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SCApath and New Course LLC Announce Merger. regulator warns railroads about new safety deadline (Reuters). The bottom line, Carmeli said, is that more customers makes the model more profitable, so thanks to the Zipments acquisition, Deliv is already profitable in New York.