Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?


Trucking Challenges in North America. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops. But why just in North America? North American manufacturing, on the other hand, does not face the same cost barriers, for additional floor space to build a warehouse extension.

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database


The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America. Press Release FMIC Freight Market Intelligence Consortium Freight Rate Truckstop.com

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A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform. For the larger supply chain (the larger freight infrastructure of the North American market), I worry. Expect Major Shifts in the North American Transportation Market.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. According to the article: P&G has consolidated hundreds of offices and warehouses across North America and set up six so-called mixing centers, where computer algorithms work with robots and humans to load trucks with the optimal mix of products to ship to retailers.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015


As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. What does this mean for freight?

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. Freight freight shipping

How AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Railyards and trucking companies place the AEI tags on their freight cars and tractors to help track shipping all over North America. The post How AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Let’s take a look then, at each sector in turn, starting with air freight. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. The Freight Rate Roller Coaster. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America


Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Frost & Sullivan, the top 25 global market research and analysis firm, just placed Canadian startup Freightera among the leading global freight digitization startups in their new report “Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025.”

Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM): The Growth of the Tech-Enabled Carrier Space


Guest Post from David Broering, President, North America Non-Asset When we last visited the topic of Digital Freight Marketplaces (DFM) in 2017, much of our time was focused on the definition of this service along with some observations surrounding what they are and are not related to within the freight marketplace. Brokerage DFM Digital Freight Marketplace Supply Chain Technology

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace


Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation. Freightera’s Go Green option now allows shippers to choose freight quotes by lower emission, in addition to price and shipping time.

How Freight Brokers Can Help Ease the Effects of the Capacity Crunch


Economic growth, paired with other factors like driver retention, continues to cause tight transportation capacity and impact supply chains across North America. Today’s strong economy, resulting in greater construction projects and consumer shopping, has led to an increase in freight volume and in turn, a shortage of drivers.

The Last Fast Mile


Once you have identified the right partners for you, you can also build on the First Mile and freight consolidation benefits. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North AmericaA conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

How To Benefit From The Indisputable Facts About Rail Freight

Gravity Supply Chain

Advances in platform capabilities such as Gravity create opportunities for shippers making use of North America’s green and efficient freight network. Articles

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019


and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Spot Van, Reefer Rates Show Signs of Life : Spot truckload freight volumes continued to build during the week ending May 26 and improving van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios contributed to higher rates on major lanes, according to DAT Solutions.

American Freight Selects RELEX Solutions to Provide Forecasting and Replenishment

RELEX Solutions

American Freight Furniture and Mattress , one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the US with over 160 stores, has selected RELEX Solutions to power its forecasting and replenishment technology. RELEX’s technology will drive improved efficiency in American Freight’s supply chain processes and support their efforts to reach targets around increased store growth and profitability. Press Releases american-freightRead PDF.

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse. In order to continue moving product, trucking companies are pushing more and more freight onto the rail system, but that solution is not sustainable as it is also showing signs of being at capacity.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What freight qualifies for LCL shipping. Only freight that can account for added transport time is a good fit for expedited LCL shipping. LCL shipping vs. full container load (FCL) or air freight. The most obvious cost savings for LCL shipping is in comparison to air freight.

An Interview on the Potential Impact of the ELD Mandate in Canada

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Jason: Will there be any specific impact on cross-border freight that is different from shipments moving within Canada? Carriers North American Border Crossing Over the Road Transportation Policy Canada ELD Mandate North America Truckload policy

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. imposed tariffs on China, the EU and other countries resulted in high demand for ocean freight beginning this past spring. In its latest report, IATA notes that available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) grew by 3.8% Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0%

Connecting and Optimizing Freight Capacity with Blue Yonder

Supply Chain Nation

About $3 billion worth of it comes from empty miles traveled, according to Shelley Simpson of JB Hunt in an interview with Freight Waves magazine. Enabling truckers and shippers to better match their freight and capacity is key to margin improvement on both ends. In their drive to improve efficiencies across North America, market leaders (e.g., The post Connecting and Optimizing Freight Capacity with Blue Yonder appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Floral season’s imbalance shifts toward the Southeast and produce season primarily impacts the West and Southeast regions of North America. Robinson has the largest network in North America and can provide the scale you need in any market.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019


and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Spot Van, Reefer Rates Show Signs of Life : Spot truckload freight volumes continued to build during the week ending May 26 and improving van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios contributed to higher rates on major lanes, according to DAT Solutions.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The majority of toilet paper sold in North America is manufactured in North America. Given that there has not been a massive shutdown in America factories the lack of supply cannot be attributed to temporary factory closures. According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How to Reduce Ocean Freight Costs

I.C.E. Transport

As of June 2019, the spot rate for shipping ocean cargo from Europe to North America was $2,044 per 40-foot equivalent unit (FEU). So how can you keep ocean freight costs as low as possible? heavyweight freight container payload ocean shipping freight brokers European ShippingThat’s 42 percent higher than the rate one year ago. Even on less expensive lanes, you certainly don’t want to pay more for shipping than you need to.

Parade will speak at the 3PL Value Creation NA Summit 2019


Parade, the leading intelligence and engagement platform, has been selected to speak at the 2019 3PL Value Creation North America Summit hosted by Armstrong & Associates. On October 15-17th, Armstrong & Associates is hosting the seventh annual 3PL Value Creation North America Summit in Chicago, Illinois. Features of the Parade suite include intelligent profiles automated engagement, real-time freight matching, digital load booking, and business intelligence.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. This means more air and sea freight on Europe-North America lanes, cross border feeds from Mexico and Canada, and increases in domestic North American transportation and warehousing for imported products. epSos.de/Flickr. Flickr. Note: This post was written by Valerie Bonebrake, SVP Tompkins Int. .

Freightera in Trucks.com Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions


The installation of telematics devices in trucks has jumped exponentially and will cover nearly half the trucks in operation in North America by 2025. In an era of smartphones, smart cities and smart mobility, the North American trucking industry is headed toward its “smart” future. Not exactly a new phenomenon in trucking, with the popular loadboard DAT started all the way back in 1978, freight automation has a lot more work to do in optimizing the capacity of road freight.

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo


Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. We welcome our new ConneXion colleagues in Asia, Europe and North America to our global team and we look forward to supporting ConneXion's loyal customers.".

Hapag-Lloyd raises freight rates on Middle East-US loop

Logistics Middle East

Hapag-Lloyd announces general rate increase in Indian Subcontinent and Middle East services to North America

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Distribution Global Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Export Freight Forwarding ImportGuest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. Shipping food internationally can be challenging and it requires significant planning across all stakeholders. READ MORE.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. Indeed, we noted in our Global Freight Forwarding Report that freight forwarders are evolving into such roles as supply chains grow in complexity, and the need to manage and analyze all data in one central location grows. Automobiles Automotive Freight Forwarding Logistics Supply Chain 4PL Automotive Industry supply chain