[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Location: Raleigh, NC. Sources: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO); LIFT, Detroit, MI; DMDII, Chicago, IL; PowerAmerica, Raleigh, NC; Department of Energy; America Makes, Youngstown, OH. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Flatbeds saw rising freight volume and rates in the Southwest and a handful of Southeastern markets. Flatbed freight is strongest in the Southeast region, but not in the usual locations.

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Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

DAT Solutions

Every region has at least one Hot Market for flatbed freight. In the South Central region, Houston is the biggest source of flatbed loads, and rates rose 30¢ to $2.38 Outbound rates are moving up in Raleigh, NC, and there’s lots of freight available.

Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report: Issue, January 2013

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Given that China represents the lions share of Asian sourcing, it is worthwhile to take some time to focus on its risks. While supply chain risks in China are not typically as pronounced as that of other Asian sourcing countries, the high volume sourced from China raises the total risk. China does not have the coastal exposure that countries such as Japan and the Philippines have, so the impacts of typhoons are generally limited to delays in ocean and air freight.

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Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Spot market freight showed signs of renewed life last week, even though rates slipped lower compared to the week before last. Also, when demand slacks off for van and reefer freight, there are more trucks available. Hot Markets include: Jacksonville, Savannah, Raleigh, and Roanoke.