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

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation.

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Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

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Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This year alone, Amazon announced new fulfillment centers in Eastvale, Redlands, Fresno and most recently Sacramento, where the Seattle company said it would hire 1,500 workers. The real problem with the previous merger plan had to do with SPLS’ business of supplying goods to businesses, not normal customers. Supply Chain Amazon friday in 5 robots

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls. Fresno to Seattle was up 30¢ to $2.80/mile.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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LLamasoft Introduces Supply Chain Sherpa Mobile Design and Visualization Modeling Tool. New ISF (10+2) Rule May Be Coming in May ( Supply Chain Management Review ). Schools are closed, the roads are empty, and we’re all just waiting for the blizzard to arrive.

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2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Outbound volumes from Houston also fell 73%, but the rearrangement of supply chains, the difficulty of shipping in the flooded region, and increased seasonal demand in other parts of the country combined to create pockets of tight capacity that put extra pressure on truckload rates.