The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of oil and gas executives at the DHL Global Energy conference this week, held in the Petroleum Club. I was joined by one of my former NC State students, Scott Frahm, who sat in on a few of the presentations. The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. There is no question that the oil and gas sector is under a huge amount of pressure to drive cost savings.

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas, including Houston and the Gulf Coast, tonight or tomorrow morning, and it may remain in place for days.

AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston

American Global Logistics

Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics (AGL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will deliver the Day 2 keynote address for the Journal of Commerce Gulf Shipping Conference next week in Houston, Tex.,

Big Data: A Garage Full of Old Newspapers

Supply Chain Movement

Whitney Houston. Last year, ‘Whitney Houston’ was the most searched-for term in Google. ek Whitney Houston I’m getting a little tired of articles about ‘big data’.

Sweet smell of enterprise labeling success

Loftware

Get the full story by attending a special session at the Best Practices for Chemicals conference next week in Houston, TX. So how does a $4B leader in fragrances and flavors comply with OSHA GHS standards and optimize supply chain operations?

[PROFILE] Kyle Forrest '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Hometown:  Houston, TX. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 28 – November 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are world series champions. The Astros outlasted the LA Dodgers in a thrilling seven game series to bring home the crown. As soon as that final out was made, the real planning began. And no, I’m not talking about how the Astros can build off of this year’s team in free agency to defend the title next year. I’m talking about the victory parade. There […].

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

Transportfolio

Hurricane Harvey is causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, leaving the Houston metro area in a severe crisis situation. Houston area schools as well as a significant number of businesses are closed for the week and many areas are only accessible by boat or helicopter.

Pacific Drilling Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Sourcing Best Practices Globally

ivalua

New York, NY April 2, 2019 – Consus Global , a leading Procurement services provider and Ivalua, the leading global Spend Management Cloud provider, today announced that Pacific Drilling , a deep water drilling company based in Houston, has selected Consus’ services in conjunction with Ivalua’s Sourcing platform to achieve cost savings and drive transparency across their sourcing operations.

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

As the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Another cost of Hurricane Harvey: many Houston-area refineries were offline, and some remain closed for now.

Supply Chain Responds to Hurricane Harvey

APICS

The storm parked itself over the Houston area for five straight days and dumped more than 50 inches of rain before heading east to Louisiana on Wednesday, TheFor the past week, U.S. weather news and supply chain news have been focused on Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall in southeast Texas last Friday night.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Road closures halted shipments on major trade routes like I-10 between Houston, New Orleans and Jacksonville , and I-75 up from Florida to Atlanta. Houston to Oklahoma City dropped 19¢ to $2.04/mile.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston Rates Remain Elevated, Due to Disruption and Pent-Up Demand. Flood waters cover a Houston highway during Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey Updates

Elementum

The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared. Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston, Texas — America's fourth largest city — and has proven to be extremely traumatic to tens of thousands of people and businesses.

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

req’d) Amazon adds in-garage delivery to in-home, in-car options (Good Morning America) Kroger’s autonomous delivery cars latest salvo in Houston grocery wars (Houston Chronicle) Walmart to Develop Its Own Supply Chain for Angus Beef (WSJ – sub.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

We applaud Southwest Airlines' decision to expand cargo operations between Mexico City and Houston Hobby Airport. This move takes advantage of Houston's growing logistics expertise and adds strength to the Houston economy," said Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz. Southwest Airlines Co. Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

Rates were up out of Denver , and the lane to Houston rose 17¢ -- but the average was still just $1.50/mile. Texas has been quiet in recent weeks, but the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City rose 14¢ to $2.26/mile.

Preparing for Disaster

Elementum

Last year Houston faced historically devastating flooding during Hurricane Harvey. As the intensity and scope of natural disasters hitting the US continues to increase, it is becoming clear that cities like Houston have infrastructure and urban planning that are not built to withstand the havoc these storms bring. Houston, We've Got A Problem. Houston is a low-lying city situated just under 50 feet above sea level.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

Houston, We Have a Problem. Houston, we have a problem. Definitions: Provocateur. A person who or thing which provokes; a challenger, instigator, inciter, irritator; (in later use) specifically = “provocateur.” ” Incrementalism. Movement by degrees.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

Houston and Los Angeles will be our first 2019 expansion markets. The new Houston facility will be strategic for our clients importing product and materials from all over the world – including Brazil and Germany. RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities. In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning.

Customer-Centric Supply Chains: Adding Clarity to the Muddle

Supply Chain Shaman

I cleared my throat and told as story of two clients in Houston. It was November. I was speaking at a client site. The topic was customer-centric supply chains. We started the morning by asking attendees to share their definition of a customer-centric supply chain.

Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019

NC State SCRC

This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston. The first was the CSCMP Edge Conference in Nashville last year, and more recently the ISM Conference in Houston. I enjoyed hearing his perspectives on the sessions, and invited him to post to my blog. So here it is!

Rice ends seven-game skid beating Charlotte 73-64

TradeGecko

HOUSTON (AP) — Ako Adams finished with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Rice ended a seven-game losing streak and beat Charlotte 73-64 on Saturday

What happened to peak season?

DAT Solutions

Pricing was more stable in Texas , with changes mostly slight on the high traffic lanes from Dallas and Houston. In recent years, there's been a spike in spot market rates in December. That hasn't happened so far in 2018.

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street. The event was sponsored by Coupa, one of the leading providers of software, and several of the Coupa executives from the Houston area and from California were present.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The following week, I am speaking at the Ortec, Optimus Event in Atlanta , the RIS News event in Orlando , and the Demand-Driven Institute Event in Houston.

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Globe Express Services opens news office in Texas

Logistics Middle East

The Houston office, in the US, will draw on its expertise in the oil and gas sector in particular ind delivering logistics services

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Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Load counts also continued to climb out of Dallas and Houston, as Texas works its way back to business as usual. That includes the Dallas to Houston lane, which fell another 54¢ but is still high at $2.96/mile. Houston to New Orleans also declined 19¢ to $2.42/mile.

The Many Types of Inventory Management Technology

Cerasis

As explained by Kenneth Hamlett of the Houston Chronicle , the two dominant types of inventory management technologies include manual and automated systems. There are diverse types of inventory management technology and systems, designed to properly sort, control and act upon information with a company’s inventory. But, there are additional levels of inventory management in between. Manual Systems. The basic and most limited type of inventory management system is a manual system.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

Some of the lanes where rates increased last week included: Houston to Oklahoma City jumped 38¢ to $2.55/mi. Atlanta to Houston increased 26¢ to $2.33/mi. Lanes with falling rates included: Pittsburgh to Houston fell 25¢ to $2.23/mi.

How supply chain planners should spend their time, with cues from Chris Hadfield

Kinaxis

Or, plan for what might happen if, let’s say, Puerto Rico endured a severe hurricane, or if Houston was flooded, or if a tsunami hit the Philippines, or if earthquakes occurred in Mexico.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

The Dallas and Houston markets continue to be extremely slow, with weak load-to-truck ratios. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10.

America's Trucker Shortage Is Hitting Home

Supply Chain Brain

We could see the demographics, and now they’re finally hitting home,” says Brian Fielkow, president and CEO of Jetco Delivery, a trucking and logistics company based in Houston. And now this compression point is sending waves of pain through the supply chain from distributors and wholesalers to retailers and consumers in the form of fast-rising shipping costs. Even Amazon and its Prime members are feeling the pinch. This predicament was a long time coming.