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.

DHL Opens Houston Area Mobile Pop-Up Store

Supply Chain Brain

DHL Express, a global provider of international express shipping services, recently expanded its network of U.S. retail locations by opening a mobile pop-up store in Katy, TX

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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. Even if it's "only" a Category 3, Harvey's winds could exceed 100 miles per hour, and 10 to 15 inches of rain — or up to 40 inches in some locations — coupled with a storm surge from the Gulf, will almost certainly cause major floods in Corpus Christi, Houston, and other cities as far north and east as Baton Rouge, LA.

Axway accelerates digital transformation with APIs in Houston on September 19, 2019. Come join us!

Axway

Join Axway at the Top Golf Swing Suite at the Four Seasons Houston on September 19th from 4 pm to 7 pm CST to accelerate your knowledge … API Management Events AMPLIFY API Management APIs digital transformationAccelerate your digital transformation with APIs is the topic de jour these 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., The post AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston appeared first on AGL.

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura’s wrath

DAT Solutions

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf, so even a brief closure will have ripple effects across the spot market and supply chain for weeks to come.

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

DAT Solutions

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area, and disrupting supply chains throughout the region. Rate Trend of the Week

[PROFILE] Kyle Forrest '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Hometown:  Houston, TX. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC. The UCLA Anderson Parker Career Management Center is comprised of Career Coaches and Executives-in-Residence, who partner with students to define, pursue and achieve their post-MBA career goals, and the Campus Recruiting Team, which cultivates relationships with companies to connect them with the right MBA talent. Parker CMC Site. Blog inquiries: emily.taylor@anderson.ucla.edu.

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? One way is by integrating its labeling process within SAP.

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

CH Robinson Logistics

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. Robinson Houston teammates have checked in and are confirmed safe at this time. While our Houston offices remain closed, the C.H. Houston Port, Houston Hobby Airport and IAH are all closed.

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 […].

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. Houston’s expansive sprawl lacks drainage systems and has ample bodies of water that are easily exacerbated by heavy rains. Rising flood waters in southeastern Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey have shuttered numerous airports in and around Houston, including George W.

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. Another option being explored is for carriers to unload cargo at other ports in order to take in lighter loads upon entering Houston. The mayor of Houston issued a 12 a.m.

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.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 31, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Houston Chemical Factory Set to Explode after Flooding, New Drone and RFID Inventory System from MIT,Things Looking Up for Container Carriers for a Change, New Amazon FC from Ruins of Huge Cleveland Mall

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. 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. Denver to Houston rose 59¢ to $1.63

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. To keep you informed, the following information is the latest we are hearing from the Houston area. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston. The Port of Houston and the HOU and IAH airports are all closed.

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. To keep you informed, the following information is the latest we are hearing from the Houston area. The reach of the flooding has expanded beyond Houston. The Port of Houston and the HOU and IAH airports are all closed.

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. But we can at least stop intensifying their impact through a lack of foresight.

Spot market poised for stronger Q4

DAT Solutions

Houston had a big comeback, with volumes up 20%. Van freight volumes were up more than 7% last week, providing positive momentum going into the fourth quarter. Rate Trend of the Week

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

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

and HOUSTON, Tex. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass.

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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.

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.

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. Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana. Houston is also a major freight hub for rail and sea traffic, as well as trucking, including trade with Mexico by land and with South America and other regions by sea.

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.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. If you live in Houston, you know who it is. For the last four years, I’ve been teaching at the University of Houston. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20]

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.

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. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks.

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. As people in the Carolinas try their best to return to their normal routines, the freight markets have settled back down into typical seasonal trends following Hurricane Florence.

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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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.

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. I slowly wrote the definitions on the white board. At the end of the sharing, I had as many definitions on the board as people in the room. The only thing that was clear was the lack of definition clarity.

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.