The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. All of a sudden, everyone is “knocking on the door” of procurement and logistics, asking for cost improvements. However, a number of presentations identified significant opportunities to drive out cost through asset productivity and logistics improvements.

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.

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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.

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 post This Week in Logistics News (October 28 – November 3) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. This Week in News logistics supply chainThe 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Swipe, click, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval (Bloomberg) Amazon to invest $800 million to make one-day free shipping the standard for Prime members (WSJ – sub. For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode and Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”. Have you seen the video of the chimpanzee using Instagram?

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2019. Logistics Summit & Expo , March 13-14, Mexico City, Mexico.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies. Note: Descartes and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc. UTi Worldwide Opens New Houston Facility to Serve Oil and Gas Industry. Senate EPW Committee signs off on MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (Logistics Management). Additionally, the collaboration portal allows for real-time collaboration between shippers, logistics service providers (LSPs) and freight forwarders and their carriers. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2018. Logistics Summit & Expo , March 21-22, Mexico City, Mexico.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics. Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. 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. Once we decided that we were going to go out to bid, the logistics team no longer contacted the 3PLs.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

UPS Expands Logistics Reach To Meet Emerging Demand In China. UK logistics companies optimistic about recovery ( Financial Times ). Here’s a quote from Russell Parker, senior vice president of marketing, brand management, and inbound logistics at Nature’s Best: “The software does all the heavy lifting. Innovation in logistics also occurs outside the realm of bits and bytes, as Con-way Manufacturing’s announcement this week demonstrates.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings, “Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. The service will begin in Los Angeles and New York on November 17, with plans to expand it to Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix, and other cities next year. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

Dynamic Pricing is Transforming Logistics with Zeke Ziliak

The Logistics of Logistics

Dynamic Pricing is Transforming Logistics with Zeke Ziliak . Zeke Ziliak and Joe Lynch discuss how dynamic pricing is transforming logistics. As Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics Industries at PROS, Zeke and his team help transportation and logistics companies align supply, demand, and pricing decisions to realize additional revenue and profit. . Zeke Ziliak is the Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics Industries at PROS.

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.

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.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) brings an extensive network of warehouse logistics leaders together with warehousing suppliers in this three-day trade show. If you’re looking to improve your warehouse logistics, this event is the right choice for you! Houston, Texas. The conference focuses on logistics and supply chain in 3 different tracks: technology, eCommerce, and strategy.

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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 […]. Featured Humanitarian Resilience Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Maria Hurricanes Irma Making supply chain resilient MIT Center Transportation & Logistics Professor Yossi Sheffi supply chain risk managementDevastating 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 26 – November 1)

Logistics Viewpoints

It looked like the Houston Astros were finally going to end the bizarre pattern of World Series games this fall. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 26 – November 1) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain News This Week in News Logistics NewsAnd by that, I mean the home team would finally win a game. But the visiting Washington Nationals had other ideas, and for the first time ever, the visiting team won every game of a World Series.

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Trucking Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles from Ryder. Radiant Logistics Acquires Trans-NET, Inc. enVista (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is one of the leaders in this market, with the company “experiencing another record growth year within our Transportation Solutions practice,” according to enVista President and CEO Jim Barnes.

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.

Transparency Key to Logistics Disruptions from Harvey and Irma

Material Handling & Logistics

Not according to Brian Fielkow, CEO of Jetco Delivery, which is based in Houston. The obvious issues during these hurricanes are finding capacity and fuel, and the entire logistic system is off balance, so you need to let your customers know exactly what is going on.“. Logistic companies have to be transparent,” Fielkow says. "Avoiding a panic mode is the top priority during any adverse situation.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

Elementum

Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc in the state of Texas since Friday, August 25th, crippling most of the state, and specifically devastating Houston. The logistics industry is one of the greatly effected. Houston shipping channels and ports at Corpus Christi and Galveston have been shut down. While the logistics industry has been effected by Hurricane Harvey, several companies have offered their services to humanitarian organizations.

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

ToolsGroup

and HOUSTON, Tex. Our services help clients develop the right supply chain strategy for their business challenges and implement the process and technology solutions to improve Demand/Supply Planning, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics and Warehousing, and Reverse Logistics business performance. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

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.

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. Consumer Packaged Goods E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Food & Beverage Retail All Logistics Express/Small Shipments Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

The Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages. Business - Transportation Industry News International Logistics airline industry cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US portsCoronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Similarly, construction spending is increasing, and overall demand on the existing logistics network will increase, says Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Subscribe Here!

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

How Hurricanes Affect Logistics. The catastrophic storms did more than just flood homes and knock down trees, they impacted logistics in a variety of ways. It will be a long time before anyone can measure the two storms’ impact on logistics and the economy. Houston is a Major Transportation Hub. Harvey flooded Houston, turning the fourth largest city in the U.S. Most of Houston’s refineries shut down during the storm.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Hurricane Harvey by itself affected 10% of the nation’s trucking capacity after leaving Houston flooded. The logistics industry is ready when disaster strikes. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston it lead to the closure of its two hub airports, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the William P. Blog Environment Logistics2017 went down on record as one of the costliest years for natural disasters in the United States, standing at $306 billion in damages.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/06/19 – 12/12/19

All Things Supply Chain

Walmart launches autonomous grocery delivery in Houston Walmart has announced that it will partner with Nuro, a robotics company, to launch a pilot project that will make autonomous grocery deliveries… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up automotive logistics supply chain news sustainability weekly wrap-up

This Week in Logistics: Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border

Aborn and Co.

This week in logistics we are taking a look at an article published in. Houston has become one of the tightest outbound markets due to this imbalance of goods. Borderlands: Truck Capacity Tight Near Mexican Border. Freight Waves. Noi Mahoney. , “Borderlands: Truck capacity tight near Mexican border; millions in drugs found in shipments of ketchup and onions”. The United States - Mexico Cross border trucking and trade is a huge industry in which freight volumes are on the rise. .

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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