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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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. Marten Transport Ltd. Note: Descartes and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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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. Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation. For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode and Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”.

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 (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management and SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Now Available. enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc. UTi Worldwide Opens New Houston Facility to Serve Oil and Gas Industry. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Ryder Announces New Transportation Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry. 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. Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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. Zeke Ziliak is the Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics Industries at PROS. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast.

InSight, InControl: Real-time position and quality monitoring for production material transports

SupplyOn

By combining real-time asset tracking and condition monitoring of production material during transport, you can initiate appropriate countermeasures to keep your production running long before goods receipt. But generally speaking, not even the shipping agent transporting the production material to the nearest port has this information. This is even more true if the transport is intermodal, i.e. where land, air and sea freight are combined.

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.

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. Transportation Update by Mode. Current as of 2 p.m.

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. Solving the challenge and underlying issues will require focus and attention to internal processes, better communication with carriers and partners, and using technology to gather and make sense of the vast amount of data flowing through transportation networks.

Downturn in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Improvements

Talking Logistics

Robinson, earlier this year on Talking Logistics. And according to an article in the Houston Chronicle , “During the past eight months, energy companies have slashed more than 176,000 jobs worldwide, although the number is likely greater because many aren’t made public. The post Downturn in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Improvements appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Episode Highlights Transportation Management C.H.

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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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. Transportation Update by Mode. In addition, fuel surges are likely and will impact transportation costs.

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. Transportation Update by Mode. In addition, fuel surges are likely and will impact transportation costs.

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. A few years ago, as transportation management system (TMS) vendors started offering improved freight audit and payment capabilities, I predicted that many shippers would bring this outsourced process back in house. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

After long years of lethargy, there is now some urgency to address some of the logistical challenges businesses are wary of. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

You Need Offsite Backup in the Transportation Industry

GTG Technology Group

The transportation industry represents a complex matrix of logistics, communication, and data. Combinations of tangible and virtual devices are now required to best approach business in the transportation industry. In this case, the enterprise began with a primary level three data center in Houston. There are many benefits to the use of off-site backups in the transportation industry. In regard to transportation management solutions, off-site backups are vital.

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.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After long years of lethargy, there is now some urgency to address some of the logistical challenges businesses are wary of. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India TradeThere are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group.

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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.

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!

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. The increase of freight volumes creates a large capacity crunch - there are not enough drivers to transport all the freight. Houston has become one of the tightest outbound markets due to this imbalance of goods.

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. This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. 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 Logistics

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.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Now, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) notes the lack of qualified, experienced truckers is among the trucking industry’s top concern for the first time in more than a decade, reports Dustin Braden of JOC. Politics aside, mother nature can throw a wrench into the transportation industry as well.

PLS Provides Hurricane Harvey Support

PLS Logistics

The PLS Houston employees are back in the office as of 9/5/17 and our employees on site in Baytown are back to their duties. PLS Logistics Services has been shipping to the eastern Texas and western Louisiana areas. Our 10 offices across the United States have been working together to bounce back from the Hurricane Harvey transportation impacts. Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a Tropical Depression has impacted the lives of millions in the Gulf Coast region.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

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.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. For two product types, pumps and t-shirts, transportation constitutes just 3% of revenues at most.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

After almost 100 blank sailings in each of January and February, the number of cancellations decreased in March and even fewer are expected in April, according to global logistics company Agility. Loading and discharging operations at the ports of Shanghai, Jingtang, Lianyungang, Tianjin, Caofeidian, and Huanghua are slow due to lack of stevedores, while a shortage of licensed trucks and drivers is restricting the transport of cargo to the ports.

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