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. Sourcing consus global e-sourcing source to pay sourcing

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

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Energy efficiency: Are fossil fuels or renewables the more reliable source?

USC Consulting Group

By just about every measure, natural resources such as these are significantly more efficient than legacy sources like coal, natural gas and oil. “Which energy source gets you the most power delivery for your investment dollar?

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.

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

Emerging Issues for Procurement in Oil and Gas

Supply Chain View from the Field

This past week, I hosted a meeting with a small group of oil and gas procurement executives in Houston to share thoughts on some of the major trends occurring in oil and gas, changes to the global oil and gas organization structure, as well as the impacts on procurement capability in the emerging ecosystem. Category Management Oil and Gas Procurement Organizing for Supply Chain Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Market Intelligence

From networking to insights: our 5 favorite parts of ISM 2018

Xeeva

Either way, stay in touch because we hope to see lots of familiar faces next year in Houston! Procurement Sourcing The TechISM 2018 in Nashville, TN was a whirlwind of an event! Thousands of supply chain management professionals spent last week at the Institute for Supply Management’s annual conference, encompassed with 4 days of educational sessions, 2 days of intriguing vendor exhibitions, having hundreds of inspiring conversations, and building countless relationships.

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. We found equipment and materials that can’t be sourced locally. As globalization has taken place, more things can be sourced locally. For the last four years, I’ve been teaching at the University of Houston. [00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

to the region of Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and 300 of them are in the Houston vicinity. First, Hurricane Harvey, which formed on August 24 as a Tropical Storm in the Gulf of Mexico, soon strengthened into a massive Category 4 Hurricane and stalled over a commercially vital region of Texas, dumping record levels of rain, as much as 52 inches in some regions, causing widespread and extensive flooding in the Houston and surrounding low-lying areas.

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Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

Memphis had more loads last week, as it replaced Houston as the number 3 market for load availability, following Atlanta and Dallas. DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. You can always find a flatbed load out of Houston, but it’s hard to find anything like the same opportunity going back to Houston from any location. It also improves your rate from $1.73/mile to $2.12/mile on the way back from Ft Worth to Houston.

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. Have you seen the video of the chimpanzee using Instagram? Here it is in case you missed it: Here's a video of a Chimpanzee using Instagram. It's eye-opening.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

De-segregating the supply chain: Lessons learned in the air

Kinaxis

By tapping on flight statuses between my source and destination locations, I looked for other flight paths with different connecting cities to see if I had any alternatives. Within my eight minutes on my phone evaluating alternatives, I found an alternative flight from XNA to DCA that connected through Houston. by Tom Gregorchik I remember while traveling last fall getting that dreaded alert we all hate see on our iPhones.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

DAT Solutions

Much of that activity is centered in the Houston market. The top four flatbed lanes in the country originate or end in Houston: #1 Houston market to Houston market. #2 2 Houston market to Midland, TX market (the Permian Basin). #3 3 Houston market to Dallas market. #4. Dallas market to Houston market. Source: DAT RateView. Source: Macrotrends.

How Natural Gas and Plastics Impact the Truckload Spot Market

DAT Solutions

The Houston Hub. Houston is in the middle of all of it. Construction and the oil industry are major drivers for flatbed freight, and the Houston market already holds the number 1 position for spot flatbed loads. But so far this year, it’s also been a major source of van freight. In fact, Houston is the number 1 market for all load posts on DAT load boards so far this year.

Podcast: Digital Solutions Innovator Philip Black

Requis

When I moved to Houston I did work with a company that was trying to create digital twins before the concept formally existed. This was back in 2001 when I started in Houston. Philip Black is a proven technology implementation leader in several industries, including energy.

Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

After, I explained this, I granted Peter permission for the council to use the Index (the use of the Supply Chain Insights content follows the principles of open source), I then said to Peter, “I am glad that you called. 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. In the supply chain, the questions do not change; but the answers do.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Sources: [link]. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Failure to exercise reasonable care in preventing accidents or incidents could result in you having to pay for the damages. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide.

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Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

Although container shipping is in dire straits with several other lines at risk of failure or in the throes of restructurings, it is by no means the only source of unpredictability in freight markets. A key battleground region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in south is especially sensitive to such trade-offs. Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market.Connect.

The 12 Most Dangerous Companies of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Patterson UTI Energy , Houston, TX: Five workers dead in an explosion in Quinton, OK. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Waste Management , Houston, TX: Worker killed at a recycling facility.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. There 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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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The major lanes between Houston/LA (I-10 Corridor), Chicago/Ohio, NJ/Eastern PA, and Atlanta remains the same with ample capacity however lead times have shortened. Port of Houston is experiencing equipment shortages. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

The American Red Cross: A New SCRC Partner Company Engages the Influence Model!

Supply Chain View from the Field

This was at the request of my good friend, Tom Nash, who I have known since 2000, when he was an IT Sourcing executive at Shell Oil in Houston. In Tom’s short time that he has been at ARC, he has already helped to make the influence model a core part of the sourcing team culture. In discussions with the managers yesterday, we emphasized how influence will need to be a core part of the changes to their sourcing agreements.

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

Houston is a Major Transportation Hub. Harvey flooded Houston, turning the fourth largest city in the U.S. Here’s why Houston is so significant to transportation: Most goods transported from Mexico and South America go through Houston before being routed to their end destinations. Most of Houston’s refineries shut down during the storm. The Port of Houston handles more than two thirds of the Gulf region’s container traffic. Sources: [link].

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

Exceptions included: Houston to New Orleans increased 12¢ to $2.32/mile — that may to attributed to Mardi Gras coming up soon. The nationwide trends of locally sourced fresh produce or alternate sourcing may be part of the explanation for lower reefer volumes. Notable lanes with higher rates last week included: Denver to Houston had an unexpected rise, jumping 28¢ to $2.21/mile.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Source: © 2019 Munich Re, Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE. These critical efforts significantly disrupt typical freight flows in the United States, which was evident after Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

Exceptions included: Houston to New Orleans increased 12¢ to $2.32/mile — that may to attributed to Mardi Gras coming up soon. The nationwide trends of locally sourced fresh produce or alternate sourcing may be part of the explanation for lower reefer volumes. Notable lanes with higher rates last week included: Denver to Houston had an unexpected rise, jumping 28¢ to $2.21/mile.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The Port of Houston suspended operations at two container terminals after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. There 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.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight. There are at least six states that are typically served by distribution centers in Houston , and for now, they will have to be re-supplied from a different direction.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. All freight in a vendor assembly program is sourced for a single company.

Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

While the eye of the storms have passed (we hope; the latest news is that Tropical Storm Nate could develop into a hurricane this weekend), their effects will be felt for months to come, particularly as they caused closures at major ports including the Port of San Juan, the Port of Houston, the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the Port of Savannah. Companies have an even smaller margin of error than usual entering peak season, due to the ripple effect of the recent hurricanes.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south. Modern TMS solutions are designed to help shippers make such trade-offs, with analytics platforms that take data from multiple sources and present the shipper with a single access point for calculating total landed cost. New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC.

Loads and Rates Rise as Month Ends

DAT Solutions

Van rates rose sharply last week in Los Angeles and Stockton , and rates are rising in Dallas and Houston , although they’re still not great. In the South Central region, Houston is the biggest source of flatbed loads, and rates rose 30¢ to $2.38 per mile last week, in both directions between Houston and New Orleans. May ended on a strong note, with van rates up 4¢ from the April average.

What happened to all the Texas freight?

DAT Solutions

Demand also cooled out of Houston, the largest flatbed market in the country and the top market supplying Midland and its surrounding counties. Houston market load-to-truck ratios from 2012 to present. One of the issues these projects face is sourcing steel domestically due to the new steel tariffs. In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the growing demand for freight.

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