The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

Oil and Gas Procurement Project Management Strategic Cost Management Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Management Transportation PlanningI 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.

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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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.

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

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. 3PL Episode Highlights Transportation Management C.H. Robinson continuous improvement Kent Stuart Oil and Gas transportation management“Most people who look at the Oil and Gas industry right now are likely to characterize the market as ‘challenged’.”.

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. A 2017 study from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that 19.5

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.

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 (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

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. Regulations Retail Supply Chain Risk Management This Week in News Transportation Management Amazon Blue October Descartes Gap home delivery Hours of Service omni-channel fulfillment Resilinc Robert H. transportation trucking USPS Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves.

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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.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. The orders are being fulfilled from about 160 Best Buy stores in markets that include Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington.

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Finally, global shipping technology, such as a transportation management system (TMS), can help shippers gather, analyze, and make use of global shipping data— such as standard industry practices, popular routes, and spend trends— to create a data-driven shipping strategy for India.

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. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The post The Many Types of Inventory Management Technology appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. There are diverse types of inventory management technology and systems, designed to properly sort, control and act upon information with a company’s inventory.

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.

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.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption. 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.

Provoking the Industry to Move Past Incrementalism

Supply Chain Shaman

There are many forms of decision support—price optimization, revenue management, transportation planning, spend management, network design. 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. Known by gradualism. . I am tired.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Dedicated freight corridors to carry containers across the hinterland have picked up steam, ports are being renovated, tax regimes are being rationalized through a proposed goods and services tax bill (GST), inland waterways are being developed, and collaboration and intelligence sharing is happening as demonstrated by the recent Memorandum of Friendship and Understanding between Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT)—also known as Port of Nhava Sheva—and the Port of Houston Authority.

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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.

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. 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.

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. Entire warehouses full of products, as well as significant links in the global supply chain could be affected, as well as transport and other nodes. Houston is a center for plastic resin due to the string of refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and the kind of commodities that are impacted include all plastic parts manufactured in the US.

Heavy Haul, Oversize Freight Transportation – Case Studies

Freightera

Goal : Freightera was tasked to move 8 heavy, oversize refinery units from Houston, Texas to Toledo, Ohio, USA (over 1250 miles) and 10 flat-bed loads. million for each unit, each department of transport for each state defined the route that we would take because they couldn’t travel down the main roads and highways, regular escorts and even police escorts in states like Ohio, Bucket trucks which are trucks who lift the power lines over the equipment, so that the trucks could pass.

Dynamic Pricing is Transforming Logistics with Zeke Ziliak

The Logistics of 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. At PROS, Zeke and his team provide science-based pricing strategies to transportation and logistics companies.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Hunt Transportation Services has advised clients rates could rise more than 10 percent within the next two months alone. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space. 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.

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. 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”.

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.

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. UTi Worldwide Opens New Houston Facility to Serve Oil and Gas Industry. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Speaking of SAP, the company announced the latest versions of its transportation management and warehouse management solutions this week.

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. 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.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

With Hurricanes Jose and Maria still bearing down on the Caribbean, its time to consider some critical ways a strong transportation logistics program helps smart shippers literally weather these storms and maintain efficient operations in their wake. Houston, one of the top six freight transportation hubs in the US is still struggling to recover and this affects the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Rio Grande Valley.