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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

In yet another impressive comeback, the New England Patriots topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game to move on to their 10th Super Bowl, and 8th in the Belichick – Brady era. They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles, who crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game, a week from Sunday in Minneapolis, MN. Logistically, hosting the Super Bowl is no easy feat, given everything that goes into it. The […].

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. Orlando and Jacksonville airports are closed; Miami is open but hundreds of flights have been cancelled. Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast. The Flooding, high winds, and serious rainfall have killed over 280 people in Haiti, and one in Florida. 600,000 residences and businesses in Florida have lost power.

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

I learned that this expedited rail service, a unit train that never gets split up during its journey, can leave Delano, CA and reach Rotterdam, NY or Jacksonville, FL in 5 days. Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. By Susie Sterling, Supply Chain Solutions Director at LeanCor. Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order.

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. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo. by Joe Cannata With Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to threaten the Atlantic Coast in over 10 years that has already brought severe damage to Haiti, the Bahamas and several Southeastern U.S. states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum , May 31 – June 1 in Jacksonville, FL and November 1-3 in Scottsdale, AZ. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Of the five resolutions, the one you should always recommit yourself to every year is “Make the time for learning — and teaching.”

Baseball and Logistics: The Top Four “Rules of the Diamond”

Talking Logistics

A graduate of the University of West Georgia, she is a resident of Jacksonville, FL. With baseball season in full swing, fans are out supporting their favorite teams in ballparks across the country. It will be several weeks before the top four teams face off in the the League Championship contests leading up to the World Series, but shippers can perform like champions all season with the top four “rules of the diamond,” lessons from the nation’s favorite pastime.

Northeast Florida: America’s Logistics Center Drives Global Business

Inbound Logistics

Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership

The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

A graduate of the University of West Georgia, she is a resident of Jacksonville, FL. If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time.

Flatbed rates move lower, but they're still pretty high

DAT Solutions

Outbound markets with double-digit price increases included Jacksonville, FL, Roanoke, VA and Las Vegas. Jacksonville to Miami increased 43¢ to $3.16/mile. Flatbed rates are coming down from record highs, but remain elevated even after some sharp drops.

Northeast Florida: America’s Logistics Center Drives Global Business

Inbound Logistics

Jacksonville, Florida’s transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, and available land makes it an attractive site for businesses siting new locations for logistics services and manufacturing, writes Michael Breen of JAXUSA Partnership

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: The newly acquired intermodal operations, with locations in Jacksonville, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX, will operate as part of Transplace’s intermodal division – Celtic Intermodal, which is led by President Doug Punzel.

Vacancies for US Industrial Space Lowest Since 2000

EFT

down 430 bps), Tucson (down 310 bps), Sacramento (down 260 bps), and Jacksonville, (down 220 bps). Vacancies in the US industrial sector, which includes warehouses, distribution centres and other facilities, dropped by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.2

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

TMSA 2018 Logistics Marketing & Sales Leadership Conference , June 9-11, Jacksonville, FL. 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. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

Equipping Your Supply Chain Risk Management Kit

Enterra Insights

”[5] Justin Bateh ( @BatehJustin ), supply chain expert and professor of business at Florida State College at Jacksonville, told Rosencrance, “When managing supply chain risk, it’s important to control for financial risk, inventory risk and procurement risks. People now have access to more information than at any time in history — and it’s all available at the click of a mouse.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Disney 'Imagineers' a Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recently announced it will be importing almost all of its merchandise through Jaxport , the state-of-the-art logistics hub in Jacksonville, Florida, instead of through the previous port in Savannah, Georgia. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

3 Jacksonville, FL: Many major retailers and suppliers are establishing facilities and seeking dynamic warehouse space in Jacksonville to streamline their supply chains and reduce logistics costs. Many retailers and wholesalers are recognizing the need to expand their warehouse networks, so they can locate products closer to customers, compete with Amazon and establish more competitive omni-channel strategies.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

</p> <p><strong>#3 </strong><strong>Jacksonville, FL:</strong></p> <p>Many major retailers and suppliers are establishing facilities and seeking dynamic warehouse space in Jacksonville to streamline their supply chains and reduce logistics costs.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

On the other hand, flatbed prices trended down in a handful of key markets, including Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Pittsburgh , and Roanoke. While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Flatbed rates have risen for 5 consecutive weeks, and the national average rate ended March at $2.34/mi. In the top 78 flatbed lanes, rates moved higher on 36 lanes, while 42 were lower.

Flatbed Rates Hold Steady at 2-Year Highs

DAT Solutions

WHAT'S HOT – Rates were on the rise last week in two Atlantic seaport markets: Baltimore and Jacksonville. Flatbed volumes didn’t slip as expected in the first half of July. Instead, there were almost 50% more loads last week than the week before, and rates are holding up at the highest levels in two years. Two Southeastern freight hubs, Atlanta and Memphis , also got a big boost. Atlanta’s outbound rates hit an average of $2.70

Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

DAT Solutions

Highest Volume Lane: Miami to Jacksonville. In the past 7 days, reefer rates on the lane from Miami to Jacksonville have been the highest they’ve been in more than a year, fetching $2.37/mile on average (again, negotiate for more than that if you can). The return trip from Jacksonville to Miami has paid $2.23/mile on average during that same time frame. February is the slow season for freight, and it may feel like your business is at a crawl right now.

Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

For instance, for those looking to find a vessel chartering service that ships to the Caribbean, should look at shipping companies based in the Jacksonville, FL area. Andrew Lazaunikas is a guest contributor affiliated with Trailer Bridge, a Jacksonville, Fla., Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics.

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Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady.

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Flatbed rates have been down in port cities that were affected by Irma: Tampa, Jacksonville and Savannah. The immediate impacts from Harvey and Irma first showed up in van freight, then reefers. Now it's looking like flatbed’s turn. Load counts are up on DAT load boards , with more flatbed freight shipping to support the rebuilding and recovery efforts in areas affected by the storms.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

DAT Solutions

Jacksonville, FL market to Miami, FL market. #17. Lakeland, FL market to Jacksonville, FL market. While van and reefers prices have moderated after peaking in early January, flatbed prices and demand have been red-hot for months. Flatbed rates are now at their highest level since DAT began publishing spot market rates in 2010. Flatbed rates are at record levels and have been on a steady climb for the past two years.

Everything You Do Now Paves the Way for the Rest of Your Life

Supply Chain Nation

I was stationed at NAS Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, NAS Barbers Point on Oahu, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Meet JDA’s Tonjah Wilkins, senior telecommunications specialist and U.S. veteran, having served for nearly 14 years in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves. Tonjah has always been a hard worker. In the past, she juggled two jobs and going to school full time for several years during her time in the Navy and in the workforce.

Hurricane Irma Updates

Elementum

Should the hurricane make landfall in the continental United States, it is projected to continue past Florida state and move northward along the east coast potentially hitting the following areas until Sunday, September 17: Tallahassee, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Georgia, Savannah, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Virginia Beach, Washington, Baltimore, and New York.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. The ISM PMI index is at a 50.8 reading signifying very modest growth. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Retail Sales . . households cut back on purchasing autos in March contributing to the weak GDP performance in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said retail sales declined 0.3 percent last month after being flat in February. When automobiles, gas, building materials and food services are excluded core retail sales inched up 0.1

Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

DAT Solutions

Gains out of Las Vegas and Jacksonville, FL , suggest that construction equipment and material are on the move. While the van markets might be showing signs of heating up, flatbed has been hot all winter long, and getting hotter. The national average flatbed rate for April was $2.65/mile, the highest it's ever been in DAT Trendlines. And there are no signs of a slowdown. Last week, flatbed volumes surged 10% higher, led by Houston, Fort Worth and Cleveland.

Marketing and Big Data

Enterra Insights

2] Alan Worley, “ How the right digital marketing mix can fill your sales funnel ,” Jacksonville Business Journal , 4 November 2019. [3] Marketers understand the value of data, but many of them still struggle with challenges associated with big data. Kimberly A.

The Future of Inbound Lead Generation with Blythe Brumleve

The Logistics of Logistics

I am based in Jacksonville, Florida and the owner of Digital Dispatch. About ten years ago, I started working with a 3PL in Jacksonville. [00:43] Please introduce yourself and your company. We help companies with their web and marketing problems. When my boss found out I was blogging on the side, he asked me to start doing it for the company too. I eventually got my own radio show. A lot of people make that natural evolution from content writing into radio. [07:18]

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. From my point of view, I am optimistic about the coming year as we wrap up a solid 2016 at Wagner Logistics. The logistics industry has the wind at its back with stronger consumer spending and manufacturing stabilizing. . Let’s look at the numbers. . Service industries boom.