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

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

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

ToolsGroup

A North American-based survey of nearly 200 supply chain professionals from top CPG, distribution/wholesale, food and beverage, manufacturing, and retail companies found that 58% of respondents are still in the exploring or evaluating phases of digital transformation. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging and consulting industries. Third-Party Logistics: Will they be able to accommodate all of your SKUs? For instance, Huntsville is great for us because it is close to three of the biggest hubs (terminals) for small parcel carriers: Louisville, Memphis, and Atlanta. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Wouldn’t you do the same for a cancer cure, or a near 100% efficient engine (yes, I know the Carnot Cycle), or 23% less manufacturing waste, if you were Pfizer, Volkswagen, or ArcelorMittal, for example?

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

Memphis: The Super Hub. Interestingly enough, the biggest hub in the United States is Memphis, Tennessee. So much so that Memphis is home to the second busiest airport in the world, second only to Hong Kong. This is due largely to the fact that FedEx has set up shop for their super hub in Memphis. Cargo departing Memphis can reach just about anybody in the United States in the optimal shortest amount of time — making it the perfect sorting site for overnight shipments.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Houston is home to a number critical industries, including energy exploration, oil and gas refineries, and related manufacturing of petrochemicals and plastic resins, among others. It will take a very long time for freight transportation and logistics to return to normal, after two such monstrous storms in the same month. So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

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. . The Institute for Supply Management said its index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 57.2 At Wagner Logistics. About Wagner Logistics. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Logistics Publish as a report

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

In short, this is all good news for logistics providers, truckers, railroads and the economy. . Non-manufacturing growth surges . The ISM non-manufacturing activity index (NMI) December reading came in at 57.2. Companies that depend on industrial real estate, which is everyone from manufacturers to retailers and 3PLs experienced a sharp increase in lease rates in 2016 from 5 to 23 percent. At Wagner Logistics . About Wagner Logistics.