First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts in Portland, Ore

Supply Chain 24/7

UPS is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report


On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year. This year’s version of the State of Logistics Report revealed that third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) and those involved in the supply chain have experienced the greatest gain and economic turnaround since the Great Recession of nearly a decade ago. Growth in Logistics.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore. Truckers applaud move to revert to pre-2013 Hours of Service regulations (Logistics Management). billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters). E-Commerce Fueled Logistics Hiring in November (WSJ – sub. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI. This is where it gets tricky, according to Yossi Sheffi, director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. This solution has not been overlooked by logistics companies. Building on their push to incorporate alternative fuels as an emission reduction strategy, logistics companies are increasing their focus on one of the highest cost areas they face: last mile delivery.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. ” Here are some excerpts from the CNBC article: The delivery service will be available to Starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app that will launch in Portland next month and nationwide next year. . Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

UNFI to consolidate five distribution centres into a new 1.2 million-sq-ft and expanded 800,000-sq-ft facilities in Washington


The Centralia distribution centre is located in close proximity to two existing UNFI DCs in Tacoma and Portland. and a 923,000 square-foot warehouse in Portland, Ore. Once construction of the new Centralia DC is complete and the expansion of the Ridgefield DC is finished, UNFI plans to close its Tacoma, Portland and Auburn warehouses, as well as reduce its dependency on outside storage and third-party logistics services.

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain


Bloomberg, an investment manager is paying for 179 million square feet of urban logistics properties — the warehouses used by Inc. logistics real estate, will almost double Blackstone’s U.S. The properties being acquired by BREP are in high-growth markets such as the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas, Seattle, Miami, New Jersey and Portland, Oregon, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Global Logistics News on West Coast Port Talks Reaching Crisis Stage, as Tensions Rising Despite Federal Mediator Joining the Talks

Supply Chain Digest

PMA Presents Work Slowdown Data, While ILWU Walks Out in Portland The Environment has become Worse Since Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh oined Talks Last Week.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is Con-Way’s supply chain division. The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. The post LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012).

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

E-commerce continues to see substantial growth year-over-year, being the force driving the industrial and logistics industry. According to the “Industrial and Logistics: 2020 Real Estate Market Outlook” from CBRE, there is higher-than-average lease renewal rate in areas of low vacancy.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. UPS’ eBike electric bike program, activated in Portland, Ore., cities have launched Smart City Logistics innovations and protocols, following the lead of Europe and Asia. ? Self-Service Logistics. Content Summary: The Era of Do-It-Yourself Logistics.

Daimler Trucks establishes global organisation for highly automated driving


This new global organization will enable us to even stronger evolve the technology for highly automated driving and vehicle integration for heavy-duty trucks at our Automated Truck Research & Development Center in Portland. The operations infrastructure and network to be set up by the Autonomous Technology Group – another key activity – will consist of one main vehicle control centre as well as additional stations at logistics hubs.

An AWESOME Experience

Supply Chain Nation

AWESOME was founded five years ago by Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, with the objective of advancing women’s leadership in supply chain. Thinking there was no way that my second Symposium could top the first, I traveled to Portland, for the 2016 event at Nike headquarters.

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

DAT Solutions

When Jim Syfan, CEO of Syfan Logistics , first started working in the freight brokerage business in the 1970s, there were no load boards, no desktop computers, no internet. Steve serves as Executive VP, Greg is President, and Jim is the CEO of Syfan Logistics. One of Syfan's customers frequently shipped to Portland, Oregon. "I I think it was one of our regular carriers who first told us about the Dial-A-Truck load board at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland," he said.

What Is a Load Board?

DAT Solutions

A load board is an on-demand freight exchange used by shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, and other logistics companies to find freight and trucks. DAT created the first load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR, in 1978. Freight brokers and shippers use load boards to advertise freight that needs to be moved by posting where the load is and where it’s going. Trucking companies can search the lanes they run and find loads that match their business needs.

Life before load boards

DAT Solutions

Mark Boyer has spent his whole career in the trucking and logistics industry, with a front row seat for all kinds of new technologies, including many products from DAT. As DAT celebrates its 40th year, we reminisced with Boyer, who serves as Vice President of Brokerage for Keller Logistics in Defiance, Ohio. Dial-A-Truck monitors first appeared at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon in 1978.

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MIT Research: The Effects of Dynamic Safety Stocks on Inventory and Service Levels

RELEX Solutions

Prior to MIT, Dan worked in demand planning for Ahold-Delhaize in Portland, Maine. Prior to MIT Joaquin worked in different areas of the supply chain for Coppel stores in Mexico, and after MIT he will return to Coppel to the logistic planning department. We worked alongside Dan Covert and Joaquin Ortiz on their Master Thesis “Dynamic Customer Service Levels: Evolving Safety Stock Requirements for Changing Business Needs” for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

An AWESOME Experience

Supply Chain Nation

AWESOME was founded five years ago by Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, with the objective of advancing women’s leadership in supply chain. Thinking there was no way that my second Symposium could top the first, I traveled to Portland, for the 2016 event at Nike headquarters.

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

There’s no question that innovative technologies aid in logistics and supply chain management, but when it comes to the many labor-intensive processes that take place in the warehouse, some fear that robots could make human warehouse workers obsolete. “Automation is a natural option for logistics firms to…” …keep pace with demand for faster shipments. Dan is a native of Portland, Oregon and a graduate of Stanford University.

Where Does Most Cargo Theft Happen?

DAT Solutions

Speaking to freight brokers at the DAT User Conference in Portland, OR, Lewis said that increased awareness of the problem has helped to combat theft, and due diligence by brokers plays a role. He has 20 years of experience in transportation logistics, and is also a former law-enforcement officer and detective. Compared to 2016, cargo theft dropped by 32% in the second quarter of 2017, according to Keith Lewis, Vice President of Operations at CargoNet.

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How Brokers Can Move 2 More Loads Every Hour

DAT Solutions

The "automated brokerage" is the buzz in logistics circles, but until that happens, there are many ways to be a lot more efficient and a lot more productive—and a lot more profitable. It is one of several we’re offering over the October 24-25 DAT User Conference in Portland that will make you and your team more efficient, productive, and profitable. Attendees at the 2016 DAT User Conference.

DAT Impact: A User Conference Unlike Any You've Attended

DAT Solutions

DAT Solutions' second annual user conference will be held October 21 to 23 in Portland, Oregon, addressing the very real threats and opportunities facing the trucking industry. ELD mandate is top of mind. Probably the number one "threat" facing almost everyone in the trucking industry is the ELD Mandate. Questions that have surfaced continually in the trade and financial press is how will the ELD Mandate affect capacity and how will that impact rates?

Brokers Sound Off on New Food Safety Rule

DAT Solutions

Kenny Lund is a vice president at Allen Lund Company and its software division ALC Logistics. LaForte owns and manages Columbia Fresh Transportation Services, a small brokerage in Portland, OR. DOCUMENTING TRANSACTIONS. Rob LaForte, owner of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services, says his transportation management software (TMS) will be a great help in storing and retrieving the documentation required by the new FDA food safety rule.