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. Growth in Logistics. The transportation sector of the logistics industry grew by 3.6

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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).

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).

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. UltraYMS integrates with the UltraShipTMS suite of cloud-based logistics tools and can also be engaged as standalone software for shippers using other TMS solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Pentant provides its shipper and logistics service provider customers with a reliable and secure connection to both CHIEF (the central UK Revenue & Customs system) and ICS (the European Union Import Control System) to streamline declaration, cargo security and clearance processes.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & 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.,

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.

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.

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. Dial-A-Truck monitors first appeared at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon in 1978.

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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.

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.

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. Attendees at the 2016 DAT User Conference.

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.

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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.

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.