Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF), home to the UPS Worldport, has published March data that show strong year-over-year gains. at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. UPS is doing the same so data from the Louisville and Memphis hubs only tell part of the carriers’ stories. (Originally published in Air Cargo World ).

Shoemaker Named Presenter for Reliable Plant 2020 Conference

Synovos

Donald Shoemaker, Vice President Engineering & Consulting Services for Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, has been selected to present a paper at the upcoming Reliable Plant 2020 conference in Louisville, KY. The conference, to be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.

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FedEx’s E-Commerce Loss Appears to be UPS’ Gain

Logistics Trends and Insights

hubs, Memphis and Louisville, respectively, how each has performed in terms of volumes this year and investments that are focused on growing their e-commerce market share. Our first Air Cargo World article takes a look at FedEx and UPS’ investments in their major U.S. Air Cargo e-commerce FedEx UPS

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

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. Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss selecting an e-commerce fulfillment partner. For e-commerce companies the difference between success and failure is fulfillment.

A shift in philosophy: basketball and your demand forecast

The Network Effect

Eventually Pitino became head coach at a number of programs over the years, most notably at Louisville where the Cardinals won the national championship in 2013. In January 1971, Fordham University Rams played an NCAA basketball game against the then mighty University of Massachusetts Redmen team. The game was played in Amherst, at the legendary arena known as the Cage. UMass, at the time, was almost unbeatable and hadn’t lost a game at The Cage for almost 2 years.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

The two companies have jointly opened a facility near the UPS air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 100 industrial 3D printers. by Joe Cannata I recently took a trip to my local big box electronics store, and saw a 3D printer on display. I asked what they were printing, and the response was “plastic components”, which were being sold in the store.

A Look Ahead to UPS’ Second Quarter Earnings – Air Volumes

Logistics Trends and Insights

A look at data from the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, home to UPS’ Worldport, finds that UPS Domestic air volumes for parcels may potentially slip year-over-year depending on June data. Perhaps to support quicker delivery times, UPS is decentralizing its network by skipping Louisville and conducting more direct flights between other airports within its domestic network? UPS announces its much anticipated second-quarter earnings on July 30th.

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

These markets are Charlotte, Cincinnati, Denver, Louisville, Orlando, Portland, St. At the beginning of 2020, the commercial real estate market was looking great. Unemployment was low and the economy was strong, giving people confidence to be more assertive with their investments. Businesses were making longer term commitments and investing money to expand their operations. The coronavirus pandemic had a direct impact on distribution strategy, and increased demand for fulfillment services.

Exel announces new business with Bristol-Myers Squibb and expansion of Midwest Footprint

Supply Chain Network

It also offers close proximity to a number of key parcel and air infrastructure hubs including Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky. Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has chosen Exel as its third-party logistics provider handling its U.S. distribution. As part of the contract, Exel purchased the existing Bristol-Myers Squibb distribution centers in Mount Vernon, Ind., and will take over operations in the second quarter of this year.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

and Fast Radius’ On Demand Production Platform and 3D printing factory in Louisville, KY. 3D printing is revolutionising the way spare parts is managed. Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low. However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

Cerasis

David Hoerig is a Systems Sales Manager with Lantech, the Louisville, KY based inventor of stretch wrapping. Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest.

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

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.” Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

For example, here’s a description from a 2001 profile of Kroger’s food supply chain published by Louisville Business First : The frozen food portion of the order is assembled at 6:30 a.m. Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution.

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A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

GEMI Meeting – Supply Chain Sustainability (Louisville, KY). Without a doubt the most unique setting of the year, the meeting took place aboard the Living Lands & Waters floating classroom barge in Louisville, KY, and kicked off after attendees spent an afternoon cleaning up trash from the Ohio River.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Kentucky offers the UPS World Port in Louisville, DHL Americas hub in Northern Kentucky and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout Kentucky.

Van Rates Fall 3¢, in Mid-Winter Slump

DAT Solutions

TriHaul Adds $500 to Roundtrip Pay: Chicago - Columbus - Louisville - Chicago. For example, a TriHaul from Columbus to Chicago via Louisville, KY will boost your average rate from $1.82 It's February, so it should be no surprise that freight availability is down, and so are rates. Van rates lost another 3¢ per mile last week, as a national average, and only a handful of markets are showing signs of an upward trend. Spring can't come too soon.

Groundbreaking tool offers clearest view of freight trends

DAT Solutions

If you've got a truck in Louisville, KY, would you get a better rate if you posted it at noon or 4 pm? Pricing freight is all about supply and demand, and nothing lets you measure the markets faster than DAT's Hot Market Maps. Whether you're a broker who needs to know where trucks are hard to find or a carrier looking for where you'll have a negotiating advantage, Hot Market Maps provide the most up-to-date view of available loads versus trucks for every freight market.

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Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. 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

Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs. <p>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.

Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

DAT Solutions

I will be speaking more in detail about these myths and much more, in the DAT booth #64196 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 22 to 24. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

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Q&A: “Made In USA” Documentary Filmmaker Stresses More Americans Gain Awareness of Manufacturing Ahead of UCan Zippers Visit

Cerasis

JM: I’m currently working on an awesome feature film project with a company out of Laguna Beach and we plan to film in Louisville, KY this fall, but I can’t say much more at the moment until the contracts get signed. As we know, over the last two decades, manufacturing has largely been pushed overseas. As the number of US manufactured goods declined, manufacturing expertise and skills began to dwindle and become almost a lost art form.

Get Your Carrier Authority - Ignore the Myths

DAT Solutions

I will be talking about these myths and much more, at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 22 to 24. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.

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How Cities get Smarter

Enterra Insights

Ted Smith ( @Tedsmithphd ), former chief innovation officer of the city of Louisville, KY, observes, “In this new century, the places we live and work and the transportation we use to move between them get smarter every day thanks to a host of innovations that have combined the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rising tide of expectations for safety, security, and convenience.”[1]

Everyone Is Sick of the 3 Worst Bottlenecks in America

GTG Technology Group

The junction of I-65 and I-71 in Louisville, Kentucky, follows the Fort Lee bottleneck. Bottlenecks are the bane of truckers everywhere. Across the United States, they’re wasting thousands of hours of drive time and causing safety hazards for people on the road. Recently, the American Highway Users Alliance and the American Transportation Research Institute’s ranked a list of the worst bottlenecks in America. About the Studies.

Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

DAT Solutions

You might want to look for a load going from Cleveland to Louisville instead. February is the slow season for freight, and it may feel like your business is at a crawl right now. The good news is that spot market rates and volumes have held up better so far than they did around this same time a year ago.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Louisville, Kentucky. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers. Achieving a lower cost-per-order value means getting your products closer to your customers to shorten the last leg of delivery—ultimately, adding more fulfillment centers to your distribution network. On-demand fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

Realism and Final Delivery for Holiday 2013

Tompkins Blog

It was only nine years ago when an ice storm crippled Memphis and Louisville, resulting in major final delivery problems for Christmas. Being realistic means being practical and/or pragmatic. For holiday 2013, there were five really big factors that were going to impact final delivery. And yet UPS and FedEx still failed to be realistic, practical, or pragmatic in communicating their failure to deliver on their promises for holiday 2013. Let’s first take a step back.

Confessions of an Owner-Operator: Advice for Getting Started

DAT Solutions

The lease-purchase company was offering a brand-new Freightliner with a sleeper and a dedicated run, which was to go to JFK airport in New York, then to Louisville, KY – but none of this was in writing. Being an owner-operator turned out to be a lucrative business for me, which is why I’m grateful for sites like ClassADrivers.com that give new drivers all the tools they need to become a successful truck driver. But when I got started, things weren’t that easy.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic

FLEXE

Louisville, Kentucky. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it. It takes half the time to set-up (three weeks vs. three months) and costs a fraction of the traditional solutions because there are no long-term commitments or service fees.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment - Infographic

FLEXE

<p>Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers.</p> </p> <p>Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

Talking Logistics

It’s why last month UPS and Sealed Air Corporation announced “the opening of a Packaging Innovation Center in Louisville, Kentucky on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus…to help solve the packaging and shipping challenges of e-commerce retailers, and companies in many other industries, by maximizing efficiency, minimizing waste, reducing shipping costs, and increasing brand affinity.”.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

and Fast Radius’ On Demand Production Platform™ and 3D printing factory in Louisville, KY.” I’m at Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Boston, which is delayed by over an hour so far. I’ve spent most of this week in Dorking, England (not far from London) meeting with executives from Paragon Software Systems and several of its customers (I’ll share my takeaways from the visit, including my video interviews with clients, in a future post).

How to Get Out of New Jersey Without Losing Your Shirt

DAT Solutions

I looked specifically at the lane between Fort Lee, NJ and Louisville, KY, because those metro areas were #3 and #4 on the list, respectively. When you do find a load, the rates are low – last week, only $1.17/mile to Louisville. Plus, there is almost no way to get all the way back to Louisville without driving empty for 100 miles or more. TriHaul: Louisville - Fort Lee (Newark) - Richmond - Louisville. Find a second load from Richmond to Louisville.