Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

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On the other hand, FedEx volumes from its global hub at Memphis International Airport (MEM) disappointed. Turning to FedEx’s lower volumes, the slowdown in the global economy, Chinese Lunar New Year and delayed reopening of Asian manufacturing due to the coronavirus all were contributing factors. 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 ).

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


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 Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping


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.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to founding Fulfyld, AJ held business development and leadership positions in the manufacturing, technology, packaging and consulting industries. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Based on past history and current ownership, I expect more acquisitions from Transplace this year and beyond, not only to augment the services it provides to existing customers in Chemical, Food & Beverage, and Manufacturing, but also to expand into new vertical industries, such as Retail and Electronics, where Transplace has a smaller presence today. The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

Disruptive Times Require Adaptive Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

which makes Internet-connected exercise bikes, but also for more traditional manufacturers such as the athletic footwear and apparel company Nike Inc.”[3]. The staff notes, “As a result of the expansion of its direct-to-consumer business, Nike is moving away from aggregating inventory in one central warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee, to putting product in facilities closer to the customer.” Today there is a lot of focus on reshoring manufacturing.

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. So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

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John Deere, Olympic Steel, and other manufacturers have a strong footprint in that market. Volumes were off in Memphis , which pushed rates down 4%. Memphis to Houston nose-dived 54¢ to $2.74/mile after a surge in the week before. Flatbed trends have been mostly neutral overall so far in February. There are signs of spring, with higher volumes in many markets over the course of the past three weeks. That’s been offset by a slump in volumes out of Houston , though.

The Economy is on a Roll


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 Demand for goods expected to last three years or more increased in October at the fastest pace in a year giving us a sign that the manufacturing sector has begun to stabilize. .

Have Spot Market Rates Bottomed Out?

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The cities with tight capacity include Memphis, Rock Island, IL, and Portland, OR. in October, the Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI) is up to 59.1 This explains why the overall economy continues to move forward, even though manufacturing is stuck in neutral. We are swiftly moving into the holiday part of the year. Yet the freight surges that many of us have been accustomed to seeing at this time have been noticeably absent.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020


Louis, Kansas City and Memphis. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in Mexico will shut down operations. General Motors suspended its manufacturing operations in North America, but the plan did not include its factories in Mexico, which will continue operating normally until further notice. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins


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. The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy.