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A Lesson in Teamwork: Bringing our Miami Facility Back Online in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

ModusLink Corporation

The post A Lesson in Teamwork: Bringing our Miami Facility Back Online in the Wake of Hurricane Irma appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. ModusLink News planning Hurricane Irma Teamwork MiamiHurricane Irma was perhaps one of the most devastating hurricanes ever to hit the U.S.

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Supply Chain News Makers Video Serie on Amazon Driver Caught Twice on Tape Hurling Parcels in Miami

Supply Chain Digest

Driver Let Go after Two Incredible Videos Released

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Hungry for Miami eats? Guess who will bring it for free


Spoiler alert, it's Amazon there are no markups, and the service is free to Amazon Prime members. May the force be with Amazon's competitors. Permalink. Same Day Delivery Amazon

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment.

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know


Ports along Florida’s coast, including Miami, Miami River, Everglades, and Palm Beach, have been severely impacted by the storm. Orlando and Jacksonville airports are closed; Miami is open but hundreds of flights have been cancelled.

Sears Implements Descartes Routing Solution To Optimize Home Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

The Descartes Systems Group had their user conference – Descartes Evolution 2015 – this week in Miami. There were about 400 in attendance. The best presentation I saw at the event was given by two executives from Sears.

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Reefer Rates Continue to Cool

DAT Solutions

As a result, rates fell on a couple of lanes out of Miami: Miami to Baltimore lost 39¢ at $2.05/mile, which is still high for February. Miami to Boston dropped 32¢ to $2.53/mile.

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Reefer Demand Dips, But Rates Don't

DAT Solutions

Prices on lanes out of Miami continued to fall last week: Miami to Elizabeth, NJ was down 23¢ to $1.84 Miami to Baltimore and Miami to Boston each fell an average of 22¢ per mile.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum , June 4-6 in Miami, FL and October 29-31 in Tucson, AZ. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Florida rates continued to slide: Miami to Atlanta dropped 40¢ to $1.29/mile, which is more typical for this time of year. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

Reefer Demand Focuses on the Midwest

DAT Solutions

Miami rates also dropped 4¢ per mile, but rates and volume there may increase in the coming weeks, as ships full of South American produce are diverted from Houston to the Port of Miami. Miami to Atlanta rates lost 30¢ to $1.24

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Atlanta to Miami was down 22¢ to $3.43/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016. The national load-to-truck ratio also hit 7.0

World Cup in Brazil: Did it make it into your S&OP planning process?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

The England team has completed missing penalties practice, donned smart new suits and headed off to Miami to miss some more penalties. The 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil is fast approaching, yes it is football not soccer.

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JDA FOCUS 2013: Day Three Recap

Supply Chain Nation

Tuesday night’s Miami-themed reception included international food trucks featuring a wide variety of South Florida delicacies, along with sights and sounds from Miami wharf-themed dancers rocking to the event DJ and his Mini Cooper-inspired boom-box.

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2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , fell 27¢ to $2.10/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

DAT Solutions

Markets with rising rates included Los Angeles, Fresno, Grand Rapids, Rock Island, Philadelphia and Miami. TriHaul for Reefers: Atlanta - Miami - Charlotte - Atlanta. Miami is usually a dead end at this time of year.

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Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

DAT Solutions

Miami, Denver, Sacramento and Lakeland, FL , all experienced sharp drops last week. Miami to Baltimore dropped 99¢ to $2.39/mile.

Van Rates Might Be Close to the Bottom, if They Aren't There Already

DAT Solutions

You can see in the map above that Florida also has a low load-to-truck ratio, but there there has been a burst of potato shipments in the southern part of the state that's boosted prices out of Miami. Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , surged 35¢ to $1.84/mile.

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Pre-Christmas Demand Could Keep Reefer Rates High

DAT Solutions

Miami rates fell after an off-season boost in the previous week, and the lane to Boston was down 36¢ to $1.62/mile. Going the opposite direction, Philadelphia to Miami also fell 31¢ to $2.05/mile.

S&OP Effectiveness: Recommendations to Make the Leap

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I will be speaking at a conference in Miami, and next week I will be in Rotterdam. It is a beautiful fall day in Philadelphia. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on a new report, “What Is the Value Proposition for Sales and Operations Planning?”

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Atlantic Storms: Carriers Stuck at Sea


Current Status: Ports at risk: Miami through Charleston. Boats in transit within 50 miles of Miami Port are at risk. Get started on an alternate plan focusing on executing Miami lanes from the Port of Savannah.

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Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?


This puts a strain on the existing transportation resources, and if mother nature wipes out the infrastructure in coastal areas, such as Houston, the Port of Miami or even shipments between Puerto Rico and the mainland, capacity tightens faster than anyone expects. Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. In April 2017, William B.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


Supplier driven innovation was also a major theme at the Procurement Leaders meeting in Miami this spring.

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

So have Miami and Savannah, but an ever-larger portion of the reefer freight in those markets originated in Chile and neighboring countries. There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. Two main factors are involved. More restaurant spending, more contract freight.

This Week in Logistics News (March 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Prime Now Expands: One-Hour Delivery on Tens of Thousands of Daily Essentials Now Available to Prime Members in Baltimore and Miami.

Reefer Demand Spikes During Inspection Blitz

DAT Solutions

One big outlier: Even though other outbound rates from Miami are sliding down into the off-season, the average reefer rate from Miami to Boston was up 20¢ to $2.10/mile. Miami to Baltimore was down 33¢ to $2.28/mile.

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Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Jacksonville is also going strong, with big rate increases on the lanes to Miami up 13¢, and to New Orleans , up 40¢ Rates are rocketing up in Raleigh , after a down month. TriHaul for Reefers: Atlanta - Miami - Tifton - Atlanta. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt.

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The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


Amazon airplanes then whisk them via the future Amazon hub in Kentucky to the local FBA distribution center in Lakeland, Florida, before delivery in Miami Beach overnight…by an Amazon delivery man. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. How Jack and Jeff Are Reshaping Global Retail.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Descartes Systems Group : Evolution 2015 , May 19-21, Miami, FL. GT Nexus : Bridges 2015 , June 8-11, Miami, FL. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Of the five resolutions, the one you should always recommit yourself to every year is “Make the time for learning — and teaching.”

Reefers Get a Late Spring Boost

DAT Solutions

Miami is the top market for reefer load posts on DAT Load Boards right now. Miami to Elizabeth, NJ , spiked 42¢ and paid $2.19/mile on average. Miami to Atlanta paid 38¢ better at $1.79/mile.

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Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

DAT Solutions

Best Bet: Reefer load posts are on an upswing in Miami. But there are reefer loads to be found in Miami right now, plus a shortage of trucks. Highest Volume Lane: Miami to Jacksonville.

Procurement Leaders Blog Post: Cross-Functional Teaming is Easier Said Then Done


Continuing my reporting of the Procurement Leaders meeting in Miami, I sat in on a very interesting session that included three professionals from very different walks of life: Captain Harry Thetford – Defense Logistics Agency.

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