Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Oct. 6, 2016

Supply Chain Digest

What Companies Did What at CSCMP 2016, New Jersey Hiking Diesel Taxes Big Time, Interest in Highly Automated DCs Growing, NRF has Bullish Forecast for 2016 Holiday Spend

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Prices for Warehouse Land Continue to Soar

Supply Chain Digest

Land in Northern New Jersey Up 17 percent to 1.75 Million Dollars per Acre, Rising 35 percent to 980,000 Thousand Dollars in the Inland Empire

Drayage: Truck Turn Time

PLS Logistics

The drayage business is facing a crisis in ports from California to New Jersey. Congestion at coastal ports is adding millions to shipping costs while reducing productivity of drayage companies and threatening commerce’s explosion.

Trends—March 2014

Inbound Logistics

New Jersey’s salty tale misplaces blame on the Jones Act; UPS unveils new hazmat shipping protocol; Automakers collaborate to map the auto supply chain

Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

APICS

Consider that two weeks ago, the earliest signs of an outbreak of the disease surfaced in New Jersey Blockchain has been touted as the cure-all for everything from financial fraud to voting, but this week Wired magazine’s Maryn McKenna suggested that blockchain could help prevent E.

Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Consider that in mid-April, the earliest signs of an outbreak of the disease surfaced in New Jersey. by All By: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on apics.org, and is repubished with permission.

IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

In response to this growing complexity, companies moving goods around the world are embracing digital supply chain solutions, powered by new tracking technologies and data analytics. With this new level of end-to-end shipment visibility, shippers can instantly access transit times from every carrier along the route to create efficiencies and increase communication within their organizations – ultimately providing the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The Port of New York and New Jersey was hit hard, and they “had about 24 hours’ notice before Sandy hit,” she said. A Norfolk-based railway company (CSX) then created a new rail route to New York to help get shipments back there until the port was repaired.

Consumers Have More Choices than Ever this Holiday Shopping Season

Supply Chain Nation

In an article posted to New Jersey 101.5’s Many NJ shoppers are over it – Dino Flammia writes that the Black Friday shopping rush appears to have lost its appeal with many New Jersey consumers. Thanksgiving Day is quickly becoming the new “traditional” launch of the holiday shopping season – or is it? Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. New Mexico. New York. #28. New Mexico. #31. New Jersey.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term is used to describe an intermodal freight service that utilizes ocean and truck or rail to transport to another port location, for example, a shipment coming from Shanghai to New York via Long Beach. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […]. In 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

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Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

For instance, while transpacific rates have dropped from 12 to 25 percent for shipments from Shanghai to Los Angeles or New York respectively, the cost of moving goods from Asia to Europe are uncomfortably up 16 percent over last year. The US has been plagued by a truck driver shortage, recently made worse with new federal trucking regulations and higher fuel costs.

The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

The Hindenburg over Manhattan, New York, 1937 (courtesy Associated Press). When thinking of airships, or “skyliners” as they were often called, it’s difficult not to be overwhelmed by visions of the Hindenburg going down in flames in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937.

This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported that P&G is undertaking “a multibillion-dollar effort to remake an antiquated and inefficient network of factories, warehouses and offices into a new model that gets goods to stores more quickly.”.

Six Logistics “Facts” That Are Wrong

Freightos

One explanation for this may be the new generation of employees, the Millennials, who will represent 50% of the workforce by 2020. As Transport Intelligence’s latest report, Global Freight Forwarding 2016 , puts it: “New, exciting technologies are being developed which have the potential to transform forwarding and trade processes. The New Panama Canal Means Larger Ships Docking In New York. It’s a brand new world. Six Freight “Facts” That Are Wrong.

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And I thought last year’s Top 25 Supply Chain was a surprise

The 21st Century Supply Chain

If you take out the new CSR ranking from 2016, your Top 25 rankings would be: Actual 2016 Rank. All data aside, this new category was primarily to remove Apple and P&G, so the words “we have a new #1” could be stated. US Senator New Jersey.

Willow Run Foods: A Fresh Take on How CNG Cut Costs, Curbed Emissions & Improved Efficiency

Ryder Exchange

million miles per year, much of that in the New York metropolitan area – a region beset by congestion and high emissions. The company also reduced its annual greenhouse gas emissions by 50 tons along New York City, Long Island, and northern New Jersey routes.

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Reefer Trends Signal Pre-Thanksgiving Push

DAT Solutions

Strong inbound volumes to northern New Jersey drove prices down out of Elizabeth, NJ. Reefer volumes were mostly in a holding pattern to close the month, similar to the last full week of October for vans.

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Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

DAT Solutions

It seems like every week we set a new record for flatbed rates or load-to-truck ratios, or both. Last week every state except North Dakota, New Hampshire and New Jersey had a load-to-truck ratio above 18 loads per truck.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The February and March%ages are skewed because of changes in when Asian factories close for Lunar New Year each year. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

Talking Logistics

This week, FedEx Freight drivers voted against the union in Newark, New Jersey , and Con-way Freight employees did the same in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. Long Beach is the highest-ranked port in the United States (20th in the world) with a berth productivity of 88, compared to 130 for Tianjin (China), 104 for Shanghai, 86 for Rotterdam (Netherlands), 78 for New York-New Jersey, and 71 for Charleston (South Carolina).

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

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted. Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

Transportfolio

When the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016, it will have new locks and wider, deeper channels that can accommodate Post-Panamax vessels and more traffic. The port at New York-New Jersey is raising a bridge so the 160-foot-high vessels can reach the docks.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

Transportfolio

But the East Coast ports—especially the largest ones, New York-New Jersey, Savannah and Charleston, and Norfolk—are most likely to be winners in the battle for market share.

Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage

Supply Chain Movement

In May 2015, the first seminar in New Jersey, USA brought 65 professionals together, most pharmaceutical manufacturers. Practical Approaches to Temperature Controlled Pharmaceutical Logistics and Storage. Date: 12-13 April, 2016. Venue: Hotel BLOOM! Brussels, Belgium.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

Transportfolio

If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

Reefer loads from the Northern New Jersey port of Elizabeth to Boston paid 29¢ less at $3.14 Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years.

Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast. For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about this problem almost three years ago, when I commented about a story in the New York Times about thieves that stole six truckloads of tomatoes and one truckload of cucumbers from Florida growers, along with a truckload of frozen meat, by setting up a bogus trucking company and deceiving a broker. Significant fictitious pick-up activity has also been reported in Florida, Texas and New Jersey. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic

FLEXE

Edison, New Jersey. Edison, New Jersey. Pop-up fulfillment is an old idea with a new twist. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers.

Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. While Chicago and New York/New Jersey hubs are no strangers to inclement winter weather, severe and widespread cold brought snowstorms to Atlanta and other southern U.S.