Freight rail electrification can exist in North America — the question is where

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves recently chatted with Daniel Simounet, vice president of the transportation sector for Hitachi ABB Power Grids , about whether it’s possible to electrify the freight rail system in North America.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

Cost savings in warehousing and floor space along with associated reduction in personnel required. Trucking Challenges in North America. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops. But why just in North America? Automotive retail sales models in North America are also disparate compared to places like Europe.

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FreightWaves Classics: Port of Chicago billed as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America”

The Supply Chain Journal

As indicated in the article’s headline, the Port of Chicago bills itself as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America” through its marine, rail and highway connections. It is the only port that is used by six of the seven North American Class I railroads. Overview.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform. For the larger supply chain (the larger freight infrastructure of the North American market), I worry. Expect Major Shifts in the North American Transportation Market.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Ocado uses £150m from shareholders for warehouse robots (The Guardian). Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run (Transport Topics). Kuebix Tops 5000 Companies Using its Transportation Management System. CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Dubai and HERE Technologies to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning.

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

NFI

Capacity is tight across most areas of the supply chain, presenting challenges in the truckload, drayage, less-than-truckload(LTL), intermodal rail, and warehousing markets. 1 Economic growth, paired with various other factors such as driver retention, continue to impact supply chains across North America. Although many areas of the supply chain are experiencing a capacity constraint, transportation capacity. Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

Truck Talk: Hydrogen rising edition

The Supply Chain Journal

This week we explore evidence that may soon demand a verdict on hydrogen as a transportation fuel, plus highlights from companies doing what they can to get on the right side of the business viability that Lordstown Motors said may elude the electric pickup truck startup. .

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

GlobalTranz

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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US warehousing sector has over 50% more workers on payroll than five years ago but now faces tough labour market

EFT

According to Bureau of Labour Statistics data, the US warehousing and storage sector workforce has increased 13.6% Warehousing, too, has become more expensive because of higher labour costs and is expected to remain at higher levels in 2021 as well.”.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse. To help you prepare for the transition, we reached out to a panel of warehouse pros and asked them to answer this question: “What’s the #1 factor to consider when moving to an automated warehouse?”

Can Kodiak Robotics compete with the big boys of autonomous trucking?

The Supply Chain Journal

State transportation officials and law enforcement will be watching. If that doesn’t work, they will have to shift their strategy towards adjacencies in AV, like yard or warehouse management or construction or off-road.”.

Warehouse automation the next necessary frontier of logistics digitization

The Supply Chain Journal

Due to strong consumer spending, the growth of ecommerce and other factors, transportation companies are incorporating more automation and tech into their operations to streamline administrative tasks and give more visibility to customers.

Truck Talk: Autonomous insurance edition

The Supply Chain Journal

5 issue on the American Transportation Research Institute’s Critical Issues list in 2020. I talked with Jason Palmer, general manager of Transportation Intelligence at Omnitracs. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America).

29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact. From greater flexibility and scalability to productivity gains, a faster ROI compared to other automation solutions and better resource management, warehouse robots are changing the face of warehousing. Read on to find out what our panel had to say about the impact of warehouse robots on industry employment. Warehouse robots are the future, plain and simple.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

Bottom Line: It’s time to transition the role of warehouses from cost centers to revenue centers that support new digitally enabled supply chains and business models that require greater accuracy, speed, and scale than ever before. A Warehouse Management System is the tool that can make that happen. Like manufacturing, warehouses, and the systems that manage them, are going through an inflection point. How A Warehouse Management System (WMS) Helps Manufacturers Grow.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored. The framework for creating a truly viable transportation visibility blockchain network is within our grasp. He holds degrees in transportation & logistics and marketing from The Ohio State University.

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation. Freightera Logistics’ award-winning online freight marketplace has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program, to help create the North American Low Emission Freight Marketplace.

$1.9 Trillion warehouse market growing strongly driven by emerging markets

EFT

The global market for warehousing is currently growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6 – 8%, according to Beroe Inc, a procurement intelligence firm. The increasing service levels such as e-commerce and same-day delivery are influencing retailers to invest further in the warehouse industry. The growth of retail and FMCG goods has been the main driver for the industrial warehouse industry.

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Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction

GlobalTranz

CVSA-certified inspectors will commit a blitz of inspections across North America, creating a sudden strain on resources for both domestic and cross-border freight. Blog Transportation

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Chuck Moyer has spent 37 years in the transportation industry, 31 of them in the same-day sector. · The role of app-driven driven transportation companies. You may need to abandon these services, or serve these needs by partnering with other transportation sectors to build a cost effective customized solution and sets you apart from your competition. You can get closer to your customers by having warehousing capabilities without having to rent or build facilities.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain.

Kenco adds warehouse in California; Lineage buys into Spain

The Supply Chain Journal

Separately, Lineage Logistics, an industrial real estate investment trust specializing in temperature-controlled services, said it has entered the Spanish market by acquiring Frigorificos de Navarra (Frinvarra), an operator of refrigerated warehousing and storage facilities.

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The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

On-demand warehousing—a marketplace platform that connects retailers in need of warehouse space with warehouse operators that have it—enables retailers to scale their distribution networks as demand, well, demands. Roger also knows the right answer is not to invest in more fixed assets or warehousing space, as it’ll leave him with too much capacity after the first of the year. Here are three common logistics problems you can easily solve with on-demand warehousing.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America.

New cranes, cross-docks to help handle growing volumes in Pacific Northwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The cranes were transported from Shanghai and arrived in Seattle Harbor on Sunday. The warehouse is designed to leverage the use of Canadian Pacific rail service directly from the port as a lower carbon emission choice than multiple trucks in the port complex and on local roads, Maersk said.

Quarterly Report for On-Demand Warehousing Pricing and Usage: 2016 Summary

FLEXE

We wanted to know how pricing and usage of on-demand warehousing trended in 2016. From electronic document management to real-time visibility into transportation logistics, software is modernizing the supply chain. On-demand warehousing is no different. FLEXE has been providing easy-to-use, short-term warehousing solutions since 2013. The Demand for New Warehousing Solutions Increases. For warehouse operators, the choice to list available space is a no-brainer.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which, while at the highest it’s been since 2010, has been predicted to be short-lived. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx resubmitted his and the White House’s highway funding plan to Congress.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. Brewers Supply Group (BSG), a one-stop shop for craft brewing, distilling, winery, cidery, and homebrew retailing ingredient needs, sought a transportation management system (TMS) that would provide immediate benefits and scale quickly to match its rapid growth.

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: Kraft Heinz

The Supply Chain Journal

As a FreightWaves Shipper of Choice for the third year in a row , Kraft Heinz continues to win over transportation partners despite the challenges of operating in a pandemic. warehousing, and Kevin Wille, the head of U.S. transportation, said in an email to FreightWaves. “We

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector.

Factors Affecting the State of Capacity

Supply Chain Link

Total spend of shipments as well as the volume of shipments declined for all of North America in October. All modes of transportation have seen a decline including truck and rail shipments. Brokerage Distribution Supply Chain Transportation Dedicated Fleets supp WarehousingIn fact, October shipment indexes have fallen to the lowest levels since 2011 1. In the past month freight shipments have dropped 4.7%