The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain

Elementum

West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports. The effects of the labor shortage are beginning to become visible at the Port of Oakland as ships are being forced to remain at anchor for up to 36 hours before being unloaded.

Advantages of the Port of Oakland for Import Freight

West Coast and California Logistics

As with a well-crafted indie film, however, the Port of Oakland should not be overlooked. Just as Hollywood blockbuster films get more notoriety than independent films, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach tend to get all the attention when it comes to the movement of inbound container freight to the West Coast. After all, these ports are the busiest in the U.S. and have set new volume records yet again in 2017.

Supply Chain News on US Gets First Stop Ever from New Generation of Megaships, but Ports ae Far from Ready for Regular Service

Supply Chain Digest

Giant CMA CGM Ship Visits Port of Los Angeles, Heads to Oakland, but Major Systemic Changes Needed, Drewry Says

What’s Behind the Supply Chain Analytics Revolution?

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. […]. There is a seemingly endless amount of information on the current analytics and big data revolution in business.

This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18)

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I read a Wall Street Journal article on a tech-driven revolution in sports, written by Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager most well known as the character played by Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball. I found the article interesting and I believe it touched on key points in the development […]. The post This Week In Logistics News (July 12 – 18) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Jan. 4, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

US PMI Very Strong in 2017, Construction to Start on New Logistics Hub in Port of Oakland, Nucor Thinks Supply Chain in Building New Steel Plant, Many Unhappy Returns in Retail

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

Although this has always been a peak season for imported goods, more than 17,000 TEUs entered the Port of Oakland in the fall, which is a sum far more significant than data from 2017. It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year.

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Will Supply Chain Planning Productivity be a Hot Topic in 2017?

ToolsGroup

In fact, I can say from experience that supply chain planning automation that increases productivity can be a difficult sell, reminiscent of the scene from the movie Moneyball where Oakland Athletics manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) tells a room full of scouts that Jonah Hill’s character represents the new way forward. Planning productivity can be increased by segmenting tasks according to the tools best suited for the activity.

“Moneyball” and Your Business – All-Star Break

Supply Chain Action Blog

A while back, the film “Moneyball” showed us how the Oakland A’s built a super-competitive sports franchise on analytics, essentially “ competing on analytics ”, within relevant business parameters of a major league baseball franchise.

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc., the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board.

The High Cost of Poor Supplier Relationships

Talking Logistics

president and CEO of PPI, who is also a Professor of Marketing at Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Supply Chain Management at Rutgers University. We’ve seen several headlines over the past six months about how poorly suppliers are being treated these days. Here’s a sampling: Tesco faces fresh accusations of ‘bullying’ suppliers over price cuts ( The Telegraph ).

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Those two markets have benefited from harvests in August and September, but last week's volume may also include ocean freight from the ports of Tacoma and Oakland, respectively. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month. Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty.

“Moneyball” and Your Business

Supply Chain Action Blog

A while back, the film “Moneyball” showed us how the Oakland A’s built a super-competitive sports franchise on analytics, essentially “ competing on analytics ”, within relevant business parameters of a major league baseball franchise. It’s MLB playoff time, and my team (the Tribe) is there, again. Pregnant pause to enjoy the moment.).

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

5 Oakland, CA: Oakland, CA has one of the busiest ports on the west coast and is situated at the intersection of several interstate highways. Companies paying a premium for warehouse space in the Oakland area can recoup some of the cost by making their unused space available to companies looking for dynamic warehouse space in the Oakland area right now.

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand

FLEXE

</p> <p><strong>#5 Oakland, CA:</strong></p> <p>Oakland, CA has one of the busiest ports on the west coast and is situated at the intersection of several interstate highways. Companies paying a premium for warehouse space in the Oakland area can recoup some of the cost by making their unused space available to companies looking for dynamic warehouse space in the Oakland area right now.&

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News. Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees. They floated down, one after another, to the dead grass below, where other leaves had fallen, yesterday and the day before. What made them drop today?

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Oakland port terminals plan PierPass-style program (JOC). I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox. I selected them all and held my finger just above the Delete key — “How liberating, how euphoric it would be,” I told myself, “a split second, that’s all it would take”…but I just couldn’t do it.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

The Port of Oakland, on the other hand, posted an increase of 8.7 To get back on track, the Port of Oakland announced that they are hiring 400 more workers to ensure the speed and efficiency to customers. West Coast ports are seeing limited recovery after months of congestion and reduced volume. While the ports are implementing new tactics to drive container volumes, the recent disaster in Tianjin could throw operations, once more, into chaos.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

Case in point, the Wall Street Journal reports that these three giants (among others) have reshaped their logistics plans to avoid US West Coast-bound ocean routes (and the subsequent OTR and rail routes) due to recent labor-dispute-driven disruptions at ports in Long Beach and Oakland. We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland have severe port congestion due to a lack of space for empty containers that are awaiting backhaul vessels to China and Asia. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy.

Well Prepared Retailers Seize Opportunity for Advantage during Port Closures

Supply Chain Collaborator

While some of the volume has returned to Long Beach and Oakland, there is still a significant contingent that continues to bypass the West in favor of eastern and southern entry points. Benjamin Disraeli said, “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” There are some retailers – whose industry is characterized by high volume imports from China and elsewhere – who can vouch for the verity of this statement.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

MarketWatchs Alexander Davis reports from Oakland, Calif. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

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. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This term covers all the ocean ports on the West, including Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach/Los Angeles and others. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money. The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Some of the acronyms are easy to decipher, while others are sometimes used interchangeably or only have the slightest of differences. Understanding which is which can be beneficial, as we’ll explain later.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the rates would be about 4% cheaper to go this route rather than through Oakland, it would also take 11 days longer. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment.

Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Supply Chain Nation

My first job ever was through an Exploring Leadership program where I was a public relations intern with the Oakland Raiders.

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”

NC State SCRC

In the movie, the new coach of the Oakland A’s baseball team uses analytics to build his organization from the ground up. One of our newest SCRC partners, Siemens Building Technologies, recently shared their insights on creating an analytics strategy. This effort was led by the Chief Procurement Officer for Siemens BT, Carl Oberland, but has recently been rolled out across the global organization.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He subsequently earned his MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit. The announcement was made by Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way Inc. president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010.

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. have set a record high as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season. For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

This decline follows a bleak performance in February, when container volumes into the Californian ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach from were down 35.2

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LTL Rate Update: Cross-Border USA & Canada, and Canada Domestic

Freightera

Owen Sound, ON to Oakland, CA – $353.38 Dear Shippers, We hope you’re well. Our hearts are with all of you impacted by the West Coast wildfires in the last few weeks. Even here in Vancouver, Canada, the air is gray, brown, and unhealthy. Reviewing our best cross-border LTL rates from previous updates, we just found many rates not showing consistently. We don’t know how long this was happening, but we fixed it in no time.

“Moneyball” and Your Business

Supply Chain Action Blog

A while back, the film “Moneyball” showed us how the Oakland A’s built a super-competitive sports franchise on analytics, essentially “ competing on analytics ”, within relevant business parameters of a major league baseball franchise. It’s baseball season again!

Takeaways from 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference

Talking Logistics

Beane is the Executive VP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A’s, but he’s best known for Moneyball, the. “You can’t run a business in 2020 like it’s still 1999.” That was my favorite quote from Billy Beane’s keynote presentation at the 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference earlier this week in Orlando, Florida. Read more Takeaways from 65th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C. Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. This increase follows California’s increase in minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour last year and to $10 effective January, 2016.

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An Interview with Logan Ensign, Client Solutions

Alloy

I take the chance to go to Oakland A’s games whenever I can, and have a lot of fun bringing my two year old daughter to the games with me. Logan and his daughter at an Oakland A’s game An Interview with Logan Ensign, Client Solutions was originally published in Alloy on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Logan Ensign is the Director of Client Solutions (CS) at Alloy.