Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on How Much Do US Plant Managers Make

Supply Chain Digest

Plant Managers Paid the Most in San Franciso, Least in Oklahoma City in 25 Markets, based on New Randstad Data

Good-bye siloed, functional planner. Hello storm chasing network planner.


by Bill DuBois If you had anything to do with supply chain planning in the early days of enterprise resource planning (ERP), you may consider those years the “good ol’ days”. Supply chain planners (I’m lumping in all the silos, including demand, supply, inventory and capacity planning) today are dealing with challenges that were unimaginable when Lotus notes were the next big thing. However, none of this physically destroyed your supply chain.

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6 River Systems Continues 2020 Momentum Led by Award Wins and New Global Deployment Sites

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6 River Systems has been working hard to support our customers and ensure their supply chain and fulfillment operations keep up with the ebbs and flows of their customer demands. Peters, MO, our third DMF site, went live with Chucks picking office supplies, safety gear, and apparel.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

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There wasn’t a cascading effect across the supply chain like what we saw last year. Second, the area affected didn’t require the massive rerouting of supply chains like what we saw last year. Texas has been quiet in recent weeks, but the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City rose 14¢ to $2.26/mile.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

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Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. Houston to Oklahoma City dropped 19¢ to $2.04/mile. Seattle to Salt Lake City lost 18¢ at $2.18, with fewer imports hitting the Seattle port. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

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You’d expect this season to be more different from early October 2017, when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma still had a massive impact on supply chain operations. Here are two lanes worth noting: Denver to Oklahoma City jumped 12¢ to a not-so-hot $1.43/mile. Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Houston to Oklahoma City was down 8¢ to $1.97/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014. Last week was also the second week in a row when rates rose in more than 70 of the top 100 van lanes. Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over.

The Last Fast Mile


Moyer: Everyone is in a race to find the right solution not just for the ecommerce rage, but also to meet other global supply chain challenges. Moyer: Global supply chain companies need to find ways to build cost effective solutions that gives them a competitive edge. And, above all, you need to innovative, informed and adjust to the ever-changing supply chain.