What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

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

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

Inventory Obsolescence: It Can Get Complicated

ToolsGroup

The firm operates 17 automobile dealerships across Texas and Oklahoma with a mission that includes providing better financial terms than its competitors. It’s hard to get around obsolescence. Derived from the Latin verb obsolesere —to grow old—most products in the marketplace grow “long in the tooth” at some juncture in their life cycle. Shorter innovation cycles, multi-channel complexity, and long-tail stock-keeping units (SKUs) accelerate the inevitable decline in value.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City dropped 19¢ to $2.04/mile. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

Texas has been quiet in recent weeks, but the lane from Houston to Oklahoma City rose 14¢ to $2.26/mile. As people in the Carolinas try their best to return to their normal routines, the freight markets have settled back down into typical seasonal trends following Hurricane Florence.

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

Kinaxis

2013 – Massive tornado packing 200 mph winds in the Oklahoma City area. 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”. Spreadsheets were the latest and greatest thing, your biggest headache was a supplier failure, and collaboration meant walking down the hall to visit with your buyer or dropping by the shop floor to check on a machine breakdown.

Downturn in the Oil and Gas Industry: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Improvements

Talking Logistics

has seen at least 91,000 job cuts across the energy industry since prices collapsed last summer, according to Continental Resources, an Oklahoma oil company that tracks layoffs.”. “Most people who look at the Oil and Gas industry right now are likely to characterize the market as ‘challenged’.”. So stated Kent Stuart, Director of Oil and Gas at C.H. Robinson, earlier this year on Talking Logistics. Looking at some recent news, it seems like the industry remains challenged.

Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

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.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

Ohio 100

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

Ohio 100

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

Ohio 100

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Its Control Tower solution for an equipment and supplies provider includes on-site staff in Houston, Oklahoma and Louisiana executing more than 75,000 truckloads per year.”. I went to Home Depot earlier this week to return a purchase, and the customer in front of me wanted to exchange a defective power tool with the same model, but he couldn’t find any on the shelf even though the store’s inventory system said 5 units were in stock.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Oklahoma. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

The Niches Have Riches with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin earned an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. The Niches Have Riches with Kevin Hill. Kevin Hill and Joe Lynch discuss why the niches have riches, which refers to the advantage of specializing and owning a niche. In the logistics and transportation business, competition is intense and increasingly the best 3PLs are developing market segments, so they can customize their services to a specific niche (market segment). About Kevin Hill.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Oklahoma. All Oklahoma businesses, except bars, are open with some social distancing restrictions. Vendors should not except many issues when shipping to or from Oklahoma. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Oklahoma ? . All Oklahoma businesses, except bars, are open with some social distancing restrictions.?? . Vendors should not except many issues when shipping to or from Oklahoma.?? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. .

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Oklahoma . All Oklahoma businesses, except bars, are open with some social distancing restrictions. . Vendors should not except many issues when shipping to or from Oklahoma. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. .

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Oklahoma. Much of Oklahoma’s crop production is focused on hay, wheat, cotton, and corn. Expect slight rate and capacity fluctuations about this time for Oklahoma freight.

Flatbed Demand Surges in Oregon and South Dakota

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City and back is a pretty good run for flatbeds, as long as you can complete the roundtrip in two days, including load and unload times. Find a load from Oklahoma City to San Antonio , which is a headhaul lane paying an average of $2.21 Here's the math on the TriHaul from Houston to Oklahoma City, returning via San Antonio: TriHaul route suggestions are offered in DAT Express and DAT Power load boards , and rates are derived from DAT RateView.

Road Report: 2018 OPEX Oil and Gas Summit

TrackVia

I had another conversation about manual processes with an executive at a petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Oklahoma City. I recently had the opportunity to attend the Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas Summit held in Houston. As a hotbed for the industry, the summit provided a unique view into the world of oil and gas through the eyes of key business leaders. During my time at the conference, a few things came to light.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

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. That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. 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.

Senators introduce DRIVE-Safe Act hoping to address shortage of truckers

EFT

As home to three inland ports, nearly 4,000 miles of rail and over 12,000 miles of highways, Oklahoma is rightfully recognized as and benefits from being one of the nation’s leading transportation hubs and America’s Corner. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver’s license at the age 18, federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving goods from state to state until they are 21.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. If you have a good roundtrip, say, between Houston and Ft Worth or Houston and Oklahoma City, you don’t want to mess with it, especially if you can do the 900-mile trip in two days, including load and unload times. So, you’re taking a load from Houston to Oklahoma City , and then you haul a second load from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.

The Growth of E-Commerce and What It Means for Retail Jobs

Supply Chain Nation

The massive Pickup Towers, located near store entrances, debuted last year in Bentonville, Arkansas, and are now being rolled out to more than a dozen stores in cities across Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Out West, Denver to Oklahoma City added 14¢ at $1.38/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon. The good news is that volumes have been firming up this month.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. That doesn't mean nothing has changed.

Trends 2019: Food

Enterra Insights

Researchers from Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) predict, “From tried-and-true barbecue sauces and flavorful potato recipes with a twist, food developers are becoming inspired by Kansas City barbecue, Southern Appalachian pimento cheese, Made in Oklahoma salsas and other areas from sea to shining sea. Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation.

Food 100

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

Some of the lanes where rates increased last week included: Houston to Oklahoma City jumped 38¢ to $2.55/mi. While van and reefer rates saw a decline in March compared to February, flatbed bucked the trend, making gains in both freight volumes and rates. Flatbed rates have risen for 5 consecutive weeks, and the national average rate ended March at $2.34/mi. In the top 78 flatbed lanes, rates moved higher on 36 lanes, while 42 were lower.

The Growth of E-Commerce and What It Means for Retail Jobs

Supply Chain Nation

The massive Pickup Towers, located near store entrances, debuted last year in Bentonville, Arkansas, and are now being rolled out to more than a dozen stores in cities across Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Out West, Denver to Oklahoma City added 14¢ at $1.38/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately? If you're a small carrier or owner-operator, you're not alone. Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Prices are typically down during this part of winter, but there are signs that rates could thaw soon. The good news is that volumes have been firming up this month.

Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

DAT Solutions

The biggest increase was on the lane from Denver to Oklahoma City , which was up 13¢ to $1.40/mile – not much there to be excited about. Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month. For the month, the average van load paid $2.16/mile, which was still 2¢ higher than the March average. Rates fell on a majority of the top 100 van lanes, too.

Hot Flatbed Segment Shows Signs of Cooling

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City slipped 52¢ to $3.44/mile. Demand for flatbeds has been red hot for months, and so are rates. It seems like every week we set a new record for flatbed rates or load-to-truck ratios, or both.

Higher van volumes fail to boost rates

DAT Solutions

Denver to Oklahoma City slipped 14¢ to $1.12/mi. The end of Q1 was relatively quiet on the truckload spot market. Van freight volumes did increase more than 6% in the last week of March, but there was enough capacity to cover the demand. As a result, rates didn't rise. The national average van rate was $1.86/mile in March, 3¢ lower than the February average. Load-to-truck ratios did climb on Friday.

Carrier Insights with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin has an MBA from the University of Oklahoma and was a freight broker. download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this episode, Joe interviews Kevin Hill , president and founder of CarrierLists.com. He also worked on Wall Street using business intelligence to inform mergers and acquisitions. Today, Kevin takes us through his journey creating a CarrierList of 22,000 with the goal of building up a carrier network and database ready for shippers, brokers and 3PLs.