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

The Network Effect

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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”.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Oklahoma grocers set to deploy fleet of autonomous vans for final-mile deliveries (CCJ). Another Friday, another flight home from a conference.

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.

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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.

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?”.

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.”.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Van Rates Peak in July, Flatbed Prices Rise in Southeast

DAT Solutions

DAT Flatbed TriHaul of the Week: Houston - Oklahoma City - Ft Worth - Houston. So, you’re taking a load from Houston to Oklahoma City , and then you haul a second load from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth.

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

EFT

Oklahoma. Oklahoma. #43. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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.

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion

NC State SCRC

Bill H: “We have two trade zones in Oklahoma and Houston, and are under construction to produce one in Corpus Christi. On December 5, 2019, we held a panel discussion that focused on different perspectives related to global trade.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City slipped 12¢ to $1.92/mi. Van and reefer rates continue to move sideways. Refrigerated produce freight has been notably absent from the picture, so that likely has some reefers competing for van freight.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

States that lost the most peeps to Texas include California, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and New York. The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.”

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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.

Why Operations Managers & Entrepreneurs are fighting the same battles

ThroughPut

Nothing was really in our control, and we had to make it work with existing teams & existing resources in our existing situations (during invasions, offshore on a ship, knee-deep in Oklahoma mud & the usual). Summer is almost over.

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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.

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.

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How Hurricane Florence affects freight

DAT Solutions

When disaster strikes, trucks are needed to get emergency supplies where they're needed most.