First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts in Portland, Ore

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UPS is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics

Global Supply Chain News on Trend to Larger Container Ships Threatens Small and Mid Sized US Ports

Supply Chain Digest

Container Traffic Almost Totally Gone Now from Portland. Impact on US Exports

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 12, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Procter and Gamble to Build Future Factorym Driver Turnover Certainly not Improving, Labor Tensions Escalating in China, Hanjin has Had Enough with Port of Portland

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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The same was true for roundtrips between Portland, OR and Stockton : Stockton to Portland was up 28¢ to $2.92/mile. Portland to Stockton added 44¢ for a $2.04/mile average.

UNFI to consolidate five distribution centres into a new 1.2 million-sq-ft and expanded 800,000-sq-ft facilities in Washington

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The Centralia distribution centre is located in close proximity to two existing UNFI DCs in Tacoma and Portland. and a 923,000 square-foot warehouse in Portland, Ore. Once construction of the new Centralia DC is complete and the expansion of the Ridgefield DC is finished, UNFI plans to close its Tacoma, Portland and Auburn warehouses, as well as reduce its dependency on outside storage and third-party logistics services.

8 innovations that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

The program launched in Portland, Oregon and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the added bonus of reducing harmful emissions. The supply chain is a complex, multi-faceted process encompassing everything from warehouse fulfillment to logistics.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

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Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Here's what they had to say.

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

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Unfortunately, others have seen container traffic come to a dead halt, as was the case in Portland, Oregon. On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year.

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How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

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Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. What can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Here's what they had to say.

Global Logistics News on West Coast Port Talks Reaching Crisis Stage, as Tensions Rising Despite Federal Mediator Joining the Talks

Supply Chain Digest

PMA Presents Work Slowdown Data, While ILWU Walks Out in Portland The Environment has become Worse Since Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh oined Talks Last Week.

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

At that setting, it would miss its intended port by over 100 miles – putting the container ship closer to Vancouver or Portland. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability. He and other characters in the commercial mock the importance of spending more for only a 1 percent difference in service. Perhaps I’m just tired of seeing this guy; he’s gone from pitching the “Can you hear me now?” provider to this new gig.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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Sacramento to Portland , OR rates soared 31¢ to $2.77 While Sacramento to Portland was up, Los Angeles to Portland rates fell 31¢ to $2.77/mile.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

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Stockton, CA to Portland, OR, was up 13¢ to $2.63. 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.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

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TriHaul of the Week, for Vans: Stockton - Seattle - Portland - Stockton. Minimize the pain by taking a series of shorter hauls: Seattle to Portland , at $2.25/mile, then Portland to Stockton for $1.13.

Free Food! You're Invited to a BBQ

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To thank you for making these past 10 years a success, we’ll be handing out free pulled pork sandwiches and sausages here in Portland, OR, at the Jubitz Truck Stop – where DAT got started almost 40 years ago.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland soared 70¢ to $3.42/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Crop production is rising out of the Northwest, so reefer rates fell on inbound lanes like Sacramento to Portland , OR. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Smart Speakers Are Infiltrating Hotels – Will Room Service Ever Be the Same?

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A few months ago, a family in Portland, WA, reported that their Alexa device had recorded and sent conversations to a contact in Seattle, apparently without their knowledge or consent. “Alexa, order fresh towels.”

Consumers Demand Supply Chain Accountability Down to the Last Straw

Material Handling & Logistics

Portland, Ore., Is your business at risk due to unethical supply chain practices? The board at Monster Energy Drink had a decision to make.

Spring freight rates: Stable or stuck?

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Sacramento to Portland, OR, also gained 23¢ to $2.93/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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

UPS’ eBike electric bike program, activated in Portland, Ore., We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. There was plenty of learning and networking at the CSCMP Annual Conference this week, which I’ll write about in a future post.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Stockton, CA to Portland, OR, was up 13¢ to $2.63. 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.

An AWESOME Experience

Supply Chain Nation

Thinking there was no way that my second Symposium could top the first, I traveled to Portland, for the 2016 event at Nike headquarters. Nancie Torrence is JDA’s Group Vice President for Aerospace and Defense and leads the company’s Women’s Interest Network, a group focused on mentoring, sponsoring and developing women at all levels to realize their full career potential at JDA.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

” Here are some excerpts from the CNBC article: The delivery service will be available to Starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app that will launch in Portland next month and nationwide next year. .

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Pentant also helps customers meet UK Revenue & Customs requirements for imports and exports to be managed through an approved inventory control system for the ports of Dover, Portland, Poole, Plymouth, Teignmouth, Bideford and Scrabster, as well as London City and Warton airports.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

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PORTLAND, OR: The Pacific Northwest is hot for both van and reefer freight. Portland cracked the top 20 for load posts, with a load-to-truck ratio that's also well above the national average. The national average van rate rose 1¢ last week.

MIT Research: The Effects of Dynamic Safety Stocks on Inventory and Service Levels

RELEX Solutions

Prior to MIT, Dan worked in demand planning for Ahold-Delhaize in Portland, Maine.

Reefer Demand Spikes During Inspection Blitz

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to Portland, OR was up 45¢ to $3.33/mile. Sacramento to Portland added 50¢ to 3.21/mile. Refrigerated freight was met with tight capacity last week, with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking many trucks off the road.

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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California lane rates had some dramatic increases: Sacramento to Portland, OR, soared 91¢ to $3.78/mile. Last week was a short week, as most carriers needed to get drivers home in time for the Christmas weekend.

Corporate supply chain social responsibility in the news

Supply Chain View from the Field

The Times article notes that “unauthorized subcontracting, or farming work out, to an unapproved factory (as was the case for the Quaker Pet Group order in China), is “very, very common,” according to Gary Peck, founder and managing director of the S Group, a design and sourcing company based in Portland, Ore.” Today’s New York Times has a front-page story on how supply chain inspections of factories have become a vital link in the supply chain of overseas production.

Life before load boards

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Dial-A-Truck monitors first appeared at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon in 1978. Meanwhile, the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) service launched at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon, with a video monitor that displayed available loads.

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Last chance to join the 2017 DAT User Conference

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The conference is October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. The 2017 DAT User Conference is almost here. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your DAT products. Guests arrive on Monday and sessions run Tuesday and Wednesday.

What Is a Load Board?

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DAT created the first load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR, in 1978. A load board is an on-demand freight exchange used by shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, and other logistics companies to find freight and trucks.

DAT User Conference: Book Your Hotel Room By Oct. 3

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DAT has reserved a block of rooms for attendees at the Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Towers, at the discounted rate of $209 per night. Rooms are filling up fast for the DAT User Conference, so now is the time to register for the conference and book your hotel.

Reefer Prices Swing, in Seasonal Shift

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Los Angeles to Portland climbed 20¢ to an average of $4.13/mile. The national average rate for reefers added 1¢ last week, approaching a record high at $2.70/mile. But prices fell on a lot of the highest-traffic lanes.