This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. New Study: 70% of Executives have started Digital Supply Chain Transformation. While there’s plenty of buzz about startups chasing opportunities in the supply chain and logistics industry , it’s clear from all the recent announcements that established leaders are not resting on their laurels either.

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Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

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Road closures isolated Denver from parts of the supply chain last week. That led to an increase on the lane from Seattle to Salt Lake City , as an alternative to bringing in supplies from Denver. Out west, Sacramento to Salt Lake City picked up, possibly replacing the Denver to Salt Lake City lane. Lanes with big price increases included: Sacramento to Salt Lake City skyrocketed 40¢ to $2.35/mi.

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Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls. Reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland soared 70¢ to $3.42/mile. Sacramento to Denver gained 29¢ at $2.55/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

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Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This year alone, Amazon announced new fulfillment centers in Eastvale, Redlands, Fresno and most recently Sacramento, where the Seattle company said it would hire 1,500 workers. The real problem with the previous merger plan had to do with SPLS’ business of supplying goods to businesses, not normal customers. Supply Chain Amazon friday in 5 robots

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This year alone, Amazon announced new fulfillment centers in Eastvale, Redlands, Fresno and most recently Sacramento, where the Seattle company said it would hire 1,500 workers. The real problem with the previous merger plan had to do with SPLS’ business of supplying goods to businesses, not normal customers. Supply Chain Amazon friday in 5 robots

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. The lane from Sacramento to Denver paid 24¢ better on average, at $2.63/mile. 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.

Vacancies for US Industrial Space Lowest Since 2000

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percent in the second quarter of this year, the 32nd consecutive quarter of declining supply and the lowest point since 2000, according to industry sources. However, the amount by which demand outpaced supply was pegged at 22 million square feet for the 12 months ended in June, compared with 65 million square feet for the same period a year earlier. down 430 bps), Tucson (down 310 bps), Sacramento (down 260 bps), and Jacksonville, (down 220 bps).

This Week in Logistics News (December 11-15, 2017)

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So, without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week with some brief commentary: Target to Buy Grocery Delivery Startup Shipt for $550 Million (WSJ – sub. California looks at dumping gas tax for per-mile fee as cars use less fuel (Sacramento Bee). Robots Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Chain.io

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

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NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management , dedicated transportation , and supply chain solutions , announced today it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent. Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc.

Sears – Achieving Home Delivery Excellence

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In the short video below, just released by Descartes (a Talking Logistics sponsor), several Sears executives and team members — including Joe Macro, Bill Hutchinson (SVP Supply Chain), Kris Eyunni (VP Supply Chain, Home Delivery Distribution), and Catherina Taylor (Manager, Member Experience Office, South Region) — provide additional insight on the company’s journey to achieving home delivery excellence.