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

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Manhattan Associates Empowers Warehouse Managers With New E-Commerce Capabilities. On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.”

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Vacancies for US Industrial Space Lowest Since 2000

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Vacancies in the US industrial sector, which includes warehouses, distribution centres and other facilities, dropped by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.2 industrial real estate market continues to be driven by the digital economy creating high demand for space in warehouses and distribution centres across the country, according to BBG, a national commercial real estate valuation, advisory and assessment firm.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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Net revenues from “other logistics services,” which include transportation management services, customs, warehousing, and small parcel, increased about 15 percent in Q4 2012 (excluding contribution from acquisition), driven primarily by transaction increases in its transportation management and customs services. The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.

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

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This week: Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years, but there’s one worry: robots, more companies, including Target, are rolling back on loyalty programs, Walmart eliminates a few dozen corporate jobs, Staples may be planning to spin off its retail business to Office Depot and hundreds of people showed up for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers. A typical Amazon warehouse job pays $13 or so an hour. warehouses.

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

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Warehouses have hired tens of thousands of California workers over the last five years, but there’s one worry: robots, more companies, including Target, are rolling back on loyalty programs, Walmart eliminates a few dozen corporate jobs, Staples may be planning to spin off its retail business to Office Depot and hundreds of people showed up for a chance to pack and ship products to Amazon customers. A typical Amazon warehouse job pays $13 or so an hour. warehouses.

Demand Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

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Fruit and vegetable harvests in New Jersey, combined with refrigerated food from warehouses, answered the July 4th weekend demand for grocery items. Reefers were very active in Central California last week, as well, with increased volume from Fresno and a boost to outbound rates in Sacramento. There were lots of loads moving at higher rates last week, especially for vans and reefers.

Van and Reefer Rates Drop, in Mid-July Lull

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Rates also drifted down in Los Angeles , but volume is building in Sacramento , so that market may improve soon. Outbound rates continue to rise in Elizabeth , NJ, close to warehouses, the East Coast’s largest sea port, and farms in the more rural areas of the Garden State. The typical July lull began last week, which is a little later than expected.

Sears – Achieving Home Delivery Excellence

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Christina Gross, Sacramento Routing Manager, then added: “Because we’re now working with a live, real-time system, we’re able to make adjustments and see those reflected in the routes right away. Sears has a long history in home delivery, but kudos to the company for recognizing that it needed to change the status quo and transform its delivery processes and technology — not only in transportation, but warehousing too.