IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

Herlitz Inventory Management

The IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference is being held October 16 – 18, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL .

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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Jan. 1, 2019 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

William Miller of Toledo, OH and Meredith James of Tampa Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

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The Amazon effect on U.S. airports

Logistics Trends and Insights

domestic network – From Lehigh Valley to Tampa and Rockford. This Freightwaves contribution discusses some of the airports that Amazon is using as it grows its U.S. Airports are partnering with Amazon and expanding facilities so that Amazon can speed up their last mile delivery services.

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The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Let’s say a manufacturer based in Milwaukee needs to ship freight to Tampa. Traditional TMS capabilities would only allow this planner to route the freight to its final destination in Tampa. Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Shipt debuts Costco delivery in Tampa (Tampa Bay Business Journal). Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless.

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Does Your TMS Support Rail’s Unique Requirements?

Talking Logistics

For example, shipping goods from Atlanta to Tampa may cover 400 truck miles, but using rail the trip could be closer to 800 miles. If rail is a key part of your transportation plan, how can you be sure your TMS effectively supports rail’s unique requirements?

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AXUG Summit 2016: Preparing for the Digital Future


The 2016 AXUG Summit, the biggest gathering of the year for Microsoft Dynamics AX users and partners wrapped last week in Tampa, Fla. More than 2,000 Dynamics AX users joined together for user-produced education sessions and networking opportunities.

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Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Atlanta to Tampa was also up to $3.12/mile. Lakeland, FL, also serves the Tampa market, and the lane from Atlanta to Lakeland added 52¢ at $3.89/mile. Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


Isabella Adams, a fashion accessories and home decor business based in Tampa, Florida, made a smart move to partner with third party logistics provider Transplace to keep up with its larger competitors.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

The 2018 IWLA Convention & Expo , March 11-13, Tampa, FL. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

Rebuilding Efforts Fuel Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Flatbed rates have been down in port cities that were affected by Irma: Tampa, Jacksonville and Savannah. Tampa to Atlanta remains the weakest of the high-volume flatbed lanes, since inbound load counts from Atlanta are still well above normal.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses


Isabella Adams, a fashion accessories and home decor business based in Tampa, Florida, made a smart move to partner with third party logistics provider Transplace to keep up with its larger competitors.

Are You Smarter Than a TMS?

Talking Logistics

Ace has 3 distribution warehouses (Tampa, FL; Chicago, IL; and Atlanta, GA.). Current inventory for the Le Fancy t-shirts at the warehouses are 31,000 in Tampa, 10,000 in Chicago, and 15,000 in Atlanta.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

It is sunny today in Tampa and Atlanta, with a light breeze. 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.

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

DAT Solutions

Rates were also weaker out of Atlanta and Tampa. Tampa to Atlanta is one of the weakest flatbed lanes, and the rate was down another 7¢ to just $1.39/mile.

Grocery continues to grow and evolve

Supply Chain Nation

Shipt said in a press release on Tuesday that it was launching the service for Costco customers in Tampa. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: “Free from” groceries are changing the landscape; Martha Stewart launches meal delivery; and you’ll soon be able to shop Costco groceries from home. Clean eating is changing how we shop.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

Plenty of flatbed markets in the South and East experienced rising prices, including Birmingham, Tampa, Atlanta, Savannah, Raleigh, Harrisburg, Dallas and Phoenix.

Tarpon Springs, FL: A Bastion of Integrity

Supply Chain View from the Field

A large law firm in Tampa has sent out solicitation letters to the community, writing that “The craziest thing about the settlement is that you can be compensated for losses that are UNRELATED to the spill.”

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I live in Tampa, FL, USA with my wife. Subscribe Here! Email Address. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

That pushed rates lower out of Tampa. The energy sector heated up in January, which contributed to higher flatbed load counts for the month. Bad weather in some parts of the country also disrupted construction, though, which led to some pretty uneven changes in flatbed lane rates in January.

Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices

SCM Research

The USF Tampa Library hosts a collection of open access textbooks. I like open access. One of them, which might be useful for many SCM researchers, has been published by Anol Bhattacherjee, a professor of information systems. It is titled Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

DAT Solutions

Tampa also enjoyed strong numbers in December, and the lane to Atlanta was up to $2.03/mile. Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018. After the spikes we saw early in the year, prices started a slow and steady decline that lasted for months.

Flatbed Freight Continues to Gain Momentum

DAT Solutions

The average rate out of Tampa hit $2.09/mile, which is high for Florida. February has been a strong month for flatbed freight.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

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Walker Peek @AcousticsExpert Walker Peek is a Tampa-based entrepreneur.

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

DAT Solutions

per mile last week, as declining rates in Birmingham, Harrisburg and Baltimore offset increases in Tampa, Pittsburgh and Fort Worth. Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, after a one-week gain.

Hurricane Irma Updates


Preparations remain underway for Hurricane Irma’s potentially catastrophic arrival in the continental United States as the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic makes its way through the Caribbean.

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

DAT Solutions

The biggest improvement in June volume and rates came in Tampa , followed by Savannah , which may be related to an increase in port traffic. Van freight was a little quiet last week, but a rebound should be underway now, to close the second quarter on a high note.

Expert of the Month: Lisa Torzillo, Corporate Trainer

Freight Center

Her story with us reflects the growth of FreightCenter, from humble beginnings to one of the fastest growing companies in the Tampa Bay Area. Meet FreightCenter’s Expert of the Month – Lisa Torzillo! For close to a decade, Lisa has been an integral part of our talented team, part of FreightCenter’s backbone. Joining FreightCenter 10 years ago, Lisa worked her way from the sales floor to a supervisor role.

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Flatbed Markets Continue to Boom

DAT Solutions

Even Tampa has crossed that mark. While the van markets might be showing signs of heating up, flatbed has been hot all winter long, and getting hotter. The national average flatbed rate for April was $2.65/mile, the highest it's ever been in DAT Trendlines.

Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

DAT Solutions

In other key flatbed markets, rates declined, including: Houston, Atlanta, Tampa and Harrisburg. Flatbed load availability declined 24% last week on the spot market, as load board activity paused for Thanksgiving. The load-to-truck ratio rose 11%, to 6.4 loads per truck, however.

Rates Rise Unexpectedly in Early August

DAT Solutions

NOT SO HOT – Freight volume was up, but rates were down, in three East Coast freight markets: Harrisburg , Tampa , and Roanoke. July ended and August began, so you might have expected a quiet week.

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

DAT Solutions

Outbound rates increased for flatbed loads originating in Las Vegas , Rock Island , Houston , Oklahoma City , Atlanta , and Pittsburgh , but rates declined in Los Angeles , Dallas , Tampa , and Baltimore.

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

The ports in Savannah, Tampa, and Miami all suspended operations over the weekend, while the Port of Charleston closed on Monday. DAT employees are donating to American Red Cross to help support those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and DAT Solutions is matching those contributions.

Load Volume and Rates Move in Opposite Directions

DAT Solutions

Rates trended up in Houston, a major flatbed market, as well as secondary markets including Las Vegas, NV; Fort Worth, TX; Cleveland, OH; and Tampa, FL. Rates moved in the opposite direction from load-to-truck ratios last week.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

The two rising markets in the south were Tampa and Birmingham , while Dallas and Harrisburg, PA have also been strong as of late. At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over.

Hurricane Irma's Chemical Fallout Could Be Worse than Harvey's

Material Handling & Logistics

Port Tampa Bay alone handles ammonia, unleaded gasoline, sulfuric acid and ethanol.

Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts


Operational/Supply Chain Impacts: Ports and terminals in Miami, Tampa, St. Despite Irma’s downgraded intensity as it moves further inland into the United States, its impact escalated at a steady pace nonetheless.