Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

Transportfolio

Texas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. More refrigerated truckloads are available in Texas than in California. the imported produce must be inspected, usually in a refrigerated warehouse in Texas.

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Some Positive News- Samsung Invests $1 Billion in Austin Texas Semiconductor Facility

Supply Chain Matters

The news surrounding Samsung to state the obvious has been somewhat negative of late. There is the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone product recall and suspension debacle because of exploding and fire-prone devices. Today there is a U.S. government recall announcement involving 34 models of Samsung laundry washing machines representing upwards of 2.8 million top-loading devices […].

My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

DAT Solutions

The worst load of my career started off as just another day in early October, 2013. October 1, searching for a load in Prineville, Oregon - I off-loaded in the afternoon. I was unable to find a reload that day.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.” Being a Yankee from the great state of Michigan, I had never heard of the Texas Triangle, so I asked what it was. 5 Reasons You Should Care About the Texas Triangle.

WTO Moves Closer to Tariff-Free Classification of IT Products: Supply Chain Opportunities and Impacts

Supply Chain Matters

Global Trade Issues High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy blog commenting on global supply chain management developments General Electric supply chain high tech and consumer electronics supply chain opportunities Intel supply chain Nintendo supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain network design Texas Instruments supply chain

Don't miss out on the healthcare supply chain event of the year

Loftware

We’re excited to be first-time exhibitors at the annual HDMA Distribution Management Conference (DMC) , March 6 – 9, in San Antonio, Texas.

All Roads Lead to Dallas

Supply Chain Link

Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth.

Trends—January 2015

Inbound Logistics

Texas places three locations among ATRI’s top-10 congested roadways; Truck size and weight debate is a divisive topic for the transportation and logistics industry; Truck driver shortage raises new concerns and costs for shippers and carriers; Electronics supply chain poses new challenges; Demand planning is still a pain point for shippers

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Tropical Storm Harvey Situation Report

Supply Chain 24/7

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state

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Hurricane Harvey Impact Still Unfolding and Not Looking Good

Supply Chain Matters

Four days after Hurricane Harvey impacted the Texas Gulf region of the United States, especially the regions surrounding Corpus Christy and Houston Texas, the rains and flooding continue, the impacts are still unfolding and not looking good. Process industry focused supply chains Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Hurricane Harvey impacts on industry supply chains industry supply chain risks Supply chain Matters blog

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Houston is a center for plastic resin due to the string of refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and the kind of commodities that are impacted include all plastic parts manufactured in the US.

Current Stark Reminders of Pending Industry Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights that two significant storms, one that struck southern China, the other about to impact the Texas Gulf Coast, have the potential to add to significant industry supply chain concerns. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics Hurricane Harvey multi-industry supply chain disruption Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk Typhoon Hato

Boosting Supply Chain Productivity (What CEOs should be striving for)

The Network Effect

If you want to find out more, I suggest you read my longer post over Texas CEO Magazine. Nguyen Hung Vu/Flickr. Traditionally, when a CEO paid attention to their supply chain, it meant something had gone wrong.

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How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

to the region of Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and 300 of them are in the Houston vicinity. This region of Texas is responsible for almost $600 billion in economic activity and is home to ports that trade with many countries around the world.

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All My Exits are to Texas

Tailwind

All My Exits are to Texas All my exits say it’s Texas And Texas is the place I’d dearly love –to- be And all my exits say it’s Texas But why does my BOL say Tennessee?

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana.

Hurricane Harvey Updates

Elementum

The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared. Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston, Texas — America's fourth largest city — and has proven to be extremely traumatic to tens of thousands of people and businesses.

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

In Lubbock, Texas, reports The Dallas Morning News , Amazon recently opened a pickup and drop-off location for purchases and returns, taking advantage of Texas Tech University’s proximity to the area, enabling greater distribution of goods to college students. The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

10 refineries close as Harvey drenches Texas energy hub. Rail freight networks operated by Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific in Texas, USA were heavily disrupted due to Hurricane Harvey, according to reports on Friday, August 25th.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. The Educators’ Conference, which provides academics and students a forum to hear the latest in our research field, has become an integral part of it. As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards.

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Texas Refiners Work on Harvey Recovery as More Storms Loom

Material Handling & Logistics

returned two Texas refineries to pre-storm fuel-making rates while three other plants were in various stages of resuming operations, said Lillian Riojas, a spokeswoman for the San Antonio-based company.

A Beer Distributor Leverages the Industrial Internet of Things to Improve Customer Service and Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Six years ago, Del Papa Distributing, a third generation family-owned beer distribution company that delivers more than 10 million cases of beer annually, decided that Galveston, Texas was not the ideal location for their operations.

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Dallas, Texas. by Melissa Clow.

Companies Weren’t Prepared for Hurricanes in 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

For companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year’s hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but also a wake-up call on how to better manage this type of risk going forward. based companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

recently due to flooding in Louisiana and Texas, as well as a hurricane in the Florida panhandle. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving

Cerasis

As a result, the home improvement giant gained a sizeable profit while providing the materials needed to begin the road to the recovery for the Texas coast. The demand for omnichannel shopping is larger than ever.

The Future of Transportation 1: The Hyperloop

The Network Effect

This weekend, at Texas A&M University, there is a competition unfolding that promises to change the future of transportation. SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend is being held January 29-30th at Texas A&M. . Musk plans to build a test track in Texas.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

Cerasis

3) OnCampus Texas. This program is developed by University of North Texas and it offers international students to complete one year course related to logistics. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Kelli Harris, a consultant and recent college graduate in Logistics Management. Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Texas is still ahead of California for reefer load availability, but the gap is narrowing. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

Poems about Supply Chain Management Software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

There once was a planner from Texas. by Alexa Cheater A collection of bad supply chain poems: volume 2. After the success of last year’s bad supply chain poems, I’ve decided to resurrect this cringe-worthy tradition in honor of Bad Poetry Day.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

” In the state of Texas they have an expression I think is fitting for the Elementum solution: It is, “Big hat, but no cattle.” Holiday travel. Packed airports and the children screaming in unison.

Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State. The rush for fuel in Florida may require supplies from as far away as Texas, which is still reeling from Hurricane Harvey.

Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain

Techgistics

Congested roads are not just a mega-city problem; according to a report from the Texas Transportation Institute, Americans spent 6.9 Although the U.S.

Christmas is Over. Why Are There So Many Loads?

DAT Solutions

Reefer Rates Soar for Loads Out of Florida and Texas. Volume was strong leading up to Christmas, and rates soared for outbound reefer loads in Florida, Southern Texas, and even Chicago. Lots of people like to take vacation during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Blockchain for Trade Promotion Execution?

Supply Chain Insights

I’m sitting on my veranda in the hot Texas afternoon drinking my ice tea and mint leaves, turning the ribs every 8 minutes and reading my latest book. The hype around blockchain technology is growing because man continues to seek the next best thing.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers

NC State SCRC

To keep yourself in business, there are plaintiffs attorneys that are finding out what transportation is doing, and trying to find the big deep pockets to pay damages like the $281M damage awarded in Texas – because the smaller carrier won’t be able to pay.”

4 Key Takeaways from the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Ryder Exchange

Last month we welcomed them to Texas. The wide spread success of natural gas fueling in California, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas demonstrates how state-led strategies and coalitions work.

The Dawning of a New Age for IT in Logistics: 8 Theses on Modern Supply Chain Management IT

Talking Logistics

He is keen on diving into foreign cultures and together with family just settled in Texas. The role of IT has changed rapidly in recent years, from being simply a tool to process data and information to becoming a key enabler of process innovations.