In case you missed my transportation notes to CEOs Part 1 (Don’t fail to plan!) and Part 2 (Your people need you!), let me set the stage: Since the beginning of 2018, the Wall Street Journal has run over 70 articles about how the current freight market is negatively impacting supply chains and corporate earnings.…Details
Global supply chain challenges continue to proliferate, but digitizing the supply chain and leveraging structured data can help ease those pressures while also providing high levels of visibility, improved efficiency and minimized risk.
Learn at how companies are effectively increasing the desirability of their freight, streamlining their supply chains, and reducing their transportation costs to become preferred shippers.
Recent spot market data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, reinforces the current strength of the trucking sector, with June having the highest spot market rates on record. DAT said that the national averages for van, flatbed, and refrigerated (reefer) were the highest ever recorded…Details
In its “U.S. Industrial Availability Index,” CBRE reported that the availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate fell ten basis points to 7.2% in the second quarter, which is its lowest level since 2000. CBRE said this represents the 32nd consecutive quarterly decline, with demand for industrial property continuing to outpace supply. What’s more, CBRE…Details
According to the State of the North American Supply Chain survey, truck capacity is the industry’s primary hurdle this year.
If the supply chain were a stock, would you buy it? That was a question I asked myself last summer as I was preparing our annual look at Gartner’s 2017 Top 25 supply chains for the September issue of SCMR, I wondered which would’ve performed better over the last year: A $27,000 investment in an…Details
A look at how software is playing an increasingly important role in the smooth running of the world’s end-to-end logistics operations.
A.T. Kearney’s Reshoring Index finds that imports are at an all-time high.
Given all the recent back and forth tariff activity going on between the U.S. and China, it is worth noting that on Friday, July 6 the U.S. began imposing tariffs of 25% on around $34 billion worth of Chinese products, which USTR said were made in “response to unfair Chinese practices.” These tariffs, said USTR…Details