Freight Market Index July 2020: The Flexibility Test

Guest commentary by Adam Gray, JBF Consulting – as provided for the July 2020 Freight Market Index report Almost every day it seems our plans are changing. Whatever we assumed were next steps … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – The Labor Factor in Supply Chain Design

In a perfect world, when conducting a Supply Chain Design (SCD or alternatively called Network Design and Network Optimization) project to determine the optimal location for your Distribution Centers … [Read more...]

JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 Freight Transportation Bulletin Global economics, freight markets, and technological innovation all impact your supply chains and logistics operations.  To … [Read more...]

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics: July 27, 2020 update

The TL market continues to be surprisingly strong with no sign of slowing.  From being completely dead in April, spot rates are now up over 30% from their lows this spring and are now averaging … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – Duration of a Supply Chain Design Project

The duration of a Supply Chain Design (SCD) project, also called Network Design and Network Optimization, is dependent on many factors including availability of data, quality of data, the ability of … [Read more...]

Why Excessive Dwell Time is Pervasive in TL Shipping And What Shippers Can Do About It

In this 2-Part series, JBF Consulting explores the impact of excessive loading times on shippers and carriers and the benefits of addressing this issue.  In Part 1, we looked at detention from … [Read more...]

The Impact of Dwell Time on Truckload Carriers

On July 1, 2020, the US House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act. The $1.5 trillion dollar bill touches on a wide array of transportation initiatives. Of special interest to both … [Read more...]

JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 Freight Transportation BulletinGlobal economics, freight markets and technological innovation all impact your supply chains and logistics operations.  To keep you … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – Supply Chain Design and Data Manipulation

Which tool should you use? A lot of the work involved in Supply Chain Design (SCD), also called Network Design and Network Optimization, requires the manipulation of large quantities of data. In … [Read more...]

Louis’s Learnings – Llamacon 2020

I attended the Llamacon conference (#LLamaCon) this past week (June 16 to 18). This is a yearly event held by Llamasoft that brings together the world community of Supply Chain Design … [Read more...]