Labor costs in a supply chain can have a significant impact when deciding where your DCs should be located. According to the 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the lowest median wages for Freight/Stock/Material… Read More
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 yesterday often get migrated to the back… Read More
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 (DCs), it would be advantageous to incorporate all aspects of the… Read More
Welcome to the July/August 2020 Freight Transportation Bulletin Global economics, freight markets, and technological innovation all impact your supply chains and logistics operations. To keep you informed, JBF Consulting team sources content from leading industry analysts as well as provide our own… Read More
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 over $2.00. This is the… Read More
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 the analysts/modelers, and level of detail desired. In our… Read More
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 2 here, we examine the issue from a shipper’s perspective highlighting why the issue persists and what shippers can do to address excessive detention in their DC and yard operations.
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 shippers and carriers was section 4304, which proposes a… Read More
In This Issue: Supply Chain Design and Data Manipulation Market Guide for Vehicle Routing and Scheduling Llamacon NOW 2020 Recap Are So-Called ‘Digital Transformations’ Really Transformative? Industry News & Insights Roundup Industry Events Supply Chain Design and Data Manipulation A… Read More
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.