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...]

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...]

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...]

Llamacon 2020 Recap

We 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 (SCD).  Like … [Read more...]

JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin May 2020

Hot off the press: JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin May 2020. Welcome to the May 2020 Freight Transportation BulletinGlobal economics, freight markets and technological innovation all impact … [Read more...]

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics: May 29, 2020 update

by Mike Mulqueen Below are some factors that we are following that you may find of interest. National Diesel Prices Data Source: DOE US Diesel prices went up .004 cents for the week of May … [Read more...]

Using Transport Instead of BTL for Load Building

Our team was tasked to design and implement a solution for a client that would drive Load Building functionality with Recommended Shipments from Blue Yonder’s Fulfillment application. Through a … [Read more...]