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“Intermodal Gives Shippers, 3PLs Relief from Tight Trucking Market” Jeff Heller, Norfolk Southern

SMC³ recently spoke with Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, about the effect the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.

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Our editors sat down with Ben Harris, Director of supply chain and advanced manufacturing for the Metro Atlantic Chamber to discuss On-demand delivery.

Once slow to adopt automation, 3PLs are now leading the way.

Through this collaboration, J.B. Hunt will integrate project44’s advanced visibility platform into J.B. Hunt 360, its proprietary marketplace, which connects shippers and carriers using data to match freight with capacity, pairing the right load with the right carrier to create efficiency and cost savings.

This is the company’s third location, as it also has offices in its corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas, and Chicago, Ill. Arrive officials said this new Chattanooga office was established in order for the company to accommodate its strong growth, as well as to leverage the significant freight market in Chattanooga.

Industry insider shares a few observations and insights, while providing a brief forecast for supply chain managers preparing for the year ahead.

SMC³ recently spoke with Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, about the effect the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.

The intersection of supply chain technology, changing online consumer spending habits, data management, delivery preferences, and other factors are all serving as game changers in how 3PLs are continually striving to better serve shippers. That is a key takeaway from the 2019 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released today by Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, Penske Logistics, and Korn Ferry at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

An ongoing state of heightened demand for e-commerce distribution space continues to serve as a driver for several of the largest United States Industrial & Logistics (I&L) leases completed in the first half of 2018, according to research recently published by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. The research, entitled “Dealmakers: Largest Warehouse Leases in H1 2018,” analyzed the 100 largest leases for the I&L space by square footage.

Technology will make individuals more efficient to the point where a third party that provides additional people might not be needed.

Hub officials said this sale represents the byproduct of an exploration of strategic alternatives for Mode that was undertaken by the Hub Group Board of Directors, which they said is part of an ongoing review of alternatives for creating shareholder value that it announced in August.

What do shippers need to do when evaluating the best 3PL? That question and others will be addressed at the 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2018 in Chicago this October.

Supply chain activities specifically related to transportation have seen dramatic changes in the last five years driven by end user experience and the technologies available to support, maintains Ravi Dosanjh Executive Armstrong & Associates’ (A&A) Vice President – International Advisory.

Learn about the 34th Annual Quest for Quality Award winners for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Providers.

The lines between 3PLs and brokers are blurring while carriers move into the space; and shippers are considering whether to outsource their freight or use a dedicated fleet.

As we have for the past 29 years, the Logistics Management editorial team has devoted a large portion of our July issue to putting context around the “Annual State of Logistics Report (SoL)”—and we continue to do so for good reason.