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Bullwhip Effect: Port congestion adding  costs for supply chains
Bullwhip Effect: Port congestion adding costs for supply chains

At the start of the pandemic last year, supply chain expert Daniel Stanton – aka Mr. Supply Chain – spoke about the “bullwhip effect” on supply chains. Almost a year later, the bullwhip effect is rattling supply chains again, as manufacturers struggle to keep up with demand for consumer goods.

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Winter weather pushes intermodal freight to truckload
Winter weather pushes intermodal freight to truckload

Last week, two of the seven Class I Railroads announced extreme winter weather and sub-zero temperatures were impacting rail operations. From a truckload perspective, around 48% of all railcars are classified as intermodal, which competes heavily with truckload on the longer lengths of haul.

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6 transportation trends to watch in 2021
6 transportation trends to watch in 2021

Being a freight and analytics organization, we look for clues in data, especially as it relates to truckload capacity. When guaging the direction of commercial freight markets in 2021, there are some indicators that require extra scrutiny this year.

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