TMB Logistics Thread: We're Anti-Social Because Fuck You

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by brahmanknight, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Nashville Knight

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    So much freight and no available trucks.

    Our shipper is struggling to find spot capacity using our TMS.

    In positive news, we are interested in Series A funding. We modulized our WMS and are looking to position ourselves as a 100% cloud-based ERP.
     
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  2. brahmanknight

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    We have finally caught up on shipments from internal company DCs. Now we are hitting the the backlog of sea containers that were sitting on the seas that we delayed....those are the shipments we normally push in March/April/May to get ready for the summer busy season, but couldn't arrive for obvious reasons.
     
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  3. Nashville Knight

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    Peak retail season is going to be nuts.
     
  4. ButchCassidy

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    We have had to rely on 3rd party carriers for the past month, as our fleet team is swamped. Doing higher than peak numbers, and we're still a month out from true peak. We're picking up new customers, but cannot find any new freight handlers. The temp agencies have nobody to provide.

    It's rough out here.
     
  5. Bishop

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    Leading up to Labor Day and the DOT blitz afterwards was brutal. Been better lately but have been doing alot of renegotiating of rates.
     
  6. brahmanknight

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    Yeah, we normally use only three carriers ( Florida East Coast, Landstar, Ocean ) but I wanna say that number is up to 8 temporarily with 3rd party guys for the reasons you just mentioned.
     
  7. dtx

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    fuck landstar
     
  8. Bishop

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    Just need a better Rep
     
  9. Jean-Ralphio

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    Starting a new job on the first. will handle aid and relied plus flight chartering. Pretty excited to get that under my belt.
     
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  10. Jax Teller

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    Drove by the new Amazon DC going up in Mt Juliet, TN this weekend. Jesus christ that thing is massive. Even compared to their other DCs around here.
     
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  11. Jax Teller

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    5 stories, 3.5 million square feet of warehouse space and like 80k square feet of office space.
     
  12. Whammy

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    Hey fellas - am part of a rapidly growing logistics startup, we are trying to find a WMS for the business and want some feedback. Ideal scenario:

    1) Looks decent, nothing that looks like it's been built in the 90's
    2) Feature rich to future proof us, but lets you add on capabilities (and price) as we don't need the full suite yet
    3) Pre-built integrations beyond just EDI with other WMS systems.

    Any thoughts? Have demos scheduled with Cadence, Orace QSSI, and 3PL central so far. Looking for more.
     
  13. Goose

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    Probably should list out which features you’re expecting the software to do
     
  14. Nashville Knight

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    We built a WMS/visibility platform for multiple divisions of Walmart Reverse Logistics.

    Walmart Realty Division wanted a customized WMS for their 32 new warehouses that opened up 1 year ago and went with us over the big boys.

    I work on our TMS side but would like to throw our hat into the ring.
     
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  15. Goose

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    They’re shaking up their WMS/WCS across the board. It’s a pain in the ass
     
  16. buckwild

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    You're a pain in the ass.
     
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  17. Whammy

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    Send me a PM, happy to talk!
     
  18. Whammy

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    Thanks Goose - our operations are similar to a 3PL.

    Have a large number of clients sending us product / inventory. We're doing the full suite of services: inventory management, distribution, fulfillment. Off the top of my head:

    • Pre-built integrations with eCommerice platforms (e.g., shopify) to help automate fulfillment
    • Inventory management, ability to see product in visual warehouse planogram
    • Client account management, ability to submit orders but limit full data view
    • Scan gun integration
    • EDI is table stakes, but hopefully one that has pre-built integrations with other WMS's - we want to be agnostic and work with whatever our clients have with a minimum to no development work
    • Technology and design forward...we're branded as a tech-forward startupy kind of logistics firm, so while looks aren't everything, don't want it to look like something from the 1990's
     
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  19. Whammy

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    Scheduled demos with:

    Info Plus
    Oracle
    SAP
    Fishbowl
    Blue Yonder
    3PL Central
     
  20. Nashville Knight

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    DAT average vs Amazon Brokerage rate. Why would shippers ever trust Amazon to put their freight ahead of Amazon's freight, plus their rates are trash. Does anyone know someone is using Amazon Brokerage?
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  21. Bishop

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    Don't use them but they really made November and December a pain in the ass.
     
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  22. UncleJesse

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    I have a guy at CH I have worked with for 10 + years and another one at Echo for the last 5 years or so. I try and book everything I can through them as far as backhauls and leave the broker boards alone. Really has made my life much better cutting out all the bullshit you run into there.
     
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  23. Bishop

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    Agreed. Having a few close brokers with a strong relationship is the way to go. Fuck this storm also!
     
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  24. brahmanknight

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    I don't even wanna know what the storm is doing to y'all right now.
     
  25. UncleJesse

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    I have all the shipments that I was supposed to deliver this week not loaded and not delivered. Once everything gets back to normal next week, all of the freight that was supposed to deliver this week they will want next week with all the other freight already scheduled to deliver. In short, it will be a fucking disaster.
     
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  26. buckwild

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    This is the downtime for my industry, so I'm loving life / basically on vacation. But, all this moisture and in the Midwest is gonna melt soon and it's gonna cause a clusterfuck of flooding for the river system which will ultimately fuck me right in the ass. So, I'm just enjoying the calm before the storm down the road.
     
  27. Jax Teller

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    Nothing to us right now. That's because Nissan has shut down production all week so we've had nothing to ship. Once they start back up either tomorrow or Saturday all hell is gonna break lose I'm sure.
     
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  28. buckwild

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    I was at the liquor store this afternoon and there was a guy in a Honda uniform, that was telling the cashier that his shift was canceled today because they couldn't get parts that are sourced from Texas.
     
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  29. Jax Teller

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    Yea Nissan has shut down production at all 3 plants all week. Thankfully they have a lot of suppliers in the area (mid TN) but it's going to be a nightmare for my team (route design for all 3 plants) as soon as they open back up. Trying to get parts to the plant, trying to get carriers to pick up extra routes, and oh yea a significant portion of parts go through a cross dock in Laredo lol.
     
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  30. Bruce Wayne

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    I signed up just to see lane pricing but it’s the same as Uber so I never booked anything with them
     
  31. bturns

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    I have multiple trucks trying to get to Grand Prairie TX all week and it’s been an absolute nightmare... I’m paying drivers 4x just to hold my product until Monday to deliver...
     
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  32. buckwild

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    *And here we go gif*

    24 foot rise in 8 days...the melt is on...

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  33. bturns

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    I looked at our freight bill from the past 2 weeks... I paid over 7 grand for 1 fucking trailer to get to Grand Prairie TX.
     
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  34. Nashville Knight

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    Lol, from where, Chicago? Landstar or a Russian carrier from Chicago?
     
  35. Bishop

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    It's still insane now. I'm trying to find some dedicated services and most carriers just laugh at me. Too much money out there to chase.