The Weekly Freight Report for October 6th, 2022
The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transportation Services
This week’s report includes how the American Logistics Aid Network is aiding Florida and the impacts that diverting supplies and trucking capacity to Florida will have on prices. The report covers boosting profits by instituting circular economy principles into your business. We have also provided a perfect example of this system as it applies to the corrugated box industry. Lastly, the Weekly Freight Report covers how lower milk supply and consumer demand drive butter prices skyward.
- HELP A.L.A.N. | Help the American Logistics Aid Network provide disaster relief to Florida companies.
- BOOST PROFITS | Supply chain leaders boost profits by applying these new principles.
- NO MORE CARDBOARD | A glimpse at the impact of the corrugated box industry on our world.
- TIGHT BUTTER SUPPLY | Lower milk production and consumer demand are driving prices up.
- DIVERTING CAPACITY | Supply chain diverting capacity could impact prices for some.
HELP A.L.A.N. | Help the American Logistics Aid Network provide disaster relief to Florida companies.
Now that the storm has passed, the companies in Florida need help to get operations moving again.
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) works with many organizations and non-profits to provide supply chain assistance to disaster-stricken areas.
ALAN has a website with a comprehensive list of the requested disaster relief, including anything from food-grade warehouse space to stretch wrap.
If you are interested in learning more or want to donate, click here,
BOOST PROFITS | Supply chain leaders boost profits by applying these new principles.
Two-thirds of supply chain leaders believe integrating circular economy principles into their business model will boost profits.
A circular economy’s benefits are that it creates short and compact supply chains and allows companies to glean customer insights quickly.
So, how can businesses integrate circular economy principles to improve profit margins?
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NO MORE CARDBOARD | A glimpse at the impact of the corrugated box industry on our world.
How many manufacturers out there do not use cardboard?
The corrugated box industry touches nearly every industry in one way or another.
Most items purchased are packaged with cardboard, and every package delivered to your home or office arrives in a box.
What would happen if every piece of cardboard manufactured could not be reused or recycled?
The corrugated box industry is a perfect example of a circular economy at work, as box manufacturers apply these principles to optimize the entire life cycle of their products.
This industry is a perfect example of sustainability at work. Learn more here.
TIGHT BUTTER SUPPLY | Lower milk production and consumer demand are driving prices up.
Although milk output per cow is higher, fewer milk cows are producing milk this year, which has put a strain on the butter supply.
The forces driving butter price increases include the demand for cream, seasonal products like eggnog, and reduced milk production.
Butter supply will be tight, which will increase the price per pound. Get all the details here.
DIVERTING CAPACITY | Supply chain diverting capacity could impact prices for some.
Many regional and national trucking companies have started delivering water, food, and medical supplies to the hardest hit areas of Florida thanks to organizations like the National Private Truck Council.
Diverting capacity to disaster areas can impact prices and spot rates across North America.
What industries will feel the impact of these shifts? Find out here.
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