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Thoughts on Freight Logistics in the Southeast. Bruce Lambert. What Drink Can’t You Live Without?. When do you expect to get this? Where do you expect to get this? How much are you willing to pay in time or money to get it? What are your expectations?. Freight matters. Daily –

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what drink can t you live without
What Drink Can’t You Live Without?
  • When do you expect to get this?
  • Where do you expect to get this?
  • How much are you willing to pay in time or money to get it?
  • What are your expectations?
freight matters
Freight matters

Daily –

  • 48.3 million tons of goods worth $46 billion

Annually –

  • 57 tons per person

Annually –

  • 9% of economy is spent on logistics
buyer expectations are changing retail logistics
Buyer Expectations Are Changing Retail Logistics

Wow!! What a bargain, and I will get it tomorrow!

Wow!! The Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring Finally Arrived!!

retailers changing their domestic supply chains
Retailers Changing Their Domestic Supply Chains
  • Locate Closer to Customer
  • More Integrated Supply Chains
  • Manage Variability
  • Transloading
  • Reduce unreliability
automated vehicles
Automated Vehicles
  • Preparing Trip
    • Driver Assisted Vehicles
    • Route Planning
  • During Trip
    • Electronic Notifications of parking, spacing, etc.
    • Electronic Logs
    • Platooning
    • Routing Assistance
  • Last Mile
    • Scheduling at Ports
    • Geofencing
    • Truck Parking Management
how do businesses respond to congestion
How Do Businesses Respond to Congestion?
  • Move away from distribution facilities away from urban centers
  • Locate in areas that have access to multiple modes
  • Align operations to minimize congestion and manage fuel costs
  • Site Selection magazine – 2nd tier cities doing well for attracting new businesses
operations modern push supply chain framework













Transport System

Recycled products

Point-of-sale data



(relative importance)




Operations - Modern Push Supply Chain Framework
what is the message
“What is the Message”

Its about me…


ky top 200 firms intermodal facilities
KY – top 200 firms - Intermodal facilities

Yellow – Top 200 Firm

Green – Intermodal Facility

logistics parks and economic development
Logistics Parks and Economic Development
  • What type of facility?
  • Trackage and Terminals
  • Develop densities
    • Drayage and equipment issues
    • Domestic and international
    • Shippers bear costs?
  • Don’t cannibalize other facilities
who is responsible for what
Who is Responsible for What?

Private Sector




Public Sector

urban freight issues
Urban Freight Issues

See any trucks, railcars, barges or planes?

People need goods!

does understanding the big picture matter
Does Understanding The Big Picture Matter?
  • Will imports/exports go up or down in 10 years?
  • Where will people live in twenty years?
  • Where will the state see more truck traffic?
  • What if we go to heavier/longer trucks?
  • What if the State attracts more manufacturing, energy jobs?
  • Truck parking issues?
  • What is my neighbor doing?
  • What will this change and where?
what are you drinking next
What are you drinking next?
  • It came from somewhere
  • It was packaged ready for your needs
  • It was available when you wanted it
  • It should met your expectations concerning price and quality
  • Did It generate any jobs in your area?

Bruce Lambert

Executive Director

Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies


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