A Big Win for Airbus and its Mobile Alabama Facility Thanks to Boeing

Supply Chain Matters

By taking overt trade action against Bombardier, it would appear that Boeing squandered the opportunity that Airbus executed this week in landing a Delta Airlines deal for upwards of 200 new A321 aircraft, and in adding a solid future for the Airbus Mobile Alabama production facility.

Supply Chain Thought Leaders Video Series on What Can Alabama Coach Nick Saban Teach Inventory Planners

Supply Chain Digest

Dr, Mike Watson of Northwester Says Planners Can Learn from Saban Approach

Trending Sources

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #8: Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions)

The 21st Century Supply Chain

General News Response Management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Adoption Advanced Encryption Standard Alabama Shakes Andhra Pradesh APICS The Association for Operations Management Associated Press Bruce Wasserstein Business Business process Business valuation Cloud computing Colorado Commercial bank Company Connecticut Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Information technology Investment banking Mergers and acquisitions SAP ERP by John Westerveld.

Expert Reveals 7 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 trends that procurement and supply chain management professionals should watch.

Trends 134

Milestone Achieved- First Airbus Aircraft Produced in the U.S. Takes to the Sky

Supply Chain Matters

The $600 million plant, located near Mobile Alabama is designed to produce various Airbus single-aisle aircraft specifically for the U.S. In September of last year, we updated Supply Chain Matters readers on the official opening of the Airbus’s first-ever commercial aircraft manufacturing facility in the United States. market. Airbus announced this week that the […].

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

Supply Chain Matters

On August 14, 2013, a UPS cargo plane bound for Birmingham Alabama from Louisville Kentucky crashed in the early morning hours just short of the airport runway, tragically killing both pilots on-board. Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed shortly before 6am Eastern time near a parallel access road in the immediate airport area, about a half mile from the runway.

Supply Chain Disruptions? Everything’s Clearer with the Right TMS Technology


it’s watermelon season in Alabama, so carrier capacity is suddenly an added constraint. Everything is humming along, sales are picking up, and things in general are going well. Life is good! And then, just like that, you find yourself in the midst of a perfect storm.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 More Supply Chain Trends To Watch Out for in 2016


Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama adds , “Data coming from different sensors located at different suppliers from their production and transportation operations carry a lot of information regarding the quality of production process and timeliness of delivery.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

DAT Solutions

Flatbeds will find loads more easily in Alabama , Arkansas , or Texas.) There's been a shortage of trucks in Arkansas , Mississippi and Alabama , and outbound rates are jumping in Charlotte , Atlanta and Memphis.

5 Most Popular Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2015…So Far


In this article, Professor Burcu Keskin from University of Alabama will share 7 supply chain trends that working professionals should watch. We continue our "Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015.So Far" series today highlighting supply chain blog posts. Supply Chain is just one of our five main categories we are covering all this week, which consist of: Logistics, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Freight, and Transportation.

Lean 38

Attracting the Next Wave of Category Management Talent

Supply Chain Nation

Universities that have category management programs, like DePaul University, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Alabama, Western Michigan University and others, need not only technology, but curriculums that focus on data science, analytics and data research.

Will Tough New Regulations Proposed for Transporting Crude Oil by Rail Benefit Shippers?

Logistics Viewpoints

A series of recent accidents — including one in Quebec last July that killed 47 people and another in Alabama last November — has put pressure on regulators […].

Is the Retail Apocalypse Just Around the Corner?

Supply Chain Nation

Check out Jonathan Shieber’s TechCrunch article Alabama-based Shipt raises $40 million to challenge dominant grocery delivery startups to learn more. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: There are differing opinions on the future of retail; omni-channel still has some bugs to work out; and a southeastern U.S. grocery delivery service has big plans for the future. Retail may just need a facelift.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub


states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The search will be site-specific and there are several certified mega sites available to accommodate the required area: one is the 1,550-acre Glendale mega site in Hardin County, Kentucky and there’s the 1,252-acre Limestone County mega site near Huntsville, Alabama.

The Growth of E-Commerce and What It Means for Retail Jobs

Supply Chain Nation

The massive Pickup Towers, located near store entrances, debuted last year in Bentonville, Arkansas, and are now being rolled out to more than a dozen stores in cities across Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Hurricane Harvey Updates


This has alerted shipping lines and prompted some to entertain rerouting cargo to New Orleans and Alabama, and even as far away as the Bahamas and Mexico. The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared.

Mercedes Benz USA Selects AM General as its First Contract Manufacturing Services Provider

Supply Chain Matters

Tuscaloosa Alabama facility and instead be manufactured at AM General’s commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka Indiana. An interesting news release came across our Supply Chain Matters news feed last week, one that perhaps demonstrates the broad capabilities of certain contract manufacturers within the automotive and truck sector. Mercedes Benz’s U.S.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


percent, 555,300 jobs), Alabama (13.1 percent), Alabama’s 4th (48,500 jobs, 19.2 While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

I was in the Alabama National Guard and the California National Guard. If you’re a JDA customer, you’ve likely been helped by Rebecca Torres, one of JDA’s delivery success managers.

Supply Chain by Design Four Things Nick Saban Can Teach us About Inventory Planning

Supply Chain Digest

Nick Sabans Process for Running Alabamas Football Program has led to Great Results and His Insights are Transferable to Supply Chain Planning Processes

The Un-Sung Heroes of our Lives


– ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, Lynyrd Skynyrd. I watched a great documentary the other night about the music that came out of two studios in a little town called Muscle Shoals, Alabama – a place made famous in a line from the hit song’ Sweet Home Alabama’ by the band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Where Did the Loads Go?

DAT Solutions

Try Alabama. All gone! Okay, not ALL. But van load availability returned to mid-November levels last week, as a 25% decline in load posts reversed a big, post-Thanksgiving gain in spot market freight. The national average load-to-truck ratio lost 38%, plummeting from 2.8 loads per truck.

Tulsa 72

2015 Truckload Contract Rates Rise, as Spot Rates Fall

DAT Solutions

These macroeconomic trends led to geographic shifts, as Alabama rose in prominence and Texas declined in importance as sources of flatbed freight. Trucks were readily available on the spot market in 2015 , and at bargain prices -- at least when you compare to average rates in 2014.

Texas 117

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Vans Find Freight in the South, as Reefers Head West

DAT Solutions

The Southeast is hot for vans , and the map shows high load-to-truck ratios in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missisippi and Alabama. National average rates fell a few cents for vans and reefers last week, after an end-of-quarter spike in the previous week.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

But flatbed load-to-truck ratios are soaring in Alabama and Arkansas. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Even though van and flatbed rates lost 1¢ per mile last week as a national average, the underlying trends were strong.

Miami 47

Last-Minute Christmas Freight Boosts Truckload Volume

DAT Solutions

Loads were readily available, and trucks are relatively scarce, in a handful of Hot Markets, including: Twin Falls , ID; Bismarck , ND; Des Moines , IA; Rock Island , IL; Hutchinson , KS; Kansas City and Joplin , MO; Memphis , TN; Columbia , SC, and pretty much all of Alabama.

Tropical Storm Nate: What You Need to Know


Four states in the Southeast have declared a state of emergency as the storm approaches including 29 counties in Florida , six counties in Mississippi , the state of Alabama , and the state of Louisiana. Hurricane, tropical storm and storm surge watches have been declared from the Florida-Alabama border to as far east as Indian Pass.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

We were surprised to find that many states with the highest Location Quotients were not states that are typically associated with the biofuels economy, including Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and others. I had the opportunity to present at a hearing in Washington last week – this was a public meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Sub-Committee.

Lean Leadership: The Importance of Having All the Information


At one point, the air conditioner on our bus broke down in the hottest part of Alabama, forcing everyone to retreat into the nearest fast-food restaurant to avoid the heat. A few years ago, I was taking a bus full of high school students on a road trip. The driver presented us with several options. Option 1: The driver could attempt to fix the bus on his own (even though he didn’t know what the issue was and would need to call someone to figure it out.)

With New Fuel Tax Looming, Here’s a Way Logistics Directors can ‘C’ their ‘A’

Supply Chain Collaborator

The reporting suggests that lawmakers there are feeling emboldened by recent fuel tax hikes in Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma, and may follow suit accordingly.

Tarpon Springs, FL: A Bastion of Integrity

Supply Chain View from the Field

However, how do you justify people in places like Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas all scrambling to get a piece of the BP pie?

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum


Sweet Home Alabama. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured manufactured goods over the next decade.

Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

Truckloads of gasoline have been pouring in from neighboring states like Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama, and government officials have lifted regulations around fuel transport to ensure supplies are delivered to Florida, Miller said.

Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts


Current Storm Status: While Irma has weakened to a tropical storm , it’s still packing winds of up to 97 kph and now covers six states : Alabama, North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.