Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

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Alaska: The Vast Frontier

Inbound Logistics

By offering air, barge, ocean carrier, rail, and trucking services, logistics providers are minimizing the risks involved with transporting goods to, from, and within Alaska

Alaska: The Last Frontier

Inbound Logistics

Successfully tapping into Alaska’s growth depends on the perseverance, innovation, efficiency, and resources of logistics providers whose experience has withstood the test of time and travel in this most extraordinary state

Freight Transport in Alaska: The Haul of the Wild

Inbound Logistics

Challenging weather and a remote location make delivering freight to and from Alaska a complex operation. To simplify operations, many shippers turn to transportation companies and logistics service providers that have the expertise to make sure freight flows smoothly despite the complexities

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How to Ship in Alaska

Inbound Logistics

The variety of cargoes that fly in and out of Alaska—ranging from time-sensitive medical supplies and oil field equipment to perishable seafood—means companies must identify specific shipment needs and align them with asset and service requirements

Freight Transport in Alaska: The Haul of the Wild

Inbound Logistics

Challenging weather and a remote location make delivering freight to and from Alaska a complex operation. To simplify operations, many shippers turn to transportation companies and logistics service providers that have the expertise to make sure freight flows smoothly despite the complexities

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

The Alberta government asked the Van Horne Institute to examine the case for building a railway from the Oil Sands fields of Fort McMurray to the Delta junction in Alaska. The bitumen would be heated in tanks in McMurray and unloaded in heated tanks at Delta Junction, where the Alaska Pipeline connects with the Alaska Railway system,which goes to the port of Valdez. The team was not sure that the Alaska Pipeline would be interested in taking Canadian oil into their system.

Supply Chain Management:Lubrication Management - An Integral.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

There was an incident where Alaska Airlines (flight 261) flying from Mexico to Seattle airport plunged into the Pacific Ocean. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution. Media and Entertainment.

Key US companies back Gulf carriers in Open Skies row

Logistics Middle East

CEOs of Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue Airways are among those opposing the stance of industry partners American, Delta and United

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

Alaska Airlines launched online seat booking in December 1995 – over 20 years ago! Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines. What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . By Etan Efrati, Freightos. As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The recurring answer? The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back.

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Blockchain: Preventing E. Coli Through Enhanced Traceability

Kinaxis

Then, after an outbreak at an Alaska prison pointed to whole romaine lettuce heads, the CDC targeted all romaine grown in Yuma, Arizona. by All By: APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. This article was originally published on apics.org, and is repubished with permission.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Con-Way Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc.

Finish What You Start and Never Give Up

Supply Chain Nation

CS: I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. The first was moving back to Alaska to support my husband, considering my role at JDA and my travel schedule. But the best thing about being in Alaska is having so much family around. CS: I am the Finance Chair of a 35-year-old non-profit called Tanaina Child Development Center in Alaska.

Why McDonald's Is Switching to Fresh Beef

Supply Chain Brain

Sorry about your luck, Hawaii and Alaska. McDonald’s says it’s switching from frozen beef to fresh in some 14,000 U.S. locations by early May. The company officially rolled out the concept at 3,500 stores today. You’ll still get frozen beef. It’s the latest in a series of moves by the chain (which have included dollar menus and removing antibiotics from its chicken) to woo customers as competition increases in the food industry. So what led to the decision?

New UPS Simple Rate Explained

Intelligent Audit

delivering to anywhere in the US, with slightly modified rates for shipping involving Hawaii and Alaska. However, UPS 3 Day Select is not available for UPS Simple Rate shipments originating in or destined to Alaska and Hawaii. From Contiguous States to Metro Alaska and Hawaii. From Contiguous States to Remote Alaska and Hawaii. At the end of September 2019, UPS announced a new service: UPS Simple Rate.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

They provide travel assistance with small planes at the regional level and work with commercial partners to arrange travel for patients in Hawaii and Alaska. There are many great examples where advanced analytics have contributed to social good. North Star Alliance , for instance, uses optimization to find optimal locations for its mobile HIV-AIDS clinics in Africa. The Dutch Delta Program Commissioner used analytics to prevent flooding and was recognized with the 2013 Edelman Award.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

The article cites Dr. Darren Prokop, of the University of Anchorage Alaska, who explains supply chain visibility involves seeing “a particular activity with access to information at selected nodes.” In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered. This is as true for businesses as it is for individuals. Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

UPS Freight’s service area includes all of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS, Inc. had $54.1B in sales in 2012. UPS Inc.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Alaska. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

In the Maersk attack, ships off the coast of Anchorage, Alaska were unable to deliver necessary goods like milk and groceries. Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. The 21 st century presents a new kind of threat that challenges older defense measures. Today, the preferred tool of attack is the cyberattack.

What’s the Solution to Power Outage Proliferation

USC Consulting Group

These included Alaska (138 minutes), the state with the lowest population density, Arizona (138 minutes), Wyoming (153 minutes), Vermont (172 minutes), and Montana (212 minutes). They happen every year in California and throughout much of the Pacific Northwest: wildfires.

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

Claritum

Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian Tribes that have not been certified by SBA as Small Disadvantaged Businesses. Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian Tribes that are not small businesses. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Why is diversity of supply important. Achieving results with supplier diversity. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Tracking success. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Conclusion. Resources. Appendix.

Supply Chain Talk: The Secret to Standardization – Imagine Wearing a Standard Shoe Design on Both Feet

Arkieva

The cost per seat mile for the value-based airlines like Alaska and Spirit is as much as 25% less than most full-service airlines. How do I standardize my supply chain process? In this week’s supply chain talk, Arkieva CEO Harpal Singh, discusses the key components to standardizing supply chains. Hint: It’s not all about cost reduction. In a follow-up discussion with a webinar attendee , he mentioned an interest in learning more on how to standardize supply chain processes.

Finish What You Start and Never Give Up

Supply Chain Nation

CS: I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. The first was moving back to Alaska to support my husband, considering my role at JDA and my travel schedule. But the best thing about being in Alaska is having so much family around. CS: I am the Finance Chair of a 35-year-old non-profit called Tanaina Child Development Center in Alaska.

Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

Claritum

Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian Tribes that have not been certified by SBA as Small Disadvantaged Businesses. Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) and Indian Tribes that are not small businesses. Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. Contents. Introduction. Why is diversity of supply important. Achieving results with supplier diversity. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Tracking success. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Conclusion. Resources. Appendix.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Reddaway is an LTL carrier that provides service in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. YRC Freight’s service area includes the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii and Puerto Rico. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2%

Supplier Diversity at P&G: A Core Part of the Business Strategy

Supply Chain View from the Field

Sealaska was producing the plastic caps for Liquid Tide, and Andy’s first thought was “well, we can surely finding someone who is more responsive and agile for our needs than a diverse supplier in Alaska!” I had an opportunity to interview Andy Butler, head of Supplier Diversity at Procter and Gamble last week. He shared with me his insights on sourcing from a diverse supply base, and how this has become truly engrained into P&G’s corporate culture.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

For packages making the trip across the pond, Anchorage, Alaska is the chosen hub of departure for packages going to and from Japan, making it the fourth busiest freight hub in the world. . E-commerce has radically changed the way we look at shipping. When Amazon first got off the ground back in 1997, waiting a week or two for a book was par for the course, and that was assuming that the item was being shipped domestically. Now, waiting a week or more is almost inconceivable.

Add These 3 Transportation Industry Shows to Your Watch List

GTG Technology Group

Railroad Alaska. Similar to Ice Road Truckers , Railroad Alaska portrays life in one of America’s harshest climates, with a railroad as the backdrop. Railroad Alaska provides viewers with an entrancing look at life in the Alaskan transportation industry. 3 Great Shows about the Transportation Industry. When the demands of daily life in the transportation industry get too heavy, give yourself a break with some industry-focused television.

Matrix Commerce is Coming Will You Be Ready?

Supply Chain Network

The complexity really starts when you look at the distribution of the products and how you can actually calculate and track the carbon footprint of a product sent to a store around the corner from the plant versus sending the same product to a store in Alaska. In so doing the carbon footprint for the local delivery and the Alaska delivery are both accurately captured as just a byproduct of the ongoing product movement.

LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

ZIP code (including Alaska and Hawaii). LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012). FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%. FedEx Freight’s revenue includes FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx Corporation is based in Memphis TN and has $42.7B in revenues in 2012. FedEx Freight is one of 7 operating units owned by FedEx Corporation.

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to FedEx CEO Fred Smith, the company is flying more direct flights into Illinois, Arkansas, and Alaska. (Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist. By all accounts, it appears UPS will enjoy a positive first quarter in terms of domestic air volumes.

5 Keys to Effective Expediting with Alex Pavlovic

The Logistics of Logistics

I never used that degree, because shortly after graduating I moved to Alaska to be a cook in a national park. [00:37] Please introduce yourself. I am head of the department of expediting at Virnich Corporation in Chicago. It’s a full-service 3PL and carrier company. [01:01] 01:01] Tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in Serbia and I earned a mechanical engineering degree before moving to the USA.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

They provide travel assistance with small planes at the regional level and work with commercial partners to arrange travel for patients in Hawaii and Alaska. There are many great examples where advanced analytics have contributed to social good.