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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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

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

NC State SCRC

You see, I’m a native Calgarian, and was visiting my home town to share insights with a group of supply chain executives at the University of Calgary this past week. All three of these are related to supply chain strategic planning. This program is a manifestation of the opportunity to understand supply chain, logistics, and transportation. The team was not sure that the Alaska Pipeline would be interested in taking Canadian oil into their system.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

They are demanding more supply chain transparency. Alexis Bateman ( @hickmana ), Director of MIT Sustainable Supply Chains, and Leonardo Bonanni ( @amerigo ), founder and CEO of Sourcemap, write, “The concept of supply chain transparency was virtually unknown 15 years ago, yet today it commands the attention of mid- and senior-level managers across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.”[1] What is supply chain transparency?

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. Labels and Supplies. Alaska.

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

Arkieva

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. Read Previous: Supply Chain Talk: Do Numbers Tell the Full Story? ].

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. 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!” In a world of supply base consolidation, this is the one number that continues to go up!

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

Real-time resource scheduling that turns “supply chain” into “demand chain”. 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? .

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Why McDonald's Is Switching to Fresh Beef

Supply Chain Brain

Sorry about your luck, Hawaii and Alaska. 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. Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Food & Beverage All Technology Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News

Finish What You Start and Never Give Up

Supply Chain Nation

She offers several examples in her life where stamina and perseverance, with a healthy mix of balance and choosing your yes, can lead to a rewarding career in supply chain. CS: I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. SCN: Why a career in supply chain/tech?

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Doing Business in the United States

QAD

The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. The climate is mostly temperate, but Alaska is arctic, Florida and Hawaii are tropical, and the Great Plains are mostly arid or semi-arid. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

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. To improve food safety, we need a stronger chain of data,” McKenna writes. “a a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”.

Minority Business Enterprises – Diversity of Supply Article

Claritum

Why is diversity of supply important. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Many medium sized businesses are also looking at diversity in their supply chains, for the reasons explained in this article.

Diversity of Supply Article – US centric

Claritum

Why is diversity of supply important. Strategic approach to supply diversity. Indirect spend and supply diversity. Many medium sized businesses are also looking at diversity in their supply chains, for the reasons explained in this article.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics is Con-Way’s supply chain division. Menlo provides supply chain solutions including: transportation management, warehouse management, and information technology. 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).

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.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

GTG Technology Group

The potential risks threaten vendor relationships, supply chain integrity and public safety. In the Maersk attack, ships off the coast of Anchorage, Alaska were unable to deliver necessary goods like milk and groceries. Managing Supply Chain Risks.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. In 1992, UPS acquired both Haulfast and Carryfast and rebranded to UPS Supply Chain Solutions. The new segment was rebranded as UPS Supply Chain Solutions. UPS Freight’s service area includes all of the United States including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Alaska. #14. Alaska. For the logistics, shipping and supply chain industries this should be of the utmost concern, as the demand for the transit of goods is unlikely to diminish in an age where Amazon is the world's most powerful corporation and supply chains have become so globalised.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

While this means that there has been considerable growth and evolution of the supply chain, there are certain aspects of the old school methodology which are still in play even now. 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. . Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain eCommerce/Retail Logistics 3PL Publish as a report

Matrix Commerce is Coming Will You Be Ready?

Supply Chain Network

In this first whitepaper on Matrix Commerce, I will start by addressing the aspects which directly impact the supply chain as those are near and dear to my heart as well as my current circumstances back working on the frontlines of the logistics business.