Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

This episode features Blake Thompson, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Feeding America, along with Frank McGuigan (CEO at Transplace). Read more Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace.

[Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

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FreightWaves Classics: Trailer Company of America combined two pioneering companies

The Supply Chain Journal

A little more than 93 years ago (July 1, 1928), two of the largest truck trailer manufacturers in the United States merged, becoming the Trailer Company of America (TCA). This was the name of one of the original companies that had formed the Trail Company of America 16 years earlier.

America Needs a Tune-up for Its Innovation Engine

Enterra Insights

Mir Sadat ( @Dr_Sadat_USN ), a former National Security Council Policy Director, observes, “From health care to finance, education to navigating space, agriculture to climate research, and from Hollywood to the Pentagon, innovation has been America’s lifeblood.”[1] ”[1] Many pundits now believe America’s innovation engine is sputtering and is in need of tune-up. Why America needs a tune-up.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Adexa Names Mark McArthur New EVP of Sales in Americas

Adexa

Los Angeles, CA— July, 2021 Adexa, a leading AI Powered supply chain planning solution provider today announced the hiring of Mark McArthur as EVP of Sales in Americas. Mark will be heading Adexa’s go to market strategy, sales and business development in both North and South America.

Transportation in the Americas: A Cross-Country Comparison

MIT Supply Chain

Truck transportation comprises 75% of all freight in Latin America. Such a comprehensive and detailed snapshot of transportation in the Americas is in particular use as a guide to companies who might be trying to procure and make inroads in various American countries. “So

Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies” – that was theme of the Food Shippers of America 60 th Annual Conference held earlier this month in San Antonio, where more than 950 attendees (including food shippers, consignees, carriers, 3PLs, and technology companies) gathered to discuss emerging trends and leading practices in the industry. The post Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Top Warehouses in North America. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Warehousing Top 20 3PL warehouses top 20 warehouses top 20 warehouses in North America top 20 warehouses in US top warehouses warehouse 3pl top characteristics

Can the Latin America and Caribbean Region Use Nearshoring to Become a Supply Chain Hub?

MIT Supply Chain

As companies look to restructure their global supply chains in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and other disruptive forces, the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has an opportunity to become the next manufacturing and logistics hub.

Flex LtD Empowers Customers to Optimize their Businesses

Many companies are being forced to retire their former supply chain solutions to meet demand. For a worldwide company like Flex Ltd, accepting change and using a new supply chain orchestration platform opened the door to success.

Freight rail electrification can exist in North America — the question is where

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves recently chatted with Daniel Simounet, vice president of the transportation sector for Hitachi ABB Power Grids , about whether it’s possible to electrify the freight rail system in North America.

America’s Manufacturing Future: Hope or Hype?

Enterra Insights

He insists, “The truth is if manufacturing continues to decline, then America will decline. Trade wars, renegotiated trade deals, technology advancements, rising transportation costs, and a growing global middle class have all contributed to a more complex international economic environment. In the United States, growing nationalist and protectionist sentiment rests on the hope manufacturing (and associated jobs) will return from overseas.

Food service providers struggle to keep up with reopening of America

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s going to be a challenge for food service providers to keep up with the reopening of America, especially for those servicing the restaurant industry after a lackluster year.

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North America supply chain reshoring will not happen, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

North America boasts a deeply integrated marketplace, a large free trade area, short-distance travel times and new opportunities for policy integration under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade, Viteritti said.

The Worst Supply Chain in North America

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been doing some research on the unconventional oil supply chain. Unconventional oil includes crude oil from shale and oil sands. I’ve talked to over 20 oil executives and experts about the inbound supply chain that supports oil well production. This is part of the supply chain that the oil industry refers to as “upstream.” […]. Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Planning

Made in America vs. Assembled in America – Defining Terms!

Supply Chain Game Changer

While this label is fairly clear, a second claim, “Assembled in America,” is a bit vaguer. The claim of American Made or even partially manufactured in America can convince an unsure shopper to go for it. Car companies like Dodge and Ford, both of whom proudly proclaim their American heritage, take advantage of the nuances of the Made in America label. Only time will tell if America will see a renaissance of Made in America products and handmade goods filling the shelves.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America? Automotive retail sales models in North America are also disparate compared to places like Europe. In North America, however, the buyer purchases the vehicle off the dealers lot and may often compromise on the exact features they want, or buy a vehicle with more features than they originally thought was needed. The post Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. Dealing with this mosaic of operating environments is one of the challenges that shippers and logistics service providers face in Latin America.

MPO and ALKIMIUS Announce Strategic Partnerships in Latin America

Supply Chain Brain

MPO and ALKIMIUS Group have recently announced a new strategic partnership to reshape the digital supply chain landscape in Latin America

Donate to Feeding America with iTradeMarketplace and Uber Freight

ITradeNetwork

As an extension of our recent partnership with Uber Freight , iTradeMarketplace users can now donate produce to Feeding America food banks using Uber Freight via our site with zero shipping charges. We are happy to announce that our new Donations forum is live on iTradeMarketplace.

Addressing Challenges in Emerging Markets: An Up-Close Discussion on Latin America

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. In this episode, Ricardo Carrion , Senior Director, Operations and Business Development – Latin America at DHL, provides an up-close look at Latin America from a supply chain and logistics perspective. Which vertical industries are the most active in Latin America?

Supply-Chain Awareness Is Growing at America’s Top Companies

Supply Chain Brain

Mentions of “supply chain” have grown nearly 30% in the past five years, according to annual reports from S&P 500 companies

Matt McLelland discusses drones at SCM World Live Americas

PINC

Matt is an expert in the subject and presented a session titled " Drones in the Supply Chain – Everything you Need to Know " to over 350 C-level executives during the SCM World Live Americas Conference last week. This picture was sent to us by one of our customers, Matt McLelland, Kenco's Innovation Research manager.

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Is America’s Glow-Up Causing a Supply Chain Shortage?

BlueYonder

But here at Blue Yonder, we like to ask the tough questions that maybe nobody else is asking: Is America’s glow-up causing a supply chain shortage? The post Is America’s Glow-Up Causing a Supply Chain Shortage? The U.S. is experiencing a big glow-up. What’s a glow-up, you ask?

Small Firm Supply Chains in Latin America the Focus of New SCALE Study

MIT Supply Chain

Why is it that most of the micro and small firms that represent 99% of the businesses operating in Latin America survive for less than a year? Featured Strategy developing country supply chains MIT Global SCALE Network Latin America nano-stores reducing small firm failures supply chain skillsOne of the main reasons is a lack of supply chain expertise – an issue that has received scant attention from researchers up until now. This knowledge gap […].

E-invoicing Requirements: Latin America Fights Tax Evasion

Descartes

Organizations with multi-national supply chain should realize the need for e-invoicing solutions that align with their global B2B strategies and comply with Latin America e-invoicing requirements. In the past few years, Latin America has emerged as a global frontrunner in setting e-invoicing requirements and has developed strong strategies for compliant e-invoicing solutions. Latin America is constantly changing their tax and e-invoicing policies.

o9 Solutions recognized as one of FT The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021

o9 Solutions

Dallas, 13 April 2021 – o9 Solutions, a premier AI-driven integrated planning and operations solution provider for the enterprise, has been named as one of the Americas’ 500 fastest growing companies by the Financial Times.

Latin America's e-commerce problem

EFT

Latin America has the second lowest per capita e-commerce sales of any region globally. According to the Freedonia Group study Global E-Commerce , e-commerce sales in Latin America totaled $80 billion in 2018, accounting for 2% of the global total. North America has the highest per capita e-commerce sales in the world.

North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area. As speed and demand to market continue to play a role in distribution decisions, many shippers are evaluating which distribution locations would be ideal. They all have one thing in common, they. READ MORE. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl Global Urban Hubs Warehousing

Red, White, and BREW! – A Toast to America on the 4th of July

Kuebix

– A Toast to America on the 4th of July appeared first on Kuebix. The Fourth of July is commonly celebrated with cookouts serving American favorites like grilled hamburgers and hotdogs accompanied by heaping portions of potato and pasta salad. While you’re surrounded by neighbors, close friends and family, you may find yourself raising a glass for a toast to freedom and the American dream. Whether your glass is […]. The post Red, White, and BREW!

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

CHAINalytics

The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Chicago billed as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America”

The Supply Chain Journal

As indicated in the article’s headline, the Port of Chicago bills itself as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America” through its marine, rail and highway connections. The canal increased shipping to and from Chicago before the railroads supplanted the primacy of America’s canals.

FreightCar America eyes improving market conditions

The Supply Chain Journal

With one quarter in 2021 under its belt, railcar manufacturer FreightCar America believes its new manufacturing footprint, coupled with positive market conditions, will make 2021 a good year for the company. In the first quarter of 2020, FreightCar America sustained a net loss of $16.9

How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

Supply Chain Brain

Kemper, its managers claimed, would harness dirt-cheap lignite coal — the world’s least efficient and most abundant form of coal — to power homes and businesses in America’s lowest-income state while causing the least climate-changing pollution of any fossil fuel. Last summer the plant’s owner, Southern Company, America’s second-largest utility company, announced it was abandoning construction after years of blown-out budgets and missed construction deadlines. “It