Will America Go with the FLOW?

Enterra Insights

The post Will America Go with the FLOW? Last March, the Biden Administration announced “the launch of Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), an information sharing initiative to pilot key freight information exchange between parts of the goods movement supply chain.”[1]

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.


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Canada pension fund to acquire Ports America

The Supply Chain Journal

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is set to become the full owner of Ports America, the largest U.S. But Bloomberg reported that the deal, announced Wednesday, valued New Jersey-based Ports America at $4 billion. Ports America operates terminals at 33 U.S.

[Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

Read more [Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace. The post [Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

America Bullwhip Coming

Operations and Supply Chain Management

America Is About to Experience the ‘Bullwhip Effect’ By Kim Iskyan. The U.S. economy is about to get the “Indiana Jones treatment.” ” He’s the iconic archaeologist/adventurer from the four Steven Spielberg films of the same name. Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford, evades Nazis, saves the world, gets the girl… and wields a mean bullwhip.

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

3 tropical systems simultaneously impacting North America

The Supply Chain Journal

After no named storms had formed in the Atlantic basin for about a month, three are now impacting parts of North America. Shippers and receivers should expect potential delays in truckloads, air cargo and ocean freight over the next two to three days.

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.

Adexa Names Mark McArthur New EVP of Sales in Americas


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.

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.

America Adapting to Supply Chain Chaos

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Planes, Cranes, and Barges: How America Is Adapting to Supply Chain Chaos. The upswing was largely driven by trade between Asia and North America, where the volume of containers jumped 33% from the average level for the five years preceding the pandemic. Businessweek.

Watch: Decarbonizing Freight Movement in North America

Supply Chain Brain

Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), details advances in technology that can result in lower carbon emissions, improved fuel economy and reduced costs for truckers

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.

Ivalua NOW Americas – Stronger Together – Replay


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Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring


Yesterday we spoke about the top motivations and reasons why reshoring in America from offshored facilities has several benefits and what are the statistics of reshoring since 2013. Future Outlook of Reshoring in America. Reshoring in America Outlook in the News & New Polls. Reshoring in America: Hindrances & Current Issues Stifling Reshoring. Further a hindrance to Reshoring in AMerica, the STEM and skills shortage presents another impediment to U.S.

SupplyChainBrain to Partner with Procurement Leaders for Americas Procurement Congress

Supply Chain Brain

Procurement Leaders Americas Procurement Congress will take place on 21-23 September, 2021

Americas Procurement Congress


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Ida Tests America’s Grain Export Infrastructure

Supply Chain Brain

American grain exporters are gauging whether it’s worth waiting out shipping delays in the wake of Hurricane Ida or shipping grain using rail transport to lesser used elevators throughout the U.S.

Is America Running Out of Skilled Workers?

Supply Chain Brain

While the pandemic has served to heighten concerns over the skills gap, the reasons for it run much deeper than would appear on the surface

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

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.

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

Environmental concerns of PET in Latin America

Prophetic Technology

The production of PET in the Latin American industry. supply chain Sustainability green value chain

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

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.

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.

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.

America's EV Future Means Domestic Supply Chains Must Take Root

Supply Chain Brain

A growing commitment from automotive startups and legacy players is setting up the electric vehicle market for an exciting future. Tesla Inc., Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. have all announced plans to electrify their fleets as early as 2030

Mid-Market CPG in North America


The post Mid-Market CPG in North America appeared first on Solvoyo. Digital Transformation for End-to-End Planning & Collaboration The CPG company used our digital platform with end-to-end planning and analytics capabilities in order to increase its OTIF levels.

Protecting America’s infrastructure workers during summer heat waves

The Supply Chain Journal

We’re in the thick of summer, the prime season for road construction crews to get a lot of work done. With President Joe Biden striking a deal on his infrastructure plan and 40% of Americans planning on summer travel (similar to pre-pandemic levels), we may soon see a lot more workers out there.

DHL Express invests $360M in Americas to keep up with e-commerce

The Supply Chain Journal

DHL Express said Wednesday it is investing more than $360 million in facilities and new air capacity for the Americas region through 2022 to support parcel growth fueled by demand for e-commerce transactions. The aircraft are used worldwide, including in the Americas.

FreightWaves Classics: The Port of Virginia – America’s first port

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Norfolk is located on the banks of the Elizabeth River at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. It is part of an urban area that also contains Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, Newport News and Hampton.

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.

Watch: How Will America Return to Work? A Legal Perspective

Supply Chain Brain

A discussion of the major legal issues that are arising as employees return to the workplace, with Lindsey Conrad Kennedy, labor and employment attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC