Supply Chain Lessons From NW Arkansas with Donnie Williams

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Supply Chain Lessons From NW Arkansas with Donnie Williams. Donnie Williams and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain lessons from NW Arkansas. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas

The Supply Chain Journal

pic.twitter.com/D6DXwlH5Cf — Arkansas DOT (@myARDOT) May 12, 2021. The six-lane Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee was shut down Tuesday afternoon after authorities said they found a crack in the center span.

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SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas

SupplyPike

When you hear “technology hub”, Arkansas may not be your first thought. But we chose Fayetteville, Arkansas. Why Arkansas? We chose Fayetteville for its growing economy, the amazing talent pool coming out of the University of Arkansas, its proximity to both Fortune 500 companies and other growing startups. We’re thrilled to assist in growing a rich tech community that highlights everything Arkansas has to offer.”.

SupplyPike Pledges to Bring 180 Jobs to Northwest Arkansas

SupplyPike

When you hear “technology hub”, Arkansas may not be your first thought. But we chose Fayetteville, Arkansas. Why Arkansas? We chose Fayetteville for its growing economy, the amazing talent pool coming out of the University of Arkansas, its proximity to both Fortune 500 companies and other growing startups. We’re thrilled to assist in growing a rich tech community that highlights everything Arkansas has to offer.”.

Walmart Introduces Driverless Delivery Vans for Online Orders In Arkansas

Supply Chain Brain

At the moment, the future of transportation is at the Walmart on Regional Airport Boulevard in Bentonville, Ark

‘Painful mess’: I-40 bridge closure costing trucking industry $1M daily

The Supply Chain Journal

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) shut it down on May 11 after one of the agency’s inspectors found a cracked beam in the span. Drivers needing to haul between eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee have been forced to take the Interstate 55 bridge.

Most dazzling fall foliage spots for truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

There’s no doubt that truckers will find vibrant fall foliage in the Ozarks, which mostly span southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. Photo: Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism). Fall officially began Wednesday afternoon in the continental U.S.,

Say it ain’t Mo! Trucking fraudsters take advantage of PPP rollout

The Supply Chain Journal

Maurice Fayne, aka Arkansas Mo, 38, of Dacula, Georgia, who appeared on VH1’s reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on Sept. Legal issues News Top Stories Trucking Arkansas Mo Maurice Fayne PPP fraud

Let the Debate Begin. Gartner Names Top University Undergraduate Supply Chain Programs for 2022

Supply Chain Digest

University of Arkansas Tops the List again, but Texas Schools Dominate the Top 25

RFID and AIDC News on Auburn Cuts Ribbon on New RFID Lab Moved there in Spirit Last Year from University of Arkansas

Supply Chain Digest

Amazon Commits to RFID Research at Grand Opening

Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence

Transplace

Yesterday, Transplace announced that it is breaking ground on a new operations center in Rogers, Arkansas. With a deep heritage in Northwest Arkansas, Transplace has continued to expand its presence in the region over the past 15 years. We were joined by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Rogers Mayor Greg Hines, other prominent Northwest Arkansas officials and many Transplace team members. Transplace’s Investment in a New Center of Excellence.

Let the Debate Begin. Gartner Names Top University Undergraduate Supply Chain Programs for 2020

Supply Chain Digest

University of Arkansas Moves Long Time Number 1 Penn State Out of the Top Spot

Walmart looks to remove all cashiers from stores

Supply Chain Digest

The retailer is removing cashiers and standard conveyor belt lines at one of its popular superstores in Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Log Book: Pilot gifts custom Peterbilt to 40-year driver

The Supply Chain Journal

Hunt gives additional $5 million to Arkansas Children’s health care initiatives. . Hunt commits additional $5M to support children’s health care in Arkansas. More than 700,000 children who reside in Arkansas depend on the only child-focused health care system, Arkansas Children’s Inc.

Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm

GlobalTranz

As this trough advances East, the shield of snowfall will extend from Arkansas and the Mid-South to the central Appalachians, with accumulations of 3 to 6 inches likely. 8 inches of snow is possible in parts of south-central Arkansas.

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US

GlobalTranz

A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact.

Flood risk keeps trucking through the South

The Supply Chain Journal

The heaviest rain will impact drivers in portions of southern Texas and northwestern Arkansas, which received record daily rainfall Wednesday — 4.56 inches in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and 2.64 Interstate 40 from Fort Smith to Russellville, Arkansas.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely

The Supply Chain Journal

The Interstate 40 bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will remain closed at least several weeks for repairs. During a May 11 routine inspection of the bridge, an Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) engineer spotted a fractured beam.

Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Of particular concern are western Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana and southeastern Arkansas where an excessive heat warning is in place. It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states.

Cortes named to run Walmart’s US transportation business

The Supply Chain Journal

Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart ( NYSE:WMT) has one of the nation’s largest private fleets. Walmart Inc. has named Fernando Cortes, the chief supply chain officer at Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., to head its U.S.

Flooding, road closures continue in several states

The Supply Chain Journal

Flash flooding in Bentonville, Arkansas, April 28, 2021. One of the worst-hit areas since Wednesday has been northwestern Arkansas, where local airports recorded 2.25 Major flash flooding continues to slam parts of the Mississippi Valley, keeping some roads closed.

Walmart invests in DroneUp, plans drone deliveries from Bentonville store this summer

The Supply Chain Journal

He did not disclose Walmart’s investment, but he noted the retailer would begin drone deliveries from a store in Bentonville, Arkansas. That program will operate out of Walmart’s Pea Ridge, Arkansas, store. Walmart ( NYSE: WMT ) is getting into the drone business.

‘Full-court press’: Trucking industry relieved I-40 bridge repairs almost done

The Supply Chain Journal

The trucking industry was dealt a big blow when the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) shut down the Hernando de Soto Bridge on May 11. Al Heringer IV, vice president of Star Transportation LLC in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has certainly felt the pain. “We’ve

Walmart testing branded EVs for last-mile deliveries

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE:WMT) said it is testing a final-mile delivery service in its northwest Arkansas home market with its own branded electric vehicles. Walmart Inc. John Furner, president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S.

Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40

The Supply Chain Journal

Traffic was stopped Tuesday after transportation officials found of a beam fracture in the Interstate 40 bridge (Hernando DeSoto Bridge) that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. Related: Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas.

Wet weekend ahead for truckers in Eastern US

The Supply Chain Journal

So far, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. This includes Springfield and Joplin, Missouri; Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas.

Online marketplace DrivrzXchange partners with ACERTUS

The Supply Chain Journal

D2D Auto Auction is co-owned by PowerBand Solutions and Arkansas-based financier Bryan Hunt, director of J.B. DrivrzXchange is being piloted in northwest Arkansas.

Retail Vendor Performance Management News Round Up for August, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Walmart Looks to Vendors to Help Fund eCommerce Investments, IBM Signs 10 More Food Companies for Pilot Using Blockchain for Extended Supply Chain Visibility, Robotic Sewing Coming to Arkansas

Freight’s greatest horror stories

The Supply Chain Journal

Hunt commits additional $5M to support children’s health care in Arkansas; Pilot gifts driver with Peterbilt Model 389; turmoil in South Africa and more dogs of freight.

SupplyPike Offers Supplier Software for Free

SupplyPike

According to Donnie Williams, executive director of the University of Arkansas’ Supply Chain Management Research Center, “[S]mall companies don’t have that much of a human capital resource that can be devoted to supply chain.”

Six states get hours of service waiver as Ida makes landfall

The Supply Chain Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the waiver Sunday afternoon for Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, The declaration was effective immediately.

Tennessee lawmaker frustrated by Buttigieg’s I-40 bridge response

The Supply Chain Journal

DOT did not immediately respond as to whether Buttigieg would be going to the bridge, which spans the Mississippi River between Tennessee and Arkansas.

Flash flood threat looms for truckers in several states

The Supply Chain Journal

The threat for flooding stretches into northwestern Arkansas and the southern portions of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Intense thunderstorms will continue to drench places from Texas to southern Ohio over the next couple of days.

This Week in Logistics News (May 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

households across six states – Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Utah and Virginia. I was fortunate enough to spend the beginning of this week at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum user conference. It was great to be back in person at a conference, seeing people face to face.