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

Breaking: Reports that Wal-Mart to Trim Jobs at Bentonville Headquarters

Supply Chain Matters

Both The Wall Street Journal (paid subscription) and Reuters are today reporting that global retailer Wal-Mart is planning a round of layoffs involving hundreds of workers at its Arkansas corporate headquarters later this week. According to both reports, fewer than 500 employees may be involved. According to the WSJ, HR employees have reserved many meeting […]. Retail Supply Chain Supply chain Matters blog Wal-Mart Wal-Mart business initiatives

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

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

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

in mathematics from the University of Arkansas. It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

The evolution of Walmart’s supply chain includes three elements, according to a 2012 article from Arkansas Business: distribution practices, operating its own fleet of trucks, and technology. Arkansas Business Limited Partnership, July 2, 2012.

New Editors for the Journal of Business Logistics (Guest Post by C.M. Wallenburg, WHU)

SCM Research

Before that the two will work closely with the current editors Matthew Waller (University of Arkansas) and Stan Fawcett (Weber State University) to facilitate a smooth transition to the new editorial team. In my recent post , I wrote that the CSCMP’s Educators’ Conference is a forum to catch the latest news from our field. This year, among these news was the announcement of the new Editors-in-Chief for the Journal of Business Logistics.

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

Brian Fugate is the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbara Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.

Truck Driver Pay: By the Mile or Hour?

Talking Logistics

Back in October 2018, a US district judge in Arkansas ruled that PAM Transport, a trucking company based in the state, would have to pay its drivers at least minimum wage for the 16 hours each day that they work.

De-segregating the supply chain: Lessons learned in the air

Kinaxis

I was traveling from Northwest Arkansas airport (XNA) back home to Washington Reagan (DCA) and this alert put me into panic mode because I had to be at my home office for an important customer call the following day and knew there were limited flights available.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Arkansas. 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?”.

Misnomer

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I travel to Bentonville, Arkansas to facilitate a customer meeting on the use of channel data. Misnomer (n): A wrong name. The misuse of a term or name. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. I am a supply chain gal. I work with many organizations on their supply chain strategies.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

production), North Carolina (14%), Arkansas and Missouri. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Recently we were driving on some back roads and in the distance we saw something on the road.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table. At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally.

Turkey 100

Walmart Close to $12 Billion-Plus Deal for India’s Leading Ecommerce Company Flipkart

Supply Chain 24/7

billion people, and while the Arkansas-based company is the world’s largest retailer, it has struggled against Amazon as consumers migrate to online commerce, India is the next big potential prize after the U.S. The deal, if completed, will give Walmart a substantial foothold in an emerging market of 1.3

This Week in Logistics News (March 30 – April 3, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deliveries to a “Grab & Go” locker at a store or to a post office will remain free, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer said.

Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

Talking Logistics

Session Speakers: Terry Esper (Moderator), University of Arkansas. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver? It’s is one of the best conferences in the supply chain and logistics industry to learn and network. The challenge, of course, is choosing which sessions to attend, spread out across twenty-six tracks. Let me help you.

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

EFT

Arkansas. Arkansas. #24. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 1)

E2open

The Bentonville, Arkansas, based retailer now requires consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies that ship to its distribution centers (DCs) in full truckloads to deliver on-time, in-full (OTIF) 95 percent of the time within a one-day delivery window. What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 1). brooke. Wednesday 21 February 2018. Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open.

What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 1)

E2open

The Bentonville, Arkansas, based retailer now requires consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies that ship to its distribution centers (DCs) in full truckloads to deliver on-time, in-full (OTIF) 95 percent of the time within a one-day delivery window. What the OTIF Mandate Means for Walmart – and What it Means for You (Part 1). brooke. Wednesday 21 February 2018. Mohit Dubey, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

The rates in Arkansas (3.4 Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone. Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in December. The report also showed that on average weekly paychecks increased by 3.1% over the last 12-months, the first time that reading has topped 3% in nearly seven years.

The Growth of E-Commerce and What It Means for Retail Jobs

Supply Chain Nation

The massive Pickup Towers, located near store entrances, debuted last year in Bentonville, Arkansas, and are now being rolled out to more than a dozen stores in cities across Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

So Atlanta, Charlotte, Memphis and other regional hubs were moving freight to Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, because Houston couldn't do it. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm.

L’Oréal and suppliers collaborate in cloud-based Control Tower

Supply Chain Movement

L’Oréal piloted the E2Open Control Tower last autumn in its factory in Little Rock, Arkansas with two vendors. L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics group, is in the process of rolling out a sophisticated Control Tower system that is allowing it to synchronise information with all its vendors and thereby respond much faster to market events.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

percent, 249,100 jobs), Arkansas (12.9 While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.

World Cup Plays that Build Winning Supply Chain Teams

Supply Chain @ MIT

Similarly, it was difficult to imagine that the small store that Sam Walton opened in Rogers, Arkansas, in 1962, would grow to be the largest company in the world by revenue. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is finally over. If you’re not a soccer fan maybe you’re still wondering what all the fuss was about. But followers of the game (including myself) now have to wait four long years before the next tournament.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

Arkansas. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin.

7 Traditional Retailers Cashing in on the Subscription Box Craze

Supply Chain Nation

It’s the most ambitious clothing launch in years for the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company, which is trying to shed its just-basics image and become a destination for trendier products from food to home design. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Free Zip Zone and KMA Wall Map Available

DAT Solutions

For example, the Memphis KMA includes portions of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Northeastern Arkansas. DAT has updated its popular Zip Zone and Key Market Area wall map. It's a common sight on the walls in offices of both brokers and carriers, and it's free for the asking.

Vans and Reefers Have a Friend in California

DAT Solutions

Flatbeds will find loads more easily in Alabama , Arkansas , or Texas.) There's been a shortage of trucks in Arkansas , Mississippi and Alabama , and outbound rates are jumping in Charlotte , Atlanta and Memphis.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

SalesWarp Partners With Cool Pet Stuff

Saleswarp

Cool Pet Stuff stocks the majority of the products they sell, in their 10,000-foot warehouse located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. SalesWarp is proud to announce their partnership with coolpetstuff.com.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

DAT Solutions

This week, however, Mississippi has already cooled off and Arkansas is heating up. February is usually one of the slowest months for spot market freight, but demand started to pick up last week. The national average van rate was unchanged, at $1.58 per mile, so maybe that’s the bottom.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

In that cluster of states east of Texas, the map turned red due to high load-to-truck ratios in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!!

Vans Find Freight in the South, as Reefers Head West

DAT Solutions

The Southeast is hot for vans , and the map shows high load-to-truck ratios in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missisippi and Alabama. National average rates fell a few cents for vans and reefers last week, after an end-of-quarter spike in the previous week.