Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy

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NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. The study sought to provide perspective for planning, investment & policy to strengthen this vital conduit for prosperity in North Carolina. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development. An Economic Impact Statement & Analysis.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

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Several states in the east coast, especially the Carolinas, have been on high alert as they await landfall. Supply Chain Impact and Potential Disruptions: As early as Wednesday, September 12, as a safety precaution, operations at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina and Port of Wilmington in North Carolina were halted until further notice. DowDupont sites in North Carolina’s Charlotte, Greenboro, and Fayetteville will have work suspensions.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

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SEPT 19 UPDATES: Over 200 roads in South Carolina, and 1000 roads (including major highways) in North Carolina have been closed. Storm surge remains one of the biggest risks, and residents in the Carolinas are being warned of flood threats well into the rest of the week. North Carolina's Cape Fear river is rising and is expected to crest at 62 feet today, threatening 12,000 residents as it floods the surrounding area. In North Carolina, Gov.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

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In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

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Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. First, Gary pointed out that 91% of the seafood in North Carolina is imported! So when you sit down at a restaurant, it is highly unlikely that you are eating North Carolina product. But most of the seafood goes north – and only a small amount goes West in North Carolina.

Prices fall as flooding halts freight

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Photo from North Carolina Department of Transportation. Atlanta to Charlotte also jumped up 20¢ to $2.96/mile. Some freight needed to leave North Carolina ahead of the storm as well, so the lane from Charlotte to Buffalo rose 22¢ to $2.81/mile.

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

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Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virginia. It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places.

Post-Hurricane Floods Boost Rates in Southeast for Vans, Not Flatbeds

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Van load volume and rates rose higher throughout the Southeast, especially on lanes heading into areas in the Carolinas that were affected by flooding and road closures. Rates were up in both Atlanta and Memphis , and prices surged out of Charlotte.

Patrick Hopkins at Coupa: Coca Cola’s four truths of procurement to pay in action

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This led to the development of Coca Cola Consolidated, located in Greensboro North Carolina, which later moved its headquarters to Charlotte, NC. At the Coupa INSPIRE procurement conference in San Francisco this week, the Chief Procurement Officer of Coca Cola Consolidated, Patrick Hopkins, shared his views on the “4 Truths of Procurement”, and how he has operationalized his views through the deployment of Coupa procure to pay software.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Hurricane Matthew Affects Spot Rates and Freight Volumes

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Inbound rates could rise in hard-hit areas like North Carolina this week. Reefer load posts spiked in Charlotte last week ahead of Hurricane Matthew. Spot market rates were up last week, but volumes fell. Hurricane Matthew likely played a role in both of those factors.

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An Economic Primer and Forecast from Professor Mike Walden

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But what about North Carolina? If you are in a Charlotte or Raleigh, or a metro area, the economy is much better. I really enjoyed hearing Professor Mike Walden from NC State speak at the NC Museum of Art this morning. Mike gave a really nice talk on the fundamentals of economics, as well as some interesting observations about the impact of the presidential elections and the condition of the local economy as well. Here is a transcript of his talk.