Chicago: The Central Distribution Hub

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Home to more than just the Bears, deep dish pizza, and historic route 66, Chicago offers its residents and businesses a diverse environment. Its diverse economy and environment have contributed in making Chicago a successful logistics location for.

River Logic to Attend NASCES 2017 in Chicago

River Logic

DALLAS, TX — August 15, 2017 — River Logic will be exhibiting at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit September 11-12th in Chicago. Insider Partners Supply Chain Events

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GE Jet Engine Component Involved in Chicago Explosion Incident Had Manufacturing Flaw

Supply Chain Matters

For highly engineered performance products, product design along with sourcing and procurement teams are always attuned to component quality and performance trending or abnormal incidents. Late last week, General Electric Aircraft and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a joint investigative update regarding an uncontrolled fiery and explosive failure of a GE CF6-80 engine […].

A small town called ProMat


It's literally a small town that will emerge and leave Chicago during a week. As we gear up for ProMat , we were asking ouselves about what kind of logistics challenges MHI and the event organizers will face with ProMat 2017? It's not your regular trade show. It's massive.

Supply Chain Summit: Chicago


Channels: Supply Chain Event Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16 Event URL: [link] Event Location: Chicago Number of attendees: 400 Event Organiser: Danielle Horsnell Event Organiser E-mail: Précis: Where the decision-makers in Supply Chain and Logistics meet to discuss the industry's future.

Alleviating Gridlock: A Chicago Case Study

Inbound Logistics

Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon Panel released its report this month and made a number of recommendations to improve the flow of rail operations in the Chicago area

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

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appears to be edging out Chicago for first place. On the down side, there were fewer loads moving out of Columbus and Chicago last week, but outbound rates remain strong in the Midwest.

New Developments and Potential Added Risks for Chinese Branded Subway Cars in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

China Supply Chain Strategy Industrial and diversified industry supply chain Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Chicago Transit Authority subway car replacement China's CNR Corp. In October of 2014 we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to a noteworthy milestone development, namely Chinese designed and branded railway cars appearing in a U.S. subway system.

Mobile is beginning to Dominate the Digital Path to Purchase

Enterra Insights

A year ago Paul Marobella (@marobella), President of Havas Worldwide Chicago Group, wrote, “Six years after Apple’s first-generation iPhone kicked … Continued The post Mobile is beginning to Dominate the Digital Path to Purchase appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

An Innovator’s Journey to a Segmented Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Kehat Shahar, the Vice President of Supply Chain Planning at SanDisk, spoke on the journey that SanDisk has taken to improve their supply chain operations at the eft conference on June 18th in Chicago. While most of the content for this article came from the speech at eft, some information came from the company’s 10-K, […]. High Tech & Electronics Industry Supply Chain Planning JDA SanDisk segmentation

Using RFID Two Bin Kanban at the University of Chicago Medical Center: Healthcare Analytics Innovation!

Supply Chain View from the Field

When Jon Stegner walked in to his first week at the University of Chicago Medical Center, one of the first places he visited was the Emergency Room, and the nearby supply room. What he saw there, was in his words, “chaos”. Medical supplies were in boxes strewn in random piles. Many of the boxes contained medical supplies that were out of date or expired. The bins had dust bunnies and “guck” in the bottom of them.

7 Factors of Solid Supply Chain Network Design

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Moreover, rate for " Boston to Chicago " may not be the same as " Chicago to Boston " 5) Warehousing Costs : fixed cost is relatively easy to find but variable costs such as labor cost can be tricky because it is not static.

Supply Chain News on BNSF About Three Bridges Away from Completing Parallel Track from Los Angeles to Chicago

Supply Chain Digest

Goal to is Take More Market Share from Trucks in Face of Sharp Declines in Coal Shipments. Other Carriers in Midst of Similar Projects

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. . In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S.

Winning Supply Chain Strategies Turn Brand Protection into Opportunities for Augmentation

Logistics Viewpoints

A Chicago man took home $276,000 this spring after he won the lottery three times in three weeks. In each case, it all boiled down to being in the right place at the right time. This mans good fortune was pure luck.

Getting Serious About Outside-in Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

To make this point, I am conducting a face-to-face networking session at the Microsoft office in Chicago. Within a supply chain organization there is turmoil.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Chicago only. cities, eg Chicago. Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation?

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Chicago to Buffalo also rose 18¢ to $2.33/mile. Cleveland to Chicago also paid 15¢ better at $1.75/mile. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

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There are lots of van loads in Chicago , but even more trucks are competing for them, so rates dropped. TriHaul: Chicago - Atlanta - Decatur - Chicago. There’s plenty of freight from Chicago to Atlanta, but the rates aren’t great, and the return trip is worse.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

LeanLogistics : LeanLogistics ClientConnect , April 18-20, Chicago, IL. Eyefortransport 14th 3PL Summit , June 20-22, Chicago, IL. Take a look at your budget for 2016, which is probably finalized by now. Does it contain a line item for supply chain talent and leadership development?

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

For example, moving rail through Chicago in the winter is not the same as the summer. Remember the Jetsons? While the Flintstones chronicled a stone age family with work powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons symbolized the future.

Seeing the Bigger Picture: How a Global Trade Network Can Create More Accurate KPIs

Talking Logistics

Here’s a possible scenario to explore in a GTN: Envision that a recent decline in tender acceptance was discovered in the Chicago area. Deviating from the routing plan means the carriers being used are not the primary carriers selected for the Chicago lanes, thus resulting in higher costs and lower on-time delivery percentages due to lower levels of carrier commitment on those lanes.

Aberdeen’s Supply Chain Summit Returns to Chicago with Over 200 Registrants

Supply Chain Nation

Please join Bryan Ball, Vice President and Principal Analyst and myself as Lead Research Analyst at Aberdeen’s 7th Annual Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit , taking place April 9-10 in Chicago.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

LeanLogistics : LeanLogistics ClientConnect , May 1-3, Chicago, IL. eft 15th 3PL Summit , June 14-15, Chicago, IL. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year.

Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company


Instead of having analysts in Chicago, they were in India. This week, my former student Vel Dhinagaravel, and founder/CEO of supply market intelligence company Beroe , came to my class to speak. Listening to him reminded me of the fun we had starting up the first ever company to produce supply market intelligence focused on the procurement space. Today, Beroe is the most successful procurement intelligence company, and continues to lead the pack in this space.

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Helping You Build Supply Chain Talent.

Supply Chain Insights

We have scheduled three public training sessions in: Chicago, IL; Dallas TX; and Princeton, NJ. “It used to be easy to hire a supply chain planner. Today, the positions are open 9-10 months, and. they are tough to fill.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

For instance, rather than bid on two separate lanes from Chicago to New York City and Chicago to Boston, a carrier might suggest bidding on a consolidated lane from Chicago to an intermediate pooling point in and split the shipments to the final destinations. In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Chicago. Chicago. Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing


Location: Chicago, IL. Sources: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO); LIFT, Detroit, MI; DMDII, Chicago, IL; PowerAmerica, Raleigh, NC; Department of Energy; America Makes, Youngstown, OH. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S.

Highlights of Supply Chain Matters Briefing with Fieldglass, an SAP Company

Supply Chain Matters

The technology provider has grown its global workforce by just over 30 percent and relocated its corporate headquarters to another part of Chicago. In March of 2014, SAP acquired cloud-based procurement contingent labor and vendor management system technology provider Fieldglass.

Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Although it was a hockey game that started my thought process for writing this article, it was my four hour delay at the Chicago airport that gave me ample opportunity to write this post and reflect.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deliv Acquires WeDeliver in Chicago. 52: the temperature of the ocean my wife swam in earlier this week in preparation for this Sunday’s Cohasset Triathlon.

Kewill & LeanLogistics Customer Conference to Unveil a Revolutionary Global Trade Management Model


The conference, scheduled May 1-3, 2017, at the Lowes Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, is designed to engage customers and provide valuable information to transform their supply chain economics. Customers and partners will also enjoy an evening of entertainment at Chicago’s famed Navy Pier, starring the talented Jon Dorenbos, two-time NFL Pro Bowler and America’s Got Talent finalist, who is also known as the NFL’s “Magic Man.”.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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UberRUSH – Now Open for Business in Chicago, NYC, and SF. Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

The 21st Century Supply Chain

An extreme example of this is a ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tennessee taking 18 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes!

Supply Chain Outlook 2015: Looking to the Future

Supply Chain View from the Field

I presented at Supply Chain Outlook 2015, an event hosted by the Supply Chain Management Review in Chicago on Monday morning. Being in Chicago, I used the opportunity to share how people like Jon Stegner has changed procurement at the University of Chicago Medical Center through increased stakeholder engagement, and also discussed the role of procurement in driving sustainability and risk management outcomes in the countries they operate in.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management


About the author: Robert Everett- is a well-known blogger and writer at UK EduBirdie , in Chicago. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

APICS 2018 , September 30 – October 2, Chicago, IL. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

DAT Solutions

Prices in Chicago, Columbus, Seattle, and Philadelphia are all higher than they were a month ago. Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Joliet, IL , were all in the top 10 for load posts on DAT Load Boards last week. Minneapolis to Chicago rates were up to $2.01/mile.

5 Key Takeaways from TMC’s 2017 Customer Forum


Recently, we hosted our seventh annual Customer Forum in Chicago. Each and every day, shippers are tasked with delivering the right products to the right place, at the right time and for the right cost.