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Lead Time Matters - Chicago Consulting

Terry Harris

American businesses have made dramatic headway at reducing their lead-times to supply customers. In B2B and especially B2C channels customers now receive products they want far faster than just a few years ago.

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Balanced Orders - Chicago Consulting

Chicago Consulting

Many organizations order multiple items from suppliers on a repetitive schedule—weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and so on. These same organizations maintain Reorder Points (ROPs) by item which triggers “when” to place orders. These ROPs and the repetitive reordering are incompatible; they work at odds with each other. The way to correct this incompatibility is to place “Balanced Orders

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Savage, Canadian Pacific partner on Chicago-area transload facility

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics and materials handling provider Savage has developed and is operating a transload facility at a Chicago-area Canadian Pacific rail yard to support the construction industry. We’re excited to work with CP to provide direct rail access for Chicago-area businesses.

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UP temporarily stopping eastbound container service to Chicago

The Supply Chain Journal

Union Pacific is temporarily suspending eastbound service from West Coast port terminals to its Global IV intermodal facility in Chicago to help ease “significant congestion” at inland terminals, especially Chicago, and at the ports.

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How To Design A Carton Regime - Chicago Consulting

Terry Harris

Many organizations have a set of corrugated cartons, a regime, used as shippers. These regimes range from a few sizes to many with various dimensions and grades. Just what the dimensions are greatly impacts a variety of costs—material, warehousing, and freight.

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FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

The Supply Chain Journal

This FreightWaves Classics article provides an overview of the Chicago and North Western Railway (reporting mark CNW), a Class I railroad in the Midwest. The company became the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company in 1972, when the railroad’s employees purchased the company.

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AxleHire brings its last-mile delivery service to Chicago area

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition to Chicago, AxleHire currently operates and has sortation centers in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Phoenix, Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

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Event Preview: IA Week Chicago 2022

All Things Supply Chain

In the last two years, the capabilities, purpose and future of Intelligent Automation have changed. As IA tools have matured and become more user friendly, applications have shifted from single task-based… Events General conference event global supply chain IA supply chain technology USA

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Manufacturing is Back, Big and Bold in Chicago

QAD

I had high hopes, though, and was cautiously optimistic when I saw the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was coming back to McCormick Place in Chicago last month. Manufacturing is back and was big and bold in Chicago.

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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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RJW Logistics Group Expands Retail Logistics Operation to Chicago

Supply Chain Brain

RJW Logistics Group, a provider of retail logistics solutions for consumer packaged goods companies, announced the expansion of its centralized warehouse operations with a seventh warehouse in the greater Chicagoland area

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Chicago: The Central Distribution Hub

NFI Industries

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. What has been most attractive for businesses has been its established infrastructure to support global supply chains. READ MORE. Distribution Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation Air Freight Cross-Border Urban Hubs Warehousing

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FreightWaves Classics: Port of Chicago billed as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America”

The Supply Chain Journal

The Port of Chicago consists of several major port facilities within the city of Chicago. The Port of Chicago links inland canal and river systems in the midwestern United States to the Great Lakes. Tonnage from all over the world comes into the Port of Chicago via ship.

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Advantages of Chicago Fulfillment Companies

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none. Home to world-class culture, some of the nation’s tallest buildings, and several beloved sports franchises, Chicago is also a major eCommerce order fulfillment hub.

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Ivalua Paints a Great Procurement Picture at Ivalua NOW Chicago 2019

ivalua

Ivalua CEO David Khuat-Duy on Tuesday kicked off Ivalua NOW 2019 Chicago, at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel and welcomed hundreds of customers, prospects and partners. The post Ivalua Paints a Great Procurement Picture at Ivalua NOW Chicago 2019 appeared first on Ivalua. “We have this long-term strategy of building a very big company with a fantastic product that we can offer to the market. And this is our vision,” .

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Stealing your own freight: O’Hare cargo delays force drastic measures

The Supply Chain Journal

in 2020 to more than 2 million metric tons and freighter flights increased 25% to 30,399, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. A Nippon Cargo Airlines 747 freighter discharging containers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in November 2019.

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Mobile terminal touts import access to coveted Midwest destinations

The Supply Chain Journal

APM Terminals Mobile in Alabama is putting a spotlight on its freight rail capacity to handle imported goods from the Gulf Coast to Chicago and other popular Midwestern destinations.

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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Cargo handlers move to airport suburbs to escape O’Hare congestion

The Supply Chain Journal

Ground service providers drowning in shipments delivered by airlines are responding to massive gridlock at Chicago O’Hare by permanently relocating some warehouse operations outside the property to increase capacity in what could increasingly become a model at major U.S.

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Vinculum at IRCE 2019, Chicago: Enabling Seamless Shopping Across Channels

Vinculum

Vinculum is coming to IRCE 2019, Chicago to help brands, 3PLs, e-tailers, and brand distributors scale up their business and sell anywhere, faster through: Automated catalog listing on marketplaces. Venue: McCormick Place South, Chicago. IRCE 2019 is an eCommerce conference in Chicago where e-tailers and technology vendors will network and discuss growth opportunities and strategies for success. Or, Visiting Chicago around 25th June?

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NIGP Annual Forum 2020 When: August 23-26, 2020Where: Chicago, IL

ivalua

The post NIGP Annual Forum 2020 <br>When: August 23-26, 2020<br>Where: Chicago, IL appeared first on Ivalua

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[Event Recap] Insights and learnings from IRCE 2019, Chicago

Vinculum

Vinculum participated at Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE), one of the biggest eCommerce conferences in Chicago. Venue: McCormick Place South, Chicago. The post [Event Recap] Insights and learnings from IRCE 2019, Chicago appeared first on Vinculum Group. Date: 25-28 June 2019. With over 130 sessions and 600 top technology solution providers , IRCE saw huge participation of brands, retailers, 3PLs and brand distributors from all over the world.

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SONAR Daily: Volume down on 10 key intermodal lanes

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition, in an effort to improve intermodal service, Union Pacific temporarily suspended service into Chicago from a number of West Coast cities. Intermodal spot rate outbound from Chicago has risen amid the Chicago congestion.

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MSC warns of international intermodal impacts on West and East coasts

The Supply Chain Journal

As a result, delivery of onboard or discharged cargoes to Chicago will be impacted since cargo will be held at marine terminals until the restriction is lifted or “abated,” MSC said. UP temporarily stopping eastbound container service to Chicago. Ocean carrier MSC reports that U.S.

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In logistics warehousing, the Windy City has the wind at its back

The Supply Chain Journal

logistics real estate market, Chicago is not taking back seat heat to anyone. NASDAQ:NMRK ), the Chicago market, which is geographically defined as the city and its suburbs along with Milwaukee and the Wisconsin counties of Kenosha and Racine, had more than 1.16 In a scalding U.S.

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Less than Truckload Freight Rates: Chicago, IL

Freightera

Shipping from or to Chicago? Check out our new rates, from major cities in the USA and Canada, to Chicago, IL, and vice versa! All the rates are for 1 pallet, 48” by 48” by 48”, 500 lbs, class 100 : From Barrie, ON to Chicago, IL. From Bridgeport, CT to Chicago, IL.

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Congestion persists at rail terminals servicing imports

The Supply Chain Journal

Maersk is continuing to see “high impact” for rail operations serving facilities at Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee, because of chassis shortages. In Chicago, CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) is using the Forest Hill yard to address overflow at Bedford Park.

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Supply Chain News on Container Congestion and Delays move from Ports to Chicago Rail Hub

Supply Chain Digest

Union Pacific and BNSF Meter Container Traffic into Overwhelmed Terminals

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Maestro choreographs way around O’Hare cargo gridlock

The Supply Chain Journal

Maestro International Cargo, a local company that provides airside ground handling services for airlines, is shuttling import shipments off the ramp to a new warehouse three miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to alleviate huge backlogs at airport terminals.

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Loonie tune: Air cargo to O’Hare being routed through Toronto

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics companies looking for ways to avoid crushing congestion at Chicago O’Hare airport have resorted to yet another workaround: putting shipments on Air Canada passenger freighters to Toronto and then trucking them to their Windy City facilities.

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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.

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Rail Roundup: UP’s grain transload project, senators’ grade crossing bill

The Supply Chain Journal

Union Pacific constructing Chicago-agrea transload facility for agricultural producers. Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) is constructing a grain transload facility near Chicago to benefit Midwest agricultural producers and processors and reduce their supply chain costs.

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Rail-related projects included in $905M infrastructure grants

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition to the INFRA award that the Georgia Ports Authority received and FreightWaves reported on Wednesday, here are other awarded projects that include a significant freight rail component: Archer Avenue and Belt Railway of Chicago Grade Separation Project (Chicago).

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Ivalua NOW, The Art of Procurement, 29th April – 1st May 2019, Chicago

ivalua

The post Ivalua NOW, The Art of Procurement, 29th April – 1st May 2019, Chicago appeared first on Ivalua

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Supply Chain Comment on Trip Report for ProMat 2019 in Chicago

Supply Chain Digest

Top Three New Solutions, plus Best of the Rest

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Project44 raises $202M in Series E, boosts value to $1.2B

The Supply Chain Journal

News Top Stories 8vc Chicago Ventures China Emergence Capital Goldman Sachs Insight Partners Jason Duboe jett mccandless project44 Real-time visibility Sapphire Ventures Sozo Ventures

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By the Numbers: Why Fulfill Orders From a Chicago Fulfillment Center?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Home to one of the country’s largest road, rail and air cargo networks with numerous UPS, DHL and FedEx locations, Chicago is a major eCommerce hub you’ll want to consider for economical B2C distribution.

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