Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #10 Failure to adequately train your supply chain planning staff

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #8: Keeping supply chain information in silos (and preventing your users from making the best decisions)

The 21st Century Supply Chain

General News Response Management Sales and operations planning (S&OP) Supply chain collaboration Adoption Advanced Encryption Standard Alabama Shakes Andhra Pradesh APICS The Association for Operations Management Associated Press Bruce Wasserstein Business Business process Business valuation Cloud computing Colorado Commercial bank Company Connecticut Enterprise resource planning (ERP) Information technology Investment banking Mergers and acquisitions SAP ERP by John Westerveld.

Green Supply Chain News on Those Raising Questions about Global Warming Hope New Administration will Support Other Viewpoints

Supply Chain Digest

Billion Dollar Research Pie, As Colorado Academic Describes Forces Unleashed Against Him for Questioning Increase in Natural DisastersSkeptic Hope for Piece of the 2.5

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Uber’s Otto hauls Budweiser across Colorado in self-driving truck (Reuters). I should have gotten the email by now.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2013 (1/2)

SCM Research

This year’s CSCMP Annual Global Conference took place in Denver, Colorado. It has become a good tradition that some of the leading journals of our field announce their best paper awards during the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference, the academic part of the CSCMP Conference ( see my previous post from Atlanta last year ).

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UltraShipTMS to be implemented at Aurora Organic Dairy

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 8, 2015 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Boulder, Colorado-based Aurora Organic Dairy (AOD) selects the UltraShipTMS solution for supply chain logistics management after a rigorous evaluation of the leading TMS solutions serving high volume shippers.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that “officials in Colorado are planning a public-road test of battery-charging technology capable of powering electric trucks while they drive.” The Colorado Transportation Department and infrastructure developer Aecom Inc.

LeanCor Executives to Present at CSCMP Conference

LeanCor

LeanCor executives – Robert Martichenko (CEO), Roger Pearce (VP of Lean Deployment), and Matt Melrose (VP of Operations) – will be presenting and speaking on panels at the 2013 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference in Denver, Colorado next week.

The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

According to the Bloomberg article, Wal-Mart’s Walton Family Backs Startup Trying to Cut Food Waste , the Colorado-based business is creating a marketplace for food that is still good to eat, but has been rejected by retailers for reasons such as packaging mistakes, cosmetic flaws or the inventory is no longer needed. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

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Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

Further West, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho all appear to be on track for onions and potatoes. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction.

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Supply Chain Professional – Protector of Mother Earth

Logility

I care about the environment and do what I can to minimize my impact because living in Beautiful Colorado I benefit from being surrounded by some of Mother Earth’s finest scenery. I grew up in a time when people didn’t think that often about one’s impact on nature.

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

EFT

Colorado. #18. Colorado. 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.

Future of Logistics Takes Center Stage in 2017

TMC

One example of this is that California already restricted AV testing to under 10,000 pounds, which is why the Otto “beer run” occurred in Colorado and not California. In January, I attended the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. with Jason Craig, C.H.

Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery

DAT Solutions

A Volvo VNL, using technology developed by trucking startup Otto (which was purchased by Uber back in August), delivered 2,125 cases of Budweiser from Fort Collins, CO, to Colorado Springs. Autonomous trucking made its first (mostly) autonomous delivery recently.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

still grows plenty of apples, onions, and potatoes, in Washington, Colorado and Idaho, respectively. There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. Two main factors are involved. More restaurant spending, more contract freight.

Look Ma, No Hands! Self-Driving Vehicle Makes Maiden Voyage

Aera Technology

The self-driving tractor trailer traversed 120 miles of Colorado’s I-25 while the driver hung out in the sleeper cab , and by all accounts, the ride went smoothly. In mid-October, Uber and beer made history.

Using Modeling and Analytics to Design a Resilient Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

He holds a BS in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Supply chain optimization is a widespread term, but did you know that an optimized supply chain is not necessarily a resilient one?

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

NC State SCRC

Colorado had the lowest unemployment rate in May, 2.3 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.

You Are a “Green” Superhero

Logility

In fact, living in beautiful Colorado I often find myself surrounded by and admiring nature. I grew up in a time before people knew much about being eco-friendly, being Green, so the concept of sustainability isn’t usually at the top of my mind.

Look Ma’ No Hands! Self-Driving Vehicle Makes Maiden Voyage

Aera Technology

The self-driving tractor trailer traversed 120 miles of Colorado’s I-25 while the driver hung out in the sleeper cab , and by all accounts, the ride went smoothly. In mid-October, Uber and beer made history.

Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

TMC

When Cisco saw news of wildfires in Colorado in 2012, it wasn’t concerned, because it had no manufacturing or suppliers in the area.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

And the Midwestern warehouses were also called on to supply Colorado, which is often served by Houston. Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. That doesn't mean nothing has changed.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

Supply Chain Nation

When Uber Technologies used a self-driving truck to run a load of Budweiser beer across 120 miles of Colorado last year, the feat gave the trucking industry a glimpse of a cost-saving driverless future. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.

The Impact New Technologies Have on the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Collins Brewery to Colorado Springs, a 120-mile journey. I’d like to bring your attention to the new whitepaper, “ New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices: The Application of New Technology in the Physical Supply Chain ,” released by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Leadership Commitment to Strategic Suppliers Makes a Big Difference

Supply Chain View from the Field

midcontinent … Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas … as well the Gulf Coast and in B.C. I visited a Canadian oil and gas company this week, and participated in their first annual Supplier Day. The forum was an opportunity to share insights on the oil and gas business in North America, communicate issues and challenges that exist, and create an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to address them.

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

It maybe be 1,100 trucking miles from the Port of Long Beach to Denver, Colorado, but it’s 7,250 miles by boat first. Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a global provider of logistics, warehouse, third-party logistics, transportation and mobile fleet management software solutions. Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the press release: In the 20 years examined, 11 states (North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Maine, Montana, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Florida) made progress in all seven categories and 37 states improved in at least five of the seven metrics.

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Guest Post: Western Growers—Moving at the Speed of Business with Strong Logistics Partners

Transportfolio

Since 1926, Western Growers has represented local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, and more recently, Colorado. Guest Post: Western Growers—Moving at the Speed of Business with Strong Logistics Partners.

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers. Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry. In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses. .