Columbus Day 2018

Enterra Insights

Columbus Day is a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas. Because Columbus and colonization remain controversial subjects, Columbus Day is not as widely celebrated as other U.S. celebration of Columbus’ landing on 12 October 1492 took place some 300 years later (1792) “by the Columbian Order (Society of St. Columbus Day has been observed on the second Monday of October since 1971.

Columbus Day 2020: A Holiday in Search of a Name

Enterra Insights

Today is officially Columbus Day. According to the Federalpay.org website, “Columbus Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. All non-essential federal government offices are closed on Columbus Day, and all federal employees are paid even if they receive the day off. Many private-sector employees will also receive paid time off or special holiday pay on Columbus Day.

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Behind the Scenes Look: Moving Pelotonia Bikes from NYC to Columbus

Zipline Logistics

Cycling to raise money for cancer research has become an annual tradition in Columbus. The post Behind the Scenes Look: Moving Pelotonia Bikes from NYC to Columbus appeared first on Zipline Logistics. Pelotonia, a late summer staple in Central Ohio, has grown from humble beginnings to an event that includes 7,500 riders from all around the country peddling to help find a cure for the disease. On Aug. 2, 2019, each one of […].

What Makes Zipline Logistics One of the Top Places to Work in Columbus?

Zipline Logistics

In 2019 Zipline Logistics earned numerous awards for its outstanding company culture — a definitive attribute that consistently makes it one of the top places to work in Columbus. Sticking to its mission set in 2007 – to improve the lives of transportation professionals – it has solidified its spot as a best place to work in Columbus. Zipline was recognized for the third consecutive time with the Best Places to Work in Central Ohio Award by Columbus Business First.

Supply Chain News on Amazon Takes More Heat, as Columbus, OH Worker Dies on Fulfillment Center Floor, another Worker Fired for Going to Hospital for Dying Relative

Supply Chain Digest

The Guardian Alleges Worker was nott Found for 20 Minutes, Had Received Bad Advice from In House Clinic the Week Before

Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Columbus Day, a day set aside to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Europeans, has become a source of controversy. The History Channel notes, “Over 500 years after he ‘discovered’ the New World — kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas — Christopher Columbus is still honored with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October. 1] Staff, “ Why Columbus Day Courts Controversy ,” History, 7 October 2019. [2]

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for May 29, 2019 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Brian Spooner of Columbus, OH Takes Home the Prize with a Great Caption

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for March 25, 2020 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Fred Simpson of Columbus, IN and Christina Alcorn of Alvarez and Marsal Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions

Supply Chain Comment on Trip Report for WERC 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Another Solid Performance at WERC Conference in Columbus, Where It All Began 42 Years Ago

10 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes. Supply Chain IoT supply chain technology, supply chain analytics supply chain visibility what is supply chain visibility Machine Learning artificial intelligence freight supply chain management Forbes

Top 10 Ways Internet of Things and Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com and written by Louis Columbus, Contributor at Forbes. supply chain management Forbes artificial intelligence Machine Learning Big Data logistics internet of things IoT C3 Yard Blog C3 C3 Blog C3 Solutions Supply Chain C3 Reservations Blockchain AI

Why Supply Chain Visibility Isn’t Enough

PLS Logistics

Nancy Marino, from Columbus Consulting, believes that today's businesses need to go beyond visibility to full transparency. Visibility is a buzzword in the logistics environment; it represents the real-time status of supply chain processes. In her interview to SupplyChainBrain , she claims that consumers want to know where their order is at every point in the supply chain and that requires more than supply chain visibility.

Digital Transformation Helps with Corporate Alignment

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) suggest ten way cognitive technologies can help companies achieve successful digital transformations.[4] Columbus writes, “AI is helping to more precisely define customers’ preferences and needs, leading to more accurate personas that guide digital transformation projects from the very beginning.” 4] Louis Columbus, “ 10 Ways AI Can Improve Digital Transformation’s Success Rate ,” Forbes , 15 April 2020. [5]

This Week in Logistics News (September 27 – October 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Happy October, the month of Octoberfest, Halloween, and Columbus Day. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus’ expedition from Spain reached what is believed to be the Bahamas. This day was the inspiration for a holiday due to the belief that his expedition was the first from Europe to reach the Americas. But we now know […]. This Week in News

WERC Annual Conference 2019 Video Review and Comment

Supply Chain Digest

SCDigest Editor Dan Gilmore from the conference floor in Columbus

Machine Learning and the Business of Tomorrow

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ) explains, “Enterprises are striving to find greater meaning in the massive amounts of data they generate and save every day. Columbus asserts, “Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.”[5]

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

Buffalo to Columbus climbed 28¢ to $2.57. Columbus, OH , has been one of the hottest van freight markets ever since Hurricane Harvey caused massive disruptions, but rates have started to normalize. Columbus to Buffalo fell 19¢ but still averaged $3.42/mile. Columbus to Allentown was down 14¢ to $3.72/mile. Columbus to Memphis also dropped 13¢ to $2.15/mile.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of April 13, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Tiny Columbus, IN is an Export Titan, Layoffs Continue at Walmart, Says Funds Needed for eCommerce, Boeing Could See Major Savings from 3D Printing, Parcel Carriers Hiking Rates Big Time in Japan

Manufacturers, Technology, and the Digital Age

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, explains, “Going into 2020, manufacturers are at an inflection point in their adoption of analytics and business intelligence (BI). Columbus writes, “Cycle Time quantifies the amount of elapsed time from when an order is placed until the product is manufactured and entered into finished goods inventory. ” Columbus makes an important point about improving performance over time.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Out East, Buffalo to Columbus recovered 21¢ to hit $2.21/mile. Columbus to Memphis rates declined 13¢ to $1.85/mile. The West Coast continued to drive spot market demand last week. Load-to-truck ratios in Los Angeles hit 12.2 on Friday, even stronger than the prior Friday when it was just over 10. Los Angeles outbound rates rose last week, which is in contrast to declining rates in most of the remainder of the country.

LifeWay Christian Stores selects RELEX supply chain software for forecasting, replenishment & allocation

RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions, in collaboration with Columbus Consulting International , to support LifeWay Christian Stores with upgrading its supply chain management in order to reduce inventory and increase availability. Jon Beck, CEO, Columbus Consulting International says: “As the final step in the merchandising process, allocation is a critical business process that requires careful evaluation and balance. About Columbus Consulting International. Read PDF.

Spot Market Van Rates Soared in September

DAT Solutions

Columbus is a key distribution point for the Midwest and the Northeast, and it shipped more to the Southeast after the storms. Columbus to Allentown, PA , surged 50¢ to an average of $3.86/mile. Columbus to Memphis climbed 37¢ to $2.28/mile. The national average van rate rose for the fifth week in a row. At $1.97 per mile , the average rate in September was 18¢ higher than the August average, and 35¢ higher than September 2016.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning

ToolsGroup

Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE. New survey finds that most companies are still formulating and gaining support for a digital strategy, with fear of change and data challenges as leading roadblocks. . BOSTON, Mass. and HOUSTON, Tex.

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5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

In fact, manufacturers can collaborate with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), like Cerasis , to realize the benefits of collaboration and taking advantage of business-to-business (B2B) sales through integration of systems, explains Louis Columbus of Supply Chain 24/7. Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. But, modern businesses have grown to encompass an omnichannel sales opportunity.

5 Reasons Why The Use of the IIoT by Manufacturers Is Unavoidable

Cerasis

According to Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine , the IIoT is estimated to unlock manufacturing savings more than $11 trillion by 2025 globally, boosting overall economic value by 33 percent. The Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) has been a major topic among manufacturers and third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) for several years.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Higher prices out of Memphis and Columbus tell us that retail traffic is moving, and higher rates out of Dallas and Seattle show us that the improvement is far-reaching. We got some improvement on some backhaul lanes too, where rates are generally higher going in the opposite direction: Buffalo to Columbus rates rose 15¢ to $1.65/mile. Beef and other meats shipping out of Dallas pushed rates up 20¢ on the lane to Columbus.

Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

One of the few lanes that was not hurt by the storm was Memphis to Columbus, OH , up 10¢ to an average of $2.32mile. Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. With Hurricane Florence, the advanced warning allowed businesses to plan ahead, reschedule shipments and reposition their trucks. Hurricane Michael, on the other hand, went from a tropical depression to a Category 4 storm in just two days.

Conquering the Explosion of Supply Chain Planning Data

Logility

1 Louis Columbus. Companies across all industries and sizes struggle to make sense of and value from the available mountains of data. Structured and unstructured data including that from social media, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain sources continue to stream in but much is left untouched. Organizations are simply overwhelmed.

CRG completes 1.3 million-square-foot South Carolina distribution centre

EFT

million-square-foot facility for Kohl's at The Cubes at Etna 70 in Columbus, OH and a 750,000 SF speculative project that was leased to Kimberly-Clark at The Cubes at Dupont in Seattle, WA. CRG, a national real estate development and investment firm, has completed a. It also announced the sale and lease sold and leased commencement and sale of a facility located at The Cubes at Inland 85 in Duncan, SC.

Artificial Intelligence and Omnichannel Operations

Enterra Insights

Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS/Dassault Systemes, notes, “AI and machine learning are enabling omnichannel strategies to scale by providing insights into the changing needs and preferences of customers, creating customer journeys that scale, delivering consistent experiences. 5] Louis Columbus, “ 10 Ways AI & Machine Learning Are Revolutionizing Omnichannel ,” Forbes , 17 February 2019. [6]

Spot Market Van Volume Hits Record-Breaking High

DAT Solutions

Prices rose the most out of Columbus and Buffalo , with significant increases on 4 major lanes out of Buffalo. Buffalo to Columbus was also up 31¢ to $2.21/mile. The patterned continued on eastbound lanes, as well as north-south lanes, heading to Atlanta : Chicago to Columbus rose 30¢ to $3.30/mile. Columbus to Atlanta gained 32¢ at $2.99/mile. Columbus to Philly averaged a whopping $3.65/mile last week.

The Internet of Things and the Supply Chain: Serious or Just Flirting?

Enterra Insights

” Louis Columbus ( @LouisColumbus ), a Principal at IQMS, believes another technology, blockchain, will make the IoT/supply chain even stronger. 4] Louis Columbus, “ Top 10 Ways Internet Of Things And Blockchain Strengthen Supply Chains ,” Forbes , 13 January 2019. [5] Numerous supply chain experts insist supply chain processes are experiencing a revolution thanks to emerging technologies.

Spot market settles after Hurricane Florence

DAT Solutions

RISING Pricing out of the Midwest is still strong, and rates out of Columbus, OH , jumped up another 4% last week. As people in the Carolinas try their best to return to their normal routines, the freight markets have settled back down into typical seasonal trends following Hurricane Florence. Unlike with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the impact from Florence on freight movements was mostly felt regionally.

Agile retailing: new ways to manage uncertainty, disruption and innovation

RELEX Solutions

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kula-Przezwanski from Columbus Consulting (CCI) as our guest blogger. At Columbus Consulting we believe it is the combination of mindset, principles, process, methods, and tools that enhance a retailer’s ability to lead change and adapt to it. To discover more ideas that can help retailers increase their agility, I suggest reading the Agile Retailing White Paper by my colleagues at Columbus Consulting at [link].

How the Chicken Nugget Became the True Symbol of Our Era

Supply Chain Brain

First taking shape in the era of Christopher Columbus, capitalism created a peculiar binary order. In the centuries between Columbus and the industrial revolution, enslaved and indentured Africans, Asians, indigenous peoples and virtually all women became part of “nature” — and treated cheaply as a result. Chicken is already the most popular meat in the U.S., and is projected to be the planet’s favourite flesh by 2020.