Challenges Facing Local Foods in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

Large chains typically buy from wholesalers, which include companies like US Foods (which was recently acquired by Sysco, making it ever more of a behemoth in the industry). In the second half of my class on Tuesday, Rebecca Dunning, one of the lead researchers on the NC Growing Together grant, explained some of the channels and opportunities the team has already explored to date.

USDA Funds NC State Study: Integrating North Carolina’s small farmers and producers in the global food supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) in North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management is one of several partners in a five- year, $3.9 million grant-funded project to build and evaluate supply chains for local farmers and fishers to supply large-scale markets in North Carolina. This project was also motivated by some of our earlier work with shrimpers on North Carolina’s Carteret County coast.

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


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.

4 Things We Learned this Hurricane Season About How Companies Use Tech to Help Communities

Supply Chain Nation

Here are four ways companies prepare for impact to support their local communities in the eye of the storm: They keep eyes on the cone. In the face of a storm, companies must act quickly. Companies set a clear path forward and pivot when the storm changes direction – moving inventory from areas outside of the storm as the weather moves, and automatically redirecting other shipments to restock those stores. Hurricane season has rolled through and there’s just a few weeks left.

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


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.

Winning $75K Marketing Case Competition Prize Really Was About.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Times Money and Company. The Wake Forest Marketing Summit, a marketing case competition which took place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the end of February, is going to be one of my most cherished MBA memories. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014.

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

Founder Scott Moscrip and the online provider’s existing management team will reportedly maintain a significant ownership in the company.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSME from MIT, and a BSME from North Carolina State University. [1:15] I’ve also driven for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. [2:17] Having a third party oversee the process is favorable for both companies.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both offices opened to better support the company’s shipping and carrier partners. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

Strategically Managing Your Spend: An Infographic

Talking Logistics

The combination of inclement weather, capacity shortages, and stiff marketplace competition had many companies spending more than budgeted. He joined the company in 1993 and became senior vice president in May 2012. The first two quarters of 2014 impacted a lot of supply chain budgets.

Don’t Wait for Standards Before Moving Closer to Smarter Manufacturing


companies reportedly did not use Smart Manufacturing despite reports in increased efficiency, lower product defects, and customer satisfaction gains by those using Smart Manufacturing. Author information Rana Tarakji Contributor at PDF Electric & Supply Rana Tarakji is a contributor at PDF Electric & Supply, an automation supplier with corporate office located in Cary, North Carolina.

Supply Chain Matters Features This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The company’s software provides an autonomous driving capability for Hyster Yale Group’s material handling or other popular material handling vehicles. Drone technology company Flytrex announced that it has raised $7.5

NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

SCM Research

I spent the last couple of days at North Carolina State University to work on a joint research project with my good friend Robert Handfield. Essentially, it integrates “field-based student course projects with real problems that companies are facing” The projects are identified by the company, but NCSU narrows the scope and assigns the projects to students.

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs


Together reshoring and related foreign direct investment by companies returning to the U.S. The trajectory toward reshoring continues to accelerate under the Trump administration, with an all-time high of reported reshoring jobs per month in January 2017, followed up by companies such as Softbank, GM, Spring, Infosys, and Apple announcing reshoring initiatives. Why are so many companies making the decision to bring jobs back to American shores?

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. As shown in Figure 1, most companies know the geographical location for their first tier suppliers, but only 37% know the location of second and third tier providers.

Malouf acquires 1 million sq ft distribution centre in Texas


The company also aims for the distribution centre to serve its international clientele located in Central and South America. With all four of its distribution centres, the company can offer two-day ground shipping to 98 percent of the continental United States.

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Site Selection: A Power Production

Inbound Logistics

ElectriCities of North Carolina works with companies closely to make sure they weigh electrical service and costs when planning to expand a site or relocate to a new one. Utilities such as ElectriCities must explore the unique circumstances of each company to help them meet their electrical needs in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible

Lionel Racing: An Omni-Channel Case Study

Talking Logistics

That’s how Rick Gemereth, CIO at Lionel Racing , set the stage for describing his company’s omni-channel strategy and journey in a video interview I conducted with him a few weeks ago at the Descartes’ Evolution 2016 conference (Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor).

Climate Change and the Supply Chain


In consideration of this new reality, there are some mitigative measures companies can take to make disasters less costly. Several companies and ports have pledged to address the phenomenon through the use of more environment-friendly materials, reducing emissions and investing in clean-air technologies, among others. This would encourage companies to reduce their carbon footprint, as more emissions mean higher expenses.

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


Benji Green has 14 years of supply chain and operations experience in high tech, multi-national companies. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. by Alexa Cheater We’re delighted to be bringing you a great live discussion on successful supply chain transformation based on Avaya’s first-hand experience.

On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


With an outlined five-phase approach, Green discusses how Avaya was able to shift focus within the company, combining people, process and technology to achieve far-reaching success. Benji Green has 14 years of supply chain and operations experience in high tech, multi-national companies.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. YRC Worldwide is a Fortune 500 company based in Overland Park, KS. In 2012, the company had revenues of $4.9B. lower than 2011, however, it was the first time in 6 years that the company earned a profit. Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

In short, their job is to move their product, company and/or the economy forward by creating something new. There’s an old song lyric “ wherever I lay my hat that’s my home” (…attribution to Marvin Gaye). Aside from a short stint living in Europe, I’ve always lived in Boston, MA.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

To do this the company is hoping to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China, starting with 100 of its top suppliers, into an emissions reduction program called Project Gigaton, which is part of Walmart’s global approach to sustainability.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?


Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States. Trucking companies already warned customers trying to get shipments into the region that they should expect at least a two-day delay.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Be sure to check out this case study to read how we helped a major healthcare company implement a new UDI labeling process for medical devices. Company Name *. North Carolina. North Dakota. South Carolina.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


Specifically, the companies agreed to establish a joint-venture plant which produces vehicles in the U.S., Mazda aims to build a production structure to further grow in North America, allowing the company to more quickly respond to its customers’ needs depending on the region and model.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again


On July 21, truckers working for the Pacific 9 Transportation company went on indefinite strike, causing further congestion problems and delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Both Congress and trucking companies are scrambling for innovative solutions to a growing issue. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home.

LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion

The Logistics of Logistics

Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. The company has five primary product groups: OD-Domestic, OD-Expedited, OD-People, OD-Global and OD-Technology. The company traces its origins to 1934 when Earl and Lillian Congdon founded the company with a single truck running between Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia. In 1957, Old Dominion extended its operations to most major markets in North Carolina and southern Virginia.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. Sarah Zielinski ( @SarahZielinski ) reports, “There are six subspecies of wild turkey, all native to North America. But restoration programs across North America have brought the numbers up to seven million today.” Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia.

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Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast


With freezing temperatures hitting as low as negative 18 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall projected to reach up to 12 inches , Georgia , North Carolina , and Virginia have preemptively declared states of emergency. The inclement weather system has resulted in the closure of the Port of Virginia as well as most of the terminals in South Carolina’s Port of Charleston. American and Southwest Airlines were among the first air companies to announce flight suspension.

Supplier-Led Innovation Workshop

Supply Chain View from the Field

Very few companies succeed at driving new ideas from suppliers into the business because they are simply unprepared to engage suppliers. Companies that have succeeded in integrating suppliers into product development have implemented a well-defined process and identified the right team of individuals to lead supplier integration efforts. In 2003, Nokia was in a lawsuit and could not use Qualcomm chips in their phones.

Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

Talking Logistics

in 1994 helped upend that country’s grocery sector, says it will open 20 stores in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by summer, with some arriving in the next few weeks.

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Cultivating Teachable Moments

JDA software

I grew up in North Carolina but was born in Guam as my dad was in the Air Force at the time. I was going through divorce in my early 30s and was offered a leadership role within my company that required me to relocate. Kathy Stanley is vice president of education services at JDA.

Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling & Logistics

In 2010, 18 workers threw themselves from the top of the Chinese company’s building, resulting in 14 deaths. Horrific working conditions endured by children farming tobacco in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia were reported in January of this year by Human Rights Watch.

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