Supply chain leadership lessons from Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Alexa Cheater Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, who led the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in four years in the early ‘90s, may not be the first person you think of when it comes to giving great supply chain advice.

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All Roads Lead to Dallas

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Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth.

Notes from the WTG Supply Chain Logistics Summit in Dallas | The.

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Some NFL teams have a net value of nearly $3.2B (Dallas Cowboys). by CJ Wehlage For those that follow the National Football League (NFL), these next few weekends are going to be engaging.

Spinnaker Partners with River Logic to Deliver Optimization-enabled Business Planning Solutions

River Logic

DALLAS, July 7, 2017 -- River Logic today announced its new partnership with Spinnaker, a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities.

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Supply Chains that Rock Around the Clock: Everybody's Doing the Locomotion

Inbound Logistics

This story follows the progress of an intermodal container during its three-day, round the clock trip from the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to a distribution center in Dallas

A Platform for Corporate Memory

Supply Chain @ MIT

Supply chain operations and analytics company Entercoms, headquartered in Dallas, TX, […]. When employees take on new roles, or leave a job or a company, they often take valuable tribal knowledge[1] with them.

Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

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Dallas, Texas. by Melissa Clow.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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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. Beef and other meats shipping out of Dallas pushed rates up 20¢ on the lane to Columbus.

River Logic Quickly Fills Prescriptive Analytics Market Gap with its Decision Support Platform on Microsoft Azure

River Logic

DALLAS , June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- River Logic today announced that it is pioneering advanced analytics by bringing its prescriptive analytics platform to the cloud through Microsoft Azure and Cortana Intelligence Suite in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

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Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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Dallas rates also soared, as some freight was diverted to that busy freight hub. Rates on lots of intrastate lanes out of Dallas spiked last week. Not surprisingly, the Dallas to Houston lane rate soared from $2.40

Combating the Digital Supply Chain Talent Gap

Supply Chain Nation

For the past eight years, I have been delivering lectures on supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Recently I had the opportunity to deliver a lecture on digital supply chains to my students at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Load counts also continued to climb out of Dallas and Houston, as Texas works its way back to business as usual. That includes the Dallas to Houston lane, which fell another 54¢ but is still high at $2.96/mile.

Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

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Dallas to Columbus got a 37¢ boost, to $2.50. Nogales to Dallas fell 30¢ to $2.36 Dallas to Denver rates also fell, dropping 18¢ to $2.48 If you want to be out for a few days, head from Dallas to McAllen , on the Mexican border.

Sprouts Farmers Market Partners with Amazon


Evan Hoopfer, writing for the Dallas Business Journal: “ Amazon is expanding its produce delivery services in Dallas.The service is part of Amazon’s “Prime Now,” which delivers goods in hours. ” ” What do you do when faced with a vastly stronger competitor? You team up. This seems like a no-brainer especially for small to mid-size retailers.

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California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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Atlanta to Dallas is typically a more stable lane, but rates there rose 38¢ to $2.36 FALLING LANES: Dallas is still strong, but rates tumbled on a couple of outbound lanes. The regional trip from Dallas to Houston fell 22¢ to $2.53

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta.

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Why You Should Embrace Uncertainty in Demand Forecasting


So the order of 35 cases for delivery to a retailer’s Dallas distribution center received today had a 64 percent probability. It's human nature to look for certainty. We believe that if we can predict the future with perfect certainty, then we will react and prepare accordingly.

Will Tighter ELD Enforcement = Tighter Reefer Capacity?

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Dallas volumes were weaker, but the average outbound rate increased 4.9%. Several lanes posted solid gains: Dallas to Houston , up 8¢ to $3.15/mile. Dallas to Phoenix , up 22¢ to $2.28/mile. Dallas to Columbus , up 13¢ to $3.15/mile.

River Logic Announces End-to-End Analytics Partnership

River Logic

DALLAS, June 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- River Logic today announced its new partnership with End-to-End Analytics, a management consulting firm specializing in helping clients make better data-driven decisions. The partnership will enhance End-to-End Analytics' ability to drive sustainable growth through their clients' adoption of advanced analytics solutions, leveraging River Logic's unique prescriptive analytics platform. Partners

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The Empowered Consumer and Trade Promotion

Supply Chain Insights

Our first meeting is July 24 – 26 in Dallas, so it’s coming up fast. Trade promotion execution is but one component of the Consumer Chain, albeit a very critical one indeed.

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Reefer Truck Shortages Push Rates Higher

DAT Solutions

Prices out of Dallas soared last week: Dallas to Atlanta rose to an average of $2.95/mile, 55¢ higher than a week ago – this might be temporary, as volumes were building up again in Atlanta by the weekend. Dallas to Denver also rose 55¢ at $3.64/mile.

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Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Dallas. Dallas. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

How Much Lower Can Van Rates Go?

DAT Solutions

Dallas outbound rates lost an average of 7¢ per mile. Denver to Dallas lost 15¢ Dallas to Denver lost 13¢ Average roundtrip rate: $1.33 February is usually the slowest month for freight, and carriers have been feeling the pinch on the spot market.

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Truckload Capacity Loosens, Even With Tighter ELD Enforcement

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Dallas had the highest load counts, while Stockton, CA , had the biggest improvement in volumes. In Texas, prices adjusted to the higher volumes out of Dallas, with rates from Houston to Dallas down 16¢ to $2.54/mile.

Logistics 2.0: Retail Supply Chain Conference 2016 Recap


Karl recaps our 4 key learnings from the Retail Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, Texas. We just got back from the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference in Dallas where we learned a ton. Last week, we spent three days in Dallas at the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference.

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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Just like with dry van freight , Dallas posted the biggest increases, with the average outbound rates up 13%. The lane from Dallas to Denver shot up 53¢, to $2.58/mile. Last week was a short week, as most carriers needed to get drivers home in time for the Christmas weekend.

Helping You Build Supply Chain Talent.

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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.

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Is Spring Shipping Season Finally Here?

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Los Angeles moved up to number 2 for volumes behind Dallas. In Texas , van rates from Laredo to Dallas rose 11¢ at $2.67/mile on average. Van rates spiked in early April, but the national average was in a steady decline for the rest of the month.

Introducing the Journal of Operations Management (Guest Post by the Editors-in-Chief)

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It is one of the OM-SCM focused empirical journals used by both the Financial Times in its rankings of Business Schools as well as by the University of Texas at Dallas in its assessment of scholarship. In today’s guest post, Thomas Y. Choi and Daniel Guide, Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management , provide an introduction to their journal, which is a leading journal of our field.

Spot Truckload Rates Continue a Slow-and-Steady Climb

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Dallas 5. Dallas, Philadelphia and Stockton, CA , each posted the biggest gains in terms of outbound rates, so the gains weren’t tied to any specific region. Memphis to Columbus hit $1.89/mile, up 14¢ Dallas to Denver rose 11¢ to $1.94/mile.

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Van Rates Head for Record June Peak

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One exception was also westbound, but didn’t go the whole distance: Memphis to Dallas rates rose 23¢ to $3.07/mile. Houston to Dallas has been hot lane lately, but it fell back 14¢ last week to $2.83/mile.

Adopting a Multimodal, Segmented Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Following is an excerpt of the article, which was co-authored by Ehap Sabri, an adjunct professor for the MBA program at University of Texas at Dallas, and Shiva Esturi, supply chain fellow at Western Digital Corporation: “This single-mode approach works well for a linear supply chain with low demand fluctuation and a network of local suppliers that can support short lead times and just-in-time deliveries.