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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.

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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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.

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


River Logic

DALLAS, January 30, 2018 - River Logic , a leading provider of prescriptive analytics technology, today announced its new partnership with TBM Consulting Group , an operations and supply chain consulting firm known for its Lean heritage and expertise in operational excellence.

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River Logic Joins TBM Consulting Group at the American Supply Chain Summit

River Logic

River Logic is excited to announce that we will be joining TBM Consulting Group at the American Supply Chain Summit next week in Dallas, TX.

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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.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Dallas, Texas. by Melissa Clow.

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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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.

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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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: The newly acquired intermodal operations, with locations in Jacksonville, FL, Cincinnati, OH, Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX, will operate as part of Transplace’s intermodal division – Celtic Intermodal, which is led by President Doug Punzel.

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

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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Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

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

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate


In Lubbock, Texas, reports The Dallas Morning News , Amazon recently opened a pickup and drop-off location for purchases and returns, taking advantage of Texas Tech University’s proximity to the area, enabling greater distribution of goods to college students. The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations.

Helping You Build Supply Chain Talent.

Supply Chain Insights

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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Van freight stabilizes in early October

DAT Solutions

Elsewhere: Dallas to Denver plunged 24¢ to $2.40/mile. Spot market line haul rates are now only 5% higher for vans now than they were a year ago, rising from $1.74 to $1.83 per mile not including the fuel surcharge.

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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Are You Feeding the Beast? Or Driving Progress in Your Business?

Supply Chain Shaman

Then it is off to Dallas to speak on Supply Chain Metrics That Matter at the Dallas CSCMP roundtable and complete some more client work. As a mom, I loved to read to my daughter. One of my favorites was Where the Wild Things Are.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


13th Annual American Supply Chain and Logistics Summit Dallas, Texas; September 29-October 1. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive.

Amazon Drone Delivery for $1, 3-D Printing at Lowe’s

Talking Logistics

I am off today to Transplace’s Shipper Symposium in Dallas, where tomorrow I will lead a panel discussion on 3-D Printing, Drones & Driverless Trucks – Creating a Futuristic Supply Chain. I’m off to the airport now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if another article or two gets published about 3-D printing, drones, or driverless trucks by the time I land in Dallas — the pace of development in all these areas is moving that quickly!

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Reefers Gain Momentum, Especially in Georgia

DAT Solutions

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.

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

SCM Research

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.

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.

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.

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

DAT Solutions

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

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

Talking Logistics

Roadnet Technologies : Outlook 2015 , February 8-11, Dallas, TX. Transplace : Shipper Symposium , May 4-6, Dallas, TX. Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Of the five resolutions, the one you should always recommit yourself to every year is “Make the time for learning — and teaching.”

Looking Beyond Red Arrows

Supply Chain Shaman

Our next meeting is in Dallas on July 25th-26th.). When I engage with supply chain leaders , I ask the question, “Are you making progress?” ” Many will initially shake their heads “yes”, but upon a closer look at the data, they admit that they are stuck.

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Omnitracs : Outlook 2016 , January 31 – February 3, Dallas, TX. Retail Supply Chain Conference , February 28 – March 2, Dallas, TX. Take a look at your budget for 2016, which is probably finalized by now.

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.