The Kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show

Supply Chain Matters

The 2018 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS 2018) kicks-off this weekend in Detroit Michigan amid an industry that is undergoing various stages of supply chain transformation inflection points and risk assessment.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by CJ Wehlage For those that follow the National Football League (NFL), these next few weekends are going to be engaging. We are down to the final four teams: Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

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Why You Should Start a Business in Detroit

3PL Insights

Why You Should Start a Business in Detroit by Matt Magpantay, Marketing Associate, Evans Distribution Systems The fall of Detroit in 2013 was unfathomable to many at that time. Detroit Matt Magpantay Michigan

Small Business Fulfillment and Natural Red: What’s Next?

3PL Insights

For Natural Red , after having won Detroit Fulfillment Initiative’s recent “Pitch It” contest , the immediate goal is to go from selling 5 products a day, to selling 50 products a day. Detroit

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Drive Labeling “Best Practices” in SAP—including S/4HANA—at Upcoming Auto Event

Loftware

Going to the SAP Best Practices for Automotive event next week in Detroit? Billed as a “one-of-a-kind experiential event”, this annual conference brings together hundreds of auto industry professionals to learn about new solutions, share insights, and network with their peers—including conference speakers—in a highly collaborative, interactive forum. Automotive Supply Chain Labeling SAP

Lineage Logistics: A Data-Driven Approach to Cold Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

However, Lineage, a mid-cap company based in Detroit, Michigan, is one of the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled supply chain providers. Towards the end of last year, Steve Banker and I met with Greg Lehmkuhl, President & CEO, Sudarsan Thattai, CIO, and Chris Timmer, SVP Sales and Value-Added Services from Lineage Logistics. The name Lineage Logistics may not be a household name, but that is something the leadership team is used to.

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains

Loftware

In fact, one in five vehicles produced in North America is made in Mexico , according to the Detroit Free Press - double the rate recorded in 2004. Mexico plays an important role in the North American auto industry.

Ford Keeps on Truckin’

APICS

According to The Detroit Free Press, F-Series trucks contribute more than $100 million a day to Ford revenue Ford F-150s are the United States’ best-selling vehicle and a serious financial boon for the carmaker.

Rebirth of the Motor City

3PL Insights

‘Make America Great Again’ was Donald Trump’s election slogan, and nowhere in the United States did that phrase ring truer than in the city of Detroit. Detroit, a Food Mecca. Here are some of our favorite spots in Detroit: Selden Standard ( [link] ). Detroit

Canadian Trucking Traffic

3PL Insights

For anyone who isn’t native to Detroit, it may be surprising to find out that our closest border crossing to Canada is actually south of the state’s lines. On this border lies the Ambassador Bridge, which is a large suspension bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

Leading Industry Experts Attend SAP Best Practices Automotive

Loftware

This year's Best Practice's for Automotive event took place this past week at the MGM Grand in Detroit, one of the leading locations in the automotive industry. What better place to explore best practices in automotive!

Discover “Best Practices” in Labeling at SAP Auto Event

Loftware

Are you heading to the SAP Best Practices for Automotive event next week in Detroit? Loftware will be there and we’re excited to take in many of the sessions—as well as meet with attendees to learn about their labeling challenges. Automotive SAP

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Carhartt

Talking Logistics

It was also when Hamilton Carhartt & Company was founded by its namesake and began producing overalls with two sewing machines and a half-horsepower electric motor in a small Detroit loft. Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Partnering with A 3PL for Value Added Services

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Better Relationships for Your Bottom Line

APICS

This week, The Detroit News highlighted the results of the 2016 North America Automotive OEM Buyer-Supplier Study, conducted by Planning Perspectives Trust and positive relationships with suppliers lead to more than general goodwill for automakers.

Brilliant Boredom (Supply Chain Management)

The Network Effect

Henry Ford became the world’s first billionaire by making the connection and applying the idea of the overhead disassembly line of a meat packing plant to create the Detroit assembly line of the Model T. Are you bored? Chances are, you’re not and that’s a problem.

A One-Sided Deal: The Economics of the Gordie Howe Bridge

3PL Insights

A second international Detroit bridge, the Gordie Howe International Bridge, is in talks and expected to begin construction in the fall of 2018. What’s being called a “one-sided deal” is currently on the table in the atmosphere of strained trade relations between the US and Canada.

Will the Internet of Things (IoT) Help Eliminate Information Latency and Deficiency in Supply Planning?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

From the proceedings at the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress in Detroit earlier this month, it certainly appeared that the green shoots are in sight.

Recall Fallout: Investments in Automotive Parts Traceability and Service Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

This week, in conjunction with the annual North American International Auto Show being held in Detroit, The Wall Street Journal featured an article, Massive Recalls Force Part Makers to Track Defects (Paid subscription of free metered view). Prediction Ten of our 2015 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains declares that service focused supply chains will garner increased attention and new investment interest.

Why Michigan is Important for Amazon Expansion

3PL Insights

Detroit is the starting line of the world’s imagination.” . “We Those words are a striking part of the video as featured on detroitmovestheworld.com , a website created as a part of the proposal to Amazon—Detroit being a candidate for Amazon’s second headquarter location. As one of the featured cities in Forbes’ “Top 10 Most Affordable Cities,” Detroit also offers a reasonably priced environment for arts, culture, housing, and work.

[Infographic] The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement

Cerasis

For example, the top 5 border crossings are Laredo, Detroit, Buffalo, Port Huron, and Otay Mesa. The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement is an infographic developed by TruckFreighter.com.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft : SummerCon 2017 , June 12-16, Detroit, MI. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S.,

4 Steps to Maximizing Big Data for Automotive Logistics

Ryder Exchange

How companies collect and use big data was the topic of a presentation at the 16th annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference held in September in Detroit, which explored the impact and implications of big data across automotive logistics. Automotive logistics is immersed in big data.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Sources: Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO); LIFT, Detroit, MI; DMDII, Chicago, IL; PowerAmerica, Raleigh, NC; Department of Energy; America Makes, Youngstown, OH. The great recession underscored some inherent weaknesses in the U.S. supply chain.

It’s Now Twice as Hard to Find Good Supply Chain Talent

Demand Solutions

Sabermetricians, who are baseball math nerds like me, talk about VORP when we get wrapped up in debates over whether Albert Pujols (Los Angeles Angels) or Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers) is a better 1st baseman. It has been a tough job market over the last couple of years.

Evans Distribution Systems Rides with Slow Roll

3PL Insights

If you haven’t already heard about the hundreds of bikers that ride around Detroit on a Monday night – here’s your opportunity. Every Monday through the summer months, hundreds of bikers gather together at various Detroit locations for a bike ride called Slow Roll. This nonprofit organization brings together thousands of people from all over the region to gain a unique perspective on Detroit.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

A key battleground region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in south is especially sensitive to such trade-offs. Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market.Connect.

Five Reasons SMBs Suddenly Make Sense For Forwarders

Freightos

Alibaba’s Jack Ma recently urged 3,000 US small businesses to do just that at a conference in Detroit, and he is making good on his vision to take down trade barriers that are holding smaller businesses back from buying and selling globally.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart seeks to tether small stores to big ones ( The Detroit News ). Also this week, The Detroit News and others reported that “Wal-Mart Stores plans to open more small stores as it links them to its supercenters, which will serve as mini-warehouses for their smaller cousins [emphasis mine].”.

Van Rates Still Feeling Pressure for the ELD Mandate

DAT Solutions

Chicago to Detroit was down 39¢ at $3.86/mile. Van rates and load counts have been trending down for three weeks, and the national average van rate slipped to $2.26 per mile last week. Those are all normal January trends. That’s still a really high national average, though.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

The trade-offs are especially critical for destinations in a “battleground” region that stretches from Detroit in the north to Houston in the south. New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS.Connect by TMC.