The Kickoff of the Detroit Auto Show

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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

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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.

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Why You Should Start a Business in Detroit

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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

Natural Red Wins Detroit Fulfillment Initiative’s “Pitch It” Competition

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On May 4th, 2017 the Detroit Fulfillment Initiative hosted their first “Pitch It” Event. The event was produced by Pure Michigan Business Connect with MEDC and hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Detroit ENTO. Detroit Denim Co.

Evans and Carhartt Team Up at Detroit Public Schools

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On June 22nd 2017, Evans Distribution teamed up with Carhartt to clear out a Detroit Public School, Durfee Middle School, which closed on June 30, 2017. The post Evans and Carhartt Team Up at Detroit Public Schools appeared first on Evans Distribution

Rebirth of the Motor City

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‘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

Leading Industry Experts Attend SAP Best Practices Automotive


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!

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Better Relationships for Your Bottom Line


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.

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.,

Auto Manufacturers Struggle with Mexican Supply Chains


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.

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

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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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing


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.

Brilliant Boredom (Supply Chain Management)

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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.

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.

Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

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Walter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and attended The Detroit College of Law. For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation.

Supply Chain News on Auto Parts Plant Near Detroit Seems to have Made it to the Other Side after Near Death Experience

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Introduction of Lean Key, as is Much Lower Wages for Workers

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


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

4 Steps to Maximizing Big Data for Automotive Logistics

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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.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

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consumer and industrial goods, feeding into car parts used by Detroit and diapers sold by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks.

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Five Reasons SMBs Suddenly Make Sense For Forwarders


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.

Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

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Chicago to Detroit rose 18¢ to $2.47/mile on average. It's not uncommon for us to see a slump in rates after Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case last week. Spot market rates continued their upward trend after the holiday, and retail shipments boosted prices on a few lanes.

Why Michigan is Important for Amazon Expansion

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Detroit is the starting line of the world’s imagination.” . “We Those words are a striking part of the video as featured on , 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.

Evans Distribution Systems Rides with Slow Roll

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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


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.

Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry


Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive. Recently, I had the pleasure of hanging out with 16 different Tier 1 automotive manufacturers in the same evening.

Evans Distribution Supports Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan Cookie Gala

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Attendees enjoyed the evening bidding on auction prizes and tasting delicious Girl Scout Cookie desserts created by local Detroit chefs. Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan hosted their annual Cookie Gala on April 19th 2017 at the MGM Grand Hotel Ballroom.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


After all, over a hundred years after Henry Ford revolutionized car manufacturing, automobile R&D and production are still tightly clustered in Detroit. In addition, the United States should also continue to sponsor public/private regional research initiatives like the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), which is supporting research and partnerships in emerging, advanced industries in Youngstown, Raleigh, Chicago and Detroit.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion


It will take in other metropolitan areas like Detroit and Columbus, and encompass a newly contested region that accounts for more than 15% of the U.S.

Michigans Role in the Growing Mobility Industry

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The Michigan Department of Transportation partnered with the University of Michigan, GM, and Ford to produce the so-called Smart Corridor, a combined 120 miles of Detroit roadways equipped for vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

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As an example, Adam Ruff mentioned the big border crossing across the Detroit River. Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. George List, a professor of mechanical and construction engineering, emphasized the need for governments to consider the broader impacts of global change.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion


It will take in other metropolitan areas like Detroit and Columbus, and encompass a newly contested region that accounts for more than 15% of the U.S. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio.

Discover “Best Practices” in Labeling at SAP Auto Event


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

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

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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.

Creating an Effective Facebook Ad Campaign for Your e-Commerce Store

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Check out a detailed tool kit on how to use digital marketing to sell online here at Detroit Fulfillment Initiative. Facebook advertisements are often ignored.

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

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Yiakoumi: Our conference in Detroit in September had a very positive feel and there was a lot about the continuing growth in North America and what it means for the supply chain. Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. In Part I of our blog, Mr. Yiakoumi discussed the major industry challenges. In Part II he will cover what automotive companies are doing to overcome those challenges.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS


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.

Stanislaus and Evans: Meeting High Expectations Every Day

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9 years ago, Stanislaus began its search for supply chain partner in the Detroit area to provide flexible warehousing and distribution services. A family-owned tomato products company, Stanislaus Food Products creates superior quality tomato-based food.

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Van Rates Are on Pace to Break Records

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Chicago to Detroit was up 27¢ to $3.69/mile. For November, the national average for spot market van rates is on pace to hit its highest mark in three years. Just two weeks ago, we saw a record number of loads moved on the top 100 van lanes.