It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. II)


In “ It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. Incredible collaborations and subsequent innovations have already been made between Silicon Valley and Detroit. The post It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt.

It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt. I)


This shift represents an incredible opportunity for new, disruptive business models, but generally, it has been framed as a point of conflict between the tech giants of Silicon Valley and auto giants of Detroit. The post It’s Silicon Valley and Detroit, not Silicon Valley vs Detroit (Pt.

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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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


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

Michigan Never Forgets – Bob Seger

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Detroit’s Own Bob Seger. Robert Seger is a Detroit native. However, it went to number one in Detroit! At this time, most of Seger’s singles went unnoticed everywhere except Detroit. In 1973, he formed the Silver Bullet Band made up of Detroit-area musicians.

Cruise on Down to Woodward Avenue this Weekend

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It is held annually on the third Saturday in August in Metro Detroit, Michigan. Detroit MichiganThe Woodward Dream Cruise is back and it’s celebrating 25 years!

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.

Vernors – “It’s What We Drink Around Here”

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In the early 1900s, Vernors Ginger Ale was advertised as “Detroit’s Drink.”. Vernors Ginger Ale was created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor. Soon Vernor permitted other soda fountains throughout Detroit to sell the delicious pop (as we like to call it). Detroit

Lineage Logistics: A Data-Driven Approach to Cold Chain

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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.

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

Penske Logistics opens 606,000 sq ft fresh distribution center in Michigan


A grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), as well as tax incentive abatements requested through the Detroit Aerotropolis from the City of Romulus. City of Romulus, Wayne County, Detroit Aerotropolis, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and our highly valued associates.

Ford Keeps on Truckin’


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.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


According to see CCJ , trucks North America has expanded the availability of the Detroit connect analytics to new truck models, which will allow more shippers to leverage information gained through IoT-enabled sensors and logs.

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3PL Best Practices

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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!

Automotive Industry Increases Demand for SiC Chips

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Read Time: 3 minutes We’ve come a long way since the first Ford Model T rolled off the Detroit assembly lines in 1908. Automotive… The post Automotive Industry Increases Demand for SiC Chips appeared first on Schooled By Science. Manufacturing & Engineering

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

Partnering with A 3PL for Value Added Services

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Canadian Trucking Traffic

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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.

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

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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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

[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

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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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.,

Career Progression Amid Personal Challenges

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I was born in Detroit but moved to Arizona at the age of four, so I am almost a native Arizonian!

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

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Rich Weissman, a former supply chain professional turned journalist, explains, “From Detroit to Brexit to China and beyond, vague economic threats and counter threats may be fodder for the breaking news junkies, but they run counter to normal business planning and operations.

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


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.

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

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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.