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?

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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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Partnering with A 3PL for Value Added Services

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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.

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.,

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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)

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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].”.

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

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.

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.

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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.

Van Rates Are on Pace to Break Records

DAT Solutions

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.

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.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

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.

Stanislaus and Evans: Meeting High Expectations Every Day

3PL Insights

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.

Van Rates End 2017 With a Bang

DAT Solutions

Winter weather likely affected these lanes: The average van rate on the lane from Chicago to Detroit rose 42¢ to $3.97/mile. Truckload capacity on the spot market was already tight before Christmas, but the load-to-truck ratio for dry van freight went through the roof to close the year.

Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

DAT Solutions

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.

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Melvindale High School Students Visit Evans Distribution Systems

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The CRA is a mentoring program, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club , that helps high school students prepare for their futures. Image from Jeff Kowalsky / Detroit Economic Club.

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.