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

Why Cars Are Cheaper Than You Think

Supply Chain Brain

Now Detroit wants a taste, too. Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics SC Analysis & Consulting Automotive Retail All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain Visibility SC Finance & Revenue Mgmt Perhaps the greatest engineering feat in the auto industry this century isn’t mechanical but financial: getting people to spend luxury money on milquetoast vehicles — turning Ford and Chevy hamburgers into steak.

The Origins of Category Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

Steve described his experience this afternoon over pizza and sodas in Detroit. They would bid and source only part at a time! I was fortunately enough to have a fascinating discussion with Steve Zimmer, who currently leads a team at US Car.

[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.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

To make that point, Mortson lists ten different definitions for the term from various sources. Evaluate inventory policy, sourcing modifications, and commercial terms. Consider where and when multiple sourcing options make sense.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

Although container shipping is in dire straits with several other lines at risk of failure or in the throes of restructurings, it is by no means the only source of unpredictability in freight markets. 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.

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.

Supplier information challenges in the automotive industry

ivalua

Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive. And don’t fret if they haven’t been brought up in a procurement or sourcing environment.

Supplier Information Challenges in the Automotive Industry

ivalua

Quite a few of our customers are located in the Detroit area where we recently hosted a networking event featuring Nexteer Automotive. And don’t fret if they haven’t been brought up in a procurement or sourcing environment.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Source: Boston Consulting Group.

A Hundred Years of Hauling

GTG Technology Group

This was the year a local lumber merchant asked Fruehauf – a blacksmith and carriage builder in Detroit at the time – to build him something to haul his boat using his Ford vehicle. Sources: [link]. Tractor-Trailers: A Century of Advancement.

Flatbed Rates and Ratios at Record Highs

DAT Solutions

Source: DAT RateView. Auto sales have dipped after hitting their peak in the fall of 2017, but they're still a major source of flatbed demand to transport raw materials and parts, as well as finished goods. Source: Macrotrends.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Source: Boston Consulting Group. East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio.

How Truckers Are Helping with Michigan’s Water Crisis

GTG Technology Group

Two years ago, Michigan changed Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. The state had been paying the city of Detroit for water and was looking to save money. The contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has been major news in recent months.