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The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For those of us in neighboring states, North Dakota is the source of a clichéd “giant sucking sound,” the likes of which this generation has never experienced. The oil and gas industry impacts freight transportation in four significant areas: Diesel Prices. A neighbor of mine’s relative was recruited to the Bakken to help develop manufactured home communities. My brother-in-law lives within a half a mile of the main freight rail track in the Twin Cities.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Terrorism : The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, coupled with the ongoing instability in Syria and Iraq and the spread of ISIS, have raised the risk for terrorism-related supply chain disruptions in 2016. The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend).