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Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loads (per day) in the first half of November, as fresh turkeys got stuffed into temp-controlled trailers during the run-up to Thanksgiving. There were also hundreds of trucks available, so the load-to-truck ratio out of Minneapolis didn't go above 5-to-1 last week, when the national average for reefers rose from 7.0 When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last?

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Source: Amazon patent filing. If Amazon has serious plans of realizing this idea, there’s already a company in the UK called Mole Solutions that has been working on creating “underground freight pipelines” since 2002.