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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. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?

EFT

The most intense segment of this will be the transportation and storage of the new COVID-19 vaccines, which require specific conditions to maintain their shelf-life, and thus efficacy. We're able to fly in some of our merchandise into the Minneapolis St.

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How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

Schultz grew the business to 235 trucks, 242 drivers, and back-office staff of 42, including warehouse and cross-border operations staff in Laredo, Texas. He liquidated the business in 1991, and in 1997 he and two other partners started another trucking company, Hiawatha Transport, which they later sold. Rather than retire, in 2010 Schultz accepted a job in the transportation division of Ashley Furniture, the world's largest furniture maker, based in Arcadia, Minnesota.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes. Setback for Uber as European court advised to treat it as transport firm (Reuters). Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). March 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). I was intrigued by the on-demand warehousing concept (or “Airbnb for warehousing” as some are calling it) and the business model and technology behind it.

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). 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.