Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

Cerasis

Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Manufacturing, SmartTruck Systems and Kevin Rutherford Unveil State-of-the-Art Trailer. Its Control Tower solution for an equipment and supplies provider includes on-site staff in Houston, Oklahoma and Louisiana executing more than 75,000 truckloads per year.”.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Houston Rates Remain Elevated, Due to Disruption and Pent-Up Demand. Flood waters cover a Houston highway during Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and Houston with driving rains that left many businesses struggling with flooding, with little advance warning. In one case, a supplier to the contract manufacturer was supplying a critical part.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations. Location Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy Toyota

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Renegade Riposte

Supply Chain Shaman

The supply chain has two buffers: inventory and manufacturing excess capacity. Today, most companies do not have excess manufacturing capacity: they have either outsourced manufacturing or increased the asset utilization of their manufacturing assets.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

Looking back on how we arrived at this point, many experts point to the 2017 hurricane season, specifically with Hurricane Harvey hitting the Houston area in late August 2017, followed by Hurricane Irma hitting Florida just a few weeks later.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Sudden growth in the stock market means increases in manufacturing and commerce across the country, and as a result, shippers will have more product to move. This puts a strain on the existing transportation resources, and if mother nature wipes out the infrastructure in coastal areas, such as Houston, the Port of Miami or even shipments between Puerto Rico and the mainland, capacity tightens faster than anyone expects.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Walmart’s goods start their nine day journey through Mexico to Houston’s major intermodal transit hub at the Lorenzo Cardenas Port. As recently as Fall of 2014, the Lorenzo Cardenas-Houston route handled an average of only 10-20 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a week.

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How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

Houston, one of the top six freight transportation hubs in the US is still struggling to recover and this affects the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables from the Rio Grande Valley.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies. The History of the Shipping Container.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

to the region of Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and 300 of them are in the Houston vicinity. Every product used or manufactured today relies in some way on these chemicals and chemical intermediates.

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2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

ProMat is where manufacturing and supply chain professionals come to find their supply chain WOW. Houston, Texas. LogiChem is one of the top networking events for supply chain, logistics and transportation management executives within the chemical manufacturing industry.

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The Battle for Supply Chain Talent

Logility

As a crew member on ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission said, “Houston, we have a problem here.” Over the last few years I have heard a reoccurring theme from many supply chain professionals, “there is a war for talent being waged.”

Managing Legal Aspects of the Implications of a Hurricane on the Supply Chain

Material Handling & Logistics

Early data shows that most supply managers believe that Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread destruction in south Texas and the closure of the Port of Houston, will impact supply chains in coming months.

Seven Thoughts to Build a Customer-Centric Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain Shaman

A month after completing this strategy session I was doing a series of strategy days with two chemical companies in Houston. A contract manufacturer shares discount pricing based on forecast accuracy of the customer.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The damage from the overly active storms damaged both freight containers and trucks, and in Houston, the trucking industry is barely back to life. Strong Projections in Manufacturing Will Tighten Shipping Capacity Further. As the stock market continues to climb, the likelihood of increased manufacturing in the U.S. Meanwhile, manufacturers have already started to ramp up production in advance of the 2017 holiday shopping season, and U.S. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Congratulations Steve Reichert!

Arkieva

Oh what the heck, twist my arm, let’s raise a glass in Houston. “Steve’s visit to Houston. Steve Reichert retired from AkzoNobel after a successful career in supply chain with the company.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China.

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Answering the Call in Times of Disaster

Material Handling & Logistics

Behind the scenes during the tumultuous disaster season of 2017, building materials manufacturers leaned heavily on dynamic digital tools to supply recovery efforts. Recent estimates suggest that Hurricane Harvey destroyed a minimum of 100,000 homes in the Houston-Beaumont, Texas, area.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“Data science can bring great gains for…” Logistics efforts of retailers and manufacturers. As the IIoT continues to evolve, the manufacturing and logistics industry will benefit from the ability to produce real-time analytics and data visualizations.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The Texas manufacturing facility will be managed by Motorola’s Singapore-based global manufacturing partner and is located less than four hours by road from the Port of Houston, which is a key US freight forwarding hub, ranking first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

to Houston, where the shipping containers are loaded onto trucks. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. More types of goods are traded economically, and much manufacturing is transferring to developing economies. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China.

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.

Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2¢, Before Q1 Closes

DAT Solutions

HOT MARKETS : Houston keeps humming, and rates are up 9% on major outbound lanes. Houston has been alternating with Atlanta as the number-one spot for van load posts over the past few weeks.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

DAT Solutions

That’s been offset by a slump in volumes out of Houston , though. John Deere, Olympic Steel, and other manufacturers have a strong footprint in that market. Memphis to Houston nose-dived 54¢ to $2.74/mile after a surge in the week before.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China.

SCRC Meeting Insights Part II: Management Principles for Executing Visibility Strategies

NC State SCRC

Companies like Flex are looking for ways to integrate vertically, not just on product manufacturing, but also in terms of how to collaborate better to drive more efficiency. A problem in procurement can impact manufacturing and logistics and planning, but often these dots are never connected, so there never emerges a cross-functional approach to working on them. This mechanism must be driven not simply by external impacts, such as floods in Houston or explosions in Tianjin.

World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

manufacturing of essential items from milk jugs to mattresses. in Baytown outside Houston, and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks.

Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

Adding insult to injury, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors are facing the impact of the storms at the worst time possible: the lead up to holiday season. Companies have an even smaller margin of error than usual entering peak season, due to the ripple effect of the recent hurricanes.

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Are You a Joint Employer of Your 3PL’s Contract Workers? Thoughts on NLRB Decision in Browning-Ferris Case

Talking Logistics

Are manufacturers and retailers “joint employers” of the contract workers hired by their third-party logistics (3PL) partners? The Houston-based company hired Leadpoint Business Services to staff a recycling facility in California.

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