Key Takeaways from the 3PL Value Creation Summit 2016 hosted by Armstrong & Associates, Inc.

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On October 18-20, Armstrong & Associates and Infocast held the fourth annual 3PL Value Creation Summit in Chicago, Illinois. The summit featured dynamic panel discussions from 3PL, investment, and technology industry leaders. Below are some of the key takeaways captured from the discussions. technology transportation supply chain logistics 3PL

Constellation Brands- An Example of Bold Supply Risk Management Strategy

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Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Risk Management assessing supply chain risks Constellation Brands supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Owens-Illinois supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain vertical integration strategies There are many ways to remediate a perceived supply risk management problem and Constellation Brands has just exercised its bold and approach.

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Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

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To understand the value of S&OP, let’s contrast Keith’s performance to one of his competitors Owens Illinois. Comparison of Owens Illinois Versus Sonoco Products for the Period of 2000-2012. Owens Illinois, Inc. (OI)

[INFOGRAPHIC] Alexander Hamilton: A US Manufacturing Visionary

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The MEP national network, a public/private partnership in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, is represented in Illinois by the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC).

Ooh, Scary Stuff, Kids. Tales from the Supply Chain Crypt.

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The reason: Illinois produces about 90% of sugar pumpkins each year. But when Mother Nature (in the form of heavy rains) hit Illinois hard, half of the crop was wiped out. by Teresa Chiykowski Warning: This blog post isn’t for the faint of heart.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

For a microcosmic sampling, the CMAP report published by the Illinois government (widely reputed as a resource for broader industrial indicators), reveals an acute shortage of qualified candidates to fill essential manufacturing positions in the Chicago region, including CNC Programmers, CNC Operators, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, and Welders.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Northeastern Illinois. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight.

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Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment.

Expert Tips to Develop Your Logistics Strategy

The Logistics of Logistics

Blasgen, the president and CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in Illinois, USA, shares that his top tip is to acquire an experienced individual in the logistics industry, someone who has well-developed interpersonal and leadership skills, is well-connected in the logistics/supply chain world, and good financial understanding. Developing a Better Logistics Strategy.

3 Uses of IoT Tech Spurring Sustainability in Supply Chains

Cerasis

He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2011 with a degree in Biochemistry and will be attending DePaul University this fall to participate in an Urban Planning and Design program. The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information.

Why It Matters

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last five years, I have helped two companies, Sonoco Products and Owens Illinois (OI) with their selection of technologies to improve Sales and Operations (S&OP) planning. Owens Illinois provides glass products and Sonoco Products provides flexible packaging.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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Professor Bruce Hartman teaches logistics at the University of St Francis in Illinois. The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Intro Email Newsletters News Sites Social Media Influencers Blogs Unexpected Places.

This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

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BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame (Reuters). More than three years ago, my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

Supply chain experts span Barcoding Inc.'s Executive Forum Encore event speaker line-up

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16 at Hamburger University at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois Barcoding, Inc. has announced the speaker line-up for its Executive Forum Encore event. Scheduled for Thursday, Nov.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

We’re still very far from programs with common sense — AI technologies that can answer comprehension questions with the skill of a child of 8,” study co-author Robert Sloan, a computer scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a statement.

Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

DAT Solutions

Illinois (1.7). Arkansas is always a good bet, but there are a lot more reefer loads available in Texas , California and Illinois. Illinois (3.4).

Can Officers and Employees be Held Personally Liable for Customs Violations?

Transportfolio

Tom received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University in 1967, a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University in 1973, and was admitted in that same year to the Illinois State Bar and the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

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For instance, BJC Healthcare, a 12-hospital system operating in Missouri and Illinois, installed a solution including more than 70 smart cabinets in a pilot project at one of its hospitals.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Chicago, Illinois. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

Load availability was also up in Chicago, but the number of available trucks kept it from turning the state of Illinois dark red in the Hot Market Map above. At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

DAT Solutions

Michigan and Illinois had pretty good load volume for vans, but they also had lots of trucks available, so the statewide ratios fell below the national average. Van rates jumped 6¢ last week, prompted by a 49% increase in load posts on DAT load boards.

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Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic

FLEXE

Chicago, Illinois. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Global car makers are facing massive costs to quickly develop new technologies by delving into the production of lower-emission cars and self-driving cars. The competition to be on top of the automotive industry means creating unusual partnerships.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 percent of total US employment.

Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Cheap, Clean Renewable Energy

Material Handling & Logistics

19, General Motors announced plans to purchase 200 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable wind energy from wind farms in Illinois and Ohio to help power the company’s facilities in Ohio and Indiana.

50 Online Resources for Aspiring Supply Chain Scholars

Supply Chain Opz

Develop your leadership skill with help from University of Illinois Test this course by University of Illinois and get college credits towards iMBA program (traditional admission requirements applied). Resource: Leadership Course from University of Illinois 49.

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

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Beyond Minnesota, the Midwest has a strong network of first-class engineering programs known for producing innovation and talent that has propelled technology including the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois, Northwestern, University of Michigan, and Purdue University.

Lora Cecere Asks: Why Do People Question the Value of S&OP?

Logility

To understand the value of S&OP, let’s contrast Keith’s performance to one of his competitors Owens Illinois. Comparison of Owens Illinois Versus Sonoco Products for the Period of 2000-2012. Owens Illinois, Inc. (OI)

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Elementum

Phillips 66 decided to close down their crude and coking unit in Wood River, Illinois, due to a refinery line freezing. Winter Storm Grayson, bringing snow, ice, rain, and strong winds to the country’s eastern seaboard, is now tagged as a “bomb cyclone” - a label used when the barometric pressure of a storm drops by 24 millibars within 24 hours. This level of air pressure is said to be on par with that of a Category 1 or Category 2 hurricane.

3 Tax Area Questions to Ask Yourself Often Overlooked by Shippers & Transportation Providers (and all Business Owners)

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Welcome to the maiden voyage of “3PL Tax and Money Matters”! I’m both honored and humbled to have the opportunity to bring you what will hopefully be a valuable combination of tax, financial and business guidance.

‘Truckemon Go’ trucking software app

Tailwind

These aren’t planned loads, we just sort of run into them,” said Alice Barnacle of Skokie, Illinois. “Look… I just found a Load over by the hockey arena!”. And with those words Harold Wicks kicked his 2023 Peterbuilt into gear and drove quickly to pick up his load ahead of the four other big rigs trying to catch up with him. That’s the third load I found this week!’ said Wicks with great enthusiasm.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service was founded in 1978 and serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

Kewill & LeanLogistics Customer Conference to Unveil a Revolutionary Global Trade Management Model

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The conference, scheduled May 1-3, 2017, at the Lowes Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, is designed to engage customers and provide valuable information to transform their supply chain economics. Attendees will learn how to transform their supply chain economics and. gain competitive advantage at CONVERGE ’17. Chelmsford, Mass.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Evolve Dental Technologies, Inc, Virtu USA, and many other large and medium sized companies in Illinois, Michigan, Arizona and Orange County, CA. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. Chuck Intrieri Professional Experience.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service was founded in 1978 and serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Spee Dee Delivery Service was founded in 1978 and serves Illinois and the upper midwest area. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Growth, Change, Blockchain, Startups

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15 th Annual North American 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum - US- 14-16 th June, 2017, Chicago, Illinois. We had the honour of having Schenker Board Member, Tom Schmitt keynote our European 3PL Summit. We’ve actually got a recording of his whole presentation here where he discusses necessary leadership qualities, the importance of people within your organization and the keys to collaboration. Also, this week we launch the 2 nd annual Dynamic Distribution Disruption Retail Summit today!

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Activant Solutions Inc.,

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

To construct the very large vehicles used in the mining industry, parts are shipped from all over the globe for assembly at Caterpillar’s manufacturing facility in Decatur, Illinois. Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals. Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense.