Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US


A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact. Source: NOAA.


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5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald

The Logistics of Logistics

Prior to working at Fulfyld, Paige held various roles in events, marketing, and sales in Chicago, Illinois. 5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald. Paige Fitzgerald and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 reasons ecommerce companies fail.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US


Source: NWS. UPDATE: 02.15.21. According to weather.com, “more than 2 million Texas homes and businesses were without power Monday morning as record-breaking cold and Winter Storm Uri extended an icy grip across the central United States.” Winter weather continues to impact multiple U.S.

In Divisive Times, We’re Still United by the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

“But according to a recent study out of the University of Illinois, even if you have never traveled around the United States, the food you eat (or at least elements of it) certainly has.”[1] ”[1] He reports, “A team from the University of Illinois looked at the 9.5 ”[2] In fact, the University of Illinois study highlighted “the importance of border counties like Niagara County and port cities like New Orleans.”

Food Industry News Round-Up: October 9


This week saw several recalls across multiple sources and food types. Additionally, cantaloupe from Eagle Produce sold at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin has been recalled for potential risk of Salmonella.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


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. Those sources also said the manufacturing facility would require at least 1,000 acres of land.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota.

The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era


These regulations were previously the source of much backlash in the trucking industry as drivers felt limited in their ability to perform on their own terms. Professional truck drivers are currently facing a surging demand like none other.

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast


Phillips 66 decided to close down their crude and coking unit in Wood River, Illinois, due to a refinery line freezing. Because of the higher price of natural gas, some plants have switched to oil as their source of fuel for the duration of the storm. 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 Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

Talking Logistics

BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame (Reuters). Amber Road broadened its solution footprint this week by acquiring Hong Kong-based ecVision, “a cloud-based provider of global sourcing and collaborative supply chain solutions for brand-focused companies.” More than three years ago, my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. The businessman’s news source of choice, global export and import volumes (as well as buying trendings) are key to informing supply chain professionals. Sourcing Innovation.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Illinois. Source ID. Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Illinois. Illinois is an agriculture heavy state ranking 7 th in terms of most farms.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

MIT Supply Chain

Logistics is a leading source of carbon. 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.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When a backer decides to purchase your geode kit for every science teacher in Illinois, you could end up with a house bursting with science kits. Source: Indiegogo. This gives you the option to leverage your crowdfunding capital with other funding sources to launch your product. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link]. Check out 5 E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Choices!

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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. Wherever possible, we hope to source that clean energy from within the states and communities where we operate.”. Some states are limiting corporate access to renewable energy, making it difficult for manufacturers to meet energy goals.

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Resilient and Cost Efficient Supply Chains

Operations and Supply Chain Management

However, reliance on sole-source suppliers, common parts and centralized inventories has left supply chains more vulnerable to disruptive risks,” the say. The article cites the example of Spanish fashion retailer Zara, which is known for successfully using “responsive sourcing” from Europe. Lake Forest, Illinois, industry supply company W.W. Discussion Questions: Carefully explain the difference between a “resilient” and an “efficient” supply chain.

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. SOURCE Activant Solutions Inc. Activant Solutions Inc.,

Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

Material Handling and Logistics

Depending on how the tariff plays out, we have alternative sources already in many places and we may have to find some additional ones," Donald Macpherson, CEO of the Illinois-based distributor of maintenance, repair and operating supplies, said during an Oct. In many cases, we already have alternative sources that are identified. "We’re pro-actively taking action," Todd Bluedorn, CEO of Lennox International. "I’m I’m not sure the Chinese tariffs are going to be short term.

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Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

The source for this increased volume comes from the economic reopening following shutdowns, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as agricultural output, which is peaking in several regions. Midwest Logistics—Outbound Tender Volume from Illinois.

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What is Inventory Management?


In the next few months, he sourced for custom suppliers of flying discs from China, opened a few online stores at Amazon , eBay , and Shopify. He would then source local suppliers for graphic design and paint, and use his stamping and embossing machines to produce custom discs. Autumn and winter season was fast approaching in Illinois. What is Inventory Management?

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


Your friends here at Cerasis already provide you with one of the best sources in the world of the latest in logistics guidance and developments. And whether you are an owner-operator in Peoria, Illinois scraping together the money to add another truck or your multi-national corporation owns a fleet of freighters and you want to “add a zero” to your income, we want to give you the tax and financial information to get you there faster and more efficiently.

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


Using AI driven product nature of being and smart attributes, data can be structured to support the needs of ERP applications as well as strategic sourcing and Value Analysis activities , all from one data set. The data from this global virtual item master takes another step in its evolutionary journey and is refined using an online, cloud-based platform with user tools that automatically present the normalized data obtained from all sources, both internal and external, in natural English.

Alleviating cost fears in Biden’s electric-truck push

The Supply Chain Journal

Clark Reed, a driver for Hudson, Illinois-based Nussbaum Transportation, said during the presentation that “managing your technologies” is important in moving from an old to a new truck.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops


Illinois in 1967 and Quill Corp. Uniform sourcing rules for all taxable transactions. Today’s evolving regulations and ever-changing sales tax rates are complicating the once-familiar territory of sales tax collection and remittance for businesses selling across state lines. . To keep compliant, business owners and accounting professionals are finding it more important than ever to stay abreast of legislation and other measures related to remote sales and use tax.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

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. These might serve as a source of ideas for any healthcare chain seeking to drive improvements and savings in both external and internal logistics activity.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Illinois. #17. Illinois. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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


The top 10 states ranked by total manufacturing employment in 2013 are California (1,251,400 jobs), Texas (871,700 jobs), Ohio (662,100 jobs), Illinois (579,600 jobs), Pennsylvania (563,500 jobs), Michigan (555,300 jobs), Indiana (491,900 jobs), Wisconsin (458,400 jobs), New York (455,100 jobs), and North Carolina (442,500 jobs).