Indiana Rail Road kicks off 3-year intermodal expansion project

The Supply Chain Journal

Short line Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is planning a multiyear expansion of intermodal facilities for customers that want service to and from the Indianapolis market and Canadian and U.S. Related links: Indiana short line, rail groups file lawsuit over Illinois’ crew size law.

Less Darwin. More Indiana Jones.

Requis

I wasn’t interested in achieving change at a glacial pace or having to set out on an Indiana Jones-style adventure to find the mythical fountain of youth so I could live long enough to see the change I was hoping to create. Like Indiana Jones, I hate snakes. More Indiana Jones.

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Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect

Kinaxis

Many Indiana Jones wannabees emerged, due to the popularity of the film. Canadian-born David Morgan supplied eight whips for the first Indiana Jones movie, and his business grew from there, with his products also appearing in The Mask of Zorro and Batman Returns.

Truckers, brokers owed hundreds of thousands after Indiana company’s bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

Several trucking and logistics companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after an Indiana-based household goods brokerage shuttered operations and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in mid-April. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Indiana on April 14.

Growing numbers of teens see trucking as attractive career

The Supply Chain Journal

The association recently celebrated its newest partner, the Future Leaders of Indiana (FLI), a council within the Indiana Motor Truck Association. That’s what we’re hoping to accomplish with our partnership with FLI in Indiana.”.

Rail Roundup: OmniTRAX, G&W develop, expand partnerships

The Supply Chain Journal

OmniTRAX, partners seek to develop site in southern Indiana. Short line operator OmniTRAX is working with the River Ridge Development Authority of southern Indiana to develop the River Ridge Commerce Center.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

The fact that logistics is not always treated with importance is illustrated by the ironic closing sequence in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), in which Indy asks an official what will happen to the ark, which was the subject of a fierce battle. “We Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Things

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Citing examples like Amazon’s personalized shopping experience and next day (soon-to-be same day) shipping, dunnhumbyUSA’s Senior Vice President Michael Wilhite proclaimed, “The ‘IWWIWWIWI’ era has arrived, is here to stay, and will impact all industries immensely and ongoing,” while speaking at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Institute for Business Analytics 2015 Forum on April 10. Business Indiana University Innovation Kelley School of Business Special Events

Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Again Tops the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Utah Edges Out Usual Winner Indiana to Top the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

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Supply Chain Graphic of the Weekon Which US States are Best for Manufacturing

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Tops the List, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

Supply Chain News on Which US States are Best for Manufacturing 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Indiana Tops the List Again, as SCDigest Turns Letter Grades into Numeric Score from Ball State Data

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Flooding rain, severe storms for truckers east of the Mississippi

The Supply Chain Journal

The watches include Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; most of Pennsylvania east of Pittsburgh; western Maryland; western Virginia; as well as northwestern North Carolina. Interstate 80/90 from Jamestown, Indiana, to Florence, Ohio.

I know what you shipped last summer

The Supply Chain Journal

Knudson , Tony Darnell and Peter Kempf have just launched the Northern Indiana Transportation Club. On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking to Finch Fulton , Locomation’s vice president of policy and strategy, about his appointment to the PAVE Board of Directors.

The Daily Dash: Bankruptcy impacts multiple companies

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight a bankruptcy in Indiana, the latest pay increase for drivers, work zone crashes and more. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

PS Logistics adds to flatbed portfolio in deal for Texas carrier

The Supply Chain Journal

In March, PS Logistics acquired Shoals, Indiana-based Jason Jones Trucking , a flatbed carrier with 38 tractors and 89 trailers.

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Expedited carrier Tri-State acquired by its management team

The Supply Chain Journal

The company originally started as an expedited carrier with only a few trucks serving Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Tri-State Expedited Service announced it has been acquired by members of its senior management team.

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Lineage acquires Midwest cold storage firm

The Supply Chain Journal

Cold storage warehouse operator Lineage Logistics LLC said Wednesday that it has acquired Hanson Logistics, which operates four public warehousing facilities in Michigan and three in Indiana, for an undisclosed sum.

FreightWaves Classics/Fallen Flags: The Nickel Plate Line was a major player in the Midwest (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition, there were acquisitions between Frankfort, Indiana and Tiffin, Ohio (via Fort Wayne) that greatly aided construction efforts: In September 1880 the small Frankfort & Kokomo was purchased; it connected its namesake towns (25 miles).

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

The Supply Chain Journal

The 12 states studied during the plan’s creation were Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

GEODIS opening e-commerce facilities

The Supply Chain Journal

The eLogistics locations, including a currently operating facility in Plainfield, Indiana, will join GEODIS’ U.S. Small e-commerce sellers are continually on the hunt for the right partner for their warehousing and logistics needs.

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

Louis; Evansville, Indiana; Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta; Columbia, South Carolina; as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

Amplify Your Supply Chain While Capitalizing on your IT Infrastructure

Logility

Now Smith manages a whole network of Logility solutions from his home office in Indiana without the need to replace existing systems. Ampacet Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of the pelletized pigments that add colors to plastics.

This 6RS Customer Was Recognized for Innovation and Leadership in Fulfillment

6 River Systems

The industry-leading supply chain provider partnered with 6 River Systems to bring flexible automation to one of their distribution centers in Indiana, increasing productivity when fulfilling orders for their customers’ consumers.

ELMS passes first test, delivers first EV cargo van ahead of schedule

The Supply Chain Journal

The first step in the mission to launch a Class 1 electric delivery van has been reached with Electric Last Mile Solutions announcing on Wednesday that it has delivered the first Urban Delivery van from its Indiana assembly facility.

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Drone Disruptors: DroneDek’s mailbox of the future

The Supply Chain Journal

It all started when O’Toole was driving through rural Indiana on the way home from a business trip in Chicago. I’m a little guy in Indiana, I’m not Amazon or somebody, right? Welcome to this final installment of Drone Disruptors.

The Daily Dash: No more money for PPP

The Supply Chain Journal

in the small Indiana town of Clayton. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the latest news regarding the Paycheck Protection Program, interesting comments regarding the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border and more. The High Five.

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbra Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.

The Log Book: Leading Ladies empower industry professionals through mentorship

The Supply Chain Journal

Convoy Technologies offers free tacos to drivers in Indiana. The company partnered with food truck operation Flora & Lily’s Mexican Kitchen to offer 300 free meals to drivers at the Auburn Rest Stop in Indiana.

‘A major forecast haircut in a period of ripping demand’

The Supply Chain Journal

The Columbus, Indiana-based business management consultancy lowered its Class 8 truck production forecast from 308,000 to 265,000 with “additional downside risk,” Kenny Vieth, ACT president and senior analyst, told FreightWaves.

CSR Initiatives in the Global Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

CEVA was responsible for delivering hundreds of parts to the GM Kokomo, Indiana, facility, in the U.S., Over the last decade, the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has greatly evolved.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Most dazzling fall foliage spots for truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

Colors typically peak at Grand Traverse Bay in the northern end of the Gold Coast around late September, peaking in the southern end at the Michigan-Indiana border around mid-October. Fall officially began Wednesday afternoon in the continental U.S.,

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbara Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management. Being appointed as the co-editors of JSCM is both a great honor and a significant responsibility.