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.


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


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.

Stellantis and Samsung Pick Indiana for First Joint Battery Plant in the U.S.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

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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

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.

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 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

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

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 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

America Bullwhip Coming

Operations and Supply Chain Management

economy is about to get the “Indiana Jones treatment.” Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford, evades Nazis, saves the world, gets the girl… and wields a mean bullwhip. That’s a single-tailed whip made of braided strips of leather (or – if you’re not the epitome of Indiana Jones cool – nylon) usually used to control livestock… or, in Indiana’s case, to ward off a ferocious lion and then swing across a chasm in the earth.

Late-season cold snap to impact much of US

The Supply Chain Journal

Accumulating snow should not be a major problem, but some visibility issues and wet, slick roads could spell trouble for drivers along the storm track from Missouri through Indiana and Ohio.

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.

Xpress Global Systems acquires LTL Delta Distribution

The Supply Chain Journal

The company was able to undercut XGS rates and service to an extent because of its focused distribution channel in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Delta Distribution has been servicing Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri and Michigan since 1997.

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.

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.

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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Flash flood threat looms for truckers in several states

The Supply Chain Journal

The threat for flooding stretches into northwestern Arkansas and the southern portions of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Intense thunderstorms will continue to drench places from Texas to southern Ohio over the next couple of days.

Transmission: GM wants you to plug into Ultium Charge 360

The Supply Chain Journal

” Toyota: $803 million to be invested in Indiana for ‘electrified’ vehicles. Finally, Toyota is going to build two new SUVs — a Toyota and a Lexus model — at its plant in Indiana.

Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana, claims CMA Freight Services LLC owes 28 trucking companies nearly $40,000, according to the filing.

This Week in Logistics News (February 12 – 18)

Logistics Viewpoints

Poultry operations in Kentucky and Virginia were confirmed to have birds infected with a highly lethal form of avian flu, federal agriculture officials said Monday, days after a flock of turkeys in Indiana tested positive, raising worries about a wider outbreak in the country.

California freight forwarder folds, files Chapter 7 bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers, brokers owed hundreds of thousands after Indiana company’s bankruptcy Former chief tribal judge sentenced in truck driver ticketing scheme Road Doctor owner accused of paving way for luxury cars with PPP loan.

Walmart graduates 1st class from e-commerce-focused training program

The Supply Chain Journal

The first such facility is located inside Walmart’s Fulfillment Center in Plainfield, Indiana. Trainor told Indiana Business more will follow. “We In 2016, Walmart created a training program for its associates.

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Executive led Pennsylvania Railroad and much more

The Supply Chain Journal

Atterbury was born in New Albany, Indiana in 1866. Army training camp west of Edinburgh, Indiana and named in Atterbury’s honor. Atterbury Army Airfield (which was renamed Bakalar Air Force Base and is now the Columbus, Indiana, municipal airport) was also named in his memory.

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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Amplify Your Supply Chain While Capitalizing on your IT Infrastructure


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.

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.

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).

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.

Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states. The combination of high heat and oppressive humidity began reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, spreading from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

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.

Illinois trucking company with history of HOS violations files Chapter 7

The Supply Chain Journal

Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy California freight forwarder folds, files Chapter 7 bankruptcy Truckers, brokers owed hundreds of thousands after Indiana company’s bankruptcy.

Largest wildfire in US nearly 400,000 acres in size

The Supply Chain Journal

Because of this, the National Weather Service has issued air-quality alerts for the entire state of Indiana, in addition to Louisville, Kentucky; western Ohio; Nashville, Tennessee; the Delmarva Peninsula; and all of North Carolina.

Stormy week ahead for truckers in eastern half of US

The Supply Chain Journal

Rain totals of 4 to 6 inches are possible in places such as Dallas-Fort Worth; eastern Oklahoma; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; as well as Evansville, Indiana.

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.