How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl

The 21st Century Supply Chain

We are down to the final four teams: Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts.

Evidence of Business as Usual in North America Automotive Supplier Relationships

Supply Chain Matters

In the week that the purchasing and supply management community is meeting at the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) annual conference being held here in Indianapolis, is a disappointing report of business as usual supplier relationship management challenges across the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights from ISM 2016 Conference- Part Two

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this supply chain industry analyst attended the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) 2016 annual conference held in Indianapolis. This is the conference where global purchasing and supply management professionals from large and smaller organizations alike gather for added learning, education and insights related to supply management and in particular, its role in contributing […].

Supply Chain Matters Attending ISM 2016

Supply Chain Matters

Next week, The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will be conducting the Supply Management Conference of the Year, ISM2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Once again our bag will be packed and Supply Chain Matters will be attending this year’s conference. We had all good intentions of attending last year’s conference but a multiple bookings precluded that […]. Procurement and Sourcing Upcoming Appearances Supply chain Matters blog

Terri Anderson: Care and Feeding of the WMS

Inbound Logistics

Profile of Terri Anderson, production warehouse management systems analyst at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Indianapolis

LEAN: 5 Keys to a Healthy Medical Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

Vincent Indianapolis Hospital made a 78% cut in the number of steps emergency department nurses take to get supplies. The healthcare industry fa ces a variety of challenges in its efforts to drive process improvement and maintain low costs, all without compromising patient care.

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Top 10 Markets for Reefer Loads in First Half of 2018

DAT Solutions

Indianapolis, Twin Falls, ID, and Joliet, IL, each fell out of the top 10 from last year. As noted in our rundown of the top 10 markets for van load posts this year, 2018 has been a year of records on the spot market.

Blockchain: Reflections on a Webinar

Supply Chain Shaman

The next meeting is on December 4th in Indianapolis. Yesterday, I spoke at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Leaders Forum on innovation. The presentation focused on nine themes. One of the nine was blockchain.

Inspection Blitz Sends Freight Rates Skyward

DAT Solutions

Demand was hot for freight moving into the Midwest, with inbound volumes for Chicago and Indianapolis near record levels. Memphis to Indianapolis jumped up 25¢ to $3.08/mile, unprecedented for this lane. Spot market demand has already exploded in June.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive.

Top 10 Markets for Van Loads in First Half of 2018

DAT Solutions

Allentown, PA, and Richmond, VA, replaced Indianapolis and Buffalo, NY, in the top 10. It's been an unprecedented year on the spot market so far. In 2018, we've seen record volumes and record prices, with the national average rates for each trailer type setting all-time highs in June.

Van Rates Close Q2 With a Bang

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis climbed 37¢ to an average of $3.34/mile. As expected, June went into the books with the highest spot market rates on record.

Van Rates Hit Highest Mark in 2 Years

DAT Solutions

Rates were also way up on the lanes from Memphis to Indianapolis and Memphis to Dallas. Brokers and shippers had a harder time finding trucks last week, so they paid a premium in most major markets and lanes.

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

DAT Solutions

Rock Island, IL, to Indianapolis also climbed to $3.03/mile. The national flatbed rate for October was the highest of the year, boosted at least in part by rebuilding efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast after the storms from a couple months ago.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic

FLEXE

Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis, Indianapolis. 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.

Flatbed Demand Soars, Boosting Rates 11¢

DAT Solutions

Rock Island, IL to Indianapolis was 41¢ lower, at $3.26/mile. The number of flatbed load posts increased 11% last week while truck posts dipped 1%, boosting the load-to-truck ratio to a whopping 88.5 loads per truck.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

If successful, the program will expand next to Indianapolis, IN; Edison, NJ; and Memphis, TN.”. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation.

Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally

NC State SCRC

Given our latest discussions on the impact of the Trump presidency on the supply chain, Tim Barnes’ excellent article shown below is exceptionally timely!

Where to Find Loads This Week: 7 Hot Markets and 2 TriHauls

DAT Solutions

If you’re in the neighborhood, look for loads here: Columbus to Memphis and Memphis to Indianapolis. High-paying loads are also available from Indianapolis to Columbus , so this could be a TriHaul option.). Van load availability edged up 0.5%

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis, Indiana: Indianapolis is a staple in supply chain operations because of its central location and proximity to Chicago. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. There was plenty of learning and networking at the CSCMP Annual Conference this week, which I’ll write about in a future post.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis was more typical of retail lanes last week, falling 20¢ to $1.90/mile. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

DAT Solutions

Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, and Joliet, IL , were all in the top 10 for load posts on DAT Load Boards last week. Volumes and rates got a boost heading into the Labor Day weekend, and those prices mostly held steady last week.

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Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

DAT Solutions

Likewise, Memphis to Indianapolis rates moved up 17¢, to $2.32.

March Freight Moves Out on a High Note

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis gained 22¢ to $2.58/mile. "March went out like a lion, a whippin' up the water in the bay." I'm a big fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals — well, any musicals, but theirs are classics.

Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

Supply Chain Collaborator

A Brinks armored truck traveling down Interstate 70 outside Indianapolis this week had its rear doors open sending more than $600,000 in twenty-dollar bills exploding across all 8 lanes of rush hour traffic.

Exel announces new business with Bristol-Myers Squibb and expansion of Midwest Footprint

Supply Chain Network

It also offers close proximity to a number of key parcel and air infrastructure hubs including Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky. Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has chosen Exel as its third-party logistics provider handling its U.S. distribution. As part of the contract, Exel purchased the existing Bristol-Myers Squibb distribution centers in Mount Vernon, Ind., and will take over operations in the second quarter of this year.

Van Rates Edge Up as Load-to-Truck Ratio Declines

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis dropped 19¢ to $2.97/mile. Van rates edged up another penny last week, to $2.31 per mile for the month to-date. Yet the national average load-to-truck ratio dropped 11% to 9.2 loads per truck.

Freight Rates Are Climbing, Especially on These 3 Lanes

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis added 22¢ to $1.88/mile. It's not uncommon for us to see a slump in rates after Memorial Day, but that wasn’t the case last week. Spot market rates continued their upward trend after the holiday, and retail shipments boosted prices on a few lanes.

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Delayed Produce Could Lead to a Busy May

DAT Solutions

The top 4 were the same as last week – Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston and Dallas – but Indianapolis edged out Memphis for the no. The end of the month didn’t bring the upward bump that we typically see when shippers try to move goods before closing their books.

Demand and Fulfillment Blocking & Tackling: Part 5 – Knowledge Is Power

Supply Chain Nation

A good example of that would be two games played by the New England Patriots against the Indianapolis Colts during the last season. Ask any supply chain professional: what is the first thing you need to make better decisions? I’ll bet the answer will be: more information. But what makes us so curious about data? Why do we need to know detailed information analyzed from several angles and layers? I’ll tell you why: because in the supply chain universe mistakes cost you money.

Mid-May Spot Market Has Been a Mixed Bag

DAT Solutions

Memphis to Indianapolis isn't a lane we talk a lot about and it's rarely among the top gainers, but the average rate jumped up 12¢ last week to $1.89/mile. Spot market van volumes have been fairly flat since March, but still well above last year's numbers.

enVista Opens EMEA Office, Expands Global Services Footprint

EFT

Ellesmere Port, England and Indianapolis, U.S.; Global freight audit and payment provider opens office near Liverpool, UK to better serve clients in all areas of the world. September 3, 2014— enVista, a leading supply chain consulting and IT services provider, announced today that it has opened an office in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, United Kingdom that will serve as its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters.