Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

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The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods

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Today, they produce and package over 1,000 varieties of dressings and sauces — including category leader, Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce — across 4 plants near Boston, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. The supply chain team quickly configured Elementum into a virtual “war room” and the single source of truth for Ken’s Foods for all issues related to COVID-19. It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma.

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enVista Opens EMEA Office, Expands Global Services Footprint

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Ellesmere Port, England and Indianapolis, U.S.; enVista is a leading supply chain consulting and IT services firm, delivering innovative solutions that improve profitability, enhance customer service and reduce waste from source to consumption. Global freight audit and payment provider opens office near Liverpool, UK to better serve clients in all areas of the world.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Steel tariffs have also made new projects more expensive, since it’s not easy to source domestically. Memphis rates also fell sharply, with the lane to Indianapolis down 21¢ to $2.59/mile. Brokers and shippers have had an easier time finding trucks in recent weeks, at least when compared to the frantic first half of the year. That extra capacity has taken some of the pressure off of pricing.

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

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The foundation for this assumption is based on commentary from Trump advisors, and the fact that most raw materials used in US manufacturing now, are sourced internationally, and assembled in the US. A prime example is Ford, where the company employs thousands of manufacturing jobs, but they source most of their raw materials globally due to costs and availability requirements.