Kroger ‘Journey of the Roses’ Showcases an Innovative Sustainable Supply Chain

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Kroger's proud tradition of producing the Kentucky Derby Garland of Roses begins at a Rainforest Alliance-certified farm

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Carhartt

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In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of our “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence” series where we highlight companies (in this case, Carhartt ) that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in yard management. Carhartt ships all customer and consumer orders from a single facility in Western Kentucky that features two drop lots and several satellite yards.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers. Not huge, but it’s only going to grow – the planned 210 acre Amazon airport in Kentucky will support up to 200 flights daily.

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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain


The two companies have jointly opened a facility near the UPS air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 100 industrial 3D printers. by Joe Cannata I recently took a trip to my local big box electronics store, and saw a 3D printer on display.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

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billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles. Those are the names of the four tooth fairies that have visited our house over many years, and on Tuesday, my youngest daughter’s tooth fairy, Sparkles, made her last visit.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

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Specifically, the desire to own and control the innovation cycle — from the front end of its operations (website) to its back end (order fulfillment and DC automation systems) — in a holistic and integrated manner. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


They communicate the importance of policies and programs that encourage research, innovation , and the development of educational initiatives to create future manufacturing technologists. How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line?

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

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They provided concise overviews of research they’re conducting around topics such as visualizing supply chain flows, the role of logistics clusters as economic engines and demystifying supply chain innovation.

The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard


The rising demand of faster shipping puts pressure on warehouses so incorporating innovative technology is extremely important. billion air hub investment in Kentucky. Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate. Consumers are now expecting a product they order online to be delivered the next day. Companies like Amazon and Walmart started this trend and now everybody else has to follow suit. What does this expectation mean for warehouses that store and distribute goods?

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum


Increased traffic in shipping, rail, and road will likely mean more congestion and delays in coming years, at least until countries can innovate and mitigate congestion (see our articles on shipping congestion and China’s freight rail ). The company has also moved manufacturing of washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters from China to Kentucky. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Louisville, Kentucky. As the supply chain enters a new era—an era entrenched in digitization, innovation, the “now economy,” and the “sharing economy”—operations have to change to keep pace with increasing consumer demands.

DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

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This year, the grant program focused on projects that considered the future of transportation, making the nation’s roads safer and more innovative. Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are included in the grant.

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My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

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When you spend your workday thinking and writing about logistics, you can’t help but see it in your everyday life too. Here are two examples that I experienced last week, courtesy of Amazon and AAA. Amazon: Two Extremes of Packaging. My wife walked into the study with a large box from Amazon.