Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

Joining Kanga in January 2014 Mr. Rhodeen has developed strategic partnerships with SMBs, Fortune 500 companies, and innovative logistics partners. Mr. Rhodeen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Anti-Showrooming Brought to You by… Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a new law permitting the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks across the state. But now three states — Wisconsin, Idaho and Virginia — have passed statewide laws permitting the use of robots to deliver items to people’s doorsteps. Read more in April Glaser’s Recode article, Wisconsin is now the third state to allow delivery robots.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

This continued evolution will need innovative thinking and integration across the first, middle, and final miles of the supply chain. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an Masters of Business Administration from Augsburg College. Crowdsourcing apps, same-day delivery, and ecommerce trends continue to impact last mile delivery expectations.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in the areas of Third Party Logistics (3PL), Supply Chain Optimization, and Logistics, strategic sourcing, international procurement, supplier management , contract negotiations and reviews, and purchasing operations. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect the Real You?

JDA software

Perhaps your brand identifies you as someone who has innovative ideas, has a great deal of influence, or is an effective strategic planner. When I type “dianne bender wisconsin” the results include links to the Milwaukee School of Engineering University where I teach part-time, professor rating sites, and a JDA’s Wednesdays for Women blog in which I participated on the topic of continuous learning.

Kimberly-Clark: A Demand-driven Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first day that I worked with the Kimberly-Clark team, it was snowing in Neenah, Wisconsin. 2) Bias to Innovate. Six years ago, the Kimberly-Clark team was an innovator in the use of RFID. In four years, we delivered what we feel is “breakthrough innovation.”

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

We believe that supply chain is integral to overall company success and can spark innovation in the entire organization,” says Tompkins. RALEIGH, NC, April 15, 2014 — Is it important to connect your supply chain strategy with your business strategy?

Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

Supply Chain Nation

If you are having similar challenges with your internal S&OP meetings, JDA Software and KPMG LLP would like to invite you to a collaborative and informative workshop on recent industry trends and innovations across integrated business planning processes. During this interactive workshop, you’ll develop a broad understanding of S&OP leading practices and its enablement through technology and process innovation.

The Way to Real Time Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

A new Bloomberg Business Week Research Services survey and report makes it clear that innovative supply chain tools are widely acknowledged to be crucial to meeting corporate goals now and in the future as supply chains grow more complex, customers become more demanding and globalization accelerates. In this context, supply chain innovation is becoming more important as companies that have invested in traditional tools are now determined to operate real-time supply chains.

Do You Have These 6 Must Have Supply Chain Managerial Skills?


In short, effective management must search for fresh and innovative methods to attract and keep the best employees. Supply chain management is poised on the brink of a major seismic rift that will permeate every level of the sector.

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

A very interesting presentation was made by the Jennifer Murray on freight planning in Wisconsin. Similarly, other presentations on commodity transportation flow maps in the state of Iowa, transportation models in the city of Chicago, and synchro-modalithy systems in the Netherlands provided fascinating new innovations in transportation modeling that will be important in helping to shape the environment for improvement.

BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

BluJay Solutions

The first Frictionless Tour stop is Thursday, September 26 in Green Bay, Wisconsin with a tailgate before the NFL’s Thursday Night Football matchup. Unique tailgate experience hosted at BluJay’s state-of-the-art RV offers interactive setting to learn about the Frictionless Supply Chain.

Time to Reimagine STEM Education from Bottom to Top

Enterra Insights

Through programming, students of all ages can learn algorithmic thinking and, through such thinking, learn STEM and other creative disciplines while preparing for careers in essentially all industries that innovate through software realization of essential elements of their products and services.” 1] Jay Bayne, “ STEM education needs revision ,” Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel , 30 April 2016. [2]

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

GTG Technology Group

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.

Iowa 46

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis


Beyond Minnesota, the Midwest has a strong network of first-class engineering programs known for producing innovation and talent that has propelled technology including the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois, Northwestern, University of Michigan, and Purdue University.

The Teacher Keeps Learning

Supply Chain Nation

She not only manages the Product Documentation team in JDA’s Waukesha, Wisconsin office, but she also just marked 25 years as a professor at her alma mater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Dianne Bender has built a rewarding career through lifelong learning.