Hours-of-service relief part of response to historic Minnesota drought

The Supply Chain Journal

Minnesota farmers have been slapped in the face by Mother Nature this year. We really had a one-two punch this summer,” Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen told FreightWaves. “It For a lot of Minnesota, even getting the rain now is too late,” Petersen lamented.

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Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. Which brings us to Dustin’s purple brontosaurus hoodie from Episode 1 of Stranger Things 2 – apparently purchased at The Science Museum of Minnesota, perhaps while on a road trip with his mom during the summer between season one and season two. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles, who crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game, a week from Sunday in Minneapolis, MN. Supply Chain News This Week in News Inventory Management logistics supply chain TransportationIn yet another impressive comeback, the New England Patriots topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game to move on to their 10th Super Bowl, and 8th in the Belichick – Brady era.

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Polaris Named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Top Supply Chain Project with ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup

Polaris, which manufactures a wide range of vehicles including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, and agricultural vehicles, deployed ToolsGroup’s supply chain planning software to optimize spare parts inventory in its complex European distribution network against the high target service levels that its customers expect. The value Polaris gained by optimizing its inventory using ToolsGroup was exceptional: Service level improved 10 percentage points.

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3 Reasons Why You Need End-to-End Traceability for Vertically Integrated Manufacturers in the Supply Chain

RFgen

Technologies like mobile barcoding can help provide 24/7, end-to-end traceability of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, finished goods, fixed assets and spare parts for vertically integrated companies. Inventory management is an unavoidable challenge for all companies. Overview.

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3 Reasons Why You Need End-to-End Traceability for Vertically Integrated Manufacturers in the Supply Chain

RFgen

Technologies like mobile barcoding can help provide 24/7, end-to-end traceability of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, finished goods, fixed assets and spare parts for vertically integrated companies. Inventory management is an unavoidable challenge for all companies. Overview.

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A New Approach to Frozen eCommerce Fulfillment with Dan Gilland

The Logistics of Logistics

We are based in Minnesota. You ship your inventory on pallets to our national distribution center in Minnesota. From there, Schwan’s would distribute your inventory to our ten fulfillment centers. [00:49] Introduce you and your company.

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Minnesota. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

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FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2007, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota carried an average of 140,000 vehicles daily. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation). In 2001, the University of Minnesota’s civil engineering department studied the bridge.

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Logistics and Supply Chain – 1940 to 2040 with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

The department educates students to succeed in careers such as procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and customer service. In 1940, the iron skillet was manufactured in Wisconsin from iron ore mined from Michigan and Minnesota.

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What Caused the Baby Formula Shortage + 7 Ways Consumers and Companies are Coping

ToolsGroup

There are Five Symptoms of Outdated Forecasting and Inventory Planning Software: Have you diagnosed your problem– and solution–to improved demand planning? However, only one state requires the reporting of these infections (thank you Minnesota), so this number might be underreported.

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Consider freight consolidation for food service needs

The Supply Chain Journal

Paul, Minnesota-based third-party logistics provider gathers multiple frozen and refrigerated inbound shipments, saving companies time and money with single deliveries instead of many. This summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest — for food logistics that is.

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The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) at the University of Minnesota offers a variety of food safety services and tools including “Disease Watch,” which is a system that collects data from many different sources, including public health, disaster and events, global news media and reports from government agencies. The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain.

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Uncover Your Potential With Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

I’m calling from Minnesota. A lot of times, we use the term surveys or inventories because what we’re trying to do is get the lay of the land for people. We do an inventory and then start from there.

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March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls

EazyStock

About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. Design Ready Controls has been using ECi M1 for over 13 years – managing inventory by using min/max replenishment parameters. I then started searching for a solution for digital inventory management and came across EazyStock.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar , where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H. A TMS user, for example, can say to the system, “Show me all uncovered loads,” or an inventory manager can ask, “Which stores have less than three days inventory of product X?”

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Supplement Recall Creates Bad Press for Health Industry

RFgen

In their rush to stand out in an ever-growing marketplace, businesses may exaggerate the benefits of their products or lose sight of their inventory management policies. Consumers want to trust the labeling on supplements.

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Supplement Recall Creates Bad Press for Health Industry

RFgen

In their rush to stand out in an ever-growing marketplace, businesses may exaggerate the benefits of their products or lose sight of their inventory management policies. Consumers want to trust the labeling on supplements.

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How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates? The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Bad weather is bound to strike again.

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How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Leave inventory in strategic locations, balancing inventory carrying costs against (potentially) higher transportation rates? I originally published this blog a year ago, however with the weather impacting the East Coast this week I felt it was a timely and relevant topic to share again.

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How Retail Can Reap the Rewards of Data Science

Repl Group

Here are five use cases that demonstrate its flexibility and power: Inventory Management. Multiply the issue up across a large number of products and locations and the loss becomes much more costly, making the problem of inventory management well worth solving. In the fight against declining footfall, the Mall of America in Minnesota used voice recognition and data synthesis to create a holographic Christmas shopping helper in the form of an elf. Data science is a hot topic.

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Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

The global inventory of masks was also diminished by the wildfires in California and Australia, which used up many of the supplies held by humanitarian organizations. China has claimed mask factory output for itself, and during the outbreak, they also purchased most of the global inventory of masks from other countries. ”) In a statement, Minnesota-based 3M said most of the masks it made at its factory in Shanghai had been sold within China even before the outbreak.

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6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

She wanted to quit, get some much-needed sun outside of Minnesota’s long winter and then reassess her career goals and objectives. Amazon will simply replenish your inventory and not perform QC checks. Sure, they’re listed in Amazon’s inventory but they’re not going to be discovered if you don’t ramp up your marketing efforts. Introduction.

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March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls

EazyStock

About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. Design Ready Controls has been using ECi M1 for over 13 years – managing inventory by using min/max replenishment parameters. I then started searching for a solution for digital inventory management and came across EazyStock.

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The best coffee marketing ideas to grow your roastery sales

Unleashed

Just ask the nine different Minnesota roasteries who joined forces in the name of charity, each roasting the same coffee blend but with their own spin, while donating proceeds to charity. Read more: Inventory Management Software for Coffee Roasters.

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