Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Robinson has partnered with several universities to conduct industry research, including MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, Iowa State University’s Supply Chain and Information Systems department, and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management Supply and Operations team. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation.

Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. Bobby Martens is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain in the Iowa State University College of Business. Robinson carriers dwell time freight rates Iowa State University preferred shipper shipper of choice TMC transportation managementWhat makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s?

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PCI Case Study: Hybrent’s Solution Revolutionizes Reporting & Streamlines Operations for One of the Largest Multi-Specialty Physician Groups in Iowa

Hybrent

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) is one of the largest private, multispecialty physician groups in Iowa, with locations in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The post PCI Case Study: Hybrent’s Solution Revolutionizes Reporting & Streamlines Operations for One of the Largest Multi-Specialty Physician Groups in Iowa appeared first on Hybrent. SITUATION.

Green Supply Chain News on Is Big Wind Running Over Local Farmers in Iowa, Other States

Supply Chain Digest

Local Farmers in Hawkeye Stare Saying Life Around Turbine Farms is Not Good

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Amazon to build over 3 million-sq-ft distribution centre in Colorado and open first Iowa warehouse

EFT

Amazon also announced in a press release that it will open its first fulfillment center in the state of Iowa in the city of Bondurant. We are delighted to be opening our first Iowa fulfillment center in the city of Bondurant and look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with Amazon’s $15 minimum wage and industry-leading benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. Normal. false. false. false. EN-GB. X-NONE. X-NONE.

7 Ways to Reduce Carrier Detention Fees and How Digital Yard Management Can Help

PINC

Robinson and Iowa State University, favored shippers are receiving better pricing and service. Using shipment data and econometric modeling, Iowa State University’s researchers quantitatively measured the effects of these characteristics on transportation costs.

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COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. That has become abundantly clear with two of the nation’s biggest plants now closed: Tyson suspended operations at its plant in Waterloo, Iowa. The result is that the nation’s pork processing capacity had declined by about 25% as of last week, said Steve Meyer, an industry economist with Kerns and Associates in Ames, Iowa.

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Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

Logility

In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, CandyStore.com shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more).

What Does Decreasing Boxcar Fleet Mean for U.S. Capacity?

Logistics Viewpoints

I called upon the CyBIZ Lab at the Iowa State University College of Business to look at the implications for equipment and rates in the coming decades. […]. Part of my job is to watch transportation trends and help our customers prepare for what might happen next. So when three customers asked me the same question recently—was a capacity crisis coming with so many boxcars going out of service?—I I immediately took steps to look into it.

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Biobased Product Market Growth is Tied to Performance…but Production Credits Will Help!

NC State SCRC

Iowa has also identified biobased products as a targeted growth sector for the state, and have advocated for a biobased production credit to be established. [1] 1] Interviews suggest that a biorenewable chemical production tax credit would be fundamental to the ultimate location decision in or outside Iowa for new projects. 1] Brent Willett & Joe Hrdlicka, “The Case for a Renewable Biochemical Production Tax Credit”, Iowa Biotechnology Association, 2016.

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Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

The highways are open now, but there are still flood warnings in six states: Nebraska, parts of neighboring South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus eastern Arizona and western Mississippi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota. Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming. For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. World hunger is a global epidemic. According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019

Transplace

” Due to the floods, trucking arteries I-29 and I-680 in Iowa , Missouri and Nebraska have been closed for a week, but some are starting to reopen. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019. With the spring season officially kicked off, we’re hoping that beautiful summer weather is soon to follow!

The Place That Shaped Me

Supply Chain Nation

As my flight left the ground early Sunday morning, I looked out of the window at the patchwork of Iowa farm fields with their straight rows of corn and beans, green fields dotted with livestock and family farms, and marveled at the simple beauty of the place I call home. It’s been more than 25 years since I’ve lived in Iowa, but it’s always with me. I’ll look to pass along a little bit of the Iowa goodness that has guided me throughout my career.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Iowa is one the most agriculture heavy states in the US and its industry is dominated by corn and soybean production. These two crops account for most of Iowa’s crop yield, but the state’s farms also grow some hay, oats, and wheat.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

When 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?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

Is Your Routing Guide Ready for a Tune Up?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Research from Iowa State University shows that routing guides, like car maintenance, have a limited life span. To learn more about why frequent transportation bids make sense, you can check out the research we conducted with Iowa State University in our white paper, Stale Rates Research: Benefits of Frequent Transportation Bids. Is your routing guide ready for a tune up? Transportfolio. Asking, “What’s the point of conducting regular procurement events?”

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Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain

Turvo

I had at one point in my career talked a truck driver out of holding a load hostage for 2 million dollars somewhere in the great state of Iowa. The moment was memorable, certainly one you look back at and laugh. My husband and I, desperate to reclaim any small portion of our lives post 3 children had booked a summer getaway to CO. Predictably, and last-minute, childcare for our 6-month-old fell through.

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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

TMC

Researchers at Iowa State University studied this phenomenon using data provided by C.H. For more on the Iowa State study, download the white paper Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Iowa . Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. .

Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Iowa State University research uncovered a direct correlation between dwell time and the end price paid for a shipment. Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio. The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon. For many in our industry, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are a hot topic because there is not consensus on the magnitude of impact implementation will have on capacity.

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Biobased Economy Continues to Grow: USDA Secretary Announces NC State-Duke Study Results on Monday

NC State SCRC

Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, briefly ran in the 2008 presidential race and was considered by Hillary Clinton as a potential running mate in 2016. I’m writing to share an exciting new report released today entitled “ An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: 2016 Update.”. This new report shows how the U.S. biobased industry continues to grow and generate substantial economic activity and American jobs. A full copy of the report can be downloaded here.

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Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to find answers. The logistics industry is constantly evolving, and our customers are always looking for ways to adapt. This past year was no exception. It was an exciting year in the supply chain industry, and our Transportfolio ® blog has followed the action every step of the way. From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A few years ago, we conducted some research with Iowa State University. How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage | C.H. Robinson. With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. Whether your supply chain’s seasonal surge is now or not for several more months, your execution strategy has a big part to play—perhaps bigger than you realized.

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Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

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. I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models.

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Our research at Iowa State University shows that transportation costs don’t actually rise during end-of-month surges. Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Well, you’re certainly not alone if you’re asking this age-old question!

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Iowa has 4,389 miles of railway lines, with 2,431 miles of railway tracks classified as Class 1. The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S.

The need to know

EFT

Inside the small-scale Iowa abattoir Stanhope Locker and Market, owner Shaunna Zanker yawns with exhaustion as she listens to yet another farmer asking her to slaughter his pigs. . The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Iowa ? . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. . Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity.

Modern Agriculture and the Impact of Trade

Haven

With his family and eight employees he raises corn and soybeans on 10,000 acres in eastern Iowa. Ted's office is nothing out of the ordinary. A hefty L-shaped desk bisects the small room. From time to time the telephone rings and Ted looks up from the numbers on his screen. A visitor comes by with paperwork to sign. Ted isn't a Wall Street trader, attorney or factory manager. He's a farmer. The window behind Ted's desk looks out on fields of number 2 yellow corn.

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Modern Agriculture and the Impact of Trade

Haven

With his family and eight employees he raises corn and soybeans on 10,000 acres in eastern Iowa. Ted's office is nothing out of the ordinary. A hefty L-shaped desk bisects the small room. From time to time the telephone rings and Ted looks up from the numbers on his screen. A visitor comes by with paperwork to sign. Ted isn't a Wall Street trader, attorney or factory manager. He's a farmer. The window behind Ted's desk looks out on fields of number 2 yellow corn.

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Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin.