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. What makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s?

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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.

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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.

Three Painful lessons you can avoid with your APIs and mobile apps

Axway

What we can all learn from the Iowa Caucus app failure to help us with our strategy for mobile apps and api management? The Iowa Democratic Caucus has received a lot of attention this year because reporting of results was … News

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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?

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. Is your routing guide ready for a tune up? Transportfolio. Asking, “What’s the point of conducting regular procurement events?”

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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. .

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?

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

Material Handling & 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. In this edition: Jaro Caban, Global S&OP, Cargill Animal Nutrition.

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From the Archives: The Journeys We Take, The Choices We Make

Talking Logistics

across an open field halfway through the middle of nowhere; the little girls selling fruit drinks on a quiet sidewalk in Iowa and how they smiled with pure joy when we bought ten cups each; the headwinds, the uphills, and what we cherished the most, the downhills.

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Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

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.

DAT Introduces New Broker Benchmarking Service

DAT Solutions

But comparative data such as profit per employee or the percentage of gross profit that is paid to salaries--that information just isn’t out there,” said Gerald Moore Chief Operating Officer of Hybrid Transit Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Why a Community?

Supply Chain Insights

It is about an Iowa corn farmer, that after hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his backyard. I have thought about this for a long time. I have envisioned a community where supply chain professionals could network freely and globally. I wanted to design a virtual environment where teams can share best practices and have fun.

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