Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Robinson , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “ When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic. We’re now seeing the leadership team — the C-suite and Senior VPs — becoming more and more involved in supply chain and logistics decisions.

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. Martens worked as an account manager at Schneider Logistics. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management C.H.

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Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

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. Work with a Retail Logistics Specialist to Optimize Menards Delivery.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Currently, we are seeing little fluctuation in the domestic logistics market when compared to the past few weeks. . But the Logistics Manager’s Index skyrocketed from the end of Feb ruary through April. Zipline Regional Logistics Market Updates . Northeast Logistics . Midwest Logistics . Southeast Logistics . Westcoast Logistics . Iowa . Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news: New COVID vaccines need absurd amounts of labor and materials. Tesco has offered to use its country-wide distribution company Best Food Logistics to aid the roll out of the vaccine. logistics news Logistics NewsWelcome back.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

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. logistics are in a remarkable period of expansion,” said CBER Director Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research. . Content Summary: Iowa has 4,389 miles of railway lines, with 2,431 miles of railway tracks classified as Class 1.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


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?”. Are you meeting those expectations?

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019


” 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. Weekly TIP List carriers commerce construction economy flooding forecasting highways index industry intermodal logistics manufacturing rail retail services shippers spending suppliers supply chain technology trade transportation trends trucking volumesTransportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019.

Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The logistics industry is constantly evolving, and our customers are always looking for ways to adapt. We teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to find answers. And look at Freshspective™ as your source for fresh ideas and news in produce and cold chain logistics. Freight Services Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting Transportation Market Carrier Shipper Transportation Transportfolio

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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. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

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. He was previously the founder and CEO of Trax Technologies, a global logistics analytics and freight audit & payment firm. 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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Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain


Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. Our new supply chain and logistics-minded friends saw technology and automation as the only pathway forward. They were sure, the next 3 years would bring about wide-scale adoption of the driverless truck, logistics as a profession would become irrelevant and China would remain the dominant supplier of the world.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Westcoast 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. Shippers should not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas. Stay Up to Date with the Logistics Industry .

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


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? Truck drivers generally are much more connected to logistics operations than they were, say, 20 years ago. 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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What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

white paper that was based on research conducted by Iowa State University in conjunction with C.H. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions. Carriers Reverse Logistics Supply Chain OS&DOne of the most popular downloads from the C.H. Robinson website in 2015 was the Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? Robinson.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Refrigerated transportation is particularly at a premium and can be difficult to secure if not working with a logistics provider with an expansive network. If you ship in or out of Connecticut, don’t expect produce to affect your logistics operation much. Iowa is one the most agriculture heavy states in the US and its industry is dominated by corn and soybean production.

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. If you’re interested in hearing more about this topic, I recently discussed it with Adrian Gonzalez on Talking Logistics , an online video talk show. 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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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . Iowa ? . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas.?? . Currently, some vendors have reopened with limits so shippers could face some logistics difficulty in Louisiana. S hippers should continue to check with New Jersey logistics partners regarding their capabilities.?? . logistics?interruptions

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. I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing. Their mission is to work with our many global buyers, collectively known as Risk Management and Sourcing (RMS), to streamline the buying, planning and logistics.

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The need to know


The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders. 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.

Plan for the Market: 4 Insights to Guide Your Transportation Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

No matter your industry, company size, or overall transportation spend, use these four transportation market insights to guide your development of a strong, resilient logistics strategy.

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

Talking Logistics

It’s always difficult for me to write about logistics on these days, so today’s post is a reflection I wrote almost five years ago on the eve of Thanksgiving about the journeys we take, the choices we make. 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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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. The post LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2%

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

The Minnesota-based firm’s $9 million a year in revenue “ could go to $13 million or $14 million overnight if I could put drivers in those trucks ,” said Charlie Hoag, manager of Copeland’s terminal in Des Moines, Iowa. . The post Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Last week, the U.S.

What Customers are Saying About Web-Based DAT Power

DAT Solutions

Stevie Nelson, a dispatcher at Rozenboom LLC/RZB Logistics, a broker-carrier in Bussey, Iowa, has been a fan of the “Custom Match” feature in DAT Power. For years, the DAT Power load board has been a software program that users downloaded to their computers. This past February, DAT Solutions introduced the web-based version of DAT Power. It does everything the downloadable version does, and more.

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Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


This is a national issue that logistics providers should take notice of in terms of both the general economic drag it is creating, and the damage it is causing to their performance through shipping delays and added costs. Iowa. #37. Every delay and damaged road has a cost for logistics businesses, so this is something the industry needs to shout about and get the federal government to truly address. .

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America


percent, 458,400 jobs), Iowa (14.0 The states represented in the top 50 congressional district list include Indiana (seven congressional districts), Michigan (seven), Wisconsin (six), Ohio (five), Alabama (three), Arkansas (three), California (three), Iowa (three), Tennessee (three), Kentucky (two), North Carolina (two), South Carolina (two), Georgia (one), Kansas (one), Mississippi (one), and Oregon (one).