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. 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

Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. The conclusion: there is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over 2 hours, as the table nearby shows. Favored shipper characteristics are likely to have a lagging effect on transportation costs. Martens worked as an account manager at Schneider Logistics.

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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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019. Picked directly from the headlines, this week’s TIP List includes industry indicators for you to spring into, including indexes and reports that are helping to forecast the future of the transportation landscape. ” 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.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. How Produce Season Transportation Affects Rates and Capacity – State by State.

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models. As a result of the sudden explosion in the need for this sand, which has a very specific quality characteristic that is required, the entire transportation landscape is changing, wiht increased pressure on railroads and highways never seen before. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

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. Guide your transportation strategy by understanding the market.

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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?”.

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.

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. From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most. Looking back, our three most popular blog posts of 2015 were: December Market Update: Transportation Industry News : Every month, Steve Raetz, director of research and market intelligence , summarizes the top industry trends affecting the market.

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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. The research shows that there is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over two hours. 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.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

It was not until extensive research was conducted by a single Australian retailer that the community discovered that bananas were being mishandled in transport. 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.

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


A consultant, a tech wizard, a VP at a large Transportation company, and an ex-freight broker turned, a strategic sourcing specialist, turned HR consultant, mother of 3, trying to navigate her next career phase. Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China?

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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. . What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? The post Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Last week, the U.S.

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


To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. 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. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Iowa. #37.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

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Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Westcoast Logistics. Transportation could be impacted in Illinois. 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.

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. In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation costs for “favored shippers.” In the process of unloading the freight, the dock workers notice that one pallet shifted during transportation and appears nearly ready to fall over. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. A few years ago, we conducted some research with Iowa State University. The data showed significant increases in transportation costs during the last four business days in each quarter. In fact, end-of-quarter shipping surges raised transportation costs by an average of $20 per shipment, with regional variance.

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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. Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. The post LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . Transportation?could 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. logistics?interruptions Stay Up to Date with the Logistics Industry? ? .

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. Today it operates in 67 countries with 143,000 employees and has 76 business units on six platforms that cover animal feed, food production, energy and transportation, financial services and pharmaceuticals. 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.

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