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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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019

Transplace

Manufacturing Activity Rebounds in March, Construction Spending Hits 9-month High in February : The Institute for Supply Management recently announced its index of national factory activity rose to 55.3 ” 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.

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. Good for someone that wants to buy Halloween candy for 75% off the day after Halloween, but not so great for the candy manufacturer or retailer. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course!

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

The outcome is expected to either significantly impact an existing automotive supplier network or prompt manufacturers and suppliers to move or begin operations. The Wall Street Journal reports that at least 11 states are in talks to land the manufacturing plant. Those sources also said the manufacturing facility would require at least 1,000 acres of land. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community.

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

Turvo

How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China? 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.

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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. Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. Some of Michigan’s stay-at-home order was relaxed at the end of April and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the formal order was extended until May 28.

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. “Better economic opportunities, like those offered by the biobased product manufacturers, are creating wealth in rural America. 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.

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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. To be clear and explicit this includes other analysts, academics, press, industry associations, students, technology/software firms, hardware manufacturers, system integrators/consultants and thought leaders. I have thought about this for a long time. I have envisioned a community where supply chain professionals could network freely and globally.

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Iowa ? . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. As a result, retailers, manufacturers, and other businesses can resume normal operations with a 50 percent capacity restriction. . and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order

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. states on three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita.

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. Thirdly I have set up global raw material supply (GMS), a supply entity that consolidates CAN’s global purchase orders and global vendors to plan and deliver raw materials for our manufacturing sites. We align our supply chains along these strategies and, at the same time, we aim for lean and/or agile manufacturing.

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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. A food and beverage manufacturer is shipping into a large retailer. One 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. In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation costs for “favored shippers.”

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Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

Just as significant as the headline figures, Mr. Maki said, is that June’s hiring was broad-based, as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers. 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. . Last week, the U.S.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

The two car manufacturing giants have agreed to work together to: - Establish a joint venture that produces vehicles in the U.S. states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. others at supplier or manufacturing support companies.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Auto manufacturers have moved manufacturing facilities closer to suppliers, making trucks a more economical transportation choice. Part of my job is to watch transportation trends and help our customers prepare for what might happen next.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. As a centralized state with generally consistent terrain and climate, Iowa’s shipping rates also tend to remain constant throughout the year. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. As a centralized state with generally consistent terrain and climate, Iowa’s shipping rates also tend to remain constant throughout the year. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. As a centralized state with generally consistent terrain and climate, Iowa’s shipping rates also tend to remain constant throughout the year. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes.

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

Freightera

Since Techstars, we’ve relocated from Pasadena, increased our staff, raised $10 million in funding, and expanded our product offering across verticals including retail, restaurants, hospitality, call centers, manufacturing facilities, and banking. From Iowa to Nebraska, and North Dakota to Wisconsin, the connections we made with Target employees was essential to our product development.