Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. 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.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

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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. This can create a scary supply chain planning problem for those that are ill-prepared or equipped. Planning for holidays places significant stress on supply chain planning processes and planning teams. Supply Planning

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

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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? Supply Chain, one of the rare exceptions of this century, to this day remains relatively unchanged and undisrupted in a world dramatically reshaped by technology. Yet the supply chain is at the very heart of our existence.

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

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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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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance.

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. food chain has rarely been so stressed and that no one is sure about the future, even as they try to dispel concerns about shortages. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable,” the statement said. “As The letter encourages government leaders to unite to address food supply chain challenges,” Mickelson said.

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

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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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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.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

Much of the food waste produced around the world can be traced back to inconsistencies in the supply chain: inventories aren’t recorded, suppliers aren’t informed, and quality isn’t taken into account. The Cold Chain Conundrum. Blockchain offers a decentralized and immutable ledger that can be accessed by any party operating in a given supply chain. From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming.

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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. 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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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. 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.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement). It consolidated Cargill’s global animal feed production and strengthened its internal supply chain capacity for food production and processing. It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. What is your responsibility regarding the supply chain?

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

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