Rail-related projects included in $905M infrastructure grants

The Supply Chain Journal

Department of Transportation is awarding $905.25 millon to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The rail line will support the delivery of raw materials to an automobile manufacturing plant and the transport of finished vehicles from the plant, according to the award description.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019

Transplace

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. 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

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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. truckload carriers and quantitatively measure the effects of “favored shipper” characteristics on transportation costs.

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Borderlands: Shipping container squeeze hits US soybean exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

The growth was driven by record first-quarter export volumes and higher prices, Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soybean Transportation Coalition , told FreightWaves. The Des Moines, Iowa-based Soybean Transportation Coalition is composed of 13 state soybean boards.

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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

Red-hot renewable diesel encouraging producers to buy into upstream supply chains

The Supply Chain Journal

What Phillips 66 did was become a minority owner of Shell Rock Soy Processing, based in Iowa. Shell Rock is building a facility in northeast Iowa where it will turn soybeans into soybean oil.

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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. 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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FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

The Supply Chain Journal

There are many people interested in former transportation companies, whether they were trucking companies, railroads, airlines or ocean lines. The company became the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company in 1972, when the railroad’s employees purchased the company.

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

Turvo

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. The moment was memorable, certainly one you look back at and laugh.

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Viewpoint: CP-KCS merger makes sense; CN takeover does not

The Supply Chain Journal

north-south railroad and open new markets in the North American continent with new and faster service for farmers and manufacturers creates an opportunity for more competition rather than less and it should be approved by the Surface Transportation Board. By Byron L.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline 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.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Transportation?could Iowa ? . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity.

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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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. We align our supply chains along these strategies and, at the same time, we aim for lean and/or agile manufacturing.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart has now removed rules requiring sellers on its marketplace website to be registered in the US in an attempt to close the e-commerce gap with Amazon and tap into China’s vast network of manufacturers.

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.

Accelerating road condition forecasting to know what’s ahead

The Supply Chain Journal

million — are weather-related , according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Department of Transportation says the estimated cost of weather-related delays to trucking companies ranges from $2.2 There are more than 5.8

This Week in Logistics News (January 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

The issue here is that the new vaccines need an absurd amount of labor and materials to be manufactured, especially considering that a vaccine has never been made at this speed or scale before. This means that it can be stored and transported in regular refrigeration trucks.

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.” A food and beverage manufacturer is shipping into a large retailer. In the process of unloading the freight, the dock workers notice that one pallet shifted during transportation and appears nearly ready to fall over.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. Delaware contains a large number of ports and freights, making intermodal transportation a good choice. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. As a centralized state with generally consistent terrain and climate, Iowa’s shipping rates also tend to remain constant throughout the year. 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. Delaware contains a large number of ports and freights, making intermodal transportation a good choice. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. As a centralized state with generally consistent terrain and climate, Iowa’s shipping rates also tend to remain constant throughout the year. 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. Delaware contains a large number of ports and freights, making intermodal transportation a good choice. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. As a centralized state with generally consistent terrain and climate, Iowa’s shipping rates also tend to remain constant throughout the year. Short Answer: Yes.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

The issue here is that the new vaccines need an absurd amount of labor and materials to be manufactured, especially considering that a vaccine has never been made at this speed or scale before. This means that it can be stored and transported in regular refrigeration trucks.