Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. This finding is consistent with structured carrier interviews suggesting that carriers focus on 2 primary metrics when they price: how to get more revenue-generating miles and how to get more revenue-generating hours. Reducing dwell time increases both metrics and driver and carrier asset utilization. Bobby Martens is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain in the Iowa State University College of Business.

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

NC State SCRC

The production and use of biobased products replacing petroleum-based products has the potential to reduce GHG emissions up to 10 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents. 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. 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.”.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). 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.

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