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. Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment. We do have supply lines in the U.S.

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. 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 Digitization

Iowa 52

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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

TMC

The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains. Companies continuously strive to optimize their freight operations by, for example, improving supply chain visibility, choosing simple or multi-stop delivery configurations, instituting pooling arrangements, and developing complementary crossdock facilities.

Iowa 48

Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It was an exciting year in the supply chain industry, and our Transportfolio ® blog has followed the action every step of the way. We teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to find answers. Discover more on our other blogs, which are also authored by respected industry experts and supply chain professionals with unique insights and diverse perspectives. Visit Connect for timely posts on supply chain and technology topics.

Iowa 34

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

Material Handling and Logistics

For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. 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.

Food 111

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Like many of its peers, Menards has special requirements to successfully bring product into its supply chain without incurring additional costs. We work with customers to manage their retail orders to create cost-reduction and performance-enhancing supply chain strategies.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning. But knowing the general breakdown of crop production, state by state, can help your supply chain roll with the punches. The Golden State is an invaluable resource to the domestic food supply chain.

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

EFT

Iowa. #37. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support. For the logistics, shipping and supply chain industries this should be of the utmost concern, as the demand for the transit of goods is unlikely to diminish in an age where Amazon is the world's most powerful corporation and supply chains have become so globalised.