Overstock.com selects Kansas City for 517,000 sq ft distribution centre


will open a distribution centre in Kansas City, Kansas. The new 517,000-square-foot operation, located at 5300 Kansas Avenue, will create more than 100 jobs within the next two years. They join a variety of other companies using Kansas for distribution and fulfillment facilities, including Amazon, Hy-Vee Aisles, Dollar Tree, Spectrum Brands and Horizon Global. Online home goods and furniture retailer Overstock.com, Inc.

Kansas City Southern Reports Record Revenue Despite Political Uncertainty Between Mexico and the U.S.

Logistics Trends and Insights

Class I railroad, Kansas City Southern (KCS) reported record second-quarter revenues, up 5% to $714 million, despite flat volumes. Of the Class 1 railroads, Kansas City Southern is the only one to run a dedicated system into Mexico through an agreement with the Mexican government. cross-border Mexico Railroads US Kansas City Southern U.S.


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DSI Recognized as One of Kansas City’s Healthiest Employers


As we continue to make significant strides (no pun intended) in creating an environment that helps DSI employees enjoy active, healthier lifestyles, we’re thrilled to be among the companies recognized on the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2016 Healthiest Employers list. Company corporate health and wellness dsi dsi kansas city employee wellness kansas city business journal healthiest employers kansas city corporate challenge kansas city healthiest employers

Innovators, Entrepreneurs Converge on Techweek Kansas City


Techweek Kansas City 2016 is fast approaching. In less than two weeks, innovators, entrepreneurs and techies will come together to explore tech trends in Kansas City and beyond. Techweek is a festival that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship now taking place in eight major cities. Kansas City joined the roster last year and drew more than 4,000 attendees for a week of thought-provoking sessions and stimulating networking opportunities.

DSI Team Harnesses Mixed Reality to Win Techweek Kansas City Hackathon


The second annual Techweek Kansas City wrapped this weekend with a 24-hour hackathon. Techweek staff members were on hand to provide the snacks and more importantly, the caffeine that fueled some of Kansas City’s most creative tech talent through the night. augmented reality Events hackathon techweek techweek kansas cityThe weeklong event around innovation and entrepreneurship in tech culminated in the contest held in the Think Big offices.

Supply Chain News on Mixed Q4 for Rail Carriers after Impact of Tax Cuts

Supply Chain Digest

Volumes Up Big for Kansas City Southern and Norfolk Southern, Flat or Down at CSX and Union Pacific

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on Carrier Operating Performance by Mode for Q2 2016

Supply Chain Digest

Kansas City Southern has Great Quarter, while Old Dominion Slows but Still ar Outperforms RivalsRail Carriers Continue to be Far More Profitable than Truckload or LTL Sectors.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days. Rail freight networks operated by Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific in Texas, USA were heavily disrupted due to Hurricane Harvey, according to reports on Friday, August 25th.

This Week in Logistics News (January 25 – 31)

Logistics Viewpoints

On Sunday night in Miami, FL, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will battle it out for football’s ultimate prize. The long wait is over, and we are almost ready for kick-off in the Redemption Bowl. I mean Super Bowl. This Super Bowl is a chance at redemption for the coaches, as both of them lost their lone Super Bowl appearance to the Patriots. Andy Reid has consistently been one of the […].

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Google Express, the tech company’s fast delivery service, expands in Kansas City (Kansas City Star). Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. Date: Monday, September 26, 2:00-3:15 pm. Room: Sun 3-4.

Why We Bought Freightquote

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It also increases our market share with small businesses and significantly expands our presence in the Kansas City market. Ecommerce is going to be a bigger part of future supply chain services. Our recent acquisition of Freightquote brings us a talented team of logistics professionals who understand truckload, less than truckload, and intermodal services.

The Journey of BluJay’s Frictionless Tour

BluJay Solutions

One week later, our RV arrived in Kansas City for a tailgate before the Colts vs. Chiefs game on Sunday Night Football. From Kansas City, the Frictionless Tour traveled to the University of Tennessee, one of the largest supply chain schools in the United States, and then to another, Penn State, for a Big 10 matchup with Michigan (yes, that white-out game). One 40-foot RV. 51 days. 11 football games. 6,941 miles traveled.

How Nuclear Verdicts are Killing the Trucking Business with Quinn Damon

The Logistics of Logistics

Originally from Kansas City, Quinn is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he studied finance. His entire career has been with Lockton starting at the global headquarters in Kansas City and now in Detroit.

KC SmartPort: Understanding Why Technology Is Transforming Supply Chains


And given Heinrich’s remarks on logistics, Kansas City was the natural place to hold such a discussion. This is especially true in Kansas City, where you can reach nearly the entire U.S. The thing that is amazing to see is how this is changing the face of the workforce in Kansas City.”. A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry.

Cruise into the 2019 Frictionless Tour with BluJay this Fall

BluJay Solutions

The Frictionless Tour will kick off on September 26, visiting 11 cities with our RV – decked out with TVs, and serving up delicious food, ice cold drinks, and popular tailgate games for you to enjoy. Sunday, 10/6 – Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs. Join us for a unique tailgate experience. For many people, this is the best time of the year.

Scorecard Helps Angels Value Early-Stage Companies

Marianne Hudson

This past October, I enjoyed watching my hometown Kansas City Royals become the World Champions of baseball. Scorecards are ubiquitous in baseball, helping coaches, players and fans understand the factors that led to a victory or defeat. It turns out that scorecards come in pretty handy for startup business investing, too.


The Network Effect

For 17 years he paid his dues as an assistant coach – first at the University of Minnesota, then with the Steelers, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs, and finally back to Minnesota. Tony Dungy is a legendary NFL football coach and one of the most respected figures in professional sports. Dungy has a coaching philosophy that produced some great teams, a Super Bowl win and a key to the front door of the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. There was no line in the bathroom at the Kansas City CLM conference in 2001, but there will be at the CSCMP conference in San Antonio in 2013. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego. It appears SO barren from my window in seat 4D. It has been a good week.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Chicago to Kansas City also had a big increase at $3.48/mile, up 46¢ from the week before. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest. Potato shippers seem to be feeling the effects of the ELD protests that have been scattered across the country.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need


Angel Flight West is in Santa Monica, one of the other groups is in Kansas City, and there are others in Long Island and Florida who will use it. There are many great examples where advanced analytics have contributed to social good. North Star Alliance , for instance, uses optimization to find optimal locations for its mobile HIV-AIDS clinics in Africa. The Dutch Delta Program Commissioner used analytics to prevent flooding and was recognized with the 2013 Edelman Award.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico


The route is part of the the Kansas City Southern (KCS) network and is one of a few new options carriers like Maersk (the company Walmart contracts) have started to provide as an alternative to the West Coast port congestion. The completion of the expansion also comes with the construction of a $900 million rail line that connects the port with Mexico City’s intermodal hub. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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Intermodal on the Rise in Mexico

Talking Logistics

and they are coming bonded and pre-cleared, so they do not have to stop at the border, which eliminates [all the paperwork and customs activity] that happened at Laredo, which was like the Bermuda Triangle…The trains are coming through Laredo and connecting with either Ferromex or Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) — the connection process takes about a couple of hours — and then it takes 1-2 days for the trains to reach the interior ramps in the country.

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Benefits of Using Logistics Service Providers in Warehouses


LSCR warehouses are actually one of the most renowned warehouse spaces in all of Kansas City, providing all the basic needs of a warehouse for renters. Warehouse spaces are vast spaces or facilities where businesses can store large amounts of goods, products, and items, which all have costs associated with the company. These are considered one of the company’s most significant assets; hence, it needs a separate place for storage, inventory, and safekeeping.

Stacey Huddleston | Receivables Financing — What You Need To Know

4WL Consulting

Joining us today is Stacey Huddleston— sales director of Prestige Capital in Kansas City. Mike: Just to give you a little more background on Stacey, Stacey is the sales director at Prestige Capital and resides in Kansas City with his wife and Labrador Retriever. Michael’s Veterans Center that solves veteran homelessness in Kansas City, and Ducks Unlimited to support waterfowl conservation.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line


Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. A similar proposal is being considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which would dramatically expand the number of cities impacted throughout Southern California. . Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago have already moved to raise their wages and there are proposals for minimum wage increases across the country including in New York City, Washington, D.C.

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Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

DAT Solutions

It also snowed in Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City, but nobody gets quite so worked up about that. Those cities tend to have systems in place to plow the roads and keep them safe. It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virginia.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

The first 10,000-square-meter warehouse opened its doors in Ocoyoacac in the State of Mexico, and SEKO plans to follow with six more facilities across the country in Laredo/Nuevo Laredo, McAllen/Reynosa, Mexico City, Monterrey, Toluca and Queretaro. flights – serving Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey to “most U.S. The first international destinations was Mexico City with Cancun and Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos to follow shortly.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

DAT Solutions

The biggest spike was the lane from Chicago to Kansas City , which surged 49¢ up to $3.10/mile. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight. Just like with dry van freight , reefer capacity tightened in the first week of November, meaning that shippers and brokers had a harder time finding trucks to move those reefer loads. That pushed rates higher in many areas, especially out of Chicago and California.

Where Did Reefer Rates Rise the Most Last Week?

DAT Solutions

Chicago to Kansas City also climbed 23¢ to $3.02/mile. Denver to Salt Lake City climbed 15¢ to $1.80/mile. Out West, Sacramento to Salt Lake City dropped 20¢ to $2.48/mile. Reefer load counts on the top lanes kept climbing last week, while rates continued to readjust seasonally. Prices continued to slide in the Southeast, coming down from the previous peaks caused by Hurricane Irma.

Reefers still waiting for spring

DAT Solutions

Chicago to Kansas City slid 19¢ to $2.08/mi. It’s still early in the spring, but the refrigerated truckload sector is not picking up any momentum yet. I wouldn’t say spring was canceled, but it seems to have been delayed, partly due to flooding or continued rain in some regions. The lack of volume is hurting prices.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

DAT Solutions

Rock Island to Kansas City also shot up 61¢ to $3.22/mile. Flatbed trends have been mostly neutral overall so far in February. There are signs of spring, with higher volumes in many markets over the course of the past three weeks. That’s been offset by a slump in volumes out of Houston , though. The price for oil has gone from above $65 to below $60 per barrel, which could account for the decline in demand in that market.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


The only market that stands out with a concern on supply is Kansas City. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020. By: Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace. As businesses begin to reopen amid COVID-19, we are seeing new demand patterns related to business reopen plans, seasonality in business verticals, and other COVID-19 related impacts.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

Seattle to Salt Lake City gained 13¢ to $1.84/mi. Also on the West Coast, Stockton to Salt Lake City moved up 17¢ to $2.52/mi. Also, farming machinery has not yet started to move in volume, leading to lower rates out of Rock Island, IL: The lane from Rock Island to Kansas City fell 64¢ to $2.33/mi. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

Economic challenges continue springtime


Wagner Logistics continues its growth this year as we add a new customer with two new cities to our service map. Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. The ISM PMI index is at a 50.8

Economic challenges continue springtime


Wagner Logistics continues its growth this year as we add a new customer with two new cities to our service map. Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. The ISM PMI index is at a 50.8