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

EFT

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.

DSI Recognized as One of Kansas City’s Healthiest Employers

DSI

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

DSI

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

DSI

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 News on Rail Carriers See Soft Q2 Again in Terms of Volumes, but Stay Very Profitable

Supply Chain Digest

Kansas City Southern Only Carrier to See Profits Up in QuarterRates are Up Marginally on Lower Volumes.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

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.

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)?

Why We Bought Freightquote

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.

Philosophy

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.

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.

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

AIMMS

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.

KC SmartPort: Understanding Why Technology Is Transforming Supply Chains

DSI

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. A fascinating paradox has gripped the supply chain industry.

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.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

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. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. .

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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.

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.

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. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

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.

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

AIMMS

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.

Find Van Loads Fast in These 5 Places

DAT Solutions

That's boosted prices on the lane from Shreveport to Kansas City, which have risen 20¢ per mile in the past couple weeks. Van spot market volume got a big boost at the end of March, when shippers were rushing to move inventory before closing the books on Q1.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

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.

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

The hours of service restrictions on truckers contributes to this trend as carriers cannot legally serve some cities within the same time as they used to. . Retail Sales . . households cut back on purchasing autos in March contributing to the weak GDP performance in the first quarter.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS.

4 More Tips for Working With Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to a group of owner-operators and aspiring small fleet owners in Kansas City as part of CMC Live.

Trends 2019: Food

Enterra Insights

Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) predict, “From tried-and-true barbecue sauces and flavorful potato recipes with a twist, food developers are becoming inspired by Kansas City barbecue, Southern Appalachian pimento cheese, Made in Oklahoma salsas and other areas from sea to shining sea. Food preferences, like fashion, change with each new generation.

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A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy.

New FTL Rates – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Full Truckload and Very Competitive FTL by Rail – Examples Here

Freightera

Delivery: Kansas City, MO. US domestic full truckload and FLT by rail rates ready to book on Freightera.com. April 2019 Rate Update. Awesome news! We just got new instant all-inclusive truckload rates and FTL by rail rates up on the website. These are very comprehensive US domestic FTL dry van and reefer rates with guaranteed prices and guaranteed availability. They do not have exact transit times yet, either N/A or a range of 8 days (but we are working on fixing it soon).

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Rock Island to Kansas City was also up big at $2.81/mile. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Mobile Technology in Education: Is the Devil in the Screen rather than the Details?

Enterra Insights

Natasha Burgert, a pediatrician in Kansas City, told Bowles, “We are subjecting them to one of the biggest social experiments we have seen in a long time.” 2] Maryanne Wolf, Stephanie Gottwald, Tinsley Galyean, Robin Morris, and Cynthia Breazeal, “ The Reading Brain, Global Literacy, and the Eradication of Policy ,” in Bread and Brain, Education and Poverty , Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Scripta Varia 125, Vatican City, 2014. [3]

3 Ways Excess Data Can Stunt Your Growth

Cognira

Divining too many details Want to know whether a discount with a recipe sent to Jasmine’s mobile account will inspire her to buy that lemon-infused Tunisian olive oil when she walks into your Kansas City store the second week in July - if July 4th falls on a Wednesday – and it’s raining, but just a little bit? We love data. But we also know too much data can be a bad thing. Here are three ways we’ve seen retailers using data to their detriment.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Houston to Oklahoma City cooled, falling 15¢ to $1.73/mile. Rock Island to Kansas City was also up big at $2.81/mile. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.