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.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Benefits of Using Logistics Service Providers in Warehouses

Vinculum

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.

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.

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.

Mexico 130

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.

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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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.

Mexico 200

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.

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.

BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

BluJay Solutions

The Frictionless Tour will do just that – we’re taking the BluJay message and experience on the road in a branded, high-tech 40-foot RV – traveling 7,000 miles and visiting 11 cities, hosting tailgate events to entertain and educate our community. 6: Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs.

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.

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.

3 Ways Excess Data Can Stunt Your Growth

Cognira

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?

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.

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.