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. cross-border Mexico Railroads US Kansas City Southern U.S. Improvements in cost controls including the implementation of precision scheduled railroading principles benefited the company.

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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. 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. We’re excited to hop on the Kansas City Streetcar to check out events throughout the week. Events techweek kansas city TechweekKC

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.

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

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.

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

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. Kansas City Southern suspended train operations between Kendleton and Laredo, while Union Pacific reduced the movement of trains along the areas to be hit by the storm.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […]. In 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

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Wholesale Distribution: Any Way You Want It?

Logility

The groups on my most listened to playlists include Boston, REO, Rush, Kansas, Styx, Van Halen, Eagles, Foreigner and The Police, just to name a few. I have an affinity to rock & roll music released from the late 70s through the early 90s.

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. One 40-foot RV. 51 days. 11 football games. 6,941 miles traveled. Hundreds of foam fingers, mini footballs, stadium bags, BluJay birds, and hats given away.

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.

Wagner Logistics installs software to speed up picking process

EFT

Wagner Logistics has implemented inVia's AI-driven automation software in its Edgerton, Kansas warehouse. Central to this is inVia's new inVia PickMate tool which directs workers to the most efficient route through the warehouse to take products from inventory to pack out. In the coming months, Wagner plans to deploy inVia Picker robots to work in tandem with its warehouse workers to further automate its order fulfillment process.

Multi-Sector Integrated Business Planning/S&OP Summit: Going?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Pizza Hut – the well known fast food outlet started by Dan & Frank Carney that has grown from having one store in Wichita, Kansas to being the world’s largest restaurant company. How many times do you find this happening? Someone asks you if you saw that blockbuster film last week or if you saw the new comedy series starring Rowan Atkinson or even if you saw the football match last night where Manchester United finally played like Champions and won a game?

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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 […].

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.

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. 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

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 is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. It appears SO barren from my window in seat 4D. It has been a good week.

Trends—July 2014

Inbound Logistics

State of Logistics Report predicts moderate growth for freight industry in 2014; freight brokerage M&A shakes up industry; FMCSA extends comment period for ELD rulemaking; Online consumers willing to pay more for sustainable delivery options; Shippers register growing discontent with parcel carriers and trucking companies; University of Kansas MSB program prepares active-duty military for private sector roles

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. 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.

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. 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.

Cruise into the 2019 Frictionless Tour with BluJay this Fall

BluJay Solutions

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. The heat of the summer is peaking, and in a few weeks as it winds down and fall approaches, cooler weather will be coming our way. But something even better isn’t too far away either: football! That’s right – right now, at this moment, your favorite football team is gearing up for their upcoming season at training camp.

Making the Small Town Leap

Supply Chain Nation

I was born and raised in a rural, small town in Kansas, attended Kansas State University and moved to Dallas after college. Laura Centofonti is a senior customer executive at JDA who never imagined she would work in sales. From a start in public relations, she found connecting with customers and helping solve their pain points was what she was most interested in.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Kansas. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

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.

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.

The Guinness Book of World Records for 3D Printing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The world’s lightest structure was built by Dong Lin from Kansas State University. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by 3D Spectra, and permission to publish here provided by Rohan Kadam at [link]. Check out Amazing Examples of 3D Printing Technology!

Leadership Commitment to Strategic Suppliers Makes a Big Difference

Supply Chain View from the Field

midcontinent … Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas … as well the Gulf Coast and in B.C. I visited a Canadian oil and gas company this week, and participated in their first annual Supplier Day. The forum was an opportunity to share insights on the oil and gas business in North America, communicate issues and challenges that exist, and create an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to address them.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Kansas. As the center of the dustbowl during the early 20 th century, Kansas has a long history of agriculture in the United States. Kansas’ produce season transportation spikes influence freight capacity and rates in early summer continuing through August.

Trends—July 2014

Inbound Logistics

State of Logistics Report predicts moderate growth for freight industry in 2014; freight brokerage M&A shakes up industry; FMCSA extends comment period for ELD rulemaking; Online consumers willing to pay more for sustainable delivery options; Shippers register growing discontent with parcel carriers and trucking companies; University of Kansas MSB program prepares active-duty military for private sector roles

Making the Small Town Leap

Supply Chain Nation

I was born and raised in a rural, small town in Kansas, attended Kansas State University and moved to Dallas after college. Laura Centofonti is a senior customer executive at JDA who never imagined she would work in sales. From a start in public relations, she found connecting with customers and helping solve their pain points was what she was most interested in.

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. Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades.

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Pull Your Own Upset

Tompkins Blog

In 2011 Virginia Commonwealth shocked Kansas. In 2010 Butler overthrew Kansas State and Syracuse. By Jim Tompkins. CEO, Tompkins International. The April 2014 edition of Men’s Health magazine featured an interesting column called “Pull Your Own Upset.” The column discusses how to apply lessons learned to your career/ company based on five NCAA basketball teams who won big games as underdogs.