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. 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

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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.

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.

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)?

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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Trends—July 2014

Inbound Logistics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?”.

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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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.”.

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.

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

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!

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

EFT

Kansas. #12. Kansas. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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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Pull Your Own Upset

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

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.”

Senators introduce DRIVE-Safe Act hoping to address shortage of truckers

EFT

Not only would the DRIVE-Safe Act create new career opportunities for young Kansans, but it would also help move the supply-chain nationwide in a more expeditious manner – benefitting many sectors of the Kansas economy,” said Senator Moran. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver’s license at the age 18, federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving goods from state to state until they are 21.

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.

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. 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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Kansas has allocated some of its gas-tax revenue to pay for Medicaid and schools. I am going paddleboarding with my wife this afternoon, a rare break from work to enjoy the outdoors with my best friend.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

percent, 136,700 jobs), and Kansas (11.9 While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, in its second quarter earnings report, Kansas City Southern posted a 19% year-over-year increase in cross-border volumes to post a record revenue rate for the quarter.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the press release: In the 20 years examined, 11 states (North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Maine, Montana, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Florida) made progress in all seven categories and 37 states improved in at least five of the seven metrics.

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

Cerasis

and Kansas City, MO. . Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. This increase follows California’s increase in minimum wage from $8 to $9 an hour last year and to $10 effective January, 2016.

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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.