Fire Destroys General Electric Appliance Park Parts Warehouse

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Service Parts Planning Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management business continuity planning General Electric Appliance Park warehouse fire General Electric Louisville Kentucky warehouse fire General Electric supply chain Suuply Chain Matters blog Many of our Supply Chain Matters commentaries related to supply chain disruption and supply chain risk management relate to events that many would not believe would actually happen.

Kroger ‘Journey of the Roses’ Showcases an Innovative Sustainable Supply Chain

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Kroger's proud tradition of producing the Kentucky Derby Garland of Roses begins at a Rainforest Alliance-certified farm

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 26, 2017

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US Logistics Infrastructure May Better than Thought, Oil Prices Inevitably Headed Down, New Kentucky Aluminum Plant Coming because of Right to Work, HP Instant Ink Program Leverages IoT, More

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment.

Seven Steps to Rethinking Supply Chain Inventory Optimization

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Brad joined Ryder in 1993 and holds an MBA and BS in Accounting, both from the University of Kentucky. Inbound manufacturing inventory management can be a costly challenge, even for the best supply chain and logistics teams.

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Carhartt

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Carhartt ships all customer and consumer orders from a single facility in Western Kentucky that features two drop lots and several satellite yards. Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

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

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Kentucky. Kentucky. #16. 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.

Yum Brands Challenges Within China Continue: The Importance of Proactive Supplier Quality Management

Supply Chain Matters

In the summer of 2014 well-known global restaurant brands such as McDonald’s, Yum Brands (operators of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) and Burger King were named by both media and Chinese food regulatory agencies for offering expired meat products to customers. Supply Chain Matters often provides our readers education on the costs of supplier non-performance or the risks of supply chain globalization efforts.

McDonalds Sticking with Supplier Under Fire

Supply Chain Matters

Well-known brands such as McDonald’s, Yum Brands (operators of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut) and Burger King were named by both media and Chinese food regulatory agencies for offering such expired meat products to customers. Over these past days, business and general media has produced high visibility reports of expired meat products being served among global restaurant chains operating within China. The news of the expired meat originated on China’s Dragon TV Network.

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

Supply Chain Matters

On August 14, 2013, a UPS cargo plane bound for Birmingham Alabama from Louisville Kentucky crashed in the early morning hours just short of the airport runway, tragically killing both pilots on-board. Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed shortly before 6am Eastern time near a parallel access road in the immediate airport area, about a half mile from the runway.

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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The two companies have jointly opened a facility near the UPS air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 100 industrial 3D printers. by Joe Cannata I recently took a trip to my local big box electronics store, and saw a 3D printer on display.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

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The growing company began selling clothes under its own name, it procured a distribution center in Kentucky, and venture capitalists started to take notice—leading to at least $40 million in funding. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling & Logistics

Horrific working conditions endured by children farming tobacco in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia were reported in January of this year by Human Rights Watch. Let’s stop buying products where labor abuse exists in the supply chain.

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

’s Kentucky Distribution Center] explained that the multi-temperature truck keeps costs down by allowing one truck to be used for various products, cutting down the number of trucks needed to deliver an order.

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Supply Chain Planning and an Uncertain Economy

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A perfect example of this is the opportunity provided by the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. The University of Kentucky will host the 6th Annual Supply Chain Forum on April 1st. The end is nigh; is that a good thing or bad thing?

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

Kentucky. Content Summary: Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments. Kentucky offers the UPS World Port in Louisville, DHL Americas hub in Northern Kentucky and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout Kentucky.

Trump's Tariffs Anger US Manufacturers, Business Groups

Material Handling & Logistics

Republican Objections Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has heard from constituents and also will continue to raise his concerns directly with the president and his team, spokesman Don Stewart said.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Procurement Trends: Carving a Bigger Role in Supply Chain & Manufacturing

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NASPO is a nonprofit association based in Kentucky dedicated to advancing public procurement. The Industrial Revolution helped change and bring prosperity into the world of manufacturing.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

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Amazon airplanes then whisk them via the future Amazon hub in Kentucky to the local FBA distribution center in Lakeland, Florida, before delivery in Miami Beach overnight…by an Amazon delivery man. The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. How Jack and Jeff Are Reshaping Global Retail.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

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Of those, General Electric brought 1,900 jobs to New York, Ohio, and Kentucky to produce industrial batteries, lightbulbs, and appliances. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

was too far from the auto maker’s factories in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas and from its engineering center in Ann Arbor, Mich., In all, about 3,000 workers from California and 1,000 from Kentucky will transfer to Texas.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

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billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles. Those are the names of the four tooth fairies that have visited our house over many years, and on Tuesday, my youngest daughter’s tooth fairy, Sparkles, made her last visit.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Get Your Carrier Authority - Ignore the Myths

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I will be talking about these myths and much more, at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 22 to 24. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

DAT Solutions

I will be speaking more in detail about these myths and much more, in the DAT booth #64196 at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 22 to 24. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

For example, a student from Ecuador displayed a network design project he completed for Kentucky Fried Chicken, recommending that the Colonel expand from two to three distribution centers in that country.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic

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Louisville, Kentucky. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

As reported in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, it appears that “Amazon’s robot army is finally falling into place,” with deployments at warehouses in California, Kentucky, Texas, and others. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

The last 32 monthly reports from USMTO, show that the Midwest (NCE and NCW) buys, on average, 44% of the nation’s manufacturing technology equipment with 26% from NCE’s five states of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

How to attract and engage female drivers?

Ryder Exchange

Send them to the Salute to Women Behind the Wheel held each March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. 5 tips to increase your female driver pool. This is the second installment of a multi-part series regarding women truck drivers.

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Van Rates Fall 3¢, in Mid-Winter Slump

DAT Solutions

Leaving Columbus, find a shorter haul to Michigan, Indiana or Kentucky, and pick up a second load from there back to Chicago. It's February, so it should be no surprise that freight availability is down, and so are rates.

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Its main hub is in Kentucky and it services more than 727 airports ( UPS Air Operations Facts ). Top Five Air Cargo Carriers. The top five air cargo carriers by weight, according to the IATA , are: Fedex. UPS Airlines. Emirates. Cathay Pacific Airways. Korean Air Lines. Carrier Descriptions. Fedex. Founded in 1947 and headquartered in Ohio, Fedex (FDX) has an extensive line of services, including on-board courier and temperature control services.

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