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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics


Amazon has recently revealed its plan to establish its own worldwide air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport. Governor of Kentucky Matt Bavin said he’s excited for this venture and for a boost in the economy.

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

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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.

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.

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


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.

Supply Chain Planning and an Uncertain Economy


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?

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


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.

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

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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.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub


states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The search will be site-specific and there are several certified mega sites available to accommodate the required area: one is the 1,550-acre Glendale mega site in Hardin County, Kentucky and there’s the 1,252-acre Limestone County mega site near Huntsville, Alabama.

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

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

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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.

How Manual Consolidation is Costing You Money – A Case Example


Did you notice that the Kentucky stop has a relatively fast transit time and a single-day drop window? At this point we know that Kentucky must ride FTL due to time restrictions, and Cleveland has a short transit time and is over the LTL weight limit.

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

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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 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Louisville, Kentucky. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

How to attract and engage female drivers?

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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.

Trucking Industry Looking to Military Vets to Curb Driver Shortage

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The classroom-based program, which began in May at Fort Hood in Texas and Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee border, will help transition new hires into their new roles with the companies and prepare them for civilian life in a corporation.

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


percent, 662,100 jobs), Kentucky (12.4 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.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic


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.

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


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.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

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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.

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

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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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Van Rates Fall 3¢, in Mid-Winter Slump

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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.

Filtering Waste with a LEAN Supply Chain

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The implementation began when FRAM partnered with Ryder to transform its 710,000-square-foot DC in Hebron, Kentucky. When it comes to your supply chain, if something doesn’t add value, it should be eliminated. That is how LEAN supply chains operate.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough


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.,

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

How to Make Money on "Backhaul Tuesday"

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This resulted in road closures which impacted major freight markets in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee during the final week of April which usually sees a spike in demand. Van rates subtracted two cents from the national average on Tuesday, dropping it from $1.71

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

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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.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

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ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum


The company has also moved manufacturing of washing machines, refrigerators, and water heaters from China to Kentucky. Making Waves. Walmart has announced that it plans to add 1 million jobs to the United States by investing $250 billion in U.S.-manufactured manufactured goods over the next decade.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

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Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.

Everyone Is Sick of the 3 Worst Bottlenecks in America

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The junction of I-65 and I-71 in Louisville, Kentucky, follows the Fort Lee bottleneck. Bottlenecks are the bane of truckers everywhere. Across the United States, they’re wasting thousands of hours of drive time and causing safety hazards for people on the road.

DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

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Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are included in the grant. The Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program is a federal grant program that funds projects within the federal trade corridors.

Amazon–Robots Roam the Warehouses

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People familiar with the matter said the Kiva robots have been deployed at warehouses in California, Kentucky and Texas, among others.

Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee


He was born in poverty in Kentucky, in a time of racial segregation and civil rights movements.

Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee


He was born in poverty in Kentucky, in a time of racial segregation and civil rights movements. “Muhammad, Muhammad Ali. He floats like a Butterfly, and Stings like a Bee. Muhammad, The Black Superman. Who calls to the other guy – I’m A-a-a-a-l -i. Catch me if you can”. – Johnny Wakelin & Kinshasa Band, 1975.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

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The totality is expected to be 70 miles wide, and stretch from coast to coast, crossing through eight states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning.