Nearly a Third of Kentucky Workers Seek Jobless Aid – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Nearly a Third of Kentucky Workers Seek Jobless Aid. I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

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

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

Supply Chain 24/7

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

Supply Chain Digest

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

Shoemaker Named Presenter for Reliable Plant 2020 Conference

Synovos

The conference, to be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees. Donald Shoemaker, Vice President Engineering & Consulting Services for Synovos, the leading pure integrated supply chain management company in the world, has been selected to present a paper at the upcoming Reliable Plant 2020 conference in Louisville, KY. Shoemaker will present his paper “ Should We Be Doing More?

Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics

Elementum

Amazon has recently revealed its plan to establish its own worldwide air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport. The 40 Prime Air cargo planes the company is currently leasing to transport packages between its own warehouses and facilities will be eventually operating at the new cargo hub, wherein more than 20,000 new jobs are also expected to be created, joining its already 10,000 Kentucky-based workforce.

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

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

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. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community.

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

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Material Handling and 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. How many years has it been since we first heard about those tragic Foxconn workers who preferred to jump to their deaths from the factory dorms where they lived, rather than continue to work in hazardous conditions? The answer is eight.

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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

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. I asked what they were printing, and the response was “plastic components”, which were being sold in the store.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and 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.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not huge, but it’s only going to grow – the planned 210 acre Amazon airport in Kentucky will support up to 200 flights daily. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

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. We first started writing about and featuring reshoring content back in September of 2013, and have since added 10 more reshoring related posts in our reshoring blog category.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Kentucky. 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.

Doing Business in Spain

QAD

state of Kentucky. Spain has served as a global model of freedom and human rights since the peaceful transition to democracy after former Head of State and dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975. Although its economy was strong and growing immediately after the country joined the EU in 1986, it entered a severe economic depression in mid-2008. The economy has turned around in the past several years, and Spain now enjoys strong GDP growth of 3%, exceeding the EU average.

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Supply Chain Planning and an Uncertain Economy

Arkieva

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? Recent articles have painted a grim picture of an uncertain economy and financial markets in the months to come.

KFC Ran Out of Chicken! What Supply Chain Lessons Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s another unfortunate entry in the annals of Supply Chain failures that burst into the wider world of business and pop culture: More than half of the UK’s Kentucky Fried Chicken stores recently closed because they ran out of chicken! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Kentucky . The state of Kentucky has had a “Healthy At Home” order on the books since March 23. If shipping to or from Kentucky, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. .

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I have a vivid memory, as a child, of asking my grandfather about this right before the running of the Kentucky Derby. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents!

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

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. To accommodate the $100 million delta, the business sought a new logistics and fulfillment strategy that included investing in a 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Kentucky. Nasty Gal Inc.,

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. Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution.

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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. Some 250 purchasing employees will be shifted to Michigan from Kentucky. Discussion Questions: Carefully read the following article. What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? Why is Toyota making this change?

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The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

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. By Eytan Buchman, VP Marketing, Freightos. . Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States.

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. Midwestern industry (particularly Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee) is still the largest consumer of machine tools and manufacturing technology. How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line?

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Kentucky. However, when currently shipping to or from Kentucky, you should ensure your supply chain partners are operational. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity.

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. My father stands barechested in front of me, but he’s still wearing his work pants, and he looks a bit sweaty, his hair (what’s left of it) is slicked back, and he’s all animated about something. “I

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Kentucky ? . shipping to or from Kentucky,?you As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. . Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity.

Building a High Growth, Customer Focused 3PL with Betsy Westhafer

The Logistics of Logistics

Betsy attended Western Kentucky University where she studied Journalism, Public Relations, and Business Administration. Betsy Westhafer and Joe Lynch are discussing the strategies logistics companies can use to have deeper, more focused relationships with their customers and to utilize those relationships for company growth. Betsy is the CEO of The Congruity Group and has years of experience in helping other companies improve their customer focus.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Kentucky. Agriculture plays a major role in Kentucky’s gross domestic product contribution. Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. What is produce season?

The Ecommerce Effect on Warehouse Operations | Reduce Warehouse Cost With Energy Efficient Technology | The Amazon and Walmart Standard

Lucas

billion air hub investment in Kentucky. Online Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate. Consumers are now expecting a product they order online to be delivered the next day. Companies like Amazon and Walmart started this trend and now everybody else has to follow suit. What does this expectation mean for warehouses that store and distribute goods? Warehouses need to be fast and accurate in every form of operations.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

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.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

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.

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. Master’s students from the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network presented their thesis projects to supply chain professionals and the MIT community on January 22, 2014. To learn more about SCALE, visit [link].