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.

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

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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

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. Governor of Kentucky Matt Bavin said he’s excited for this venture and for a boost in the economy.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

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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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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?

[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.

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.

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.

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.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

3] Those states are: Utah, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Texas. Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S. wants continued economic growth, its infrastructure needs to be repaired and/or upgraded.

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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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.

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 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.

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.,

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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.