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. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe 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.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint.

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Amazon Continues to Take on Logistics

Elementum

Now, just less than a year after, Amazon made another major announcement, proving how dead serious it is to establish a giant logistics network, becoming a major threat even to giant logistics companies. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Currently, we are seeing little fluctuation in the domestic logistics market when compared to the past few weeks. . But the Logistics Manager’s Index skyrocketed from the end of Feb ruary through April. Zipline Regional Logistics Market Updates . Northeast Logistics . Midwest Logistics . Southeast Logistics . Westcoast Logistics . Kentucky . Shippers could face some logistics difficulty in Louisiana.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. Alibaba just announced $15 billion dollars to be invested in its global logistics network. Alibaba connects global businesses and consumers as the world’s largest virtual middleman, while Amazon is becoming a global player that controls everything from manufacturing to sales and physical logistics. In other words, Alibaba just connected two small businesses around the world, while third-party businesses arranged transportation and logistics.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. logistics are in a remarkable period of expansion,” said CBER Director Michael Hicks, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Research. . Kentucky. Content Summary: Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments.

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

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

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

Talking Logistics

billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. I’ll repeat what I said back in 2015: When it comes to robots and automation technology in supply chain and logistics, we are rapidly progressing through the Seven Stages of Robot Replacement that Kevin Kelly wrote about in a WIRED magazine article published in December 2012: In the coming years our relationships with robots will become ever more complex. Finally, in third-party logistics news, C.H. Toothy. Flossy.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Carhartt ships all customer and consumer orders from a single facility in Western Kentucky that features two drop lots and several satellite yards.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Kentucky. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen 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?”.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Their rationale was, if businesses can produce parts easily on-site, instead of off-shore or elsewhere domestically, that could impact the UPS global market for shipping and logistics and cut into revenue. 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

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. Investing in the wrong kind of logistics. 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.,

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Reverse logistics (returns, warranties) are more manageable closer to market. Of those, General Electric brought 1,900 jobs to New York, Ohio, and Kentucky to produce industrial batteries, lightbulbs, and appliances. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

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

Lucas

This technology helps with communicating logistical data, eliminates inefficient traffic patterns and helps improve safety. billion air hub investment in Kentucky. Those involved in supply chain & logistics operations must research ways to decrease costs and become more efficient to meet rising speed demands. The Logistics ReportOnline Shopping is Changing the Way Warehouses Operate.

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! On February 19 th , outlets began reporting about the closure of about half of the chain’s 900 stores in the country due to delivery failures after changing their 3 rd Party Logistics (3PL) provider from Bidvest Logistics to DHL.

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

Talking Logistics

It is also my go-to example when I try to explain supply chain and logistics to my kids. “Do ’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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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Westcoast Logistics. Shippers should not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas. Kentucky. However, when currently shipping to or from Kentucky, you should ensure your supply chain partners are operational. Shippers should not expect to deal with logistics interruptions in West Virginia.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

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 attended Western Kentucky University where she studied Journalism, Public Relations, and Business Administration. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast.

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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., The auto maker has expanded its operations in the area to include product planning, vehicle design, consumer finance and logistics. 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.

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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?

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas.?? . Kentucky ? . shipping to or from Kentucky,?you Currently, some vendors have reopened with limits so shippers could face some logistics difficulty in Louisiana. S hippers should continue to check with New Jersey logistics partners regarding their capabilities.?? . logistics?interruptions

Talent is the Future of Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain @ MIT

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. Logistics Roadmap round table meetings last summer. They provided concise overviews of research they’re conducting around topics such as visualizing supply chain flows, the role of logistics clusters as economic engines and demystifying supply chain innovation.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Refrigerated transportation is particularly at a premium and can be difficult to secure if not working with a logistics provider with an expansive network. If you ship in or out of Connecticut, don’t expect produce to affect your logistics operation much. Kentucky. Agriculture plays a major role in Kentucky’s gross domestic product contribution. But it is the soybean that accounts for the state’s most agricultural revenue and affects the logistics market most.

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 ). The post Top Five Air Cargo Carriers appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. 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.

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

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. The post LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. 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%

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

Cerasis

In the supply chain, the role of procurement is growing, and more platform-based services, value-added services, and customized, user-friendly interfaces are being created to promote a healthy, visible, productive atmosphere for consumers, middle partner businesses, third-party logistics providers, suppliers, and manufacturing centers alike. NASPO is a nonprofit association based in Kentucky dedicated to advancing public procurement.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

“As the logistics industry faces extraordinary pressures, maintaining a culture of compliance is more critical than ever. Yet many companies, lulled by efficient and relatively inexpensive logistics and transport, have been applying lean and just-in-time production methods that span global networks. In fact, for its Georgetown, Kentucky, factory, more than 350 suppliers are located in the United States and more than 100 inside the state of Kentucky.”

How Manual Consolidation is Costing You Money – A Case Example

TMC

To help logistics professionals understand the case for automation, I’ve put together a hypothetical 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. Can we go further and add the Kentucky stop?

Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

DAT Solutions

Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. 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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Get Your Carrier Authority - Ignore the Myths

DAT Solutions

Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. 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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Are Warehouse Operators the Labor Magicians of the New Age?

Locus Robotics

This problem is affecting facilities and organizations from major shipping hubs in New Jersey, Tennessee, California to the still up-and-coming logistics hot spots like Minnesota and Utah. In my role, I get to visit a lot of warehouses.

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Amazon–Robots Roam the Warehouses

Operations and Supply Chain Management

At the heart of the robot rollout is Amazon’s relentless drive to compete with the immediacy of shopping at brick-and-mortar retailers by improving the efficiency of its logistics. People familiar with the matter said the Kiva robots have been deployed at warehouses in California, Kentucky and Texas, among others. Logistics Picking Warehouse

Are Warehouse Operators the Labor Magicians of the New Age?

Locus Robotics

This problem is affecting facilities and organizations from major shipping hubs in New Jersey, Tennessee, California to the still up-and-coming logistics hot spots like Minnesota and Utah. In Kentucky, another warehouse GM told me that their average retention for new temporary and temp-to-perm workers on the floor, is under two weeks. Chris Harbert, Director of National Accounts, Locus Robotics. In my role, I get to visit a lot of warehouses.

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