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.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Printers can be a vast source of digital information based on the memory they possess. The two companies have jointly opened a facility near the UPS air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 100 industrial 3D printers.

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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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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. Source: Amazon.com. In his 2017 annual shareholder letter , Bezos lauded “divinely discontent” customers as innovation drivers.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Digital Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: Deloitte CPO Survey 2019. Below are some outlets that are trustworthy sources of news, content, reports, and conversations: LinkedIn Groups. Above all, LinkedIn Groups focused around procurement & sourcing keep you in large networks, amongst your peers.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

Riding this wave were droves of Chinese or Indian manufacturers that can now tap into digital platforms to source, import and sell directly to SMBs or consumers online. Global sourcing, importing, and sales power has shifted from large retailers to small businesses worldwide.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Kentucky. Source ID. Content Summary: Kentucky ranks 3rd in the nation in total air cargo shipments. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Kentucky.

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

Cerasis

Although this hike will help to boost certain parts of the economy, some manufacturers may be worried about how quickly another rate hike will occur in the future and what it will mean in terms of expanding current operations, especially when loans or other funding sources are necessary.

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum

Elementum

In addition to labor costs, cheaper energy sources have become available with the recent boom in shale gas and oil. 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.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops

ShipBob

Uniform sourcing rules for all taxable transactions. Today’s evolving regulations and ever-changing sales tax rates are complicating the once-familiar territory of sales tax collection and remittance for businesses selling across state lines. .

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

GTG Technology Group

Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are included in the grant. The six canal bridges in Lowell, MA are in various states of disrepair and a major source of inconvenience. Sources: [link].

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Everyone Is Sick of the 3 Worst Bottlenecks in America

GTG Technology Group

The junction of I-65 and I-71 in Louisville, Kentucky, follows the Fort Lee bottleneck. Sources: [link]. 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.

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

EFT

Kentucky. Kentucky. #16. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support.

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

Cerasis

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.

Trump's Tariffs Anger US Manufacturers, Business Groups

Material Handling & Logistics

During a time of record demand for aluminum in the United States, it is critical that aluminum producers across the value chain have a steady and reliable source of supply.”. McConnell says “a trade war is not in the best interest of Kentucky’s economy,” Stewart said.