Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


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. Those sources also said the manufacturing facility would require at least 1,000 acres of land.

Food Industry News Round-Up: October 9


This week saw several recalls across multiple sources and food types. Additionally, cantaloupe from Eagle Produce sold at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin has been recalled for potential risk of Salmonella.


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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain


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. 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

Source ID. Source ID. Kentucky. Source ID. 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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


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: 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!

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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. There are plenty of great blogs and news outlets on the web where one can find interesting articles surrounding procurement & sourcing, but below are some of our favorite go-to outlets! Subscribe Here!

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. But, because it operated at such low product minimums, it struggled to source quality factories that produced quality product. 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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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. Midwestern industry (particularly Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee) is still the largest consumer of machine tools and manufacturing technology. Sources: The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) [link].

Homeward Bound: Reshoring's Shaky Momentum


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.

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. Agriculture plays a major role in Kentucky’s gross domestic product contribution. Expect to deal with capacity sourcing and pricing fluctuations beginning in August through September.

50 expert tips on supply chain management

6 River Systems

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.” “Some companies are starting to invest in creating data-backed profiles of their supplier base so they know where and when to look for second sources. These tools can also rapidly model alternate supply and transportation scenarios, such as rerouting around a port strike or going to an alternate source of supply.”

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


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. 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.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops


Uniform sourcing rules for all taxable transactions. As of October 1, 2019, there are 23 member states that fully comply with the provisions of the SSUTA: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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]. 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. The TIGER program was created in 2009 with the stimulus bill.

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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. Recently, the American Highway Users Alliance and the American Transportation Research Institute’s ranked a list of the worst bottlenecks in America. About the Studies.

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


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. 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.

Trump's Tariffs Anger US Manufacturers, Business Groups

Material Handling and 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.”. 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. McConnell says “a trade war is not in the best interest of Kentucky’s economy,” Stewart said.

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


percent, 662,100 jobs), Kentucky (12.4 The states represented in the top 50 congressional district list include Indiana (seven congressional districts), Michigan (seven), Wisconsin (six), Ohio (five), Alabama (three), Arkansas (three), California (three), Iowa (three), Tennessee (three), Kentucky (two), North Carolina (two), South Carolina (two), Georgia (one), Kansas (one), Mississippi (one), and Oregon (one).