Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

Talking Logistics

I think you’re kidding yourself if you don’t see this as a wakeup call for the grocery industry,” said David Caines, COO at Kenco Group in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. There’s certainly been a lot of buzz and discussions since Amazon announced its planed acquisition of Whole Foods.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

As mega-container ships replace smaller vessels in major east-west and north-south trades, terminals are struggling to turn the ships around and move containers through their facilities in a timely manner…Ships are growing at an accelerating, some would say alarming, rate as carriers become fixated on reducing operating costs as the key to profitability. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

The overall exit and the logistics process in moving a factory must be carefully managed. Otis attempted a reshoring project, bringing production from Mexico to South Carolina. You want to be as close as possible to your markets to optimize logistics costs.

When it Comes to Direct-to-Consumer Shipping, Warehouse Size Matters

Supply Chain Nation

Read more in the Material Handling & Logistics article, Big Warehouses Are Getting Even Bigger. According to Hayley Peterson’s Business Insider article, A Trader Joe’s competitor is opening 100 stores in the US — see if it’s coming to your hometown, Lidl will open its first 20 stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with plans to open 100 stores over the next year.

Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally

NC State SCRC

Contract manufacturing companies such as Celestica (based in Toronto, Canada) and Sanmina (based in South Carolina) already have plants in Texas and other places along the Mexico border as well as many other US locations.

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).

Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts

Elementum

Current Storm Status: While Irma has weakened to a tropical storm , it’s still packing winds of up to 97 kph and now covers six states : Alabama, North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.