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.

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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.

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.

With New Fuel Tax Looming, Here’s a Way Logistics Directors can ‘C’ their ‘A’

Supply Chain Collaborator

If I were a Logistics Director at a company engaged in high volume shipping, I’d be concerned that the resulting rise in transportation costs will be blamed on me and the transportation department. The republican governor of South Carolina is suggesting he will veto the law.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. I helped create the first North American chapter of BVL International in the Carolinas, and we hosted two meetings at Volvo in North Carolina and Thyssen-Krupp in South Carolina. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

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

Cerasis

US Manufacturing plays a particularly important role in supporting jobs in a core group of states in the upper Midwest (East North Central and selected West North Central) and South (East South Central) states.

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.