Fire Destroys General Electric Appliance Park Parts Warehouse

Supply Chain Matters

Service Parts Planning Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Risk Management business continuity planning General Electric Appliance Park warehouse fire General Electric Louisville Kentucky warehouse fire General Electric supply chain Suuply Chain Matters blog Many of our Supply Chain Matters commentaries related to supply chain disruption and supply chain risk management relate to events that many would not believe would actually happen.

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

Supply Chain Matters

On August 14, 2013, a UPS cargo plane bound for Birmingham Alabama from Louisville Kentucky crashed in the early morning hours just short of the airport runway, tragically killing both pilots on-board. Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed shortly before 6am Eastern time near a parallel access road in the immediate airport area, about a half mile from the runway.

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A shift in philosophy: basketball and your demand forecast

The Network Effect

Eventually Pitino became head coach at a number of programs over the years, most notably at Louisville where the Cardinals won the national championship in 2013.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

and Fast Radius’ On Demand Production Platform™ and 3D printing factory in Louisville, KY. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson. 3D printing is revolutionizing the way spare parts is managed.

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

Talking Logistics

For example, here’s a description from a 2001 profile of Kroger’s food supply chain published by Louisville Business First : The frozen food portion of the order is assembled at 6:30 a.m.

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3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

Exel announces new business with Bristol-Myers Squibb and expansion of Midwest Footprint

Supply Chain Network

It also offers close proximity to a number of key parcel and air infrastructure hubs including Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky. Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has chosen Exel as its third-party logistics provider handling its U.S. distribution. As part of the contract, Exel purchased the existing Bristol-Myers Squibb distribution centers in Mount Vernon, Ind., and will take over operations in the second quarter of this year.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability


David Hoerig is a Systems Sales Manager with Lantech, the Louisville, KY based inventor of stretch wrapping. Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Van Rates Fall 3¢, in Mid-Winter Slump

DAT Solutions

TriHaul Adds $500 to Roundtrip Pay: Chicago - Columbus - Louisville - Chicago. For example, a TriHaul from Columbus to Chicago via Louisville, KY will boost your average rate from $1.82 It's February, so it should be no surprise that freight availability is down, and so are rates.

Getting Your Carrier Authority - Myth and Reality

DAT Solutions

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

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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How Cities get Smarter

Enterra Insights

Ted Smith ( @Tedsmithphd ), former chief innovation officer of the city of Louisville, KY, observes, “In this new century, the places we live and work and the transportation we use to move between them get smarter every day thanks to a host of innovations that have combined the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rising tide of expectations for safety, security, and convenience.”[1]

Top 5 Markets for Dynamic Warehousing Demand


Or, you might think of Louisville and Memphis, where UPS and FedEx have their largest shipping hubs.

Where to Find Loads in the Slow Season

DAT Solutions

You might want to look for a load going from Cleveland to Louisville instead. February is the slow season for freight, and it may feel like your business is at a crawl right now.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic


Louisville, Kentucky. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Louisville, Kentucky. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

Kentucky offers the UPS World Port in Louisville, DHL Americas hub in Northern Kentucky and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout Kentucky.

Confessions of an Owner-Operator: Advice for Getting Started

DAT Solutions

The lease-purchase company was offering a brand-new Freightliner with a sleeper and a dedicated run, which was to go to JFK airport in New York, then to Louisville, KY – but none of this was in writing.

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. 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.

Realism and Final Delivery for Holiday 2013

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

It was only nine years ago when an ice storm crippled Memphis and Louisville, resulting in major final delivery problems for Christmas. Being realistic means being practical and/or pragmatic. For holiday 2013, there were five really big factors that were going to impact final delivery.

My Logistics Experiences with Amazon and AAA

Talking Logistics

When you spend your workday thinking and writing about logistics, you can’t help but see it in your everyday life too. Here are two examples that I experienced last week, courtesy of Amazon and AAA. Amazon: Two Extremes of Packaging. My wife walked into the study with a large box from Amazon.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

Talking Logistics

and Fast Radius’ On Demand Production Platform™ and 3D printing factory in Louisville, KY.” I’m at Heathrow airport waiting to board my flight back to Boston, which is delayed by over an hour so far.

How to Get Out of New Jersey Without Losing Your Shirt

DAT Solutions

I looked specifically at the lane between Fort Lee, NJ and Louisville, KY, because those metro areas were #3 and #4 on the list, respectively. When you do find a load, the rates are low – last week, only $1.17/mile to Louisville. Find a second load from Richmond to Louisville.