Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

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It’s Twin Cities Startup Week , a gathering of the creatives, hackers, investors, makers, entrepreneurs, and startups that are powering the economic future of Minneapolis and St. We’re excited about our future in Minneapolis. Since Techstars, we’ve relocated from Pasadena, increased our staff, raised $10 million in funding, and expanded our product offering across verticals including retail, restaurants, hospitality, call centers, manufacturing facilities, and banking.

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There’s one sure-fire way to tell when someone has lived in Minneapolis long enough to be called a Minnesotan. Like visitors to the Mall of America, manufacturers looking to apply Lean principles start in the same place. Their “directory” is the 8 types of waste identified in Lean: Overproduction – Manufacturing more than is needed to fill customer orders. To learn more, download The Changing Role of ERP in Manufacturing. . . . Where to Start Your Lean Journey.

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Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

I called the customer service line for the manufacturer and was told that the only thing I could do was call a maintenance specialist. With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states.

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Supply Chain Shaman

food manufacturing and apparel). As I sit in seat 16C on a packed plane winging my way to Minneapolis, I just wanted to raise my glass and applaud the innovators. Last week, I wrote about the evolution of supply chain planning. In my blog post, I commented on HOW little supply chain planning has changed in its twenty-year evolution. As I worked with clients this week, I had a long and hard talk with myself. I am part of the problem.

How Can We Use Emerging Technology To Improve Community Nutrition?

Inmar

One example is the North Market in North Minneapolis, an Inmar client in one of the country’s largest food deserts. ReFED estimates that food waste costs consumer-facing businesses $57 billion per year — and costs manufacturers $2 billion. This would allow the retailer and manufacturer to avoid the cost of the returns process, provide a benefit to the community and have a comfort level that both parties are being good actors in the transaction.

Ripped from the Headlines: More Supply Chain Trends in the News

Talking Logistics

Lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues (Reuters) and Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (StarTribune). one of the world’s biggest textile manufacturers, after it discovered that 750,000 sheets and pillowcases labeled as Egyptian cotton were actually made with another type of cotton.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

Thirdly I have set up global raw material supply (GMS), a supply entity that consolidates CAN’s global purchase orders and global vendors to plan and deliver raw materials for our manufacturing sites. GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis. We align our supply chains along these strategies and, at the same time, we aim for lean and/or agile manufacturing.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades.

Signs of Spring in Flatbed Markets

DAT Solutions

John Deere, Olympic Steel, and other manufacturers have a strong footprint in that market. Rock Island to Minneapolis rose 54¢ to $2.76/mile. Flatbed trends have been mostly neutral overall so far in February. There are signs of spring, with higher volumes in many markets over the course of the past three weeks. That’s been offset by a slump in volumes out of Houston , though.

March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls

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About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. I heard about “digital inventory management” for the first time while I was visiting another control panel manufacturer and appreciated the approach. Our manufacturing still relies heavily on hand tools and people.

Event Sales Streamlines Reverse Logistics Buying Opportunity

FLEXE

<p>Since 1985, Minneapolis-based Event Sales has been serving the reverse logistics needs of retailers and manufacturers seeking to dispose of excess merchandise. with the ability to manage their inventory and operations from their Minneapolis headquarters.</p> Event Sales has assortments and large selections of customer returns, closeouts, and clearance products.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

His job involves negotiating contracts, pricing, and finding loads for Ashley's empty trucks after they deliver furniture from the manufacturing plants to distribution centers throughout North America. The driver would call us and say there's a load going from here to Minneapolis. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job easier over the years and three things come to mind: Computers.

March 2019 Automation Hero: Kevin Skau of Design Ready Controls

EazyStock

About Kevin: Kevin Skau is the Chief Operating Officer of Design Ready Controls , a control panel manufacturer headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota – designing and manufacturing control panels for high-volume OEMs in a variety of industries. I heard about “digital inventory management” for the first time while I was visiting another control panel manufacturer and appreciated the approach. Our manufacturing still relies heavily on hand tools and people.