New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

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RALEIGH, NC — Shippers and carriers this year can expect to see many new trends related to transportation, as well as a continuation of several critical challenges from 2013. Trends in the Transportation Industry , a report by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, pulls back the curtain on today’s hottest transportation issues. The transportation industry can expect to see these new issues emerge throughout 2014: Shift from diesel to natural gas.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors. This post is a reminder to all manufacturers, that in order to help yourselves, and help the economy, we cannot keep our eye of the long-term or investing for it. .

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

But as history has shown in the transportation industry, overcoming “the way we’ve always done things” is always the biggest obstacle. The Volkswagen Industrial Cloud: A Manufacturing-Centric Supply Chain Operating Network.

The History of the Shipping Container


US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. Raleigh-Durham-Cary N.C.

Post-mortem on Christmas Logistics Chaos: On Customer Commitments and Transparency


In speaking with a large manufacturer, I learned of a story where being too quick to be transparent worked against them. We had a huge snow and ice storm in Raleigh last week. Change Management Customer Relationship Management Forecasting Global Distribution Global Supply Chain Inventory Management LIVING Supply Chain Social Media in Supply Chains Supplier Diversity Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Transportation Planning

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. His insights and presence were most appreciated by everyone, especially given the snowfall we were experiencing in Raleigh last night!

Reflections on the LIVING Supply Chain SCRC Meeting


The SCRC meeting featured a group of executives, students, and faculty participating at the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative meeting yesterday in Raleigh, held at the new Talley Student Center on the NC State campus. This discussion was followed up by a great presentation from Vince Messimer, who is retiring from Shell Oil after 34 years with the company as their head of procurement for Shell Manufacturing. The SCRC meeting was a huge success yesterday.

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts


iconic places, such as the Route 128 tech corridor around Boston, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and, of course, California’s white-hot Silicon Valley.

Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report: Issue, January 2013

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Manufacturers need to stay abreast of new regulations and be capable of responding rapidly. While road infrastructure is at an international level near the coast, inland transportation can be a different story. However, most manufacturing is on the east coast, while the earthquake and flood-prone regions are further west. Raleigh, NC 27616 January 2014. Subscribe. Supply Chain Risk in China: Focus on. Key Areas to Gain Greater Peace of Mind.

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