Samsara named telematics provider for state of Tennessee

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Samsara announced Monday it has been awarded a single-source, multiyear contract to supply its connected operations platform to the state of Tennessee and participating government agency fleets. News Technology Trucking connected operations cloud platform internet of things Samsara tennessee

Borderlands: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico

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This week: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico; new 3,000-acre logistics hub for Texas; TUM Logistics acquires 110 Kenworth tractors; and CBP seizes 6 kilos of DMT en route to Arkansas. . More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico.


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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

Trucking, logistics firms rocked by embattled bottled water producer’s bankruptcy filing

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and Real Water of Tennessee, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Aug. Real Water of Tennessee states its assets are between $100,000 to $500,000 and its liabilities are between $500,000 to $1 million. Real Water of Tennessee

Health lobby leans in hard on domestic manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

The story: Policymakers are enthusiastic about supporting domestic manufacturing of drugs and medical devices, and health care companies want to make sure they get their share of that support. . It is pushing for policies that support domestic manufacturing. “It

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I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks

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Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Tennessee to find out how the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting that state and Arkansas has affected freight movement. Related: Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports


How Can USMTO Reports Help Drive Manufacturing Sales and your Bottom Line? The United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) data report is compiled monthly by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). Who is Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)? If you attended or exhibited at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (aka IMTS – gotta love all these acronyms!), Data Manufacturing manufacturing sales

Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Material Handling & Logistics

"No longer can supplier issues like child labor utilization, product contamination, sweatshop factory conditions, polluted waterways, or toxic spills be ignored, (to name just a few types of concerns that have been showcased in recent years) be ignored by major manufactures or remain hidden from the broader public," says University of Tennessee study.

Pandemic success stories: What can be learned from these triumphs?

USC Consulting Group

One of the manufacturers that was able to take advantage of this change in people’s workout habits was Peloton. Sales surge for disinfectant suppliers and manufacturers. The steady, daily drumbeat of negative news in March and April was hard to ignore.

Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

Cookeville, Tennessee-based Averitt Express recently opened a 400,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas.

Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Cheap, Clean Renewable Energy

Material Handling & Logistics

Some states are limiting corporate access to renewable energy, making it difficult for manufacturers to meet energy goals. Over the last decade, manufacturers such as General Motors, Dow Chemical, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Owens Corning, P&G, and Mars have significantly increased their purchasing of renewable energy as a means to power their facilities across the U.S. In fact, our report finds that manufacturers lead other sectors in state renewable energy policy advocacy.

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Tennessee. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

Rail Roundup: BNSF reopens intermodal facility; KCS, Savage plan railport

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BNSF has reopened an intermodal facility in Arkansas to unlock capacity in the greater Memphis, Tennessee, area. “Wafra is pleased to launch this partnership with Trinity, an established market and thought leader in railcar leasing and manufacture,” said Fawaz Al-Mubaraki, Wafra CEO.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!


An extreme example of this is a ride from Chicago to Colesburg, Tennessee taking 18 days, 13 hours, and 57 minutes! For example, let’s say you modeled the lead time from “supplier A” to your manufacturing facility as 7 days. by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May.

Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Only 29% of manufacturers easily manage total cost trade-offs. Total cost analysis is more difficult than it sounds and most technology implementations automated functional measurement systems (manufacturing or procurement), but leave the organization blind on the management of total costs.

Georgia Ports Authority nets $47M federal grant for inland container port

The Supply Chain Journal

The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the region’s thriving manufacturing and logistics corridor by shifting more containers from truck to rail. Efforts to expand the supply chain infrastructure supporting the busy Port of Savannah got a boost this week from the federal government.

Titanium adds US brokerage office in Denver

The Supply Chain Journal

Colorado is an attractive market opportunity,” CEO Ted Daniel said in a statement, pointing to the presence of almost 6,000 manufacturers and rapid population growth. Titanium Transportation Group has opened its fourth U.S.

Borderlands: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Mexico records 692 commercial cargo thefts in April; VW cuts production in Mexico and Tennessee plants; ATRG acquires Texas trailer fleets; and CBP officers seize $5.5M The resumption of manufacturing activities will resume gradually.

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


While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. The US manufacturing sector employed 12 million workers in 2013, or about 8.8 Manufacturing employs a higher share of workers without a college degree than the economy overall. On average, non-college-educated workers in manufacturing made 10.9 US Manufacturing Interactive Footprint Map.

Capacity correction still a ways off, trucking execs say

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Regarding current fundamentals and the potential challenges an infrastructure plan would present to driver labor, Eric Fuller, president and CEO at Chattanooga, Tennessee-based U.S.

Changing the supply chain doesn’t mean just one thing

The Supply Chain Journal

VW also makes EV battery packs at its Foshan and Anting locations in China, with Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, soon to be added to the list.

The distilled spirits market beyond 2021: Trends, profit margins & more


Like many food and beverage manufacturing industries, the alcohol industry worldwide has taken a hit from the pandemic – whether from restaurant and bar closures, or restrictions on valuable export and import markets – global sales volume dropped 6.2%

Experts Suggest How to Slash Supply Chain Risk Properly

Supply Chain Opz

Christopher Tang, Distinguished Professor, UCLA Anderson School and Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) As supply chains become more complex, companies find their supply chains more vulnerable to both foreseeable uncertainty risks and unforeseeable disruption risks. For most manufacturers of unique, specific products, this is more involved than looking up replacement vendors through Google searches.

Can Mexico capitalize on US automakers’ pivot to electric vehicles?

The Supply Chain Journal

Mexico trade, could dramatically change as many automakers make a substantial shift to manufacturing electric vehicles. GM aims to manufacture two electric Chevrolet SUVs in Ramos Arizpe starting in 2023, according to Reuters.

The Daily Dash: No more gas lines?

The Supply Chain Journal

The six-lane Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee was shut down Tuesday afternoon after authorities said they found a crack in the center span. Utility Trailer Manufacturing was targeted in an apparent ransomware attack that exposed personal information of numerous employees.

Stressed out

The Supply Chain Journal

Field trip — The Dude and I took a trip over to Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Taimen Transport to see how they’re getting drivers and the office on the same page. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

The Daily Dash: No more gas lines?

The Supply Chain Journal

The six-lane Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee was shut down Tuesday afternoon after authorities said they found a crack in the center span. Utility Trailer Manufacturing was targeted in an apparent ransomware attack that exposed personal information of numerous employees.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Meat and poultry employees have among the highest illness rates of all manufacturing employees and are less likely to report injuries and illness than any other type of worker, federal watchdog reports have found. Food Dive reports, “While food and beverage manufacturers scramble to keep up with demand as consumers stock their pantries, many now must also contend with coronavirus outbreaks in their factories.

Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection


Lead times are in weeks and months in cases where manufacturing is outsourced to firms on the other side of the earth. However, a 2014 report by University of Tennessee on managing risk in global supply chains points out that 90% of the firms surveyed do not quantify risk when outsourcing production! by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain risks in the spotlight: Effects of Hanjin Shipping filing bankruptcy protection.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

When I went to engineering school at the University of Tennessee in 1974, there were two women in my class. In preparation, we are finishing up research on supply chain planning excellence, big data and supply chain, supply chain talent, and digital manufacturing. Digital Manufacturing: How are process manufacturer’s using the Internet of Things to automate process manufacturing, and how are digital manufacturers embracing 3D printing?

GM to invest $1B to build electric vehicles in Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

General Motors (NYSE: GM ) announced Thursday it will invest $1 billion in a manufacturing complex in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, that will build electric vehicles by 2023. .

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service and Logistics. “This expertise will complement our current End-to-End Cost Management initiatives, including Project SAVOR in Procurement and Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing. Myers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Intra-company and intercompany, across the supply chain and across the globe, from the operator level to the management suite, information on all aspects of production, manufacturing, sourcing, and distribution is increasingly visible and accessible at all levels, so that appropriate decisions can be made and applied.