The Future of the Trucking Industry: What it Means for Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

In 2018, Wisconsin-based trucking company manager Boris Strbac told The Washington Post that “people don’t respect truck drivers. For starters, trucking is essentially the lifeblood of manufacturing logistics. How Trucking Impacts Food Manufacturing Supply Chains.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

GlobalTranz

Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers. However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In it’s purest form, lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste and increasing quality and consistency — despite the pundits who insist you can be lean only if you can spell and pronounce words such as kaizen, kanban and heijunka.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of March 19, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

China Dumping Steel Worldwide at Record Pace, Wisconsin Says Yes to Right to Work, Unilever Says No to Landfill Waste, US Manufacturing Trending Down

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 1, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Now China Looking at Polar Silk Road, US Manufacturing Sector Keeps Humming Along, New Foxconn Wisconsin Factory will be Thirsty, Gas and Diesel Prices Keep Marching Higher, especially in the Golden State

COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

A beef production plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the latest to shut down because of infections among employees. Marc Perrone, the union president, said 13 plants in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada, have been closed at least temporarily because of the pandemic. Manufacturing Supply Chain RiskDavid Pitt , 4/27/2020 Associated Press.

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Food Recall Roundup: Plastic in the Gravy, Bad-vocadoes, and E. Coli with Dinner

RFgen

With recent news of the big hamburger and hot dog bun recall by Flowers Food , it’s clearer than ever that supply chain companies that distribute, deliver, manufacture or prepare food products need a traceability solution in place. Food & Beverage Manufacturing Traceability

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44] [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background.

Capacity correction still a ways off, trucking execs say

The Supply Chain Journal

Let alone, when you start to include the supply side of this, which is still incredibly difficult, we think we have several quarters of more legs here,” said Mark Rourke, CEO and president of Green Bay, Wisconsin-based truckload carrier Schneider National ( NYSE: SNDR ).

Bipartisan Consensus on Chinese Threats: U.S. Must Build New Supply Chains with Allies

Resilinc

government must retool supply chains to reduce national security vulnerabilities that stem from China’s dominance in mining and manufacturing. “We’ve There are high risks in depending so heavily on East Asian manufacturers, even if they are close U.S.

CN confident in market share take from trucking via KCS merger

The Supply Chain Journal

Right now the rail network in North America is not really designed to really be as successful as it can be for long-haul distance from, say, Mexico City all the way to Detroit and Toronto on the east or Mexico City to Wisconsin and Calgary on the west,” Russet said. “In

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

GlobalTranz

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 percent, 491,900 jobs), Wisconsin (16.3

Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

BlueYonder

I recently visited an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and had the opportunity to attend their S&OP meeting. The workshop, which will be held December 7 at the JDA Waukesha office in Wisconsin, will cover the following topics: Manage the “gap” between the current plan and the annual operating plan. Manufacturing Supply Chain Supply Chain Management IBP Integrated Business Planning S&OE S&OP sales and operations execution Sales and Operations Planning

Pfizer steams ahead with vaccine supply chain plans

EFT

The company has another facility in Puurs, Belgium, as well as distribution centres in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and in the German town of Karslruhe. New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer is making plans for its Covid-19 supply chain.

Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

BlueYonder

I recently visited an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and had the opportunity to attend their S&OP meeting. The workshop, which will be held December 7 at the JDA Waukesha office in Wisconsin, will cover the following topics: Manage the “gap” between the current plan and the annual operating plan. Manufacturing Supply Chain IBP Integrated Business Planning S&OE S&OP sales and operations execution Sales and Operations Planning

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck has been a sought after speaker (Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, trainer, and has been published in professional journals and general publications. Chuck is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Northwestern’s Kellogg School specializing in Manufacturing and Distribution Management.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Almost three years ago, Wisconsin beer company Lakemaid used a drone to deliver beer to ice fishermen , an operation the FAA quickly shut down. As I wrote a couple of years ago in Putting 3PLs and Software Vendors in a Box , the reality is that manufacturers and retailers have a diversity of options today in terms of who can help them, and the right partner is the one who can provide them with the right mix of technology, services, and advice to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Verda Blythe from University of Wisconsin spoke of the building of soft skills in the academic setting to help both women and men embrace diversity. 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?

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

The official Earth Day web site provides the following history of the Day’s origins: “ Senator Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin, had long been concerned about the deteriorating environment in the United States. energy use of manufacturing, gas emissions, etc.)

Solving Final Mile Logistics and Earning Customer Loyalty

Talking Logistics

If you think about global supply chains holistically, from raw materials to manufacturer to your customer’s customer, successful final mile execution ensures a positive end to a lengthy process. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Rhodeen’s executive career includes more than 10 years building start-ups and reorganized companies, including Mascotopia, a manufacturer of child-development products, and home furnishings retailer Lovesac.

New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

Tompkins Blog

With more than 350 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 data points complemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners. Chris Ferrell, Director Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. Some of Michigan’s stay-at-home order was relaxed at the end of April and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the formal order was extended until May 28.

Hurricane Season Brings New Risks to Pandemic-stressed Supply Chain Chains

Enterra Insights

The third named storm, Cristobal, soaked areas from southeast Louisiana to north Florida and south Georgia, then became only the fourth tropical storm to track into Wisconsin or its adjacent Lake Michigan waters in more than 100 years of records. Nichols explains, “With the right application of intelligent technologies, manufacturers and supply chain partners can more easily make proactive decisions, like diverting vessels and making other route changes.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Manufacturers, construction outfits, vehicle dealerships, and professional services are now operating at 50% capacity. As a result, retailers, manufacturers, and other businesses can resume normal operations with a 50 percent capacity restriction. . Wisconsin ? .

Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Tompkins Blog

With more than 350 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 data pointscomplemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners. RALEIGH, NC, and NASHVILLE, TN.

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Tompkins Blog

With more than 350 participating retail, manufacturing and wholesale/distribution companies, the Consortium sponsors a comprehensive repository of over 10,000 data points complemented by search capabilities, online analysis tools, topic forums and peer networking for supply chain executives and practitioners. RALEIGH, NC, April 15, 2014 — Is it important to connect your supply chain strategy with your business strategy?

Supplement Recall Creates Bad Press for Health Industry

RFgen

Many of these items advertise their all-natural ingredients and simple manufacturing processes to attract the eye of people wanting to live a healthy lifestyle. Also, when manufacturers choose to play ignorant, it may help contaminants find their way into the supply chain.

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Kimberly-Clark: A Demand-driven Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first day that I worked with the Kimberly-Clark team, it was snowing in Neenah, Wisconsin. The table above is a comparison of three Consumer Products Manufacturing leaders—Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, and Colgate—on driving year-over-year performance. Over the course of the last six years, I have helped many companies with their demand-driven initiatives. The Kimberly-Clark organization has been my best student. Their transformation took six years.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

The Supply Chain Journal

Most of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly used branch lines in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The former gave the C&NW rail access to a Firestone tire manufacturing plant in Des Moines; the latter provided rail access to gypsum mills in Fort Dodge.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

The company used to be a subsidiary of PSA Group, which is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. billion (December 2019) Headquarters: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA CEO: Mark Rourke 22.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail. Mexico shipping, which is particularly timely as more companies locate manufacturing and distribution operations in Mexico and the need for capacity and reliable cross-border shipping services accelerates.

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Schneider raises 2021 outlook; finding capacity, equipment challenging

The Supply Chain Journal

The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based truckload carrier reported first-quarter adjusted EPS of 31 cents, 3 cents ahead of analysts’ expectations and 7 cents better than the year-ago result. An additional growth headwind will be production schedules at the original equipment manufacturers.

Viewpoint: CP-KCS merger makes sense; CN takeover does not

The Supply Chain Journal

north-south railroad and open new markets in the North American continent with new and faster service for farmers and manufacturers creates an opportunity for more competition rather than less and it should be approved by the Surface Transportation Board. By Byron L. Dorgan, retired U.S.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.4-2.8

Freight Plus

Foxconn experiencing buyer’s remorse over Wisconsin LCD factory. In addition, the Taiwanese manufacturer pledged $10 billion to the plant and promised it would create 13,000 jobs. Economists at SMC Jump Start 2019 expect economic growth to slow. A strong year of growth in 2018 has given way to concerns in 2019 regarding trade wars, stock market volatility, and the government shutdown. “I’m I’m not saying shut it down, hunker down for the future.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

As an example, Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 325) encompasses a variety of chemical manufacturing codes including petrochemicals (3251), but none for biobased chemicals. Manufacturers go through a certification process that has been developed in a partnership with ASTM International to ensure quality control and consistent results. As noted by manufacturers, the program allows manufacturers to reveal the actual percentage of a product’s content that is biobased.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. states on three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita. Wisconsin.