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. The same year that Strbac vented his work-based frustrations to the Washington Post, food manufacturers began to see freight costs severely impact their bottom line. manufacturing industry in a limbo.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

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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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.

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

Cerasis

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

Supply Chain Nation

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

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?

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

Supply Chain Nation

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 26.

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. . and recently allowed manufacturing work to resume; however, the?formal?order Wisconsin ? . The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Gov. Vendors will not likely have any issue when shipping to or from 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.

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.

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?

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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Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

At Rockwell this includes all processes end-to-end except for manufacturing. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. From a manufacturing perspective, products vary significantly in complexity. Solutions, for example, can take from 12 to 16 weeks to manufacture. The company understands global manufacturers’ problems because they are one.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

At Rockwell this includes all processes end-to-end except for manufacturing. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. From a manufacturing perspective, products vary significantly in complexity. Solutions, for example, can take from 12 to 16 weeks to manufacture. The company understands global manufacturers’ problems because they are one.

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.

6 Reasons Why WMS is Ready for Cloud

Accelogix

AT&T ran their enterprise Fiber network to our Wisconsin office building at a very reasonable cost in the interest of expanding their Fiber network. Many manufacturing plants and warehouses are in relatively remote areas where infrastructure development trails behind larger metropolitan areas, but even in remote areas, internet connectivity has improved exponentially in the last decade. Enterprise cloud adoption for execution systems is on the rise.

BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

BluJay Solutions

The first Frictionless Tour stop is Thursday, September 26 in Green Bay, Wisconsin with a tailgate before the NFL’s Thursday Night Football matchup. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Unique tailgate experience hosted at BluJay’s state-of-the-art RV offers interactive setting to learn about the Frictionless Supply Chain.

Understanding the Buying Process with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Next, I went to work for an industrial manufacturing / distribution company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:09] 01:09] Tell us about your background. I grew up in Southern Michigan about 1 hour from Detroit, Michigan. I graduated from Albion College (MI) with a degree in economics. Then, I got an MBA from Wayne State. [01:40] 01:40] What was your first adult job?

The Teacher Keeps Learning

Supply Chain Nation

She not only manages the Product Documentation team in JDA’s Waukesha, Wisconsin office, but she also just marked 25 years as a professor at her alma mater, the Milwaukee School of Engineering. DB: I was employed by The Bradley Corporation, which manufactures industrial plumbing fixtures such as washfountains, faucets and patient care lavatory units. Dianne Bender has built a rewarding career through lifelong learning.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Ron Emery, Continuous Improvement Consultant

Supply Chain Game Changer

Like I said, I have had an interesting career but one of my biggest success came when I was asked to do a turnaround project for Cummins in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. It will ensure profitability of the manufacturing plant, eliminate waste and enhance profitability. I solve problems and believe me there are no shortage of those in manufacturing. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What is Mentoring?

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Wisconsin. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Wisconsin. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Phoenix and Tuscon are Arizona’s freight activity centers for consumer goods and manufacturing. This is due to the automobile and industrial manufacturing industries in the state. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Wisconsin. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape.

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

Freightera

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. From Iowa to Nebraska, and North Dakota to Wisconsin, the connections we made with Target employees was essential to our product development.