Smithfield Foods to build 420,000 square foot distribution centre in Cecil County Maryland


We are proud to become part of the business community in Maryland, a location that provides strategic advantages for our business and improves our ability to provide high-quality product to our customers and consumers.'. 'It It is a tremendous win for the state and for Cecil County that a global company like Smithfield Foods, which has worldwide brand recognition, has chosen to continue its growth in Maryland,' said Governor Larry Hogan.

Ivalua Selected by State of Maryland to Power ‘eMaryland Marketplace Advantage’ e-procurement system


Redwood City, CA March 14, 2019 – Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud solutions, today announced that the State of Maryland has selected its Source-to-Pay platform to power a new statewide e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage.

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Maryland Department of General Services Announces eMaryland Marketplace Advantage Goes Live


Maryland Department of General Services Office of State Procurement launches new e-procurement system. BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of General Services today announced the Office of State Procurement launched the state’s new e-procurement system eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA). With the addition of this e-procurement system, Maryland is taking a significant step forward in the way we do business,” said Governor Hogan. “I

Investing in Infrastructure is Investing in the Future

Enterra Insights

According to a 2014 study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and conducted by the University of Maryland’s … Continued The post Investing in Infrastructure is Investing in the Future appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

The Importance of Confidence in Career and Life

JDA software

I grew up in Maryland and while I went to school in Delaware, I never strayed too far! I moved back to Maryland while my husband got his MBA from the University of Maryland then to the Northern Virginia area where we still live today with our two kids who are 15 and 18.

Nitor and Ivalua Join Forces to Successfully Launch eMaryland Marketplace Advantage


Nitor, the leader in source-to-pay transformation, and Ivalua, a leading provider of global Spend Management Cloud Solutions , announced the successful launch of the Maryland Department of General Services’ new e-procurement system, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA), which deployed on schedule and on budget. We are honored to continue our work with the State of Maryland Office of Procurement to support their mission of transparency, quality and compliance”.

This Week in Logistics News (August 24-28, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Drone with drugs, porn seized near Maryland prisons, two arrested (Reuters). The next best thing to playing in the Little League World Series has to be playing in the Cooperstown Dreams Park weekly tournament, where 104 teams from across the country compete over five days for the championship.

Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

It’s small (about the size of Maryland), landlocked, and mountainous. Rwanda is a tiny country in Africa, the fourth smallest to be exact, but one making giant strides in embracing the latest technology.

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Kroger launching reusable packaging partnership for grocery e-commerce


During the first phase of the US launch, a select number of consumers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The Kroger Co.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Transportation professionals should be trained to “find the money.”

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it. Descartes Unveils Same-Day Delivery Optimization Technology. Amazon to Begin Sunday Deliveries, With Post Office’s Help ( Wall Street Journal ).

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Response: State of Emergency declarations were already made in the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Hurricane Florence has officially reached the Southeast United States. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2 (update: now a Category 1) due to slightly reduced winds, it has still grown in size, with its wind field continuously expanding reach.

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Maryland. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

Who’s Catching the Holiday Shopping Fever?

Enterra Insights

”[3] According to the article, “Everyone spends a little extra during the holidays, but consumers in Maryland and Utah spend more ? The average consumer spends $1,047 on the holidays, but consumers in Maryland spend twice that. Maryland residents have the highest discretionary income to spend during the holidays with $2,241 at their disposal to spend. West Virginians make about half of what Marylanders do.”

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Sheri Hinish, The Supply Chain Queen®!

Supply Chain Game Changer

She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business, Supply Chain Management (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Ocean Plastics Environmental Crisis!

Additive Manufacturing continues to Mature

Enterra Insights

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) recently announced the establishment of a manufacturing innovation center in Harford County, Maryland, whose mission is “to create scientific breakthroughs in metallurgy and plastics, as well as the launch of new factory machinery that will ‘transform the way U.S. 9] Staff, “ Next Generation 3D Printing Gets Boost from New Maryland Center ,” IndustryWeek , 6 July 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Other states with significant turkey production include Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Dakota, Utah, and California. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table. At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally.

Turkey 100

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The folks from Manugistics left not knowing how they would get back home to Maryland, and I joined my colleagues next door at the Hilton to watch the events on TV. Today is September 11. I never forget.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Response: State of Emergency declarations were already made in the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. After making landfall last week, Hurricane Florence is crawling northeast along the U.S.'s s east coast. Despite weakening from a Category 4 storm to a Category 1 , the storm is disrupting everyday life and wreaking havoc on infrastructure.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Maryland. #23. Maryland. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Mike holds a BS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master of Engineering degree in Supply Chain Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum. Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S.

Mobile Madness!! How Does Your Bracket Stack Up?

Supply Chain Nation

or “Wow, I can’t believe Maryland lost… it was because they lost Trimble!” As my boys are glued to the TV this month, I cannot escape the incessant talk about March Madness!

Remembering 9/11

Talking Logistics

The folks from Manugistics left not knowing how they would get back home to Maryland, and I joined my colleagues next door at the Hilton to watch the events on TV. Author’s Note: Today is September 11. I never forget.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers


Maryland has a cap on non-economic damages, but is one of very few states with a cap. Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics. But WAIT! There’s more to it than just benefits.

Doing Business in Belgium


state of Maryland with 30,528 sq km of area. The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU.

Greg Javor: “Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit”

Supply Chain Movement

My first job was a warehouse supervisor trainee for a public warehouse (nowadays a 3PL), in Baltimore, Maryland. Like the sea-faring coffee traders who inspired its logo it’s not all been plain sailing at Starbucks.

If He Had Run a Little Faster

Talking Logistics

A few hours later, Mike and his family boarded a plane back home to Maryland, the others drove back home to Connecticut, and I went upstairs to my study and sat by the window, silent and heartbroken. My wife’s cousin Mike ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. He was running in memory of my wife’s brother Paul who died at age 3 of cancer, before my wife was even born.

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Build Your Credibility and Fill Your Pipeline Using Email with Tom Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

I graduated from the University of Maryland in 2010. [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:41] 00:41] Tell us about your company. I run a marketing firm called Email for Experts. We help consulting and professional service firms create clients using email marketing.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight


He’s received provisional approval to start digging in Maryland, in what might potentially become part of a DC to New York link, in turn potentially part of a massive underground Hyperloop network. The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight.

Over a century in the skies

DELMIA Quintiq

In 1909, the world’s oldest operating airport was in the city of College Park, Maryland. A wise man once said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”.

Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

The service is currently in beta, and is only available for shipments between warehouses in five states — Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business.

This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I received a few questions yesterday about Indago , our new market research community for supply chain practitioners that benefits charities. The most common question was “What does Indago mean?”. Indago is a Latin word that means “to investigate, search out, try to find/procure by seeking.”.

If You Are Not a Step Ahead, You Are Behind.


A couple of weeks ago, ISM and Spend Matters had their first Eprocurement Technology Summit in Baltimore, Maryland on the Inner Harbor. I attended with a few colleagues from Directworks. We wanted to go to see what kind of conference it was, and could be in the future.

5 Leadership Techniques To Inspire Your Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Locke of the University of Maryland was one of the pioneers of identifying the link between goal-setting and employee performance. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published at [link]. Permission to publish provided by Check out Creating a High Performance Organization and Culture (Infographic). Leaders worth their salt are those who inspire others to be great.

Freight Surge Expected for Q2 and July 4

DAT Solutions

Here's the math: There are lots of choices when you leave Buffalo, including several destinations in Virginia and Maryland. Van freight was a little quiet last week, but a rebound should be underway now, to close the second quarter on a high note.