On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


As part of the panel, four ex-AMR analysts –Roddy Martin, Mickey North Rizza, Lora Cecere and CJ Wehlage– will share insights on the results and the trends. Detroit, Michigan.

Penske Logistics opens 606,000 sq ft fresh distribution center in Michigan


Penske Logistics has opened a new 606,000-square-foot build-to-suit standard freezer/cooler distribution centre in Romulus, Michigan. of Michigan, and will have more than 400 workers. The new Michigan Fresh Centre brings greater convenience to The Kroger Co. of Michigan.


A One-Sided Deal: The Economics of the Gordie Howe Bridge

3PL Insights

This contract is consolidated through a group of infrastructure companies known as Bridging North America. The heavy traffic on the bridge has led to significant backups spilling out onto I-75, a major Michigan freeway. America’s Top 10 Exports.

Selecting a 3PL – 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch is the General Manager of Rock Solid Business Solutions, which specializes in over the road transportation in North America. He has a BBA from Cleary University and a MA from University of Michigan. Click to register for this free webinar: Selecting a 3PL: 8 Things the Great 3PLs Do (Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm). Companies with logistics needs are increasingly using 3rd party logistics providers (3PLs).

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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015


Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Sarah Zielinski ( @SarahZielinski ) reports, “There are six subspecies of wild turkey, all native to North America. But restoration programs across North America have brought the numbers up to seven million today.” Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia.

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Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


At the new plant, Mazda expects to produce cross-over models which Mazda will introduce to the North American market, and Toyota plans to produce the Corolla for the North American market. Toyota will be better positioned to respond to the growing North American market.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

And when you combine our two carrier networks, we will have by far the largest in North America.”, LeanLogistics, located in Holland, Michigan will become Kewill’s largest office. Doug Braun added, “We see an exciting culture and talent pool in, and around, Holland, Michigan and view the team as a critical part of the combined organization. Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform.

How Are New Tariffs Going to Influence the Global Supply Chain?


NAFTA , the largest free trade agreement ever conceived, significantly helped to expand trade throughout North America when it was finally enacted in 1994.

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


North Dakota. #13. North Dakota. Michigan. North Carolina. North Carolina. #25. Michigan. #26. What’s more, America’s record low unemployment rate and tightening of immigration law is not going to make any projects easier to implement.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He is a graduate of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W. Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., the company’s regional and national less-than truckload (LTL) subsidiary and largest operating unit. The announcement was made by Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way Inc.

Vernors – “It’s What We Drink Around Here”

3PL Insights

We Michiganders have a bit of an obsession when it comes to championing Michigan-made products and drinking Vernors is case in point! After 1896, the ginger ale became available in cities outside of Michigan, including Buffalo, Toledo, Cleveland, and Niagara Falls.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

[PROFILE] Thomas de Fresart '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Pre-Business School:  Valuation Consultant at Bank of America Merrill Lynch , Co-Founder at SolarWing.  I competed in the Renewable Energy Case Competition held at the University of Michigan. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

When Your Hero Dies


She remembered that the first book I ever took out of the library in North Battleford was Stan Fischler’s, ‘Gordie Howe’ story. I remember it vividly. I was 9 years old. I was angry about something on the other arising from an argument in the kitchen with my mother.

When Your Hero Dies


She remembered that the first book I ever took out of the library in North Battleford was Stan Fischler’s, ‘Gordie Howe’ story. So it is entirely fitting, that in this day and age of interconnected commerce, of open borders between two of the greatest countries in the world; that in this day and age of building walls between peoples …that we should see one of the most important bridges being built in the history of North America. I remember it vividly.

This Week in Logistics News (May 30 – June 3, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Michigan Puts Forward Bills to Allow for Public Sales of Driverless Cars (WSJ- sub. Based in Missoula, Montana, Watkins & Shepard is the leading provider of LTL, truckload and logistics services for difficult-to-handle goods, such as furniture and floor coverings, across North America.

My Take: LLamasoft Buys Barloworld Supply Chain Software

Supply Chain Shaman

The current company is stronger in North America than Europe. Barloworld, a South African software provider, was attempting to enter the North American market. Historically, LLamasoft, a Michigan-based North American company, has lacked a presence on the European continent.