Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Dec. 17, 2019 Contest

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Roger Wells, Milwaukee and Jeff Gilbert, Hallmark, Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions

Is Software Making Us Dumb?

Talking Logistics

A couple of weeks ago, a man drove a tractor-trailer into a Milwaukee park and over two pedestrian bridges, where it ultimately got stuck (a towing company had to use a crane to lift the trailer onto a nearby road). Truck Gets Stuck in Milwaukee Park, Driver Blames GPS (Source: WTMJ). It’s what that truck driver in Milwaukee should have done.

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Frank Vorrath, Johnson Controls: “We are undergoing a bi-modal transformation”

Supply Chain Movement

Based in Milwaukee, Wis. Vorrath lives in Germany since 2012 and commutes between two offices in Germany, in Hanover and Burscheid, and Milwaukee, Wis. The fact that most of us can maintain a comfortable temperature in our homes and places of work is thanks to the founder of Johnson Controls, Warren Johnson. In 1883 he invented the electrical thermostat and started what today is a $37 billion business.

UltraShipTMS Inbound Logistics Solution Selected by The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Milwaukee, WI and York, PA based retailer operates 268 department stores across 26 states and has a robust online/ecommerce site. NJ-Based Logistics IT Solution Provider Continues Growing its Profile among Retailers. February 17, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS announces the latest addition to its growing roster of valued client companies –The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., a regional department store.

Digital Sales Strategy: Overcoming the Barriers to Growth with Tony Verre

The Logistics of Logistics

Tony earned a BA, Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and an MA, Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Digital Sales Strategy: Overcoming the Barriers to Growth with Tony Verre.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

Let’s say a manufacturer based in Milwaukee needs to ship freight to Tampa. Is managing your transportation operations an art form? You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. Customers have high expectations for quicker deliveries and more visibility into the delivery process, plus you have endless, changing constraints to deal with too.

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The Expected Growth of Manufacturing Technology Investments!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Author Bio: Russ Davidson is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Software Connect, a company that provides free MRP software recommendations based in Milwaukee, WI. Subscribe Here! Email Address. 4 Challenges in Starting and Sustaining a SIOP (S&OP) Business Process! Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by Russ Davidson at Software Connect. Manufacturing technology helps power forward the industry into areas it has never been before.

Supply Chain Movement 22 – Logistics Outsourcing

Supply Chain Movement

Vorrath lives in Germany since 2012 and commutes between two offices in Germany, in Hanover and Burscheid, and Milwaukee, Wis. Contents Supply Chain Movement 22 – 2016 Q3. Publishing date: 16 September 2016. 6 | News & Background. ‘It’s It’s all about Customer Segmentation’. Winner of last quarter: Unilever. Loser of last quarter: Volkswagen. Unilever wants to improve its planning and differentiation. Strategic moves among logistics providers.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.” Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Veterans Day with Gratitude

Supply Chain Nation

My father was a Boy Scout and went to Milwaukee Boys Tech for high school where he began training to become a machinist. This year, he is the Grand Master at the Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade, to be held on Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

A Common Career Thread

Supply Chain Nation

Louis to Salt Lake City, from Phoenix to Milwaukee and back again. Milissa Epps is director of industry solutions at Blue Yonder and has had a remarkable career journey that began with a unique opportunity, as a job relocation led her to a fulfilling career focused on category management. She’s spent many years in a variety of retail roles that has led her full circle to Blue Yonder.

It’s About the Journey

Supply Chain Nation

Wisconsin summer with good friends at a Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball game. I am a proud Midwestern girl born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Green Bay Packers! Rachel Hinkes comes to JDA from Blue Yonder, acquired by JDA this past summer. As the vice president of product management for the past two years, she shares how a career pivot years ago was the best decision she ever made.

It’s About the Journey

Supply Chain Nation

Wisconsin summer with good friends at a Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball game. I am a proud Midwestern girl born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Green Bay Packers! Rachel Hinkes comes to JDA from Blue Yonder, acquired by JDA this past summer. As the vice president of product management for the past two years, she shares how a career pivot years ago was the best decision she ever made.

Does Your Personal Brand Reflect the Real You?

Supply Chain Nation

When I type “dianne bender wisconsin” the results include links to the Milwaukee School of Engineering University where I teach part-time, professor rating sites, and a JDA’s Wednesdays for Women blog in which I participated on the topic of continuous learning. This Wednesdays for Women is another article in the “Lessons from Leaders” series featuring ideas from JDA leaders on topics of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences that can help them grow their own leadership skills.

Random thoughts on “close-to-home-shoring” based on my travels last week…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Finally, on my trip home I sat next to a sales manager for a large US distributor of wiring harnesses and cable, who was returning from Monterrey back to Milwaukee. Last week I had the opportunity to travel first to New York and then Monterrey, Mexico, and speak with a number of people to explore perspectives on the current economic situation we find ourselves in.

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. Then I discovered a brand-new program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) focused on technical writing. Dianne Bender has built a rewarding career through lifelong learning.

A Better Way to Sell Logistics Services with Matt Collins

The Logistics of Logistics

General Manager of SunAnt Interactive out of Milwaukee, WI. • download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:31] 00:31] Introduce yourself and your company. MBA from the Thunderbird American School of International Management. After that, he started a business with his brother dealing with lead capture solutions and CRM. That start-up failed and he went on to work with various agencies. • In 2009, Matt started SunAnt Interactive with a few of his friends. [04:15]

Flatbed Rates Set Another Record

DAT Solutions

Cleveland demand has been relatively cool, but prices were up 3% last week - the lane to Milwaukee was up to $3.82 Demand for flatbed transportation has been off the charts for much of 2018. For a seven-week stretch in April and May, the national load-to-truck ratio was above 100 loads per truck. Flatbed ratios are often inflated because loads get reposted and truckers in that segment are the least likely to post their trucks, but those ratios were still unprecedented.

The Seven Million Mile Man

BluJay Solutions

Doug has a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Doug Braun was named CEO of Kewill last October after more than three years at the helm of International Business Systems [IBS]. Prior to that he spent 18 years at RedPrairie in roles such as president of global operations, vice president of services, and executive vice president of supply chain.

Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award.

4 More Tips for Working With Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

For example, let's say you run a load from Milwaukee to the East Coast for $2.50/mile. If return loads directly to Milwaukee aren't paying enough, look for alternative routes. Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to a group of owner-operators and aspiring small fleet owners in Kansas City as part of CMC Live. I offered advice on how to work with brokers, pulling from my 30-plus years of experience doing everything from dispatch for carriers and pricing loads for brokers.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC). In 2018, Rockwell Automation won the Supply Chains to Admire Award.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

Cleveland to Milwaukee increased 50¢ to $4.38/mi. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country. As a result, we saw continued decline in the national average rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds. That's a typical trend for this time of year, but volumes are starting to gather strength.

Time to Reimagine STEM Education from Bottom to Top

Enterra Insights

Jay Bayne, chairman of the Milwaukee Institute, writes, “In the 21st century, our educational systems, from pre-K through K-20, are in need of a substantial upgrade. 1] Jay Bayne, “ STEM education needs revision ,” Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel , 30 April 2016. [2] Even the most casual observer of the human condition understands the world continues to become more technologically advanced.

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?

Veterans Day with Gratitude

Supply Chain Nation

My father was a Boy Scout and went to Milwaukee Boys Tech for high school where he began training to become a machinist. This year, he is the Grand Master at the Milwaukee Veterans Day Parade, to be held on Saturday, November 16 at 9 a.m. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

The Seven Million Mile Man – Part II

BluJay Solutions

Doug has a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Doug Braun was named CEO of Kewill last October after more than three years at the helm of International Business Systems [IBS]. Prior to that he spent 18 years at RedPrairie in roles such as president of global operations, vice president of services, and executive vice president of supply chain.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

This year’s weather may not be as severe, but truckers will need to be aware of road conditions on Interstates 80 and 90 through those states, and there could be delays in and around Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Winter is on the way, and the coming season’s weather pattern represents a big question mark for transportation and logistics pros.

All-Inclusive Freight Rates Update: US FTL Freight Rates Under $1,000 USD with Guaranteed Pick-Up

Freightera

From Chicago, IL 60604 to Milwaukee, WI 53202 – $529.40 All-Inclusive Full Truckload Rates Ready for Online Booking on Freightera.com. We are constantly working on updating our system with new rates, lanes and carriers, so we could serve our customers better. For examples of such rates, find below some of the super-competitive FTL freight ones our customers have recently searched for! New to shipping FTL?

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for September 25, 2017 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Stan Lewis of Milwaukee, David Palay of Medtronic, and Robert Surdan of Integra Lifesciences Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

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. Then I discovered a brand-new program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) focused on technical writing. Dianne Bender has built a rewarding career through lifelong learning.

Breaking News: Walmart, Facebook, and Uber Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Unrivaled Commerce Experience

Talking Logistics

Trucking IPO will net Schneider family $230 million (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).