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.

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).

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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.

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.

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.

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 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].

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.

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.

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. 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).