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).

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

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Logistics planners can provide complete deliveries in a single shipment, even when product may be sourced from multiple locations. 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.

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Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner

Supply Chain Shaman

In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

Rockwell Automation: A Case Study in Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain Shaman

In his role, Ernest owns strategic sourcing, materials planning, customer care, and logistics operations globally. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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.

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

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