Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

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It’s Twin Cities Startup Week , a gathering of the creatives, hackers, investors, makers, entrepreneurs, and startups that are powering the economic future of Minneapolis and St. We’re excited about our future in Minneapolis. There are founders who believe they can scale SaaS companies here in Minneapolis, including Kipsu and Branch. Being in Minneapolis has also connected us to a caliber of enterprise sales talent rich with deep retail experience.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for July 19, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

IKEA Closing US Factory, Retail Sales Surprisingly Strong, Amazon Workers in Minneapolis and Germany Strike, the Real Cause of Global Warming

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Target Hires Walmart Supply Chain Executive

Supply Chain 24/7

to help the Minneapolis-based retailer improve its own supply chain Shekar Natarajan, who has been overseeing a project at Wal-Mart testing drones in its warehouses, is joining Target Corp.

This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles, who crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game, a week from Sunday in Minneapolis, MN. In yet another impressive comeback, the New England Patriots topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game to move on to their 10th Super Bowl, and 8th in the Belichick – Brady era. Logistically, hosting the Super Bowl is no easy feat, given everything that goes into it. The […].

The Panama Canal Expansion: The Impact on Logistics Strategies and Operations

Talking Logistics

Robinson, and Jennifer Bratton, partner and managing director in the Minneapolis office of The Boston Consulting Group — will address those questions and more in this timely and important episode you don’t want to miss! Live Episode: June 30, 2015 at 12:00 ET. When the Panama Canal expansion is completed in early 2016, it will effectively double the capacity of the canal and allow post-Panamax vessels to cross it.

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Do People Skills Matter in the World of Logistics?

The Logistics of Logistics

www.Annholm.net is located in Minneapolis/St. How you develop your sales team has a big impact on your logistics business. Even as the industry is becoming more data driven than ever before and cutting-edge software is increasingly used to manage freight from start to finish, the development of your sales team is still important. People skills do matter. According to Supply Chain Quarterly , Quarter 4, 2011 issue: “Supply chain scorecards typically focus on operational metrics.

Walmart, Target Stepping Up Last-Mile Fulfillment

Multichannel Merchant

Meanwhile in Minneapolis, Target said a sortation center that opened in 2020, powered by technology acquired from Grand Junction and Deliv , is allowing it to test out a more efficient system for shipping from store.

Is Your Global Labeling Strategy Within Reach?

Loftware

A hot, muggy Minneapolis didn’t slow down an energized group of industry professionals who gathered for last week’s 4 th Annual Medical Device Global Labeling Strategies conference. The two-day event brought together a healthy cross section of Regulatory, Quality Assurance, and Labeling experts to discuss current packaging and labeling processes—particularly as they relate to emerging global standards.

Upcoming Event Urges Medical Device Labelers to Act Globally

Loftware

And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the 4 th Annual Medical Device Global Labeling Strategies conference on Aug 9 - 11. Here in the U.S., as the Medical Device Industry continues to drive toward unique device identification (UDI) compliance—the next big deadline looms right around the corner—it's easy to lose sight of the bigger picture.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loads (per day) in the first half of November, as fresh turkeys got stuffed into temp-controlled trailers during the run-up to Thanksgiving. There were also hundreds of trucks available, so the load-to-truck ratio out of Minneapolis didn't go above 5-to-1 last week, when the national average for reefers rose from 7.0 When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Then temperatures suddenly plunged into the single digits and below in much of the Midwest, including sub-zero temps in Chicago and Minneapolis. Large swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet. It's taking many people by surprise, though, because January started out with unseasonably warm weather in many parts of the country.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

According to an article by Mark Craig for the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Dec. 4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. link]. In the ever-popular NFL, fans are greeted year after year with an increasing rate of coaching and general-management turnover. 21 st , 2013), at the time, “NFL teams have fired head coaches 77 times since the start of the 2000 season, for an average of 5.8

BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

Waconia, Minnesota is a city of approximately 12,000 people, and is situated on the south shore of beautiful Lake Waconia, just west of Minneapolis. BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways. Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday. Voter turnout soared during the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, and Minnesotans continue to be among the top in the nation for voter participation.

How Can We Use Emerging Technology To Improve Community Nutrition?

Inmar

One example is the North Market in North Minneapolis, an Inmar client in one of the country’s largest food deserts. What’s taking place in North Minneapolis and through Copia illustrates the dual opportunities emerging technologies present to technology leaders to accomplish what previously seemed like science fiction — but equally important, to address basic, timeless human needs.

Van and Reefer Rates Start September on a High Note

DAT Solutions

VAN TriHaul: Minneapolis - Chicago - Des Moines - Minneapolis (or vice versa). Chicago to Minneapolis is one of those lanes that can flip directions in the fall, when you make more money heading from Minneapolis to Chicago. Rates were up 16¢ from Minneapolis to Chicago to $1.84 If you start your trip in Minneapolis, you’ll do a little better than if you start in Chicago, but this route works in both directions. Good news, everyone!

Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states. In my work with clients, customers bandy about the term “customer-centric supply chain.” ” I find most of these discussions are loquacious, even bellicose, but not actionable.

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

DAT Solutions

TriHaul: Minneapolis - Denver - Rapid City. Freight availability increased in several Midwestern markets last week, including Minneapolis, and outbound rates are well above average. You can get $2.63/mile for a van load from Minneapolis to Denver – but the return trip is a dreaded “buck-a-mile backhaul” at $1.06/mile, for more than 900 miles.

Applause!

Supply Chain Shaman

As I sit in seat 16C on a packed plane winging my way to Minneapolis, I just wanted to raise my glass and applaud the innovators. Last week, I wrote about the evolution of supply chain planning. In my blog post, I commented on HOW little supply chain planning has changed in its twenty-year evolution. As I worked with clients this week, I had a long and hard talk with myself. I am part of the problem. I, like other analysts, are stuck in the traditional software APS paradigm.

Upheaval in Retail Changes the Scene for Suppliers

Elementum

It turns out that the Minneapolis retailer has been secretly reinventing itself by developing omni- channel capacities and adopting new brand strategy. Following Amazon’s announcement of buying Whole Foods, Amazon’s stock rose 3% while Whole Foods shares skyrocketed 28%.

Ripped from the Headlines: More Supply Chain Trends in the News

Talking Logistics

Lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues (Reuters) and Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (StarTribune).

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Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

DAT Solutions

Green Bay to Minneapolis also jumped up 48¢ to $3.49/mile – possibly a Super Bowl effect? Minneapolis is hosting the game this year, and around this time last year we saw inbound rates rise to Houston, where the previous Super Bowl was held.

Meet our Spring additions

Alloy

He lives in Minneapolis, MN, where he was born and raised. The Alloy team continues to grow quickly, and this month, we’re excited to highlight two of our newest employees?—?Tom Tom Jones and Adrienne Alterman. They bring strong industry experience to the company, coming from the worlds of consumer electronics and CPG.

CatMan 2.0…Now What?

BlueYonder

Delivery Tour on February 8, 2017 at the CMA’s office in Minneapolis. As we start the new year, change is inevitable. We have a new President of the United States, new challenges in the world, and customers who continue to engage with us through greater use of technology.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Watkins Motor Lines grew for decades

The Supply Chain Journal

Arctic Express Inc embarked on its inaugural trip to Alaska from Minneapolis in December of that year. Bill Watkins founded Watkins Trucking in 1932 when he purchased the first Watkin’s truck – a red three-quarter ton Dodge pick-up.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

In the other direction, Chicago to Minneapolis jumped up 33¢ to $2.60 Van rates rose all across the country last week, following Hurricane Harvey. The national average van rate jumped up 12¢ to $1.90 per mile, and they are continuing to rise this week, as well Outbound prices rose last week in every major van market, while 78 of the top 100 van lanes had higher rates, compared to the pre-Harvey week.

Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

The 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis utilized this same composting waste stream approach, using Eco-Products’ serviceware. One of the big changes occurring in the food service packaging industry is the use of biobased food containers at sports events. Stadiums are “closed loop” systems, meaning that all of the waste materials can be collected and sent to a composting site where it can be more efficiently put through a biodegradable process.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

DAT Solutions

Chicago to Minneapolis dropped 18¢ to $1.93/mile, but you can make more money right going the other direction. Minneapolis to Chicago rates were up to $2.01/mile. Volumes and rates got a boost heading into the Labor Day weekend, and those prices mostly held steady last week. Demand was up, but there weren’t many big changes on the top 100 van lanes.

Target Hires New Inventory Management Leader to Revamp Supply Chain

RFgen

Cook’s first day was on July 24, 2016 in Minneapolis at the company’s headquarters. Discover how Target is adjusting to the influx of online shoppers with its most recent new hire. Change in management almost always signals an adjustment for the business as a whole.

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

DAT Solutions

Temperatures on the round trip between Chicago and Minneapolis have been extra frigid, but rates were hot last week in both directions: Van rates on Chicago to Minneapolis were up 39¢ to an average of $3.06/mile. The return trip from Minneapolis to Chicago was up 29¢ to $2.67/mile. The national average van rate has soared in the new year, hitting a whopping $2.30/mile on January 6th.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

DAT Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS: The Upper Midwest has been strong for van freight thanks to fall harvests. Minneapolis ranks in the top 10 for spot market volume so far this month, and the backhaul lane to Chicago has averaged $1.70/mile. The national average van rate rose 1¢ last week. Following a seasonal October lull, van load posts on DAT load boards increased 4.5%, but the load-to-truck ratio is still low at 1.6 loads per truck.

You are Here!

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There’s one sure-fire way to tell when someone has lived in Minneapolis long enough to be called a Minnesotan. . . Where to Start Your Lean Journey. No, it doesn’t involve rooting for the Vikings, though that helps. It’s when they can find their way around The Mall of America without a directory.

There’s Something Happening Here (With Truck Drivers, Logistics Planning)

Supply Chain Collaborator

The images of truck driver Reginald Denny pulled from his tractor and beaten to near death during the LA Riots in 1992 are eerily similar to the beating of driver, Bogdan Vecherko on a freeway bridge in Minneapolis this week.

Holiday Sales Demonstrated Necessity of Omnichannel Strategies

Enterra Insights

After a weak holiday performance last year, the Minneapolis-based company embarked on a multibillion-dollar spending plan to improve its stores and digital capabilities. Amid all the talk of a retail apocalypse, some retailers demonstrated they still have life. Khadeeja Safdar ( @khadeeja_safdar ) and Imani Moise ( @MoiseNoise ) report, “Retailers had their best holiday sales since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks payments in stores and online.”[1]

Flatbed Volume and Rates Gain Traction in June

DAT Solutions

Rock Island, IL to Minneapolis was down to $2.47 Flatbed freight volume and rates gained some traction in June, after a couple of slow months. Texas had the biggest rebound last week, partly due to a surge of loads leaving Houston, the biggest flatbed freight market in the country by far. National average rates gained 6¢ per mile, to $2.16 including the fuel surcharge.

Reefer rates rise as Florida hits its stride

DAT Solutions

Green Bay to Minneapolis dropped 28¢ to $2.52/mi. It's been a slow spring for fresh produce, but there are some hot spots, especially in the southernmost states. Freight volumes surged about 25% out of both Miami and Lakeland, FL, and some lanes about of Florida saw rates jump as much as 85¢ per mile. That helped boost the national average reefer rate to $2.18/mi., which is 3¢ higher than the April average. Here's what's happening in some of the top reefer markets.