Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis


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. We’re fired up to call Minneapolis home.

Target Hires Walmart Supply Chain Executive

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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.

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

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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.

Is Your Global Labeling Strategy Within Reach?


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.

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

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TriHaul: Minneapolis - Denver - Rapid City. Freight availability increased in several Midwestern markets last week, including Minneapolis, and outbound rates are well above average.

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

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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).

Upheaval in Retail Changes the Scene for Suppliers


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%.

September Van and Reefer Trends Stay Strong After Labor Day

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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.

Reefer Rates Add 1¢, as Apples Start Rolling Out

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Minneapolis was another ripe market for reefers. Rates edges up 1¢ per mile last week, as reefer freight availability added another 4% on the spot market last week, and truck posts were mostly stable (up 0.3%) on DAT Load Boards.

Spot Freight Volumes Get Welcomed Boost

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The highest outbound average last week was Green Bay , but the lane to Minneapolis dropped 49¢ to $2.27/mile a more normal price for this time of year. We got a welcomed surge of spot market freight to close out July.

Reefer Rates: Shorthaul Up,Longhaul Down

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Chicago to Minneapolis also added 26¢ to $2.45/mile. Reefer volumes were down during the first week in July, but that was to be expected. But load counts didn’t slip as much as vans during the short 4th of July week, with strong demand on shorter hauls.

Omni-channel inventory management like the customer matters

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In fact, according to his system, there’s only one available in all The Giant Office Chain’s stores in the whole of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, and that one is thirty miles away.

Demand Surges in Final Week of 2015

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This week, carriers should be able to find van loads easily in these Hot Markets , where exceptional load volume (more than 1,000 load posts per day) plus a shortage of trucks equals some great opportunities: Minneapolis , MN.

Major Freight Markets Saw Biggest Rate Surge of the Year

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Green Bay to Minneapolis slipped 20¢ to $1.99/mile, but prices were up on other major lanes leaving that market. Rates on the top 100 van lanes showed the strongest surge of the year.

Spot Rates Begin Seasonal Slide, but From Higher Peak

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Green Bay to Minneapolis spiked 57¢ to $3.12 It’s normal for spot market rates and volumes to slip this time of year, but loads posted to DAT load boards were only down 3% last week. Truck posts edged up 2%, so load-to-truck ratios fell, but spot market demand is still strong.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

A lot of lanes have been up-and-down, depending on weather changes: The lane from Rock Island, IL, to Minneapolis went from 70 degrees to snow storms late in the week -- on average, rates rose 39¢ to $2.55/mile.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

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Lots of lanes were paying summer-like rates last week: Rock Island to Minneapolis was up ▲62¢ to an average of $2.67/mile. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. In this edition: Jaro Caban, Global S&OP, Cargill Animal Nutrition. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement).

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.

Low Reefer Demand Drags Down Van Rates

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The warmer weather had the opposite effect on other lanes, where some commodities suddenly didn’t need to be protected from freezing: Green Bay to Minneapolis was down ▼22¢ to $1.89/mile.

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

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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.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

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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

Reefer Demand Focuses on the Midwest

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Rates out of Minneapolis are also on the upswing. Green Bay to Minneapolis surged, up 75¢ to $2.88 Chicago to Minneapolis rates fell 18¢ to $2.27 per mile, as rates out of Minneapolis are trending up. The national average for reefer rates stayed put at $2.07

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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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.

Fight for a Cause: Beating Hunger at Its Own Game


If you’re not in Minneapolis, please make a donation online in support of the team of your choosing. One of my all-time favorite TV show is Cheers.So

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

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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.

Grocery continues to grow and evolve

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The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based chain said Monday that Jeff Burt will assume the title of senior vice president, grocery, fresh food and beverage on April 10. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: “Free from” groceries are changing the landscape; Martha Stewart launches meal delivery; and you’ll soon be able to shop Costco groceries from home. Clean eating is changing how we shop.

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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Green Bay to Minneapolis dropped 18¢, to $2.96/mile. Last week was a short week, as most carriers needed to get drivers home in time for the Christmas weekend.

Flatbed Volume and Rates Gain Traction in June

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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.

Reefer Capacity Gets Tighter Ahead of Thanksgiving

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Chicago to Minneapolis also climbed 21¢ to $2.76/mile. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so trucks are still in high demand to move refrigerated freight.

4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving


– Bernt ‘Smitty’ Smith, capacity manager, Minneapolis Surface Transportation. 4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving. This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week , a time to show our gratitude to the 3.5

CatMan 2.0…Now What?

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

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.

Truckload Rates Finally Catch Up to Freight Volumes

DAT Solutions

Lots of lanes were paying summer-like rates last week: Rock Island to Minneapolis was up ▲62¢ to an average of $2.67/mile. Spot market volumes were down during the first week of April.


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.

Freight Rates Were Mostly Neutral Ahead of Winter Storm

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Green Bay also had a big jump in volumes, and reefer rates on the lane to Minneapolis were up 21¢ to $2.19/mile. A blizzard has left much of the East Coast buried under snow.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

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Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery.

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

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Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). My daughter turns 9 this weekend and earlier this week I visited her third grade class to see what she and her classmates have been working on this year.