Minneapolis goes ahead and enacts sweeping truck parking restrictions

The Supply Chain Journal

After looking like it might back away from what amounted to a ban on truck parking on the streets of Minneapolis, the city’s legislative body last week went ahead and did just that for bigger vehicles.

Big push to restrict overnight truck parking in Minneapolis hits the brakes

The Supply Chain Journal

A move to severely restrict overnight truck parking on the streets of Minneapolis has slowed, with the legislation that would have reduced availability kicked back to a City Council committee for further consideration.

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Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

Freightera

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

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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International intermodal congestion to persist through 2021: UP

The Supply Chain Journal

UP is also “encouraged” by the interest in the Inland Empire intermodal terminal in Southern California, which opened in late June, as well as the Twin Cities intermodal terminal that provides domestic intermodal service between Minneapolis-St.

Union Pacific probes train derailment, hydrochloric acid leak

The Supply Chain Journal

The derailment happened in Albert Lea, Minnesota, about 100 miles south of Minneapolis around 1:45 p.m. Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) is investigating what caused 28 train cars to derail in Minnesota on Saturday, prompting an evacuation after a leak of hydrochloric acid.

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.

Union Pacific probes train derailment, hydrochloric acid leak

The Supply Chain Journal

The derailment happened in Albert Lea, Minnesota, about 100 miles south of Minneapolis around 1:45 p.m. Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) is investigating what caused 28 train cars to derail in Minnesota on Saturday, prompting an evacuation after a leak of hydrochloric acid.

Can Target displace its parcel providers?

The Supply Chain Journal

The new approach is being tested in Target’s hometown of Minneapolis, where the company’s first sortation center opened last fall. The sortation center in Minneapolis will serve all of the Twin Cities stores, of which there are roughly 20 Target locations.

Can Target displace its parcel providers?

The Supply Chain Journal

The new approach is being tested in Target’s hometown of Minneapolis, where the company’s first sortation center opened last fall. The sortation center in Minneapolis will serve all of the Twin Cities stores, of which there are roughly 20 Target locations.

Reefer Demand Focuses on the Midwest

DAT Solutions

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 per mile last week, but pricing got rearranged by region. The dark areas on the Hot States Map above are areas where the load-to-truck ratio is highest for reefers.

Shipping Little Liberty

The Supply Chain Journal

John Hausladen, president and CEO of the Minnesota Trucking Association, said the number of Minneapolis residents of East African descent who also are truck drivers, and who were parking in the city, was a “surprise” to a lot of council members. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

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.

South Dakota waives hours of service to help petroleum resupply

The Supply Chain Journal

Big push to restrict overnight truck parking in Minneapolis hits the brakes. South Dakota has responded to the issue of a tight market for fuel tanker trucks by extending allowable hours of service for petroleum deliveries until Aug.

Target knocks ball out of park in first quarter

The Supply Chain Journal

The Minneapolis-based retailer reported operating income of $2.4 Target Corp. NYSE:TGT) grew its top and bottom lines at a blistering pace in the first quarter, with total revenue increasing by nearly 23% year-over-year to $24.2

Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

The Supply Chain Journal

Severe winds and large hail could be more widespread from eastern sections of South Dakota and Nebraska, including Omaha, to Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

The Supply Chain Journal

The C&NW controlled so much trackage through mergers with and/or acquisitions of other railroads (such as the Chicago Great Western Railway, the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway’s stock since that time.

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.

Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; western Illinois; St. Oppressive heat and humidity will spread across parts of the Plains and the South over the next two days.

Streak is over: DOE/EIA diesel price declines

The Supply Chain Journal

Minneapolis goes ahead and enacts sweeping truck parking restrictions. The benchmark Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration diesel price fell Monday for the first time in more than 12 weeks, even as wholesale and commodity prices last week soared after a Monday collapse.

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!

Tale of two markets: DOE/EIA diesel is up, CME diesel is way down

The Supply Chain Journal

Big push to restrict overnight truck parking in Minneapolis hits the brakes. On a day when the broader commodity oil markets plummeted, the benchmark Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration average weekly retail diesel price climbed for a 12th consecutive week.

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.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: ADM Trucking serves ADM and others

The Supply Chain Journal

Daniels began a linseed crushing business in Minneapolis in 1902. This is an overview of ADM and its in-house fleet of trucks. However, the company also owns barges, railcars, boats and oceangoing vessels. Now a Fortune 100 company, ADM had a humble origin. George A. Archer and John W.

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.

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.

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%.

DOE/EIA price posts small increase, now up 11 consecutive weeks

The Supply Chain Journal

Big push to restrict overnight truck parking in Minneapolis hits the brakes. The benchmark Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration weekly diesel price has now risen for 11 consecutive weeks. In the latest update, posted effective Monday, the price rose 0.07