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Supply Chain Shaman

Starbucks redesigned their cups for the Grande product, and the flimsy cups were a source of constant spills and burns. With a headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, the supply chain supports 600 stores in 50 states.

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.,

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

Supply Chain Movement

Today it operates in 67 countries with 143,000 employees and has 76 business units on six platforms that cover animal feed, food production, energy and transportation, financial services and pharmaceuticals. We look at where we need to enhance our technology program, optimize transports and warehousing, segment and increase services to our customers, all within the matrix of improving the global supply chain. GMS is a team of nine people based in Rotterdam, Shanghai and Minneapolis.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. “When addressing transportation of goods, the biggest issue my prospective customers face that I can address and correct simply is…” Communication, communication, communication. And because transportation costs are easily one of our bigger expenses, we’re always looking for ways we can do things more efficiently.

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

Talking Logistics

Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Source: Amazon patent filing. “They have a lofty purpose and ambition about bringing transparency to the supply chain and sourcing world,” said Casey Carl, Target’s chief strategy and innovation officer.