Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Robinson has partnered with several universities to conduct industry research, including MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, Iowa State University’s Supply Chain and Information Systems department, and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management Supply and Operations team. The University of Minnesota is close to our headquarters and they have a very strong research faculty base there as well.

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

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 Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. It’s something we’ve wondered about, along with our customers: do carriers reject multi-stop truckloads more than single-stop, or does it only seem that way?

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar , where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

Crops are also strong in nearby Wisconsin and Minnesota, despite flooding in the Red River Valley. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

The company has headquarters in Minnesota and also specializes in overnight delivery. Headquartered in Minnesota, it also specializes in overnight delivery and operates over 1,300 pieces of equipment. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

The company has headquarters in Minnesota and also specializes in overnight delivery. Headquartered in Minnesota, it also specializes in overnight delivery and operates over 1,300 pieces of equipment. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

Talking Logistics

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science – Business Administration degree from Winona State University of Minnesota. No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations.

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.,

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

Schultz got his start in the trucking industry working for his father's produce-hauling business in Rochester, Minnesota in the 1950s. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read

Cerasis

Toyota-Lift of Minnesota – Great for seeing the point-of-view and concerns of those on the factory floor, this blog features a heavy machinery emphasis. ( @ToyotaEquipment ). If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people.

Biobased Product Market Growth is Tied to Performance…but Production Credits Will Help!

NC State SCRC

This has begun to emerge at the state level, particularly in the state of Minnesota which is leading the way. This did not just produce a tax credit for companies producing the biobased product, but anyone who uses the product also enjoyed the tax credit in Minnesota. Unlocking growth in the biobased products sector is tied to the ability to unlock access to inexpensive sugar, derived from corn farming. The second element has to do with production credits.

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Score a Supply Chain Touchdown Using Social Media

Transportfolio

Im a Big Ten fan and my team is the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Many of you may be asking, Minnesota has a college football team? And the answer is, Yes, they do. And whats more, at one time they were great.

3 Lessons from the Biggest Supply Chain Planning Mishaps Of 2016

AFFLINK

In May, SunOpta voluntarily recalled some of its sunflower kernels due to possible listeria contamination at its plant in Crookston, Minnesota. 2016 has been an eventful year for the supply chain industry.

Grocery continues to grow and evolve

Supply Chain Nation

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.

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

DAT Solutions

Minnesota. Across the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck. That was the ratio for flatbeds out of Spokane on Tuesday, with 3,000 load posts and only 6 truck posts.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Bad weather is bound to strike again.

Women in Trucking Accelerate puts focus on a positive work environment in the trucking industry

Ryder Exchange

Paul, Minnesota. Question: What does a Mars engineer, a dating doctor, a satellite radio host, a NASCAR driver, and a safety administrator have in common? They were all speakers at the recent Women In Trucking Association’s Accelerate! Conference and Expo.

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

Freightera

Paul, Minnesota. In anticipation of that conversation, we wanted to share some of our thoughts on why Minnesota is a home we’re excited about. We’ve already begun building our team with graduates that represent the University of Minnesota, and Carlson School of Management.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. I originally published this blog a year ago, however with the weather impacting the East Coast this week I felt it was a timely and relevant topic to share again.

Volta Logistics: To Grow Quickly, You Need the Right Tools

DAT Solutions

Paul, Minnesota-based company, both Schleper and Nadeau had spent years working for other brokerages. Vinnie Schleper and Ben Nadeau launched Volta Logistics in May of 2015 as two-person team. Within 18 months, however, the company had already grown to 12 employees.

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Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Minnesota, it also specializes in overnight delivery. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers. Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry. In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses. . Since these carriers are regional, they can provide shorter delivery times and offer more flexible delivery options.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

We had a La Niña winter last year, with atypical cold and snowfall in the Midwest, from northwest Ohio to northern Indiana and Illinois, up into Wisconsin and Minnesota.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.

9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management

Cerasis

A recent publication by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Measurement Sources for Freight Performance Measures and Indicators , identified dozens of ways KPIs are used. In modern manufacturing and transportation, savings are everything.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

These specific grants, distributed through the FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) program, will be given to 9 technical and community colleges around the country from Florida to Minnesota, Nebraska to Virginia.

Toronto LiveJournal Reviews Prices from Freightera vs Fedex Freight

Freightera

And here are results: Shipment to Minnesota was 33% cheaper and to Buffalo – amazing 51%! We found out that “ div_by_zero” compared our prices with Fedex Freight, so we thought we’d share it with you. Thanks so much “ div_by_zero”!

20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading

Cerasis

Toyota-Lift of Minnesota – Great for seeing the point-of-view and concerns of those on the factory floor, this blog features a heavy machinery emphasis. ( @ToyotaEquipment ). Editor's Note : This is a guest blog from Valco Valley Tool & Die , a complete metal parts manufacturing house with a proud history of quality products, service and performance. Like Valco Valley Tool & Die, we are ardent readers of the manufacturing industry and blogosphere.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

The Minnesota-based firm’s $9 million a year in revenue “ could go to $13 million or $14 million overnight if I could put drivers in those trucks ,” said Charlie Hoag, manager of Copeland’s terminal in Des Moines, Iowa. . Last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported that employers added 288,000 jobs in June, which lowered the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

GTG Technology Group

Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are included in the grant. The Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program is a federal grant program that funds projects within the federal trade corridors.

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Unfocussed Trucking Company

Tailwind

“The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company I believe” “Do you guys have any iron ore you need to move? Unfocussed Trucking Company “Thanks for calling UnFocussed Trucking Company.how can I help you?”

From Waste to Wanted?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

An interesting paper by Suvrat Dhanorkar, Karen Donohue and Kevin Linderman [2] examines that question, by looking at transactions through the Minnesota exchange, MNExchange.Org, which has been in operation since 1999 and today has thousands of registered users (buyers and sellers). By Charles Corbett. The ReUse People [1] is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping building materials out of landfill.

Hurricane Irma's Chemical Fallout Could Be Worse than Harvey's

Material Handling & Logistics

of Plymouth, Minnesota, digs the ore from 200,000 acres and breaks it down with sulfuric acid, creating a byproduct called phosphogypsum that contains small amounts of radioactive uranium and radium.