The top 3PL companies in Minnesota

TradeGecko

What is 3PL ? Third-party logistics companies simplify the supply chain system for suppliers and sellers. With a 3PL firm handling tasks such as transportation, storage and transportation, eCommerce sellers can concentrate on sales, marketing and customer experience. 3plcompanies

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.

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Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

remember to be thankful for Minnesota. Minnesota is also a major source of corn, potatoes and peas for your Thanksgiving table. At other times of the year, we rely on Minnesota agriculture for soybeans, sugar beets, and barley, as well as beef and dairy products. Almost three-quarters of those birds grew up in one of these 8 states: Minnesota. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,

Let the Alumni Debates Begin. Gartner is Back with its Top Supply Chain Graduate University Program Rankings

Supply Chain Digest

Penn State Once Again Top the List, but Here Comes Minnesota

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. Which brings us to Dustin’s purple brontosaurus hoodie from Episode 1 of Stranger Things 2 – apparently purchased at The Science Museum of Minnesota, perhaps while on a road trip with his mom during the summer between season one and season two. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And that’s why I’m incredibly proud of our team for helping the state of Minnesota save more than $1 million. That’s why we joined our business community on a task force to help our home state of Minnesota ensure they were prepared with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE). To help Minnesota deal with these challenges, we used our data and global expertise to create solutions that have led to real results.

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

BluJay Solutions

Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday. BluJay’s Jim Sanborn has been serving as Mayor for the City of Waconia in Minnesota since 2015, and was re-elected to another term on Nov. 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.

Working together to deliver medical supplies during a global pandemic

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To learn how we helped the state of Minnesota save $1 million on the transportation of PPE, check out Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most. As COVID-19 spread across the globe, hundreds of companies, including many of our customers, had to rework supply chains and shift their focus to the urgent need of expediting personal protective equipment (PPE), hospital equipment, and other medical supplies.

Philosophy

The Network Effect

For 17 years he paid his dues as an assistant coach – first at the University of Minnesota, then with the Steelers, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs, and finally back to Minnesota. Tony Dungy is a legendary NFL football coach and one of the most respected figures in professional sports. Dungy has a coaching philosophy that produced some great teams, a Super Bowl win and a key to the front door of the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Do People Skills Matter in the World of Logistics?

The Logistics of Logistics

Paul Minnesota. 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.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

MPR News reports, “The JBS pork company announced … that it would indefinitely close its processing plant in southwest Minnesota, just days after state officials announced that more than two dozen employees of the plant have tested positive for COVID-19.”[3] Minnesota has already issued new guidelines for the meatpacking industry. Operating them safety requires implementation of guidelines similar to those issued by Minnesota in order to protect workers.

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How can you stay prepared during hurricane season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Although your customer may be located in Minnesota, for example, if the freight is arriving at the Port of Charleston, then you may need backup options.

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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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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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.

Meet our Spring additions

Alloy

Tom has a BS in Computer Science/Data Architecture from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. 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.

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.

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? We decided to find out. We worked with MIT graduate students to analyze 5 million truckload and multi-stop truckload tender records collected by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson.

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

NC State SCRC

Other teams, including the Minnesota Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Minnesota Wild, and universities, including Purdue University and Pennsylvania State University, are also interested. One of the big changes occurring in the food service packaging industry is the use of biobased food containers at sports events.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

The highways are open now, but there are still flood warnings in six states: Nebraska, parts of neighboring South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus eastern Arizona and western Mississippi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) at the University of Minnesota offers a variety of food safety services and tools including “Disease Watch,” which is a system that collects data from many different sources, including public health, disaster and events, global news media and reports from government agencies. The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain.

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How AI Can Help Retailers Eliminate Shoppers’ Frustrations – and Create a Winning Customer Experience

Repl Group

If our store is located in, say, Minnesota, how do winter storms impact business? Understandably, retail customers get irritated when they make a trip to a store only to find that the products they seek aren’t available – particularly if they received an email promo offer of a discounted price for these items. However, this is happening much more often than it should.

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. No doubt about it: this trucking environment is sending plenty of truckload budgets into the red. What can shippers do to navigate this market? Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Using data from TMC, a division of C.H.

Cruise into the 2019 Frictionless Tour with BluJay this Fall

BluJay Solutions

Sunday, 9/29 – Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears. Join us for a unique tailgate experience. For many people, this is the best time of the year. The heat of the summer is peaking, and in a few weeks as it winds down and fall approaches, cooler weather will be coming our way. But something even better isn’t too far away either: football! That’s right – right now, at this moment, your favorite football team is gearing up for their upcoming season at training camp.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

the largest turkey producing states are Minnesota (18% of total U.S. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Recently we were driving on some back roads and in the distance we saw something on the road. As we got closer we saw that there were a bunch of wild turkeys about to cross the road.

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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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. Capacity finds those opportunities, and throughout 2016, spot markets have restored 'normalcy' without generating the ripple effects that typically drive contract rates higher. I’d advise shippers to not get complacent about transportation costs for the longer term, however.

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Minnesota. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table. At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally.

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Score a Supply Chain Touchdown Using Social Media

CH Robinson 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. It may be summer now, but thoughts of autumn are already in my head. For many people that means the leaves change colors, kids go back to school, and more comfortable temperatures are on their way.

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. Several product recalls have made the news, and though many stories tend to be more hype than detail, it's always worth reflecting on — and learning from — others' mistakes before gearing up for next year's supply chain planning.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Minnesota. The governor of Minnesota has extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 18, but with that comes some relaxed guidelines. Vendors should ensure that their supply chain partners are operational when shipping to or from Minnesota. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April.

Myopic Views Confuse Investors, Entrepreneurs And Policymakers

Marianne Hudson

Here’s an example: a recent article by Forbes contributor Dileep Rao suggesting that Minnesota and other states dump angel Misstatements about early-stage investing have been proliferated for far too long. Unchecked, they take on a life of their own and create confusion that can hurt entrepreneurs and the startup economy.

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. And I like to think of it in cooking terms. Below are the steps we followed for one of our latest supply chain integrations: Step 1: Invent a new recipe.