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.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

Continuous moves are a single load with multiple legs that was part of the procurement event and awarded to a service provider. 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.

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

NC State SCRC

Ovations Food Service – made procurement switch to compostable products and achieved price parity; engaged staff effectively. 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.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019

EcoVadis

This session brought together Kim Kipin-McDonald, Head of Sustainable Development North America at Covestro, and Stephanie Lopez, Special Programs Manager at the University of California Procurement Services, to compare and contrast how they’re leveraging sustainability ratings to drive their programs. Read more in this Guidebook on Integrating Ratings into Sustainable Public Procurement. Integrating Sustainability Criteria Into Procurement.

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. All three companies had very different issues with the same underlying message for each entity in the supply chain and marketplace: the time, energy and means for successful procurement are completely dependent on the vigilance to uphold the highest standard during production. 2016 has been an eventful year for the supply chain industry.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Conduct a procurement exercise at the same time of year, every year. 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. Developing a proactive plan to deal with it is the best way to prepare yourself for whatever happens.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. Conduct a procurement exercise at the same time of year, every year. 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. The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard.

Amazing Examples of 3D Printing Technology!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Scientists from the University of Minnesota, have discovered the concept of printing circuits directly on human skin. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post, and permission to publish here, provided to Supply Chain Game Changer by Rohan Kadam at [link]. 3D printing technology is not new. Its been present for two decades now.