The top 3PL companies in Minnesota

TradeGecko

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

Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation. 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.,

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. How Produce Season Transportation Affects Rates and Capacity – State by State.

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.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Department of Transportation and future rulemaking. Department of Transportation (U.S. He monitors regulatory and legislative issues impacting the transportation and produce industries for C.H. Jason is member of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) and serves as an election judge in the City of Minneapolis. The post How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management C.H. Robinson logistics multi-stop truckload shipping transportationIt’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.

Working together to deliver medical supplies during a global pandemic

CH Robinson Transportfolio

During this unprecedented global supply chain disruption, we’ve worked with our customers and carriers to move thousands of shipments of essential supplies, leveraging our entire global suite of services, including air, ocean, customs brokerage, and surface transportation to meet the growing needs and demanding deadlines. Freight and Transportation Services Global shipping Innovation Logistics management

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

Talking Logistics

Of course, the key to being able to do all this is to have data from a transportation management system, or TMS — your own, or your 3PL’s. Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems brokers C.H. Robinson carriers logistics MIT shippers Steve Raetz transportation trucking

How can you stay prepared during hurricane season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite the impact, many businesses remained open and transportation across modes continued operations with little disruption. 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.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Transportation involves numerous risks, with responsibility typically landing on the shipper if something goes amiss during transit. Overall, choose the 3PL that can best help your organization develop better planning for a long-term transportation strategy. Robinson logistics transportation trucking truckload

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

Cerasis

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. Cerasis – Run by a transportation management service, this blog features articles covering many aspects of industrial work, but particularly focuses on the automotive trade. ( @Cerasis ).

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Minnesota. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen 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?”.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. They wanted to talk about why the transportation budget was so out of whack, but many transportation professionals were unprepared to explain it. Be sure the transportation providers you are using are flexible.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Minnesota. #3. Minnesota.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How do that many turkeys get raised, processed, transported, distributed and purchased all to meet demand on a single day, Thanksgiving? the largest turkey producing states are Minnesota (18% of total U.S. And they obviously require the appropriate logistics and transportation capabilities to handle this highly desired product. Frozen turkeys can be transported and stored in refrigerated facilities for consumption at a future date. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Cerasis

This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. The FMCSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation all agree, seeing this as a win-win. Transportation trucking

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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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. . What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? Transportation Management driver shortage driverless trucks Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 self-driving trucks transportation trucking Wolfe Research Last week, the U.S.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

I’d advise shippers to not get complacent about transportation costs for the longer term, however. 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.

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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. This strategy can easily be applied to just about any field, including the supply chain and transportation industry. It may be summer now, but thoughts of autumn are already in my head.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Transportation could be impacted in Illinois. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. 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. Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter.

A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

Talking Logistics

He gained his experience at market-leading companies in the transportation asset, software development and 3PL sectors. 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.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. . 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. . Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter. .

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.

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. Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Minnesota, it also specializes in overnight delivery. Transportation Carriers eastern connection I hate UPS lone star overnight lso ontrac overnight shipping regional carriers regional shippers same day delivery small parcel carriers spee dee us cargo 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.

How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. They wanted to talk about why the transportation budget was so out of whack, but many transportation professionals were unprepared to explain it. Be sure the transportation providers you are using are flexible.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Transportation?could Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . Minnesota ? . Vendors should not expect disruption but should ensure that their supply chain partners are operational when shipping to or from Minnesota.?? . Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter.? .

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

EcoVadis

Later in the day, University of California CPO Bill Cooper – who championed the EcoVadis ratings program at the UC – brought into sharper focus the Public Sector CPO Perspective on “How Sustainable Procurement Adds Value,” in a panel with two public sector CPO peers from the State of Minnesota, the City of Portland, and State of California. Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit.

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage

EFT

40 percent of butter is sold in November and December and needs to be transported in refrigerated trucks. Land O’Lakes has implemented a real-time transportation visibility solution from FourKites. Land O’Lakes would like to work with the Department of Transportation in Minnesota and Uber to begin testing certain lanes. Land O’ Lakes is a member-owned cooperative with revenues of $15 billion.

20 Manufacturing Blogs You Need to Be Reading

Cerasis

Cerasis – Run by a transportation management service, this blog features articles covering many aspects of industrial work, but particularly focuses on the automotive trade. ( @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 ).

9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management

Cerasis

In modern manufacturing and transportation, savings are everything. According to a National Cooperative Freight Research Program report, Performance Measures for Freight Transportation , the following graph breaks down how other respondents rate the cost of logistics. A recent publication by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Measurement Sources for Freight Performance Measures and Indicators , identified dozens of ways KPIs are used.

Fostering E-commerce Growth with Jonathan Kish

The Logistics of Logistics

I ended up selling small parcel to companies in Minnesota and Wisconsin for a few years before transitioning into selling transportation management solutions to companies in the Pacific Northwest. [02:25] Transportation companies are not a replacement for e-commerce partners. Transportation companies have designed their networks over decades, not around the needs of shoppers in 2019. [10:56] [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:27] 01:27] Tell us about your background.