Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions

QAD

Twisting and turning, changing directions quickly, the Mississippi River winds down the center of the U.S. The post Like the Mississippi River Through New Orleans, Today’s CPG Market is Quickly Changing Directions appeared first on QAD Blog. through New Orleans and out into the Gulf of Mexico. This can also describe the status of today’s consumer packaged goods (CPG) market.

Amazon plans expansion of North American facilities in Mississippi and Alberta

EFT

Amazon has also announced an expansion in Mississippi in the north of the state although it is not known yet when the consumer goods fulfilment center in Marshall County is expected to open. Mississippi Development Authority is providing a $2 million grant for building costs and a $4 million grant for road improvements. Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc.

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What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

This map shows every bridge in the United States….and it’s incredible

The Network Effect

The relative lack of development in the West is instantly apparent, and if you look closely, you can make out such landmarks as the Mississippi River, the Appalachian mountains, and major cities like LA, Phoenix, and DC. We’ve shared other maps in the past that help explain today’s global supply chain. Well, here’s another amazing map that helps reveal the complex underlying infrastructure that everything we buy and consume must pass through.

Smart business planning: What 10 experts say

DELMIA Quintiq

From planning the most modern train in Europe to optimizing the logistics of crude oil delivery along the Mississippi River to managing one-third of the world’s airspace, Quintiq World Tour 2014 was a great opportunity for business leaders to exchange ideas and expertise in planning for the future. There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? You would, if you had joined hundreds of business influencers who attended the Quintiq World Tour this year. Themed “Smart planning.

Supply chain risks: The knowable unknowns that can hurt your supply chain!

Kinaxis

by Dr. Madhav Durbha CSX, one of the only two railroad operators in the USA that handles nearly all the shipments that move by train east of the Mississippi River has been experiencing serious challenges since the month of May. The reasons behind this were well chronicled in a recent Wall Street Journal article. To sum it up, an activist investor caused a major shakeup in the company earlier this year and a new CEO took over in March.

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.

Cruise into the 2019 Frictionless Tour with BluJay this Fall

BluJay Solutions

Saturday, 10/12 – Mississippi State Bulldogs at University of Tennessee Volunteers. 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!

When the Climate Changes, Can Business Carry on as Usual?

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

To highlight the unpredictability farmers are facing, consider the Mississippi River, which in 2008 flooded just before the harvest period for many crops, causing an estimate loss of $8bn for farmers.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Mississippi. 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.

Talk Doesn’t Cook the Rice

Supply Chain Shaman

As they say in Mississippi, “Talk doesn’t cook the rice.” ” The essence of this colloquialism is that words have to be converted to action. It seems like yesterday that I transitioned to become an industry analyst. I have worked for Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and now my own company, Supply Chain Insights. I have now been an industry analyst in the supply chain management space for ten years. In this time, I have worked with over 500 companies.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)

NC State SCRC

percent), Mississippi (4.9 Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone. Employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%, the government reported in December. The report also showed that on average weekly paychecks increased by 3.1% over the last 12-months, the first time that reading has topped 3% in nearly seven years.

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity?

CH Robinson Logistics

FTR estimates that from now through the end of September, 25% of trucks in the Gulf Coast region west of the Mississippi will be impacted by the disruption. Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity? Transportfolio. In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, truckload capacity is tighter than it has been for years, giving some shippers challenges in covering freight. Here are the factors at work, along with some suggestions for what you can do now to prepare yourself for the market ahead.

Tarpon Springs, FL: A Bastion of Integrity

Supply Chain View from the Field

However, how do you justify people in places like Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas all scrambling to get a piece of the BP pie?

Tampa 60

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Mississippi. Mississippi’s stay-at-home order expired on May 11. 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. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity. This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses.

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up

QAD

While at Explore, we had a fantastic view of the Mississippi River flowing through New Orleans. The city of New Orleans played quite the host this year to our growing community of manufacturers for our largest annual customer conference, Explore. There were plenty of thought-provoking sessions to attend, depending on your industry or areas of interest, as well as a steady stream of varying discussions that arose throughout the week.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Mississippi? ? . Mississippi’s?stay-at-home As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. . Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Mississippi . Mississippi’s stay-at-home order will expire on May 11. As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. . To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. .

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Mississippi. Distinguished, like much of the south, by short, mild winters and long, hot summers, Mississippi boasts a long growing season for its farmers. Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables.

Tropical Storm Nate: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Four states in the Southeast have declared a state of emergency as the storm approaches including 29 counties in Florida , six counties in Mississippi , the state of Alabama , and the state of Louisiana. Since the three most recent destructive hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — wreaked havoc in the Caribbean and the Southeastern US, Tropical Storm Nate is now brewing in the Gulf Coast. As the storm strengthens, here’s what you need to know: At Risk Regions Declare State of Emergency.

Free Zip Zone and KMA Wall Map Available

DAT Solutions

For example, the Memphis KMA includes portions of Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Northeastern Arkansas. DAT has updated its popular Zip Zone and Key Market Area wall map. It's a common sight on the walls in offices of both brokers and carriers, and it's free for the asking. The two-sided, 22 x 17 inch wall map includes: Zip Zone map. ZIP Zones come in handy when using DAT’s loadboards.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

DAT Solutions

Mississippi was a Hot State, with a load-to-truck ratio above 5.5 This week, however, Mississippi has already cooled off and Arkansas is heating up. February is usually one of the slowest months for spot market freight, but demand started to pick up last week. The national average van rate was unchanged, at $1.58 per mile, so maybe that’s the bottom. We can’t wait for spring! Van demand increased last week, and the average load-to-truck ratio rebounded slightly to 1.4

New Supply Chain Management for Omnichannel

EFT

Look at the Mississippi River; it is made up of hundreds of streams and rivers. E-commerce is very different as to order sizes, mix, shipping preparation, and delivery requirements. Online sales have moved past just having a website and shipping orders. Customers want their orders delivered quickly after placing them; immediacy—delivering orders within 48 hours, or less--is the expectation. The key challenge firms have with meeting omnichannel demands rests with firms’ supply chains.

Flooding in the Midwest and FMCSA Emergency Declaration

GTG Technology Group

High floodwaters in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Mississippi, and surrounding states have caused incredible property destruction, as well as serious injuries and multiple deaths. The ground could not absorb the rain, causing runoff and the rise of the waters in the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. What You Need to Know About the FMCSA Emergency Declaration.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S.

End of owner-operators in California?

DAT Solutions

The association has more than 6,000 members west of the Mississippi. A decision by the California supreme court could have a chilling effect on the owner-operator model in California, and if appeals fail to reverse the decision, other states could go down the same path. So says Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications for the Western States Trucking Association (WSTA).

Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

was too far from the auto maker’s factories in Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas and from its engineering center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Discussion Questions: Carefully read the following article. What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? Why is Toyota making this change? What are the incentives that Texas is offering Toyota? How significant are these to Toyota’s decision? What are the major risks to Toyota associated with this decision?

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Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

We were surprised to find that many states with the highest Location Quotients were not states that are typically associated with the biofuels economy, including Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and others. I had the opportunity to present at a hearing in Washington last week – this was a public meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Sub-Committee.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Global car makers are facing massive costs to quickly develop new technologies by delving into the production of lower-emission cars and self-driving cars. The competition to be on top of the automotive industry means creating unusual partnerships.

BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

BluJay Solutions

12: Mississippi State Bulldogs at University of Tennessee Volunteers. Unique tailgate experience hosted at BluJay’s state-of-the-art RV offers interactive setting to learn about the Frictionless Supply Chain.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

Many days before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Wal-Mart had prepared 45 trucks full of critical supplies at its distribution center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Relief and resilience. Walmart provided bottled water to communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The retailer’s emergency response operations deliver business benefits that make it more resilient. Photo: Frank H. Conlon.

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

EFT

Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Mississippi. Mississippi. #47.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

In that cluster of states east of Texas, the map turned red due to high load-to-truck ratios in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!! Load posts and load-to-truck ratios sprang up everywhere, signaling an increase in market pressure that typically leads to rising rates. In fact, the average rate for vans added 2¢ last week, to $1.56

Where to Find Loads This Week: 7 Hot Markets and 2 TriHauls

DAT Solutions

High load-to-truck ratios turned the map dark red in the Dakotas and Mississippi last week, but those states don’t offer enough loads to justify any deadhead. Van load availability edged up 0.5% last week on the spot market, but truck posts added 3.7%, so the load-to-truck ratio declined 3.1%. Volume trended up last week in Los Angeles and Memphis , where load-to-truck ratios of about 2.0 are hovering above the national average.

Who’s Catching the Holiday Shopping Fever?

Enterra Insights

behind Hawaii, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alaska. In some locales it might be turning cold outside, but holiday shopping is heating up. People often catch the holiday shopping fever in the days following Thanksgiving. Lisa Rowan reports, “The National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales to total between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion this year. … That total would be an increase of 3.8% over 2018’s retail sales during November and December.”[1]