Smart business planning: What 10 experts say

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.

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.

Trending Sources

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment.

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.

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!!!

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%

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

percent, 228,600 jobs), Mississippi (12.3 While US manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.

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.

Sun Belt States are Hot for Seasonal Freight

DAT Solutions

Trends are looking a little better in Mississippi and parts of Florida. Freight markets are heating up in the Sun Belt. Even though van and flatbed rates lost 1¢ per mile last week as a national average, the underlying trends were strong.

Miami 37

Last-Minute Christmas Freight Boosts Truckload Volume

DAT Solutions

A shortage of trucks yielded high load-to-truck ratios that also turned the map red in Wyoming, Mississippi, New Hampshire and Maine, despite lower freight volume. Twas a short work week before Christmas. By Wednesday afternoon, not a truck was stirring.

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.

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?

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?

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.