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


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


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 Inc.


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Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm


On Wednesday evening, significant ice accumulations are expected from East Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley to Virginia and North Carolina Piedmont. Temperatures are expected to remain 20 to 35 degrees below average throughout the Plains, Mississippi Valley, and lower Great Lakes.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US


80 in Rankin County, Mississippi blocked all lanes of the interstate and a semi that slid off the road shut down westbound I-22 in Lee County, Mississippi. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

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

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.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

They are exploring opening a second warehouse east of the Mississippi. Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit.

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.

2 more bodies recovered after Seacor Power capsizing

The Supply Chain Journal

Tuesday and was delivering equipment to an oil platform near the mouth of the Mississippi River when it capsized. The U.S. Coast Guard announced the recovery of two more bodies from a boat that capsized Tuesday off the coast of Louisiana.

Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

The southern half of Louisiana and Mississippi are under flash flood watches for the weekend so watch for flooding along the Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 corridors. The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow.

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


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.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


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. Some auto industry analysts believe Mississippi may have an edge because it’s already home to a Toyota Corolla factory which has been producing the compact car for almost six years.

Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

The southern half of Louisiana and Mississippi are under flash flood watches for the weekend so watch for flooding along the Interstate 10 and Interstate 20 corridors. The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow.

Flood threat lingers for truckers in Deep South

The Supply Chain Journal

Conditions were less severe Wednesday, but heavy rain early Thursday morning was soaking these areas again, as well as southern parts of Mississippi and Alabama. It’s been a wet week across much of the Deep South and parts of the Gulf Coast, with more rain to come.

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!

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


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.

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. 2018 will almost certainly be recorded as the hottest year ever recorded and it has ignited much debate as to the influence that greenhouse gas emissions continue to have in fueling climate changes – creating a threat that is no longer just applicable to the future.

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


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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

For example, in Jackson, Mississippi, we partnered with the Jackson Housing Authority to set up in a community center for a low-income senior housing unit where we administered nearly 2,000 vaccinations to vulnerable seniors.”.

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.

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

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.

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

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. .

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.

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up


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.

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.

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.

Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?


Paul Airport here in Minnesota, and also work with ports on the eastern coast of the US and also ship up the Mississippi.”. Cold chain is under more scrutiny than it probably ever has been, as a complex 2020 transitions into a 2021 of continued, heightened demand.

Bored? Drunk? Ignorant? Be Creative!

Enterra Insights

Alison Beard ( @alisonwbeard ), a senior editor at Harvard Business Review , reports, “Professor Andrew Jarosz of Mississippi State University and colleagues served vodka-cranberry cocktails to 20 male subjects until their blood alcohol levels neared legal intoxication and then gave each a series of word association problems to solve. The pandemic ushered in a season of remote work and isolation. For some people it’s been very trying. Many people have become bored.

Tropical Storm Nate: What You Need to Know


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.

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).