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. and you have a great deal of disruption throughout the entire value chain. Supply chains are more complex than ever and expanding. Supply Chain Planning 2020.

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.

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. appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. Locating the plant near Toyota’s existing manufacturing site would enable the two companies to source parts from companies nearby that supply components for Corolla production.

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. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe 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.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. Labels and Supplies. Mississippi.

New Supply Chain Management for Omnichannel

EFT

The key challenge firms have with meeting omnichannel demands rests with firms’ supply chains. Standard supply chains were designed for a specific purpose. Forcing supply chains to do more than they were meant to do is not agility; it is a sales failure.

Talk Doesn’t Cook the Rice

Supply Chain Shaman

As they say in Mississippi, “Talk doesn’t cook the rice.” 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.

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

The Network Effect

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.

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? Supply Chain Ethics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Sustainability

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Cruise into the 2019 Frictionless Tour with BluJay this Fall

BluJay Solutions

We often say that supply chain is the ultimate team sport, and this fall we’ll take our team spirit on the road to share what the Frictionless Supply Chain is all about. Saturday, 10/12 – Mississippi State Bulldogs at University of Tennessee Volunteers.

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Carriers Logistics Supply ChainAre You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity? Transportfolio.

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

NC State SCRC

percent), Mississippi (4.9 There is an estimated shortage of 50,000 truck drivers at any given time in the US supply chain network. In light of all these shifts, the GG has approached the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative as a partner to help them drive improved visibility, education, and document what is happening in the Gig Economy. Supply Chain ManagementUnemployment levels are at an all time low.

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. Road closures isolated Denver from parts of the supply chain last week.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

This is the classic Catch-22 dilemma faced by many corporate security managers when trying to justify further investments in steeling the supply chain against disruptions. The obvious conundrum is that hardening the corporation, its processes, and its supply chain requires investment.

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. Biobased Products Local Food Systems Supply Chain ManagementI 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., Location Manufacturing Supply Chain Strategy ToyotaDiscussion Questions: Carefully read the following article.

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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.

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

BluJay Solutions

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

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] ”[7] All businesses rely on their supply chains and nothing is more important to efficient supply chains than good infrastructure. Over the past few years, the U.S.

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

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Agriculture For agricultural businesses in particular, maintaining a secure and reliable supply of raw materials and goods coming from fields across the world is of paramount importance.

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.