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. Manufacturers have seen the traditional linear supply chain evolve to where current processes and business plans need to be re-engineered. Supply Chain Planning 2020.

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. However, did you know there are enough lead time problems lurking in your current supply chain operations that go completely unnoticed? These are the “knowable unknowns” that can hurt your supply chain performance.

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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.

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. 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. We do have supply lines in the U.S. What supply chain risks do you see?

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. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance.

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. The new sales duality—omnichannel—is driven by the New Supply Chain duality. The New Supply Chain redefines supply chain management and—.

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. I have heard presentation after presentation on supply chain excellence, and I have heard industry leaders wax eloquently on how their supply chain objectives have improved value.

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. 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. 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

Tampa 60

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. Trucks were diverted from other regions to deliver relief items, and more will be required to deliver construction supplies for the rebuild. Editor’s Note: A version of this post was originally published on TMC’s blog, Connect, the supply chain expertise and technology blog on September 8, 2017.

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.

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. How can security professionals present a convincing case for investments in supply chain resilience in the face of such skepticism? Relief and resilience.

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.

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. That led to an increase on the lane from Seattle to Salt Lake City , as an alternative to bringing in supplies from Denver. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week.

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. Join us for a unique tailgate experience. For many people, this is the best time of the year.

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. 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?

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware. If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. However, when currently shipping to or from Kentucky, you should ensure your supply chain partners are operational. Ensure that supply chain partners are online before conducting business in the state. Mississippi.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Shippers should check with individual supply chain partners to see if they are online. . If shipping to or from Kentucky, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight. . Ensure that supply chain partners are online before working in the state. . Shippers could face some supply chain difficulty in Maryland. . Mississippi .

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

It is prudent to check with supply chain partners to ensure they are operating as normal in Delaware.??? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? . ensure your supply chain partners?are Ensure that supply chain partners are online before?conducting This size limit should not impact shippers, but it may still be necessary to check with supply chain partners to ensure that they are operational.

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

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Those with operations most reliant on the use of fossil fuels and virgin resources to power and sustain their organisation – both in their own scope and along their value chain – are at the mercy of ever-fluctuating commodity prices, an increasingly unreliable supply of raw materials and a shift in consumer and wider stakeholder ideology and affiliation. Forced changes in production and delivery continue to cause supply chain disruption and to drive costs upwards.

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up

QAD

While at Explore, we had a fantastic view of the Mississippi River flowing through New Orleans. Then, Shaun Phillips, QAD DynaSys director of product management, discussed the future of supply chain in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) markets and current industry disruptors that are complicating supply and demand planning.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Knowing these timelines is crucial to supply chain planning. But knowing the general breakdown of crop production, state by state, can help your supply chain roll with the punches. The Golden State is an invaluable resource to the domestic food supply chain. Mississippi. Distinguished, like much of the south, by short, mild winters and long, hot summers, Mississippi boasts a long growing season for its farmers.

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. Holland, MI – September 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today announced the kickoff of its 2019 Frictionless Tour, hitting the road in a 40-foot branded RV for a series of tailgating events at NFL and NCAA football games this fall.

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. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report

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.