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

The Network Effect

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This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Just when you though the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate was a settled matter, legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho are still fighting the battle. Missouri’s General Assembly has issued two ELD-related bills this year.

Breaking: Cereal Producer Post Holdings to Acquire MOM Brands

Supply Chain Matters

Louis Missouri […]. The merger and acquisition churn involving consumer product goods producers continues, and with that CPG supply chains must continue to adapt to such changes. Today’s announcement from Post Holdings is yet another example of the constantly changing challenges for CPG focused supply chains having to adapt to both rapidly changing end-market as well as internal industry forces.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight.

Will that be automatic or semi-automatic to manage your supply chain?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

It was cold out in Missouri in the middle of winter, but it was a bit of a thrill to do what I’d done as a kid with toy guns.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping

EFT

Because it’s just a short jaunt from what’s called the mean center of the United States population (located in eastern Missouri). E-commerce has radically changed the way we look at shipping. When Amazon first got off the ground back in 1997, waiting a week or two for a book was par for the course, and that was assuming that the item was being shipped domestically. Now, waiting a week or more is almost inconceivable.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the press release: In the 20 years examined, 11 states (North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Maine, Montana, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Florida) made progress in all seven categories and 37 states improved in at least five of the seven metrics.

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Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company?

Material Handling & Logistics

The company is also closing its plant in Missouri due to poor sales in the US. Efficiency gains create a first-level shield against rising costs and the fallout from a trade war. Supply chains are suddenly under threat.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.

Manufacturers Having Trouble Finding Cheap, Clean Renewable Energy

Material Handling & Logistics

For the ten states that host the largest number of facilities for manufacturers that have set 100% renewable targets, four states (Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee) are in the bottom 25 in the ranking of favorable regions i n the U.S.

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Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

For instance, BJC Healthcare, a 12-hospital system operating in Missouri and Illinois, installed a solution including more than 70 smart cabinets in a pilot project at one of its hospitals.

Targeted Marketing’s Cloudy Future

Enterra Insights

Dr. Chuck Hermans, a professor at Missouri State University, explains, “Not everyone is interested in, nor a good target for, every product or service offering. John Wanamaker, the late department store magnate, once stated, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half.” Targeted marketing was created to address concerns like those expressed by Wanamaker.

How to Make Money on "Backhaul Tuesday"

DAT Solutions

This resulted in road closures which impacted major freight markets in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee during the final week of April which usually sees a spike in demand. Van rates subtracted two cents from the national average on Tuesday, dropping it from $1.71

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ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Life is a Highway

Tailwind

You just might forget to smell the ocean as you leave Vancouver, the fresh evergreens forests of Washington State, see the big sky in Montana, or the cornfields of Nebraska, or the Ozarks of Missouri, and of course hearing the great music of Tennessee.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

The totality is expected to be 70 miles wide, and stretch from coast to coast, crossing through eight states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning.