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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AASHTO 2019 Annual Meeting, Oct. 5-9


Louis, Missouri. The Ivalua team will be attending the AASHTO 2019 Annual Meeting in St. Come and visit us at Booth 418! Ivalua at AASHTO. The AASHTO Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.


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Automating Arrival Notifications with AIS & Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Network

Most of us in the major retail, import/export, freight and global transportation businesses are “From Missouri” and like to be shown the proof around major breakthroughs like this. Since the inception of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) in the early 1970’s logistics professionals have always taken for granted the accuracy of EDI tracking transactions sent for various activities across their global supply chains.

Logistics property update: December 2020


Construction starts on Amazon fulfilment centre in Republic, Missouri. Construction has started on Amazon’s first fulfilment centre In Republic, Missouri. Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site. Jaguar Transport has acquired the Marion Industrial Centre in Marion, Ohio.

How Nuclear Verdicts are Killing the Trucking Business with Quinn Damon

The Logistics of Logistics

Originally from Kansas City, Quinn is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he studied finance. Quinn earned a Bachelor of Science, Finance from the University of Missouri. How Nuclear Verdicts are Killing the Trucking Business with Quinn Damon.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota.

Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

Supply Chain Network

We often say that many in the logistics and supply chain industry “Are from Missouri!” As both consumers and governments (with at least one major exception) push hard for carbon reduction, the continued rise of e-commerce and the associated growing need for Last Mile delivery represents a significant problem.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

production), North Carolina (14%), Arkansas and Missouri. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! Videos). Recently we were driving on some back roads and in the distance we saw something on the road. As we got closer we saw that there were a bunch of wild turkeys about to cross the road. The turkeys, hearing us coming, immediately turned around and quickly went back down the side road that they had come from.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019


” Due to the floods, trucking arteries I-29 and I-680 in Iowa , Missouri and Nebraska have been closed for a week, but some are starting to reopen. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019. With the spring season officially kicked off, we’re hoping that beautiful summer weather is soon to follow!

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table. At the original Thanksgiving feast, the pickings were much slimmer and all ingredients were sourced locally.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down


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. The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Missouri. 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.

Inside the Clunky World of Wearable Tech


A study conducted by University of Missouri researchers showed that engineers were more focused on maximizing the technological capabilities of a gadget while designers were aiming for optimum comfort and aesthetic quality. The global fashion industry is worth about US $1.2 trillion. The $2 billion sales of wearable technology in 2015 is expected to grow 17-fold by 2020.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Missouri. All Missouri businesses resumed normal operations on May 4 with limited public health guidelines. Shippers should not expect any closures or difficulty in Missouri. 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. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Missouri ? . All Missouri businesses resumed?normal Shippers should not expect any closures or difficulty in Missouri.?? . 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. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. . Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Missouri. Two-thirds of Missouri is covered in farmland, much of which is used to produce soybeans. Because most of the state is considered to be in the humid subtropical climate , Missouri has an extended growing season that begins in early spring and extends through the fall. When shipping in or out of Missouri, expect produce shipping season to begin in mid-summer continuing through September.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Missouri . All Missouri businesses will be able to resume normal operations on May 4 with limited public health guidelines. . Shippers should not expect any closures or difficulty in Missouri. . 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. .

COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Marc Perrone, the union president, said 13 plants in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin and Alberta, Canada, have been closed at least temporarily because of the pandemic. David Pitt , 4/27/2020 Associated Press. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses.

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Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company?

Material Handling and 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. Following years of low inflation and stable trade relations, executive teams in boardrooms across the globe are now grappling with rising inflation, a rapidly changing trade environment and the dire threat of an all-out trade war.

Logistics property update: January 2021


Amazon opening its first fulfilment centre in Missouri City, Texas. Amazon plans to open its first fulfilment centre in Missouri City in 2021. FM Logistics aims to be market leader in India.

A Common Career Thread


I grew up on a farm in Missouri. Milissa Epps is director of industry solutions at Blue Yonder and has had a remarkable career journey that began with a unique opportunity, as a job relocation led her to a fulfilling career focused on category management. She’s spent many years in a variety of retail roles that has led her full circle to Blue Yonder.

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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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.

The Inner Workings of Overnight Shipping


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.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

Missouri. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin. So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loads (per day) in the first half of November, as fresh turkeys got stuffed into temp-controlled trailers during the run-up to Thanksgiving.

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. Some states are limiting corporate access to renewable energy, making it difficult for manufacturers to meet energy goals.

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Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Freight Center

Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment. When FreightCenter National Account Manager and history buff Sam Jones received a call from a customer who wanted to ship a stagecoach, he was right in his comfort zone. When he received photos of the stagecoach, he had to check out its history. Sam researched the name above the doors — Butterfield Stage Lines — and discovered a wealth of information.

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. This was school vacation week for my kids, which means it was a working vacation for me — with more emphasis on vacation than working.

Flooding in the Midwest and FMCSA Emergency Declaration

GTG Technology Group

The ground could not absorb the rain, causing runoff and the rise of the waters in the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. What You Need to Know About the FMCSA Emergency Declaration. Keeping your drivers safe on America’s roadways takes staying up to date on the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) emergency declarations. The FMCSA offers updated state-to-state information about any weather or roadway emergencies.

Reaching Shoppers this Holiday Season

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. Holiday marketing is about to ramp up to its usual frenetic pace. Although online shopping has increased about 15% each year for the past few years, brick-and-mortar retailers still attract a fair share of holiday traffic.

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 to $1.69/mile. That's the usual pattern, although last week rates gained on Tuesday (more on that later).

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Missouri. Missouri. #39. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Rhode Island sits at the bottom due to a multitude of problems, with 70% of roads in poor condition and nearly a quarter of bridges across the state rated as ‘deficient’.

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.

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. Given that hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist only to provide care to patients, it can come as a surprise to know that supply chain cost is typically the second largest expense such facilities incur, exceeded only by the cost of labour.