Unplanned Disruption for Boeing’s Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

” A 19 car Montana Rail Link train carrying major airplane component assemblies bound for Boeing’s final assembly facilities in the state of Washington derailed near Rivulet Montana. The news from the July 4th weekend included a significant supply chain focused news item, which the Wall Street Journal characterized as “upsetting a finely tuned supply chain.”

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Montana. 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?”.

The Strength of the Pack is the Wolf… The Strength of the Wolf is the Pack!


Wolves now number about 1,700 in the Western states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington.

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


Montana. #8. Montana. 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.

A River Runs Through It…

Supply Chain Shaman

The last scene shows an old man sitting on the Montana river where he used to fish with his family many years ago. A River Runs Through It is one of my favorite films. The scenes directed by Robert Redford are beautiful.

URM™ Stores Inc. Selects Herlitz Inventory Management to Improve Efficiencies and Increase Profits in its Purchasing Process

Herlitz Inventory Management

It is an American retailers’ cooperative serving independent supermarkets in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Herlitz Inventory Management deployed its HIMPACT inventory and buying solution to manage over 45,000 SKUs. The solution is scalable and improves forecasting capabilities.

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

DAT Solutions

Before joining TIA, he worked as a staff member for Senator Max Baucus of Montana. The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts.

Success Story – URM Stores, Inc.

Herlitz Inventory Management

It is an American retailers’ cooperative serving independent supermarkets in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. URM Stores, Inc. of Spokane, Washington services over 1,000 customers with sales of over $1 billion. The company operates a central warehouse with over 650,000 square feet with six Cash & Carrys, which provide stores, restaurants and similar business operations with a full selection of grocery, food service, frozen foods and perishable products. When and Why.

Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

DAT Solutions

A shortage of trucks led to high load-to-truck ratios that turned entire states dark green in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, but there were not a lot of loads available in those areas.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

La Niña could also lead to a repeat of last year’s snowy winter in the Pacific Northwest, with heavier-than-normal rain and snow as far east as Montana. And skiers might enjoy above-average snowfall this winter in the Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, and Western Canada.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

DAT Solutions

Montana and Maine look hot, but they’re not. 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!

Seasonal Lull Continues for Flatbeds, But Bright Spots Emerge

DAT Solutions

Loads were not nearly as plentiful in Montana and Wyoming, however, so check outbound freight before taking a load into those states. Flatbed freight availability dropped 13% on the spot market last week, after a one-week gain.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Reddaway is an LTL carrier that provides service in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. 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.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

DAT Solutions

Those other dark red areas on the Hot States map, in Montana and South Dakota, signal a shortage of trucks without a lot of available loads. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Montana. Montana is a very rural state, without a great deal of industrial manufacturing. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state.

Casey at the Wheel


But Flynn was in Montana, in Dakota was Jimmy Blake. The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mud-Flap Nine that day. There were three full loads and just two trucks, one hour to go. And when Cooney called in sick, and Barrows did the same. A sickly silence fell upon the dispatchers on the floor.

Today, A Baby Driver


’ So now that you know that I live vicariously through all of you, my customers, as I dream about riding parallel to a mountain range on the big open highways in Montana, competing for space in intense heavy traffic off the Jersey Turnpike, or getting my kicks meandering down Route 66.

Life is a Highway


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.

This Week in Logistics News (May 30 – June 3, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Based in Missoula, Montana, Watkins & Shepard is the leading provider of LTL, truckload and logistics services for difficult-to-handle goods, such as furniture and floor coverings, across North America. What was your first concert?