Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem


In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, CandyStore.com shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […]. In 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008.

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7 Ways to Create Perfect Agile Supply Chain Machine

Supply Chain Opz

This helps cutting down on a delay in response, especially during supply chain disruptions (7) Develop Contingency Plan : a classic case study of a contingency plan is a case of fire of Philips facility in New Mexico in March 2000.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. I’ll share some photos and highlights next week, either of the ride or my new Personal Oxygen Device. Instacart’s new $7 billion valuation is a bet on the future of grocery delivery (recode).

Self-driving truck company TuSimple wins USPS contract


TuSimple will run a series of its self-driving trucks for 22 hours each, which includes overnight driving, along the I-10, I-20 and I-30 corridors to make the trip through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. TuSimple has won a contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles between the Postal Service's Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas distribution centres.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! XPO Logistics Announces Four New Technology Initiatives for Less-Than-Truckload Optimization. Photos from JDRF Ride to Cure in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Be sure to check out this case study to read how we helped a major healthcare company implement a new UDI labeling process for medical devices. New Hampsire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Blockchain

Enterra Insights

… Blockchain offers new hope for IoT security for several reasons. But Wyoming’s blockchain work didn’t go unnoticed as Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are also looking into similar legislative work.” Chris Broderson, Deloitte Americas Blockchain Lab lead, told Casey, “Blockchain appears to be entering a new era of wider, more practical adoption.” One of the most hyped cutting-edge technologies is blockchain (aka distributed ledger) technology.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This year’s ride will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico. project44 Extends Advanced Visibility Platform with New Truckload Capabilities. Like I wrote earlier this week, there is always something new to talk about in the transportation management systems (TMS) market.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

It has also partnered with Sunline Express for extended service in New York City. Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2018: What’s Your Personal Challenge?

Talking Logistics

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations that I first made in 2014 but still apply today: 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives. Every year I take on a personal challenge to learn something new,” he wrote last week on Facebook. “I’ve

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico


Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain. Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades. State of New Mexico.

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When Opportunity Knocks, Say YES!

Supply Chain Nation

She grew up in cities around the world until her father retired and her family settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated high school and went on to earn an Accounting degree from the University of New Mexico.

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


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. New Mexico. New York. #28. New Mexico. #31.

Everything you Need to Know about Hurricane Patricia


Hurricane Patricia, officially the strongest hurricane ever recorded, is set to make landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on Mexico’s west coast this evening. Which areas of Mexico will be impacted? Mexico’s West Coast ports have been shut down as of 8am local time.

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The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

States that lost the most peeps to Texas include California, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and New York. The Texas Triangle Benefits from USA – Mexico Trade.

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Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

DAT Solutions

As we get closer to Christmas, a larger proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables are imported from Mexico through a handful of border crossings in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Mexico border.

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Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S. NEW OVERTIME RULES. Department of Labor's new overtime rules that take effect Dec.

Looking for a Reefer Load? Try These 5 Markets

DAT Solutions

That region of New Mexico produces potatoes, onions, and beef that are shipped all over the country, leading to high volume on the load board. The national reefer rate average lost 5¢ last week, but there are still pockets in the country where reefer demand remains high.

Reefer Demand Cools, Except in a Few Hot Spots

DAT Solutions

The demand turned New Mexico into a Hot State, as shown in this map for the week of October 4 - 10. Demand for reefers slipped 13% on the spot market last week, following an end-of-quarter surge in the previous week, and truck capacity added 2%.

Van Freight Rates Fall 2¢, but Demand Is Up in the Northwest

DAT Solutions

Load-to-truck ratios were high in New Mexico, as shown below by the dark red area in the Hot States Map, but the number of loads there is still relatively low.

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Pacific Northwest Heats Up for Vans and Reefers

DAT Solutions

Load-to-truck ratios were also high in North Dakota and New Mexico, as indicated by the dark blue areas on this Hot States Map for the week of September 6 - 12, but there were not enough loads available to make the trip worthwhile.

Reefer Freight Market Still Has a Few Hot Spots

DAT Solutions

Freight volume continued to cool off for reefers last week, but some pockets of high demand remain in New Mexico, Arkansas and the Lower Midwest, as shown in this Hot States Map for the week of July 19-25, 2015, below. July is the in-between season for refrigerated ("reefer") freight.

This Week in Logistics News (June 25-29, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’ve started to ramp up my training for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure team ride in support of JDRF, which will be in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 3, 2018. Song of the Week: “Brand New Day” by Trevor Hall.

Where Did the Loads Go?

DAT Solutions

A shortage of trucks yielded a high load-to-truck ratio that also turned the map red in Wyoming and Maine, despite low freight volume, and a brief surge in New Mexico was not generating any more new loads this week. All gone! Okay, not ALL.

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3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

Freight Center

Based on survey data, the ATRI recommends to “[i]dentify strategic locations on the National Freight Network for new or expanded parking ….” This strategy includes re-opening closed parking facilities and building new parking facilities. For shippers, the good news is that however the new rules turn out, they will help carriers and drivers meet their anticipated delivery dates, which will add more stability to freight shipping.

Who’s Catching the Holiday Shopping Fever?

Enterra Insights

” States with consumers at the other end of the spending scale include: West Virginia ($60); Vermont ($111); Montana ($328); Louisiana ($342); and New Mexico ($373). Retailers are looking at new ways to connect with consumers, by creating experiences.”[5] In some locales it might be turning cold outside, but holiday shopping is heating up. People often catch the holiday shopping fever in the days following Thanksgiving.

Will Quantum Computers Provide a Quantum Leap in Computing?

Enterra Insights

Researchers hope to take advantage of those weird characteristics to develop a new type of computer — a quantum computer. … We could, however, see significant improvements in many areas of science and technology, such as longer-lasting batteries for electric cars or advances in chemistry that reshape industries or enable new medical treatments. While conventional computing scales linearly, QC scales exponentially when adding new bits.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

DAT Solutions

Out East, two lanes out of Northern New Jersey took a hit last week. Phoenix and Las Vegas volumes have been low, which is indicative of statewide trends in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Retired Justice O'Connor Addresses Ziman Center - UCLA.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014. February 2014. January 2014. December 2013. November 2013. October 2013. Blogroll. Wall Street Journal. UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. UCLA Anderson Speaker Series. UCLA Anderson Homepage.

Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

DAT Solutions

If you're looking only at load-to-truck ratios on the map above, you'd be pointing your reefer toward New Mexico or Arkansas right now.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

The cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans see a significant amount of traffic back and forth. New Hampshire. New Hampshire is home to many roads, railways and ports, making it an affordable state for freight shipping. New Jersey. New Mexico. Spring and summer months tend to be more cost-effective for inbound freight shippers in New Mexico. New York. The state of New York imports quite a bit, causing inbound freight rates to be pricey.