Challenges Facing Local Foods in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

In the second half of my class on Tuesday, Rebecca Dunning, one of the lead researchers on the NC Growing Together grant, explained some of the channels and opportunities the team has already explored to date. As we noted in my prior blog, one of the biggest challenges for local food producers is the ability to discover and develop market channels to get their produce, fish, meat, poultry, or dairy products to the market. But there are many other challenges as well.

Origins of the Local Food Systems Movement in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

North Carolina has one of the largest number of hogs and poultry in the US, and a lot of discussion came about around the things that can go wrong with our system. We have more hog processing capacity in North Carolina than anywhere else in the US (or even the world), but there was no place for smaller producers in the contracted supply chain to bring hogs from small farms for processing.

Supply chain industries have a massive impact on the North Carolina economy

NC State SCRC

NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. The study sought to provide perspective for planning, investment & policy to strengthen this vital conduit for prosperity in North Carolina. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development. An Economic Impact Statement & Analysis.

USDA Funds NC State Study: Integrating North Carolina’s small farmers and producers in the global food supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) in North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management is one of several partners in a five- year, $3.9 million grant-funded project to build and evaluate supply chains for local farmers and fishers to supply large-scale markets in North Carolina. This project was also motivated by some of our earlier work with shrimpers on North Carolina’s Carteret County coast.

Ready for Golf? Reserve your spot today for the 2017 SCLF

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

We have an exciting addition to this year’s SCLF being held in Durham, North Carolina May 8th to May 10th: our golf event. Blog Events Golf Jim Tompkins North Carolina SCLF Supply Chain Supply Chain Leadership ForumBy: Tompkins International Staff Join us at the 2017 Tompkins International Supply Chain Leadership Forum 2017 (SCLF). This year you will be joining our CEO, Jim Tompkins, along with 200 other supply. The post Ready for Golf?

Caldwell Hospital Gets a Lean Bill of Health

Inbound Logistics

A North Carolina hospital improves patient care by prescribing a lean and healthy supply chain

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Several states in the east coast, especially the Carolinas, have been on high alert as they await landfall. Supply Chain Impact and Potential Disruptions: As early as Wednesday, September 12, as a safety precaution, operations at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina and Port of Wilmington in North Carolina were halted until further notice. DowDupont sites in North Carolina’s Charlotte, Greenboro, and Fayetteville will have work suspensions.

Winning $75K Marketing Case Competition Prize Really Was About.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

The Wake Forest Marketing Summit, a marketing case competition which took place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the end of February, is going to be one of my most cherished MBA memories. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

SEPT 19 UPDATES: Over 200 roads in South Carolina, and 1000 roads (including major highways) in North Carolina have been closed. Storm surge remains one of the biggest risks, and residents in the Carolinas are being warned of flood threats well into the rest of the week. North Carolina's Cape Fear river is rising and is expected to crest at 62 feet today, threatening 12,000 residents as it floods the surrounding area. In North Carolina, Gov.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSME from MIT, and a BSME from North Carolina State University. [1:15] I’ve also driven for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. [2:17] download the audio file. [0:43]

Hurricane Florence path includes 4 port cities

DAT Solutions

Port of Wilmington, North Carolina - This port is right in the center of the hurricane path and is expected to be the hardest hit. Port of Charleston, South Carolina - This port will be CLOSED at least Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and possibly longer depending on conditions.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

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In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

What Are the Best Business Schools?

SCM Research

1) Pennsylvania (Wharton), (2) Washington (Olin), (3) Carnegie Mellon (Tepper), (4) Worcester Polytechnic, (5) Michigan (Ross), (6) North Carolina State (Poole), (7) North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), (8) Boston U., (9) You are looking for a business school and you do not know where to enroll? A ranking might help. One of these rankings is from Bloomberg Businessweek.

Strategically Managing Your Spend: An Infographic

Talking Logistics

Previous positions with the company include vice president, manager of the Raleigh, North Carolina branch as well as the general manager and later president of the company’s European division. The first two quarters of 2014 impacted a lot of supply chain budgets.

Hurricane Florence: What We Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

It will deliver tropical-storm-level winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina's coast, and hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by late Thursday or early Friday. As of 11 AM ET on Wednesday, it’s travelling about 485 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and roughly 520 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with winds of about 125 mph, according to the NHC.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. Expect tight capacity across North America. This morning the Washington Post rang. The reporter wanted to discuss the implications of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know About the Year's First Major Storm

Elementum

It will deliver tropical-storm-level winds by noon Thursday to North Carolina's coast, and hurricane-force winds and dangerous storm surges by late Thursday or early Friday. As of 11 AM ET on Wednesday, it’s travelling about 485 miles southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and roughly 520 miles east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with winds of about 125 mph, according to the NHC.

SCRC Meeting Insights – Part I

NC State SCRC

This was followed by a great set of insights from Dana Magliola, Lindsay Schilleman, and John Elliott, three MBA’s who shared their insights on the impact of the supply chain industry in North Carolina.

Don’t Wait for Standards Before Moving Closer to Smarter Manufacturing

Cerasis

Author information Rana Tarakji Contributor at PDF Electric & Supply Rana Tarakji is a contributor at PDF Electric & Supply, an automation supplier with corporate office located in Cary, North Carolina. Smart Manufacturing has been making a lot of noise in the manufacturing industry, mostly due to how automation can greatly improve manufacturing operations through enhanced productivity.

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. South Carolina: Saturday through Saturday evening. North Carolina (mainly south): Saturday afternoon through early Sunday.

Lionel Racing: An Omni-Channel Case Study

Talking Logistics

Prior to the merger, order fulfillment for the train side of the business was managed by a third-party logistics provider (3PL), while the NASCAR collectibles side of the business managed its own fulfillment from a 75,000 square foot warehouse in North Carolina.

Artificial Intelligence: Overlord, Underling, or Co-worker?

Enterra Insights

Marshall Brain (@marshallbrain), a professor at North Carolina State, is a doomsdayer. He may not be building up an arsenal … Continued. The post Artificial Intelligence: Overlord, Underling, or Co-worker? appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

SCM Research

I spent the last couple of days at North Carolina State University to work on a joint research project with my good friend Robert Handfield.

The Reshoring Initiative: 3 Reasons Why American Retailers Are Reshoring U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Cerasis

For instance, North Carolina shoelace and braid manufacturer Hickory Brands says bringing its supply chain back to the United States from China has yielded greater efficiency due to greater proximity. After decades of jobs moving overseas, the tide has turned in favor of reshoring , reports the Reshoring Initiative in its latest annual report. Together reshoring and related foreign direct investment by companies returning to the U.S.

Report Indicates Amazon Has Deployed New Sortation Centers in Preparation for Upcoming Holiday Surge

Supply Chain Matters

A North Carolina retail advisory firm is cited as indicating that over the past 18 months, the online retailer has deployed 38 new fulfillment centers across […]. Earlier this month, Supply Chain Matters posted its initial commentary to prelude what to expect in the upcoming holiday buying surge period. In that posting we observed that retailers and parcel carriers had carried over important learning from the 2013 season.

Site Selection: A Power Production

Inbound Logistics

ElectriCities of North Carolina works with companies closely to make sure they weigh electrical service and costs when planning to expand a site or relocate to a new one. Utilities such as ElectriCities must explore the unique circumstances of each company to help them meet their electrical needs in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible

4 Things We Learned this Hurricane Season About How Companies Use Tech to Help Communities

Supply Chain Nation

A North Carolina Chick-fil-A also opened on a Sunday, donating sandwiches and nuggets to evacuees. Hurricane season has rolled through and there’s just a few weeks left. This year’s season included two major storms and eight hurricanes total. So, what can we learn as businesses and bystanders in the aftermath? Here are four ways companies prepare for impact to support their local communities in the eye of the storm: They keep eyes on the cone.

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. by Alexa Cheater We’re delighted to be bringing you a great live discussion on successful supply chain transformation based on Avaya’s first-hand experience. Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 1pm EST (5pm UTC) for “Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey.”.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions.

On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

The 21st Century Supply Chain

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina and Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? No problem. The complete webcast is now available on-demand.

Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

Talking Logistics

in 1994 helped upend that country’s grocery sector, says it will open 20 stores in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by summer, with some arriving in the next few weeks.

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Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

This is more than just birds of a feather flocking together in a few places on the planet (Silicon Valley, Boston’s Route 128, The Triangle in North Carolina, Austin, Seattle, Bangalore, Dublin and Sweden to name a few) and having an impact.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. The 5 largest LTL carriers together have $16.2 billion in annual revenues and 46.4% market share. Each of the top five companies has a national footprint with tons of resources and top notch teams. There is a brief profile of each of the carriers below. The 5 Largest LTL Carriers. Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B in sales (estimated 2012).

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States. Lowe’s also had distribution centers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina with extra supplies ready and waiting.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

In North Carolina, the second largest producer of hogs and turkeys in the United States, cotton plants were threatened and livestock operators have been stockpiling feed in the face of possible supply disruptions should roads be damaged badly.