Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. North Carolina is first in something else too: business. In this article, we’ll examine the business and logistics characteristics of the state and explore the advantages your operation can enjoy by locating your distribution centers in North Carolina. North Carolina business at a glance. In 2019, FORBES Magazine ranked North Carolina the “ Best State for Business ” for the third year in a row.

Looking for a US Foreign Trade Zone? Consider North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at FTZs: what they are, how they could benefit your company, and why North Carolina just may be the perfect place to locate one. Operating a Foreign Trade Zone within North Carolina. location to operate an FTZ: North Carolina. In 2019, FORBES Magazine ranked North Carolina the “ Best State for Business ” for the third year in a row. Consider North Carolina appeared first on Kanban Logistics.

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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.

NC State and North Carolina industries step in to provide massive production of new N95 mask and materials

NC State SCRC

The Nonwovens Institute in the North Carolina State College of Textiles has stepped in to convert much of its equipment over to production of a new material that involves just a single ply mask, an important innovation that will allow the team to begin production of massive amounts of materials for masks.

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

NC State SCRC

NORTH CAROLINA ’ S SUPPLY CHAIN. This recent study on the state of the supply chain industry and its impact on the North Carolina economy was completed by a team of who students recently presented both in front of the North Carolina Legislature (Subcommittee on State Logistics) and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in their Charlotte Roundtable. Conduit for Commerce & Economic Development.

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

Tompkins Blog

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

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

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. 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.

Watch: Seven Forces Reshaping the Economy

Supply Chain Brain

Greg Brown, executive director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, details the conclusions of a new report, developed in conjunction with the North Carolina CEO Leadership Forum, about current transformative economic trends

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.

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.

Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19

Logility

Brooks Brothers converted its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to making masks and gowns. [ [link] ] Canada Goose. The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide and created supply chain heroes across the globe.

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University. Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley. Andrew Kelley and Joe Lynch discuss securing the first, middle and last mile. As supply chains evolve, the need for secure asset transfer increases for both consumers and business to business applications.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

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.

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. This report was presented to the North Carolina Legislature, as well as the NC Chamber of Commerce. We believe this is a call for the NC Legislature and government to sit up and take notice of the impact of the supply chain to the state of North Carolina.

COVID-19 UPS and CVS will use drones to deliver prescriptions in Florida

Operations and Supply Chain Management

UPS, which has been conducting limited drone delivery experiments in North Carolina, said it is expanding its drone service to help people who are sheltering in place due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the logistics giant’s drone subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward, has conducted several thousand deliveries of prescriptions to retirement communities in North Carolina. COVID-19 presents an opportunity to expand limited drone delivery tests. By Andrew J.

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 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.

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.

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.

Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you

Kinaxis

The delivery giant, UPS, is hoping to get the required government approval for its own drone delivery concept as its subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward was able to demonstrate successful results with its pilot autonomous delivery program for medical supplies in North Carolina.

Live Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey

Kinaxis

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.”.

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. South Carolina ports were closed Thursday; keep track of their advisories to monitor any changes. Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and along Florida’s coast.

Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

In a relatively simple application, Cary, North Carolina is using the IoT to track the condition of its traffic lights. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is the name that the IT folks have given to the now billions of physical devices throughout the world that are connected to the internet. These devices not only collect data, but they share it as well.

What is Inbound Logistics and How Can a 3PL Help?

Kanban Logistics

See, there’s a big difference between handling inbound logistics yourself and outsourcing it to a trusted North Carolina third-party logistics (3PL) provider that knows the manufacturing industry. What is inbound logistics? If you’re a manufacturer, you likely know the answer.

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] 0:43] Please tell us about your background. Andrew Kelley is a global technology executive focused on logistics and supply chain software.

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. After the merger, the operations in North Carolina grew from $4 million in inventory to $20 million, which meant adding a second 75K sqft.

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. The question was simple, “What will be the impact of Hurricane Florence on the supply chain?” ” The answer is not so easy. The implications are far-reaching. Quite simply no one knows.

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. More than 200,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) passed through South Carolina Ports in August.

More than storage: What warehouse services can a 3PL provide?

Kanban Logistics

For example, let’s say your product is manufactured and packaged in China and is shipped to you in North Carolina for distribution here. For example, Kanban’s distribution campus in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is served by CSX rail.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike. This past summer Volvo Trucks North America announced a successful on-highway demonstration of its truck platooning technology. The company has been working with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority to expand on-highway operations of Volvo’s Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.