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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

At the new plant, Mazda expects to produce cross-over models which Mazda will introduce to the North American market, and Toyota plans to produce the Corolla for the North American market. Toyota will be better positioned to respond to the growing North American market.

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

EFT

North Dakota. #13. North Dakota. North Carolina. North Carolina. #25. South Carolina. South Carolina. #35.

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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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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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

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).

Getting that “Swing” in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: Below is an excerpt from Moving Up the Supply Chain Maturity Curve: The Process Industry Executive Agenda for 2016 and Beyond , a white paper recently published by Elemica with research conducted by Adelante SCM.

Why Can’t The Supply Chain Get Rid of Abuse?

Material Handling & Logistics

Horrific working conditions endured by children farming tobacco in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia were reported in January of this year by Human Rights Watch. Let’s stop buying products where labor abuse exists in the supply chain.

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.

Academic English on the “Paragraph Level”

SCM Research

The web page of the Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides further information on paragraph writing, including examples. Some time ago, I showed that a combination of correctly spelled English words (“word level”) does not automatically generate a good sentence (“sentence level”).

Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

Supply Chain Nation

I am from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After spending some time with Donna Williams, it’s clear that once she puts her mind to something, she succeeds. She’s an enterprise solution architect and a U.S. veteran, having served eight years in the U.S.

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Farther north, outbound flatbed rates in Dallas are up 5% for the month. North Carolina and Virginia were especially affected by the winter weather this month, and prices fell out of Roanoke.

Challenges and possible solutions for local seafood supply chains

Supply Chain View from the Field

Both pointed out some critical points that are indeed challenges for the seafood supply chain in North Carolina, as well as some avenues to explore that may drive solutions. First, Gary pointed out that 91% of the seafood in North Carolina is imported! So when you sit down at a restaurant, it is highly unlikely that you are eating North Carolina product. But most of the seafood goes north – and only a small amount goes West in North Carolina.

SCRC Innovation and Social Responsibility Supply Index: A Critical Input to “Drucker Management Top 250 List”

NC State SCRC

Research by NC State Poole College Professor Robert Handfield, director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative based Poole College, and Yung-Yun Huang, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in operations research, supplied two of the 37 data inputs used in the Wall Street Journal’s inaugural “Management Top 250” ranking of companies, published recently.