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

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Hurricane Florence has officially reached the Southeast United States. 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. In North Carolina, Gov.

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

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Walmart had previously faced criticism for its heavy reliance on offshoring and related practices, drawing fire from powerful labor enemies such as United Steelworkers. 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.

Florence Et Al.

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North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. Each state has a rich manufacturing economy. The supply chain impacts will ripple across the states as Florence moves west. Expect tight capacity across North America.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

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The trucking industry is hugely important for the United States’ supply chain— 67% of all freight in the U.S. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home. The proposed bill would allow teen truckers to cross state borders with an interstate commercial driver’s license.

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

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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.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. Railroads were critical in helping to develop the United States in the last half of the 1800’s.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

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The report you can fully access here , examines the role manufacturing plays in employment at the national, state, and congressional district levels, including the number of jobs manufacturing supports, the wages those jobs pay, and manufacturing’s contribution to GDP.

LTL Carrier Profile: Old Dominion

The Logistics of Logistics

Old Dominion is based in Thomasville, North Carolina. In 1957, Old Dominion extended its operations to most major markets in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Five years later, the company relocated its headquarters to High Point, North Carolina, in 1962 and merged with Bottoms-Fiske trucking company. Old Dominion operates as a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier primarily in the United States and North America.

Insights from Counterfeiting Roundtable Part 1

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A roundtable of executives was held at North Carolina State University on May 31, 2017, focused on exploring insights into the following questions related to counterfeiting in the supply chain. Logs may be harvested in the US, shipped to China, processes as plywood using formaldehyde, and then imported and used to construct houses in the United States.

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. Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight.

High-Tech Nation: How Technological Innovation Shapes America’s 435 Congressional Districts

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iconic places, such as the Route 128 tech corridor around Boston, Massachusetts; Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and, of course, California’s white-hot Silicon Valley.

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

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That means we can expact warmer, drier weather in the Southern band of states, and cool, wet weather in the North. With La Niña, the jet stream is pushed farther to the north.