Kroger and Ocado break ground on Ohio fulfillment centre


It is being constructed in Monroe, Ohio. Ohio is a premier destination for businesses to grow, and I welcome Kroger and Ocado's decision to choose the Cincinnati region for this exciting project," said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. This is a state-of-the-art facility that represents the intersection of Ohio's budding tech and food sectors and the next step in advancing Kroger customers' shopping experiences.". The Kroger Co.

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Kroger and Ocado break ground on Ohio fulfillment center


It is being constructed in Monroe, Ohio. Ohio is a premier destination for businesses to grow, and I welcome Kroger and Ocado's decision to choose the Cincinnati region for this exciting project," said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. This is a state-of-the-art facility that represents the intersection of Ohio's budding tech and food sectors and the next step in advancing Kroger customers' shopping experiences.". The Kroger Co.

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Monroe, Ohio to host first Kroger and Ocado joint fulfilment centre


We and our partners at REDI Cincinnati are excited Kroger has chosen Ohio for its first customer fulfilment centre in the United States," said Dana Saucier, JobsOhio vice president and head of economic development. Kroger is committed to helping position Cincinnati and Ohio as a destination for digital and technology talent. We are proud to choose our HQ state of Ohio as the first location for this first-of-its-kind customer fulfilment centre in the U.S.," The Kroger Co.

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Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain Basics with Jason Miller. Jason Miller and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain basics. Jason is a professor of supply chain at Michigan State University, which is ranked as one of the top supply chain schools in the world.

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison

The Logistics of Logistics

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison. John Tillison and Joe Lynch discuss why integrated supply chains are more durable. John chose to leave Roadway/YRC in 2010 to join Pitt Ohio Express. John headed up Pitt Ohio’s enterprise solutions group. Key Takeaways – Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable . Additional supply chain partners can drive risk (cost, delays, errors) into the supply chain.

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Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management? A premium resource, dedicated to academic positions in logistics, is the Academic Hiring Survey (pdf), provided by The Ohio State University. Research Logistics Operations Management Supply Chain Management Akadeus offers an interesting collection of open positions in business schools worldwide.

How To Be An Anti-Racist in SCM

SCM Research

In a recent interview , Terry Esper, a logistics scholar from The Ohio State University, shares his experience with racism and gives us excellent advice. Practice Supply Chain ManagementThe world is currently watching the shocking cases of police violence in the United States. But racism also exists on a smaller, more subtle level.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Equipment shortages at certain inland ramps are at a critical situation with Ohio container ramps as some of the worst impacted.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read


If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. Made In Ohio – A terrific local blog with a focus on Ohio industrial concerns, this site is ideal for seeing how changes in the industry affect the common worker. ( @MADEinOHIOus ).

Supply Chain Professional Do’s and Don’ts during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! Supply Chain Professional article and permission to publish here provided by Tim Moore. There has never been a moment in time since the second world war, that there has been so much global awareness and need for resilient and dynamic supply chains, and the qualified professionals to manage them; in a single strategic battle toward a common enemy.

Logistics for Middle Market Companies

Kane is Able

Foundation Professor in Business, Professor of Logistics, and Chair of the Department of Marketing & Logistics at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He is an academic advisory board member to the National Center for the Middle Market located at Ohio State. Supply Chain ChallengesNoted logistics educator Dr. Thomas J. Goldsby is the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 8, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

An Ohio GM Plant Clodes its Doorsm Chinese firm is Selling on Google, Recylables Prices in Freefall, Economic Forecasts are Coming in Weak

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Understanding the Need for Supply Chain Visibility in Industry 4.0


Here’s a scenario: You, the Chief Supply Chain Officer, just received a call from your flagship store in Ohio saying they are running short of inventory. Before you know it, a simple gap in the supply-demand cycle has resulted in public backlash and worse, loss of customer confidence in your brand. This would be a nightmare for any supply chain professional, right? Alternate suppliers could also be identified to help you survive nodal supply shocks.

The Coming Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

How digital supply chain management, the broad concept that cloud-based systems, analytics and monitoring of goods, vehicles and other assets via the Internet of Things will improve the way supply chains run, is a major concern for many logistics organizations today. digital supply chain management spans multiple technologies and includes its fair share of buzzwords but how will it all work? The post The Coming Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain!

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. Supply chain compliance may include things such as employee labor laws, hazardous material handling, and environmental concerns. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. Labels and Supplies. A compliant barcode is just the first step to supply chain compliance.

Reflection on the Gartner North American Supply Chain Executive Conference


As a recovering supply chain executive, now academic instructor, I am afforded the opportunity to talk to supply chain practitioners, technologists, and thought leaders to better understand how change is affecting business and the supply chain. While there’s no question the topic is relevant, in my discussions with many business leaders, I find there is an even more fundamental reality affecting global supply chains today.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


I had an opportunity to work on a number of exciting projects this past year, and in the process, spent a lot of time talking about digital supply chains with a lot of really informed people. Here are a few of the big stories that I wrote about this past year that I believe define some of the big shifts in the supply chain ecosystem we witnessed in 2017, and the predictions for 2018.

The 2016 Operations Summit Is Here!

ModusLink Corporation

Today marks the second day of the Operations Summit at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. ModusLink News e-commerce ecomm Operations Summit Ops Summit supply chain supply chain managementWe’re looking forward to another day of meeting new faces, sitting in on innovative talks and, of course, networking with current and future partners, who make up some of the world’s best and brightest in the global […].

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Travel Bans and Stockpiling Can Cripple the Ebola Response Supply Chain

Supply Chain @ MIT

These measures have merit, but they could also severely disrupt the supply chains that deliver the workers and supplies that are critical to fighting the Ebola virus. Stockpile of personal protective equipment in Ohio (Photo: Ohio Department of Health). Originally posted on Humanitarian@MIT : By Jarrod Goentzel.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Amazon now ships to your Audi’s trunk ( USA Today ). JDA “Writes the Book” on Supply Chain. In the warehouse automation realm, Swisslog announced that it has acquired FORTE Industries, a warehouse automation system integrator based in Mason, Ohio. What is the shelf life of a supply chain management book?

Overcoming the Objections to Being Transparent


I had an opportunity to speak to a group of executives at Ohio State University ‘s Center for Operational Excellence , at the Fisher College of Management, on the subject of transparency and the cultural changes implicit in moving to a digital ecosystem. This structure should be guided by the Law of Transparency: “People need access to information that ensures they can react and improve supply chain outcomes.”,

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. With dynamic product lines (more than 8,000 styles of boots, shirts, jeans and more), the company requires flexibility in how it operates throughout the supply chain, and HighJump’s solution helps to improve order accuracy and efficiency from top to bottom.

Taking a Holistic View on Inventory May Lead to Change in Strategy

Talking Logistics

Inventory optimization has always been a challenge while designing and planning a supply chain. Often companies believe they are holding too much inventory in their supply chain and view inventory optimization as inventory “reduction.” It’s important to look at each piece holistically when implementing an inventory strategy: Safety stock protects against demand and supply variability and uncertainty.

New Editors for the Journal of Business Logistics (Guest Post by C.M. Wallenburg, WHU)

SCM Research

Starting January 2016, Walter Zinn and Thomas Goldsby , both Professors at The Ohio State University (OSU), will be in charge of this premier supply chain journal. Research Conference Guest Post Journal Logistics Supply Chain Management In my recent post , I wrote that the CSCMP’s Educators’ Conference is a forum to catch the latest news from our field.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. Infor Advanced Planning Optimizes Supply Chains.

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Never Miss a Call for Papers Again

SCM Research

Sunny Hasija from The Ohio State University has now provided a solution for us. Research CfP Journal Supply Chain ManagementHave you ever missed a relevant call for papers (CfP) from one of your favorite SCM journals?

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Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Featured Strategy Transportation energy bottlebecks energy supply and demand gas pipeline system MIT supply chain master'sAmerica’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

Whether in official press releases, mass emails, or executive meetings, business leaders acknowledged that tough times may indeed be ahead, but also expressed confidence and cautious optimism that supply chain disruptions would be minimal. However, with illnesses also impacting bottlers, the surge in demand could not be complemented with growth in supply, resulting in millions of gallons being dumped due to curdling. Chamber of Commerce, Supply Chain Dive reported.

Leadership Commitment to Strategic Suppliers Makes a Big Difference

Supply Chain View from the Field

The meeting was opened up by the CEO of the company, who shared his thoughts with the suppliers on some of the issues facing everyone in the oil and gas supply chain in Canada and the US. What that means is that just as traditional sources of supply are in decline, sources that only a decade ago were uneconomical to recover are now in play, thanks to advancements in technologies such as horizontal drilling.

A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

What palletized freight shippers in Ohio are dealing with on a day-to-day basis is very, very different from shippers in Europe who are shipping pan-Europe across all modes (intermodal, short sea, and across borders), and that’s different from shippers who are dealing with freight movements in places like Brazil where you have to worry about freight being intercepted and hijacked, and that’s different from having to deal with the myriad of local carriers in Asian countries.

Spectra Energy Supplier Forum: Driving Collaborative Project Management

Supply Chain View from the Field

These executives provided an overview of the incredible growth in the natural gas pipeline structure that is being driven by the massive shale gas reserves in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Ohio that are driving the need for gas and LNG distribution lines. I had the pleasure and honor of attending the 2nd annual Supplier Forum, hosted by Union Gas & Spectra Energy in Hamilton, Ontario at the end of April.

Manufacturing Keeps Going Strong At Mar-Bal


Mar-Bal continues production under the guidelines set forth by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The Ohio policy, which was one of the first enacted in the US, recognizes the need for critical manufacturers required to continue operation to supply the state and country during these difficult times. These supply chain fluctuations wreak havoc on Mar-Bal’s production scheduling.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… BluJay Solutions Acquires Leading Mobility Solutions Provider Blackbay. Having adequate capacity is critical to supply chain execution, and MercuryMart provides shippers with access to a larger set of suppliers faster than ever before, all from their TMS platform,” said Monica Wooden, CEO and Co-Founder of MercuryGate International, Inc. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen?

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. Introduction.

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