Warren Buffett Optimistic on US Business Growth

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US billionaire Warren Buffett has backed American businesses to continue to create "mind-boggling" wealth, and the investment guru, known as the "Sage of Omaha", said US stocks were "virtually certain to be worth far more in the years ahead

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Lest We Forget

Kinaxis

He had been part of the Normandy invasion, the ship he was stationed on involved in the seaborne attack at Omaha Beach. by Alexa Cheater Today is Remembrance Day (also known as Veterans Day in the US). It is a day to honor and remember the sacrifices of so many who gave their lives, and continue to give them, to provide a world where peace is a possibility. It is not a day to write about frivolous things like chocolate, or turkey, or houseplants, like I’ve done in the past.

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The Big Game & Supply Chain Planning

Blue Ridge

Yelling “Omaha!”. You probably heard Peyton Manning yelling “Omaha” a lot this season.and you probably also realized that this often signaled to his team they were going to change the play on the fly. Did you watch the Super Bowl this past Sunday? Whether you were pulling for the Panthers or betting on the Broncos, I wonder if you were drawing any analogies to supply chain planning?

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Three Sisters, my Wife, and a Nun….

Supply Chain Nation

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska and spent the first 14 years of my life there. In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Mark Nordick, senior vice president, customer success at Blue Yonder, writes about the most impactful woman in his life and the lessons he’s learned and applied to his life and career. I have three sisters and grew up with a caring mother and father. We lived in the countryside until I was 9 or 10 years old.

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Network Consolidation: A Step Forward for Market-Driven Value Networks?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, GHX, a healthcare consortia, acquired Omaha, NE-based, privately held H-Card, LLC, known as Hap-X. Market-driven Value Networks: An adaptive network focused on a value-based outcomes. The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy and sell-side markets) bi-directionally with near-real time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. Today’s supply chain processes are inside-out with a focus on orders and shipments.

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Veterans Day with Gratitude

Supply Chain Nation

On June 6 he boarded a Higgins Boat (landing craft), circled for 45 minutes and then proceeded to land on Dog Red Beach part of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Roughly 4,400 allied troops died during the D Day invasion, of which 1,200 died that day on Omaha Beach. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

DAT Solutions

It also snowed in Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City, but nobody gets quite so worked up about that. It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virginia. Snow and ice are everywhere, and tens of thousands are without power.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. The ISM PMI index is at a 50.8 reading signifying very modest growth. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Retail Sales . . households cut back on purchasing autos in March contributing to the weak GDP performance in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said retail sales declined 0.3 percent last month after being flat in February. When automobiles, gas, building materials and food services are excluded core retail sales inched up 0.1

Why Do We Focus on Solutions Before Defining The Problem?

TrackVia

Barbara Campbell, Business System Advisor at Mutual of Omaha, encourages the business to “come to her with problems, not solutions.” You’ve heard the common cliche, “Bring solutions, not problems.” It’s practically an expectation in the business world. In marketing, requestors often suggest solutions, like “I need a video to drive leads.” In the world of IT developers, it’s “I need an app.”

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Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

DAT Solutions

Hot Markets for the week included Medford, OR; Rapid City, SD; Omaha, NE; Little Rock, AR; Shreveport, LA; and Montgomery, AL. Flatbed load availability declined 24% last week on the spot market, as load board activity paused for Thanksgiving. The load-to-truck ratio rose 11%, to 6.4 loads per truck, however. It's the beginning of the off-season for flatbeds, so every little surge helps.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. From my point of view, I am optimistic about the coming year as we wrap up a solid 2016 at Wagner Logistics. The logistics industry has the wind at its back with stronger consumer spending and manufacturing stabilizing. . Let’s look at the numbers. . Service industries boom.

Veterans Day with Gratitude

Supply Chain Nation

On June 6 he boarded a Higgins Boat (landing craft), circled for 45 minutes and then proceeded to land on Dog Red Beach part of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Roughly 4,400 allied troops died during the D Day invasion, of which 1,200 died that day on Omaha Beach. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

DAT Solutions

Omaha, NE. Van rates jumped 6¢ last week, prompted by a 49% increase in load posts on DAT load boards. There was an 11% increase in truck posts, week over week, so the load-to-truck ratio advanced 32%, from 2.1 loads per truck. Because last week was a full work week, and the week before included Thanksgiving, the additional work day would be expected to generate a 20% to 25% increase in all load board activity.

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Psychic Truck Lines

Tailwind

Okay… well the reason I was phoning in is that I have a full truck…” “Load of Kick-a-poo Joy Juice going from Omaha out to the west coast and you need it there on Friday.”. “Um… “Thanks for calling Psychic Truck Lines – that will be $3,495 before taxes”. “Um… Um… okay… well… it’s Jim Weir here from Corn Stalk Beverages… and I… “Yes Jim, we know it’s you.”.

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The Red Poppy Express

Tailwind

Eisenhower, who led the Allied forces to the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy – Gold, Sword, Juno, Utah, Omaha – on June 6th, 1944 alloyed the a combined force of: 6,939 naval vessels 11,590 aircraft 156,00 allied troops ​ Within four days, 326,000 troops, and 106,428 tons of supplies had landed on the beaches of Normandy – owing to the sacrifice of some 4,413 allied soldiers who died that day.

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‘Truckemon Go’ trucking software app

Tailwind

We have half or our drivers in the nation now congregating at these gol’ darned Truck-e-mon Stops,” said Armand Roadstrips, Chief Dispatch Officer of Central Trucking out of Omaha Nebraska. “Look… I just found a Load over by the hockey arena!”. And with those words Harold Wicks kicked his 2023 Peterbuilt into gear and drove quickly to pick up his load ahead of the four other big rigs trying to catch up with him. That’s the third load I found this week!’

American Idle

Tailwind

We now get to select the one winner who will get to go on for an all expenses trip paid to Omaha Nebraska for the national American Idle competition. American Idle Welcome to the 4th season of American Idle, Ladies & Gentlemen. My name is Ryan SeatRest and I am going to be your emcee for this afternoon show. And here are our 3 fantastic judges who are going to rate the driving skills of our three drivers. Let’s give it up for Simon Scowl, Paula Abdrool and Randy TireJackson! <insert

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy. It also provides the Federal Reserve with their targeted 2 percent CPI goal allowing them to begin raising the Fed lending rate this year.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

Lincoln and Grand Island, NE (Omaha market, I-35). The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning. The sky will go dark and stars will be visible along the path of the "totality," as the moon blocks all light from the sun except a circle of brightness around the edge. Highways in eight states could be gridlocked for hours. Tourists are flocking to cities and towns along the path of the totality, reserving every last hotel room and rental car.