Werner acquires regional carriers in $142M deal with ECM Transport Group

The Supply Chain Journal

The ECM group of companies includes regional truckload carriers Cheswick, Pennsylvania-based ECM Transport, which operates a fleet of 450 trucks, and Motor Carrier Services of Pennsylvania, which has 50 trucks and is headquartered in Northwood, Ohio.

JAGGAER ONE Solution Proves Vital in Helping the University of Pennsylvania Manage Procurement Through the Covid-19 Pandemic

Jaggaer

The post JAGGAER ONE Solution Proves Vital in Helping the University of Pennsylvania Manage Procurement Through the Covid-19 Pandemic appeared first on Jaggaer. Press Release

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Anti-poaching deal between logistics firms unenforceable, Pa. high court rules

The Supply Chain Journal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a no-hire provision between two Pittsburgh-based logistics firms is not enforceable under commonwealth law.

A Costly Disconnect

Consumer Goods Logistics

freight consolidation | retail inbound transportation l Pennsylvania freight Download. White Paper: The Purchasing-Logistics Disconnect. Retailers today face an opportunity to save millions of dollars a year, simply by fixing a structural flaw built into most retail supply chains. That same fix can drastically lower carbon emissions. White Paper: The Purchasing-Logistics Disconnect. DOWNLOAD. read more.

Mother’s Day Truck Convoy helps Make-A-Wish children

The Supply Chain Journal

The 2021 Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will take place May 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The convoy provides funding more than 75% of the wishes granted for the Susquehanna Valley chapter, which includes areas of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

Kane is Able

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day. Thankfully, the severity of the storm fell short of predictions and roads remained safely drivable for the duration of the weather event.

Amazon to hire 75K workers for North American logistics, fulfillment

The Supply Chain Journal

According to Amazon, the states with the most open positions are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. Amazon.com Inc.

NZCS chat recap: How investors can hold companies accountable on climate change

The Supply Chain Journal

She holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of business. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Net-Zero Carbon Summit. Fireside chat topic: Helping investors match money and ethics.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

MIT Supply Chain

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’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.

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics Plus (Erie, Pennsylvania) — A logistics company providing truckload, less-than-truckload, fulfillment, international freight forwarding, air charter and project cargo services. Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

Drug distributors propose wide-ranging opioid settlement

The Supply Chain Journal

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro accepted the deal. This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here.

Bed Bath & Beyond’s supply chain transformation accelerates with Ryder deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The two facilities will be in Frackville, Pennsylvania, and in Southern California. The transformation of the Bed Bath & Beyond ( NASDAQ: BBBY ) supply chain is taking the next step with an agreement with Ryder System ( NYSE: R ) announced Monday.

A Look at the Lehigh Valley Warehousing Boom

Consumer Goods Logistics

It may be too early to make a claim of that magnitude, but that’s what some people are saying about Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley – home to KANE’s Allentown warehousing campus. An East Coast version of Southern California’s Inland Empire? Logistics Industry News

Subscription box boom: How solutions provider innovates to sustain 300% growth

The Supply Chain Journal

We like the feature in the TMS where we can just go out to everybody we know and say, ‘Hey, we got this truck going to Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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The New Retail Paradigm with Ali Raza

The Logistics of Logistics

Ali joined his first tech startup while still an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. The New Retail Paradigm with Ali Raza. Ali Raza and Joe Lynch talk about the new retail paradigm.

Chip shortage will be with us a long while; Hyundai invests over $7B in US

The Supply Chain Journal

Hyundai also operates port facilities in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oregon and California, along with design and technical centers across the country. The semiconductor chip shortage continues to be the dominant news item in the automotive supply chain world.

Defect impacts chassis availability on Norfolk Southern’s network

The Supply Chain Journal

NS has found additional repair capacity in markets such as Chicago, Atlanta, eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in addition to using its normal equipment vendors. Norfolk Southern is seeking to quickly repair potentially defective chassis across its network.

Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

The Supply Chain Journal

In the Northeast, severe storms will develop in western New York, as well as parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania. This includes the Interstate 76, 81 and 90 corridors in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, New York, in addition to State College, Harrisburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

An interview with Manfred (Manny) Reiche, Client Solutions

Alloy

He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Manfred (Manny) Reiche is the Data Operations Manager at Alloy.

This Week in Logistics News (October 31 – November 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

As of the writing of this, swing states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina were still counting ballots, and the races are too close to call. As I wrote earlier this week, the election is behind us – well, maybe not. With record numbers of mail-in votes still being counted, a winner has yet to be declared.

What Exactly Is Omnichannel 2.0 and How Is It Different?

GlobalTranz

According to the Wharton University of Pennsylvania , the measures to fully utilize omnichannel 2.0 Omnichannel is a term frequently used in today’s modern supply chain management. Omnichannel capability is associated with getting product to the customer in any possible fashion, that is convenient for the customer. The emergence of e-commerce mainly drives this, and in the process, is turning traditional supply chain models on their heads.

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.

Should We Have 18-Year-Old Truck Drivers?

Consumer Goods Logistics

I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. Nothing but farm land in all directions. My town had one traffic light, and it was a blinking light. So pretty sedate. Truck Drivers

Throw Back Thursday: Remembering ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ from Kinexions

Kinaxis

This global manufacturer of surface-cutting tools, with headquarters in western Pennsylvania. by Melissa Clow Kinexions is in 26 days! As we countdown the days, I’m remembering our fascinating customer videos. Today I’d like to share the interview on ‘Meeting Customer Demand in a Complex Industry’ at Kinexions.

Introducing the Journal of Operations Management (Guest Post by the Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

Daniel Guide is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University. In today’s guest post, Thomas Y. Choi and Daniel Guide, Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management , provide an introduction to their journal, which is a leading journal of our field.

The Log Book: J.B. Hunt inspires LGBTQIA+ inclusion with resource group

The Supply Chain Journal

On Saturday, the group announced on its Instagram page that they had made it to Sunbury, Pennsylvania but were dealing with issues of overheating. The Logbook is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: J.B.

Customers Want to Be Treated Royally

Enterra Insights

Toms ( @SarahEToms ), from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, most companies are deluding themselves about how customer-centric they really are.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: New Penn is a long-time Northeastern LTL

The Supply Chain Journal

NASDAQ:YRCW), that it would close its corporate offices in Lebanon, Pennsylvania after 88 years, and consolidate operations there with YRC’s Field Resource Center at the parent’s Overland Park, Kansas headquarters.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

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. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

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. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

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. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers.

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Nestlé USA and Enterra Solutions Sign Multi-Year Cognitive Computing Agreement

Enterra Insights

Most of the data analytics and modeling will be performed at Nestlé USA in Northern Virginia and Enterra’s offices in Pennsylvania. It is with a great deal of pleasure I announce Enterra Solutions ® has signed a multi-year solution-as-a-service contract with Nestlé USA®. The agreement calls for Enterra to provide a next generation analytics and insights platform along with other business applications to Nestlé.

Five Reasons Why Are We Not Making Progress on Inventory Management

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, I am cruising major freeways traveling from Chicago to my new home in Pennsylvania. 90, then 80, followed by 76. The highway rolls ahead of me. There are endless mile markers. It is a long day. Against my friends’ advice, I decided to drive to speak to 120 business leaders at the Gains Systems event. The rain delays through the summer soured me on air travel. The sun is shining. The fall harvest—on either side of the road—bountiful.

Arkieva COO Shapes Discussion on Demand Planning in the Bioscience & Pharmaceutical Industries

Arkieva

The Delaware Bio & Pennsylvania Bio Supply Chain Summit on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, features round-table discussions on the scope of the Pharmaceutical and Bioscience industry. Changing market conditions makes demand planning in the bioscience and pharmaceutical industries highly critical. More accurate demand planning and forecasting is required for achieving overall business objectives in the areas of growth and operational efficiency.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

GlobalTranz

2015 ATA Management Conference and Exhibition Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; October 17-20. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.