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.

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

Johnson & Johnson Moves to Close a Chapter in Multiple Branded Product Recalls

Supply Chain Matters

In the period between 2008-2010, pharmaceutical and healthcare products provider Johnson & Johnson, and in particular, its McNeil Consumer Products operating unit, faced a building crisis involving multiple branded OTC healthcare remedies such as Tylenol, because of quality and process issues focused on a specific production facility in Fort Washington Pennsylvania. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S.

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

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.

Ohio 100

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.

Ohio 100

Market Update: $3+ Trillion to Keep Up with Infrastructure Repairs

PLS Logistics

In Pennsylvania, nearly 1 in 4 bridges are considered structurally deficient. Ports and surface transportation must be able to accommodate the country’s growing population and freight volumes.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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.

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.

Amazon’s First Brick-And-Mortar Coming Spring 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Reading a recent news article about Amazon opening their first full brick-and-mortar location at the University of Pennsylvania, I thought, “I told you so.”. I have been discussing Amazon’s future plans for years, as well as many analysts.

Update on Delta Airlines Supply Chain Vertical Integration Strategy

Supply Chain Matters

At that time, Delta purchased a previously idled Trainer Pennsylvania refinery from Conoco Phillips for $150 million. In the airline industry, the largest cost of services rendered is the cost of aviation fuel followed by direct labor costs. Profitability and overall business financial results are therefore highly dependent on a predictable cost of fuel.

More on FedEx Acquisition of GENCO and Bongo International

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, we also called attention to FedEx’s acquisition of Bongo International, an e-commerce platform that facilitates international customers purchasing items from domestic websites Based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with reported revenues of $1.6 This is additional supplement to our previous Supply Chain Matters commentary highlighting FedEx’s latest fiscal third quarter earnings.

Two FedEx Acquisitions Point to Changing Needs and Market Dynamics for Third Party Logistics Services

Supply Chain Matters

GENCO is a premier North America 3PL based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with revenues of $1.6B. FedEx recently announced two acquisitions related to third-party logistics (3PL) and information technology services, an indication of the impact of today’s Omni-channel commerce implications on customer and consumer fulfillment requirements.

Update on Supply Chain Vertical Integration Strategy at Delta Airlines

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, Delta had reached an agreement with Conoco Phillips to purchase a previously idled Trainer Pennsylvania refinery for $150 million with plans to invest an additional $100 million to retrofit the refinery to optimize its ability to refine jet fuel, while securing additional distribution agreements for the gasoline and diesel fuels produced by the refinery. Fuel costs are by far, the single biggest expense in any airline’s value chain.

Amazon’s First Brick-And-Mortar Coming Spring 2016

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Reading a recent news article about Amazon opening their first full brick-and-mortar location at the University of Pennsylvania, I thought, “I told you so.”. I have been discussing Amazon’s future plans for years, as well as many analysts. The post Amazon’s First Brick-And-Mortar Coming Spring 2016 appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog 3PL Consumer Products Retail

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

EFT

Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. #49. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Theory & Practice (Demand Planning)

The Network Effect

Armstrong is a professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Kevin Dooley. I think it was Yogi Berra who said, “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is”.

Inspiration, Education, and Practical Advice: Modern Supply Chain Experience 2018

Oracle SCM

And we’re proud and honored to feature stories from customers such as The Wonderful Company , Church and Dwight , Actuant , Seagate , Cisco , APL Logistics , and NLMK Pennsylvania. By Krista Sterner , Event Marketing Director.

Kane Is Able to Unveil Natural Gas Trucks and New Trailers on August 18

Consumer Goods Logistics

Pennsylvania Senator John P. August 14, 2014 - Third-party logistics provider Kane Is Able, Inc. KANE -- www.kaneisable.com ) will hold a public event on Monday, August 18, 2014, to announce its entrance into the natural gas market.

Groundhog Day

Supply Chain Shaman

The largest Groundhog Day in the United States is in s Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania , with Punxsutawney Phil. . Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a Groundhog emerges fro m the burrow, then the forecast of an early spring is predicted.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Whitwer Tilden Public Library in Nebraska and Library of Pennsylvania State University who preserve the books (Scots Magazine, and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany for January 1810 , The Elements of the Science of War and The Independent Volume 58). NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

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.

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Have To Say About Manufacturing?

Cerasis

Areas like Pennsylvania, which was among the areas most affected by the offshoring of manufacturing jobs, reports Anna Orso , needs some sort of government stimulus to revitalize manufacturing.

‘Best in Class’ Supply chain from a Road warrior perspective – Part 1

The 21st Century Supply Chain

My first business trip as a supply chain road warrior was to Pennsylvania visiting a scissor lift truck company. by Carol McIntosh Firstly, what is a supply chain road warrior?

Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

DC 36

Good News For Workers In New (and Old) Distribution Centers

Lucas

Shiny new fulfillment centers built by Zulilly, Amazon and WalMart (among others) are creating thousands of new jobs in the shadows of shuttered manufacturing plants in places like Bethlehem and Allentown, Pennsylvania. Conveyors in a Zulilly fulfillment center.

DC 36

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Did You Know That … Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929). The History of the Shipping Container.

Your Competition is Training

Blue Ridge

In a recent study of 3000 companies, the University of Pennsylvania found that 10% of revenue spent of capital improvement increased productivity by 3.9%. Sven Aunapu. Director of LifeLine Services & Education. View From The Ridge: 64. July 8, 2016.

3 Lessons from Gold and Silver Pawn: This… is Supply Chain, This… is Pawn Stars

The 21st Century Supply Chain

I found an “item” dating back to 1910, Carnegie, Pennsylvania. by CJ Wehlage If you read my prior blog, “ Storage Wars rescues supply chain ignominy ”, you would have seen my garage after I moved from Boston to San Diego. Every box we collected for 16 years, stuffed in the Boston attic.

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Demand has been weaker in Florida and Pennsylvania this month. The energy sector heated up in January, which contributed to higher flatbed load counts for the month.

What Supply Chain Risks are Threatening Your Company?

Enterra Insights

Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem, professors at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, recommend being “alert to near-misses.” Common sense alone tells you automobile manufacturers face different risks than cosmetics manufacturers.

Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop

NC State SCRC

Other studies looked at vertical integration as a possible solution to these issues, and how inspections in the Pennsylvania fracking market led to improved learning and reduction of safety violations. I had the opportunity to sit in a number of academic presentations today, as part of the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Management Workshop for Early-Career Faculty.

Logistics Customer Service: The Story of the Wilson Ham Company

Consumer Goods Logistics

Back in 1957, KANE Freight Lines was still in the early stages of growth, with a very small fleet serving the valley cities of Northeast Pennsylvania. Culture and tradition are sustained by stories. Here’s one from the KANE archives. But KANE was slowly adding new customers and one of them was The Wilson Ham Company. read more