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.

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.

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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

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

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.

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.

‘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?

Academics share insights about sustainable supply chains at NC State Workshop


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.

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.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Foxconn, for example, announced plans to reshore in Pennsylvania, investing $40 million for a mostly automated plant. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

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.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


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.

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


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 9

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.

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


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.

Product Information Management for the Modern Supply Chain

Oracle SCM

“The change management process and a lot of the workflow that we needed is built into the [Oracle Product Hub Cloud] service,” says Jamie Hornstein, director of information services for Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

FOCUS 2015: On Track for Innovation

Supply Chain Nation

Steve Tracy and Maria Taylor of Pennsylvania State University will discuss the talents and skillsets that supply chain professionals will need to succeed in the future.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Lauren Webber at the Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article on the topic this week, highlighting the work of Steve Viscelli, a sociologist and fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Robert A. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

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.

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.

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

DAT Solutions

Some individual markets offered a lot of loads , and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Southern Idaho, much of Wisconsin and Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania.

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Have To Say About Manufacturing?


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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929). Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

4 Key Takeaways from the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo

Ryder Exchange

The wide spread success of natural gas fueling in California, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, West Virginia and Texas demonstrates how state-led strategies and coalitions work. Transportation as we know it is changing with unprecedented momentum.

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.

Rates Drift Down for Vans and Reefers in Mid-July Slump

DAT Solutions

Pennsylvania (2.0). Pennsylvania (2.8). National average van rates are sliding, but they’re still a few cents above the June average, so the typical mid-July slump isn’t as bad for some truckers as it was in previous years.

Top 10 Cities for eCommerce Fulfillment


Allentown, Pennsylvania. Winning eCommerce customers means fast, affordable delivery—for both you and your customers.

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains


There are similar scenarios playing out in Texas and Pennsylvania as well. For those of you on the coasts (all three of them—East, West, and Gulf) you may be vaguely aware of the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota.

Fostering a Passion for Food Into a Career in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

At the time, we were expanding rapidly into new markets in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Pam Erb has built a 30+ year career at Wegmans, a regional supermarket chain. Her career with Wegmans all started with gourmet foods and cheeses and today, she is the vice president of supply chain.

Work Hard and Listen

Supply Chain Nation

The combination of a Pennsylvania-bred work ethic and mastery of the art of listening – to customers and colleagues – has propelled her to success.

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.

It’s Manufacturing Week! – A Look At American Manufacturing and Ingenuity for MFG Day


So far, this year, nearly 1,400 have signed up, with over 65 in Pennsylvania alone. Editor's Note: In honor of Mfg Day 2016, we feature two of our friends from The Rodon Group and Manufacturing Stories in a celebration of what already makes America great.

Top 11 Cities for Pop-up Fulfillment — Infographic


Allentown, Pennsylvania. Winning e-commerce customers means fast, low-cost delivery. Ultimately, this requires getting your product closer to your customers. Pop-up fulfillment is a way for retailers to add fulfillment centers quickly. You can pop-up capacity when and where you need it.

Sheetz Expands with New Distribution Center

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Supplies are currently transported from Sheetz’s sole distribution center located in Pennsylvania, but the new facility will allow sustained growth while continuing to ensure delivery of fresh goods at a lower cost.

From the Archives: The Journeys We Take, The Choices We Make

Talking Logistics

It took us nine days to cross Pennsylvania…but then we entered the flatness of Ohio and the rest of the Midwest, and by the time we reached the Rockies, we were well broken in.

Greg Javor: “Our mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit”

Supply Chain Movement

For example, we had a regional distribution facility in Reading Pennsylvania. Like the sea-faring coffee traders who inspired its logo it’s not all been plain sailing at Starbucks.

How to Find Capacity in a Snowstorm

DAT Solutions

All commercial vehicles have been banned from I-84 in Pennsylvania, and New York State has closed I-84 to all traffic. Winter Storm Stella has arrived. As I write this, there are 84 weather restrictions in effect in the Northeast.