Labor Union Seeks Organizing Vote at Boeing South Carolina Facility

Supply Chain Matters

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a labor union organizing vote within the aerospace producer’s North Charleston South Carolina production facility. The North Charleston South Carolina production facility was established as a secondary production and final assembly facility for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The largest organized labor union within Boeing has filed with the U.S.

Report Indicates Possible Potponement of Boeing South Carolina Unionization Vote

Supply Chain Matters

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a labor union organizing vote within the commercial aerospace producer’s North Charleston South Carolina production and final assembly facility. About a month ago, Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to reports that the largest labor union at Boeing had filed a petition with the U.S.

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Supply Chain News on Volvo Picks South Carolina for New Plant, as Battle Royale with UAW Likely on Schedule for 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Big Win for the Palmetto State, as Most New North American Auto Plants Going to Mexico of Late

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

DAT Solutions

Expansion at the Panama Canal, pictured above, has led to a business boom in South Carolina. But the South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion, and the industrial boom has been evident on DAT Load Boards.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment.

When it Comes to Direct-to-Consumer Shipping, Warehouse Size Matters

Supply Chain Nation

According to Hayley Peterson’s Business Insider article, A Trader Joe’s competitor is opening 100 stores in the US — see if it’s coming to your hometown, Lidl will open its first 20 stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with plans to open 100 stores over the next year. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

Otis attempted a reshoring project, bringing production from Mexico to South Carolina. There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. than simple cost comparisons. These initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

As mega-container ships replace smaller vessels in major east-west and north-south trades, terminals are struggling to turn the ships around and move containers through their facilities in a timely manner…Ships are growing at an accelerating, some would say alarming, rate as carriers become fixated on reducing operating costs as the key to profitability.

Breaking News- Boeing Indicates Manufacturing Defect in Some Dreamliner Wing Structures

Supply Chain Matters

Inspections are being carried out at Boeing assembly facilities near Seattle and Charleston South Carolina. The Wall Street Journal is reporting (paid subscription or free metered view) that Boeing and a key supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, are inspecting the wing assemblies of 43 yet to be delivered 787 Dreamliner aircraft after discovering hairline cracks caused by a manufacturing process.

Hurricane Irma Updates

Elementum

Authorities in South Carolina declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, September 6, in anticipation of the storm’s arrival over the weekend.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

Van demand has been growing in the South, and load counts were up in Atlanta and Memphis. The two rising markets in the south were Tampa and Birmingham , while Dallas and Harrisburg, PA have also been strong as of late.

Becoming the Next Auto Hub

Elementum

states under consideration are: Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Global car makers are facing massive costs to quickly develop new technologies by delving into the production of lower-emission cars and self-driving cars. The competition to be on top of the automotive industry means creating unusual partnerships.

Guest Post from Tim Barnes: Navigating Trump’s 35% import tax, and how US companies can utilize “Parallel Manufacturing” to grow globally

NC State SCRC

Contract manufacturing companies such as Celestica (based in Toronto, Canada) and Sanmina (based in South Carolina) already have plants in Texas and other places along the Mexico border as well as many other US locations.

[PROFILE] Zak Stern '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

College:  University of South Carolina, Business - Accounting. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

US Manufacturing plays a particularly important role in supporting jobs in a core group of states in the upper Midwest (East North Central and selected West North Central) and South (East South Central) states.

Hurricane Matthew: What You Need to Know

Elementum

Today, the Category-3 is headed for Jacksonville, Georgia, South and North Carolina. South Carolina: Saturday through Saturday evening. North Carolina (mainly south): Saturday afternoon through early Sunday.

BMW Announces Significant Investment in U.S. Manufacturing

Supply Chain Matters

Thus, it was rather noteworthy that last week, German premium auto maker BMW AG announced plans to invest a $1 billion dollars to expand its existing sports utility production facility located near Spartanburg South Carolina. Two of the most strategic markets for global automotive supply chains are that of China and the United States. That is especially pertinent in the premium model segment.

With New Fuel Tax Looming, Here’s a Way Logistics Directors can ‘C’ their ‘A’

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Journal report focuses on South Carolina’s legislature where, for the last thirty years, even discussing raising fuel taxes was regarded as a political third rail. The republican governor of South Carolina is suggesting he will veto the law.

What Steph Curry and LeBron James Can Teach Us About Innovation

Cerasis

“You have to see this kid from Davidson,” said my friends who had brought me to a small college gym in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 2008, as I watched a midseason college basketball game of little importance. And sure enough, just a few minutes in, this painfully skinny sophomore comes flying off a screen several feet behind the three-point line, still dogged by a defender, and then somehow sets his feet and still moving laterally lets an improbable shot fly.

Unlocking the Value of Global Supply Chain: the Case Studies

Supply Chain Opz

When they move back home, they will spread the words in local market Then they decide to build a production facility in South Carolina and gain a big market share in the United States 7) Conclusion Global supply chain is one of the most confusing subject in supply chain management.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

Headquartered in Livermore, California, Activant has operations in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Activant Solutions Inc.,

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market.

5 Things Trump Said in the NY Times Interview that Relate to Supply Chain

EFT

FRIEDMAN: Just so you know, General Electric has a big wind turbine factory in South Carolina. Today, the New York Times published the transcript of one of the only interviews done with President Elect Trump since the election on the 8 th.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. I helped create the first North American chapter of BVL International in the Carolinas, and we hosted two meetings at Volvo in North Carolina and Thyssen-Krupp in South Carolina.

Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

South Floridians are stocking up on supplies like gasoline and water while preparing to evacuate to the northern part of the state ahead of Irma, which is forecast to bring winds as high as 150 miles an hour to the state.

America’s Most Luxurious Truck Stops

GTG Technology Group

South of the Border (Hamer, South Carolina). Truck stops have come a long way over the years. In fact, it’s safe to say that some are simply awe-inspiring.

Hurricane Irma: Updates and Impacts

Elementum

Current Storm Status: While Irma has weakened to a tropical storm , it’s still packing winds of up to 97 kph and now covers six states : Alabama, North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

The totality is expected to be 70 miles wide, and stretch from coast to coast, crossing through eight states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning.