Report Indicates Possible Potponement of Boeing South Carolina Unionization Vote

Supply Chain Matters

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. 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.

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.

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

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community. Locating the plant near Toyota’s existing manufacturing site would enable the two companies to source parts from companies nearby that supply components for Corolla production.

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.

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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.

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. Aerospace Supply Chain Product Quality Supplier Management Boeing 787 supply chain independent blog commenting on global supply chain developments Supply Chain Matters Supply chain Matters blog

Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

Talking Logistics

Lidl, a German discount chain whose entrance in the U.K. in 1994 helped upend that country’s grocery sector, says it will open 20 stores in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by summer, with some arriving in the next few weeks.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It will take two to six months for supply chains to get back to normal, and some industries will suffer permanent losses, especially farmers. Long Beach is the highest-ranked port in the United States (20th in the world) with a berth productivity of 88, compared to 130 for Tianjin (China), 104 for Shanghai, 86 for Rotterdam (Netherlands), 78 for New York-New Jersey, and 71 for Charleston (South Carolina).

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

Given our latest discussions on the impact of the Trump presidency on the supply chain, Tim Barnes’ excellent article shown below is exceptionally timely! This model is used to a lesser extent with companies that supply the US government.

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. Supply Chain Strategies.

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

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. German supermarket chain Lidl will make its US debut by opening dozens of stores along the East Coast. Supply Chain friday in 5This week: Big warehouses get even bigger thanks to direct-to-consumer shipping trends, and Trader Joe’s gets some new competition.

Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast

Elementum

With freezing temperatures hitting as low as negative 18 degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall projected to reach up to 12 inches , Georgia , North Carolina , and Virginia have preemptively declared states of emergency. Supply Chain Disruptions. The inclement weather system has resulted in the closure of the Port of Virginia as well as most of the terminals in South Carolina’s Port of Charleston. weather supply chain disruptions storm

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

EFT

Given the limited amount of information on how the President Elect’s policies might impact supply chain and the headline-grabbing nature of this interview, we thought we’d go through the transcript and highlight the potions that have some relevancy for global supply chains. FRIEDMAN: Just so you know, General Electric has a big wind turbine factory in South Carolina. This all has implications for US as well as global supply chains.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

Cerasis

Otis attempted a reshoring project, bringing production from Mexico to South Carolina. Otis representatives say the company failed to consider the consequences of the new location and tried to do too much at once, including a supply chain software implementation.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

We are excited to extend our improved distribution model to the Northeast because it will provide quicker service to our large retailers and benefit consumers in this key market,” said Dave Swihart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “In Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Supply Chain Network

” Moore stated, “The new global value chain is based on relationship management: coordinating, collaborating and communicating to expedite and troubleshoot orders across an ecosystem of suppliers and channel partners. Activant provides customers with industry-specific software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and analytics. Social SC Synergy Supply Chain Management Support Services & Industry Initiatives Videos

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. Operational/Supply Chain Impacts: Ports and terminals in Miami, Tampa, St.