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Inbound Logistics

The St. Louis region offers an ideal transportation infrastructure to move goods, skilled labor to meet the peaks and valleys of industrial demand, and the availability of highly qualified IT personnel to manage staff and facilities

Logistics Leadership: The New Spirit of St. Louis

Inbound Logistics

For site selection teams, the St. Louis area’s logistics advantages make it ideal for storing and moving product

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Brandon Bohmer

PLS Logistics

Account Executive | St. Louis, MO I grew up in Peoria, IL, which is about 2 hours north from the St. Louis area. My wife and I decided to move down to the Edwardsville area, which is just outside of St. Louis. We finished our bachelor’s degrees together and loved St. Louis so much that we decided to stay and see what kind of opportunities would come about.

Professor Emeritus Eric Flamholtz Honored - UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

UCLA Anderson Professor Emeritus Eric Flamholtz was honored by his alma mater, Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, as one of their 2014 "Distinguished Alumni of the Year. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014. February 2014. January 2014. December 2013. November 2013. October 2013. Blogroll. Wall Street Journal. UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. UCLA Anderson Speaker Series.

Drake Harris

PLS Logistics

Senior Account Executive | St. Louis, MO I finished my degree at the University of Arkansas, where I studied English Creative Writing. In 2017, I was working in sales for a building materials company, overseeing their local deliveries.

Trends—November 2015

Inbound Logistics

Louis, Mo. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS), which ensures hazardous materials are safely produced, used, and disposed of, continues to evolve. Supply chain management technology tools remain a priority. Third-party logistics providers project future growth. remains an epicenter for all transportation modes, and is ripe for future growth opportunities

PLS Announces Two Internal Promotions to Expand its Leadership Team in 2020

PLS Logistics

James Penn, formerly the Satellite Office Leader for the Philadelphia office, and Justin Feroce, formerly the Satellite Office Leader for the St. Louis office, were promoted as a result of […]. CRANBERRY TWP., PA (Jan.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere , a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. Louis, Mo., Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution.

AASHTO 2019 Annual Meeting, Oct. 5-9

ivalua

The Ivalua team will be attending the AASHTO 2019 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Come and visit us at Booth 418! Ivalua at AASHTO. The AASHTO Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.

Intalere Selects Consus & Ivalua to Drive Source to Contract Best Practices

ivalua

New York, NY March 30, 2020 – Consus , a leading procurement services provider, today announced that Intalere, a healthcare supply chain GPO based in St. Louis, Mo., Healthcare supply chain GPO, Intalere, deploys an end-to-end Source to Contract solution across its purchasing functions. has gone live with Ivalua’s Source to Contract solution.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. .

The Future of Commercial Real Estate 2020

3PL Insights

These markets are Charlotte, Cincinnati, Denver, Louisville, Orlando, Portland, St. Louis and Tampa. At the beginning of 2020, the commercial real estate market was looking great. Unemployment was low and the economy was strong, giving people confidence to be more assertive with their investments. Businesses were making longer term commitments and investing money to expand their operations.

A Common Career Thread

Supply Chain Nation

from St. Louis to Salt Lake City, from Phoenix to Milwaukee and back again. My first job out of college was as a hospital cafeteria manager in St. Louis. Milissa Epps is director of industry solutions at Blue Yonder and has had a remarkable career journey that began with a unique opportunity, as a job relocation led her to a fulfilling career focused on category management. She’s spent many years in a variety of retail roles that has led her full circle to Blue Yonder.

The Ways Getting Creative With Your Supply Chain Will Save You Time and Money

Quantified Freight

Are you a display manufacturer and need to ship out a big roll-out from St. Louis, MO up into several Northeast states? “ Everyone is a genius, but if you ask a fish to climb a tree, it will feel stupid its entire life. ”. ~ Not Einstein. If you wouldn’t request this of a fish, then why on earth would you of your supply chain network providers?

Manufacturing Labor Productivity: A Vital Metric to Spur for American Manufacturing to Compete

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Two weeks ago the Bureau of Labor Statistics handed down some pretty dismal news for American manufacturing—news that was largely overshadowed by the façade of job growth numbers. Yes, American manufacturing is adding jobs. But our labor productivity numbers have fallen.

What Creates Jobs? Welcoming STEM Workers

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Politicians talk frequently about job creation. But what actually creates jobs is a subject of intense debate. Do we need more public spending? Fewer regulations? Smarter regulations? The answer usually depends on the audience and ignores the deeper questions. What kind of jobs are we creating? Do other jobs get destroyed?

What Steph Curry and LeBron James Can Teach Us About Innovation

Cerasis

The St. Louis Rams, dubbed the Greatest Show on Turf, demonstrated that an offense need not establish the run before throwing. Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. “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.

Reshoring Optimism, But Not Much Else

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog which tackles the hard numbers behind reshoring. Although, long term, reshoring makes sense for some, at the end of the day, what reshoring does is remind executives at manufacturing companies to look at the long term, then decide what is best for the company.

Flatbed Demand Soars, Boosting Rates 11¢

DAT Solutions

Memphis to St Louis rates rose 21¢, to $3.05/mile. The number of flatbed load posts increased 11% last week while truck posts dipped 1%, boosting the load-to-truck ratio to a whopping 88.5 loads per truck. That's crazy high even for flatbeds, which typically have higher ratios than vans or reefers.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Editor's Note : In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) , he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors.

Flatbed freight regains footing in December

DAT Solutions

Memphis to St. Louis fell to $3.48/mile – that is still a solid rate, but it represents a 75¢ drop. Flatbed carriers didn't hear a lot of good news in the second half of 2018. After the spikes we saw early in the year, prices started a slow and steady decline that lasted for months. That changed in December, as prices reversed course at a time when business is usually slow for flatbed carriers.

Everybody Needs STEM Talent

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Evidence of the shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) talent in the United States is plentiful. However, in an effort to stop immigration of high-skilled STEM workers, left wing advocates argue that there is no shortage. A new twist to their argument is to claim that STEM graduates do not always go into STEM fields and therefore are not in short supply.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St. Louis. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Tens of Thousands of New Jobs, and One Worry: Robots

Supply Chain Nation

It was only for residents of Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, San Diego and St. Louis. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. Depending on who you ask, it’s either the best of times or the worst of times for global trade. Protectionists villainize trade as damaging to U.S. workers, while on the other side of the coin pure laissez-faire traders consider free trade as a pure positive for the United States. . Mexico and China frequently are labeled as scapegoats for U.S. manufacturing decline.

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Southern States are Red-Hot for Vans

DAT Solutions

This week, the hot markets are St. Louis and Laredo , with thousands of load posts per day and a shortage of available trucks, for all trailer types. Freight volume continues to be strong for vans, especially in the South, where some rough weather disrupted freight movements last week, and produce harvests occupied the reefers that might have hauled dry van freight in the off-season. Van rates are holding steady at a national average of $1.79

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

DAT Solutions

Memphis to St. Louis tumbled 74¢ to $3.20/mile. Flatbed rates saw a spike in the week before Christmas, but otherwise they’ve stayed pretty close to where they were before Thanksgiving. Not that flatbed rates have been low – they just haven’t continued to climb like van and reefer rates have over the past month. And like the reefer and dry van segments, flatbed capacity has tightened after the ELD mandate went into effect.

Keeping Your Career Fresh

Supply Chain Nation

I spend the majority of my time with customers in Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago, and Minneapolis which allows me to explore the city with them. JDA customer relationship manager Jennifer (Baker) Suckey has taken lessons learned while working at Nordstrom – whose brand is synonymous with customer service excellence – and applied them to a successful career at JDA.

Global Volatility & AI: How It Will Affect Your Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Research. For procurement, uncertainty meets technology, most notably artificial intelligence, this year. Be prepared so you can reap the benefits. Geopolitical and market events promise to make 2019 a challenging year for supply chain and procurement teams, one full of both increased risks and opportunity. Forward-thinking professionals are looking to new technologies to help them make the most of it.

Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment

Freight Center

John Butterfield was already an experienced stage line operator on the east coast when he was awarded a contract by the Postmaster General to provide semi-weekly mail service from Memphis, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Echoes of the Past Reverberate With Historic Stagecoach Shipment.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Moyer: Suppose you have a truck leaving Los Angeles and going to Cincinnati, with stops in Oklahoma City and St. Louis. A conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities. Chuck Moyer has spent 37 years in the transportation industry, 31 of them in the same-day sector.

Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

Further south, Memphis to St. Louis dove 79¢ to $3.01/mi. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country. As a result, we saw continued decline in the national average rates for vans, reefers and flatbeds. That's a typical trend for this time of year, but volumes are starting to gather strength.

Worried About Foreign H-1B Hirers? Award More H-1B Visas!

Cerasis

Prior to ITIF, Adams was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned an M.A. The H-1B visa, a temporary visa to hire high-skilled foreign workers for jobs in the United States for which American workers are not available, is intended to be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Starting tomorrow, April 1, applications for this visa will be accepted and considered for fiscal year 2017.

New FTL Rates – Instant, All-Inclusive, Online Now – Full Truckload and Very Competitive FTL by Rail – Examples Here

Freightera

Pickup: St. Louis, MO 63103. Delivery: St. Louis, MO 63103. US domestic full truckload and FLT by rail rates ready to book on Freightera.com. April 2019 Rate Update. Awesome news! We just got new instant all-inclusive truckload rates and FTL by rail rates up on the website. These are very comprehensive US domestic FTL dry van and reefer rates with guaranteed prices and guaranteed availability.

Van Rates Showing Signs of Recovery

DAT Solutions

One is to look for a load from Memphis to St. Louis , which paid $2.36/mile last week. A second load from St Louis to Chicago paid an average of $1.97/mile. Spot market volumes exploded last week on the top 100 van lanes, which has been the clearest sign yet of recovery for vans. National average rates didn’t respond , but rates in those top 100 lanes added about $1.50 per load. That’s a very small change, but it’s a beginning.