Tennessee lawmaker frustrated by Buttigieg’s I-40 bridge response

The Supply Chain Journal

The Tennessee Republican revealed her frustration during a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday for Carlos Monje, nominated to be undersecretary of transportation for policy at the U.S.

Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas

The Supply Chain Journal

The six-lane Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee was shut down Tuesday afternoon after authorities said they found a crack in the center span. As of Thursday morning, the bridge was still closed in both directions, according to Tennessee and Arkansas road closure maps.


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CBP finds meth stashed inside peanut shells

The Supply Chain Journal

Hundreds of grams of methamphetamine were found stuffed inside peanut shells at an express consignment hub in Memphis, Tennessee, officials said Monday. Logistics News drug smuggling express shipments Memphis Tennessee Methamphetamine peanuts US Customs and Border Protection

Trip Report on University of Tennessee Supply Chain Forum

Supply Chain Digest

Interesting Presentations from Caterpillar, Unilever, Procter and Gamble, Mondelez and More

The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

This troubling trend is explored in more detail in a new white paper published by the University of Tennessee Center for Executive Education titled, “Unpacking Risk Shifting: A White Paper Challenging Unreasonable Risk-Shifting in the Transportation and Logistics Industry.” 3PL Outsourcing Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Risk Management Gresham's Law Kate Vitasek logistics outsourcing procurement risk shifting University of Tennessee Vested

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I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks

The Supply Chain Journal

Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Tennessee to find out how the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting that state and Arkansas has affected freight movement. Related: Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas.

Watch: How One Fast-Food Chain Is Surviving the Pandemic

Supply Chain Brain

Andrea Sordi, clinical assistant professor at the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, weighs the risk and rewards involved in Taco Bell’s decision to introduce a major new product to its menu during the pandemic

Watch: How Will Automotive Companies Survive the Pandemic?

Supply Chain Brain

Thomas Goldsby, professor and Haslam Chair in Logistics in the Supply Chain Management Department of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, discusses the changes in automotive supply chains being wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and shifts in consumer buying habits

Watch: The Impact of the Pandemic on the Food Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Mary Long, director of the Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, reports on the types of shortages that grocery stores were experiencing in late 2020 and into 2021, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Watch: Adjusting Global Supply Chains to a Reopened Economy

Supply Chain Brain

Thomas Goldsby, Professor & Haslam Chair in Logistics in the Supply Chain Management Department at the University of Tennessee, sketches a picture of how supply chains might be permanently changed by the pandemic, even as they adjust to its end

Shareholder Value is Inextricably Linked to Supply Chain Performance

Material Handling and Logistics

"Supply chain integration is an increasingly essential component of shareholder value, and to achieve that, supply chain leaders need to speak the language of the Board of Directors and the executive suite,” said Paul Dittmann of the University of Tennessee

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US


A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact.

Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

Supply Chain News Makers Video Series on Understanding the Supply Chain Efficient Frontier

Supply Chain Digest

Sean Willems of University of Tennessee with Some New Ways to Consider Tradeoff Curves

Best Practices for Supply Chain Transparency

Supply Chain 24/7

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute outlines the best practices for leveraging transparency in supply chains for financial profit

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Supply Chain Graphic of the Wee on Building a Supply Chain Sustainability Scorecard

Supply Chain Digest

New University of Tennessee White Paper Provides a Template, Based on Interviews with 16 Companies

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes places such as Lubbock, Texas; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

Vessel traffic flowing again on Mississippi River under I-40

The Supply Chain Journal

Traffic was stopped Tuesday after transportation officials found of a beam fracture in the Interstate 40 bridge (Hernando DeSoto Bridge) that connects Arkansas and Tennessee. Related: Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas.

FedEx unit invests $100 million in Indian logistics firm Delhivery

The Supply Chain Journal

Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx began serving India in 2002. FedEx Express, the air and international unit of FedEx Corp.

Amazon to hire 75K workers for North American logistics, fulfillment

The Supply Chain Journal

According to Amazon, the states with the most open positions are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. Amazon.com Inc.

Creating a Transparent Supply Chain Best Practices

Supply Chain 24/7

This University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute whitepaper addresses the key issues in supply chain sustainability transparency, it presents the results that demonstrate the relationship between sustainable supply chain visibility, traceability, integrity, and transparency

How to Enhance Sustainable Supply Chain Efforts through Transparency

Material Handling & Logistics

"No longer can supplier issues like child labor utilization, product contamination, sweatshop factory conditions, polluted waterways, or toxic spills be ignored, (to name just a few types of concerns that have been showcased in recent years) be ignored by major manufactures or remain hidden from the broader public," says University of Tennessee study.

Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s, and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Kate Vitasek (University of Tennessee) and Karl Manrodt (Georgia Southern University) discuss the current state of Vested Outsourcing and the key findings from their latest book, Vested: How P&G, McDonald’s, and Microsoft are Redefining Winning in Business Relationships.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of May 8, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

US Trade Deficit Soars, Union Pacific Knows How to Run a Railroad, New 3D Printing Factory Inside UPS Hub, Kroger Makea Progress in Hiring Disable for Tennessee DC

Geodis acquires broker Velocity Freight Transport

The Supply Chain Journal

Geodis’ Americas operation is based in Brentwood, Tennessee, near Nashville. French logistics company Geodis said Tuesday that it has acquired freight broker Velocity Freight Transport Inc. from McLane Co. Inc., a unit of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK.A,

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Leveraging technology to meet cargo insurance needs

The Supply Chain Journal

BIOS: Howell joined Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Reliance Partners in 2015. This fireside chat recap is from Day 1 of FreightWaves’ LIVE @HOME. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Achieve supply chain agility through nimble transportation and logistics insurance.

Covenant sees ‘demand firing on all cylinders’

The Supply Chain Journal

The Chattanooga, Tennessee-based carrier’s combined truckload fleet saw revenue excluding fuel surcharges increase 8.5%

Logistics Tech Summit: Labor shortage, space constraints challenge warehousing industry

The Supply Chain Journal

BIO: Montgomery has spent more than 30 years with Kenco Logistics Services, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This fireside chat is from FreightWaves’ North American Logistics Tech Summit on Wednesday. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: The future of your average warehouse.

Win-Win Value Chain Scenarios Require Collaboration

Enterra Insights

Today, many business professionals rightfully view their operations in terms of ecosystems or value chains. For the business to succeed, all stakeholders in the value chain must also do well. Historically, this is called a win-win scenario.

The Green Corridor – Why You Should Care About Biodiversity

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

I was fortunate to have grown up in the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Tennessee, where I could enjoy fresh air, clean water, and beautiful mountain countryside. It happens that I am writing this month’s column on Earth Day (celebrated on April 22 every year!),

Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

Cookeville, Tennessee-based Averitt Express recently opened a 400,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas.

Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling and Logistics

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute suggests some of the fault resides in the tendency of organizations to omit supply chain considerations when assessing a new product’s business case. “A Note: This article originally appeared on the University of Tennessee Knoxville website.

Hybrent Is A “Game Changer” for ASC


Hybrent Software and Medline Custom Packs Saves ASC Purchasing Team Time & Money Near the Mississippi River where Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee all meet, The Physicians’ Surgery Center offers procedures in ophthalmology, gastroenterology, gynecology, urology, pain management and general surgery.

The Daily Dash: Ex-Pilot president wants new judge for retrial

The Supply Chain Journal

wants a federal judge to recuse himself from overseeing the retrial of a fuel rebate fraud case against him and two of his former staffers and is also seeking to have his case moved from Tennessee to another state. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.