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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Samsara named telematics provider for state of Tennessee

The Supply Chain Journal

Samsara announced Monday it has been awarded a single-source, multiyear contract to supply its connected operations platform to the state of Tennessee and participating government agency fleets. News Technology Trucking connected operations cloud platform internet of things Samsara tennessee

Why Ford Picked Tennessee for Its New Electric-Vehicle Plant – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Why Ford Picked Tennessee for Its New Electric-Vehicle Plant. I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

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

FreightWaves Classics: I-24 travels through four states; ends in the heart of “Freight Alley”

The Supply Chain Journal

It then runs through parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and then ends back in Tennessee at its junction with I-75 in Chattanooga. The two interstates cross the Tennessee River and then cross the Cumberland River. Tennessee. I-24 then turns north and re-enters Tennessee.

Trucking, logistics firms rocked by embattled bottled water producer’s bankruptcy filing

The Supply Chain Journal

and Real Water of Tennessee, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Aug. Real Water of Tennessee states its assets are between $100,000 to $500,000 and its liabilities are between $500,000 to $1 million. Real Water of Tennessee

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.

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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Watch: Why Can't Supply Chains Keep Pace With Change?

Supply Chain Brain

Alan Amling, distinguished fellow at the University of Tennessee's Global Supply Chain Institute, explains what it means to supply chain professionals — and why they keep "getting in their own way “Disruption” is the word of the year.

Watch: The Shifting Consumer Landscape

Supply Chain Brain

In the time of COVID-19, the already challenging consumer world is seeing expectations heightening, says Tom Goldsby, Haslam Chair of Logistics at the University of Tennessee

Daily Infographic: FedEx adding 90,000 workers to handle peak surge

The Supply Chain Journal

To view more FreightWaves infographics, click here.

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: The Long-Term Impact of the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

Supply Chain Brain

Thomas Goldsby, professor and Haslam Chair in Logistics in the Supply Chain Management Department of the University of Tennessee, discusses the short- and long-term impacts of the ransomware attack that temporarily shut down a major East Coast gasoline pipeline

Watch: Is American Manufacturing Due for a Resurgence?

Supply Chain Brain

Shay Scott, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, and professor in the University of Tennessee’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management online program, weighs the factors that might influence American manufacturers to reshore production from Asia to the U.S.

Watch: When Will the Vehicle Supply Chain Recover?

Supply Chain Brain

A discussion about the current state and future of the vehicle supply chain, with Shay Scott, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute, and a member of the faculty of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee

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

Ford, SK Building $11.4 Billion Electric Truck, Battery Plants

Supply Chain Brain

billion to construct three battery factories and an assembly plant for electric F-Series pickup trucks in Tennessee and Kentucky, the biggest investment in the U.S. Ford Motor Co. and South Korea’s SK Innovation Co. plan to spend $11.4

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Potential flooding rain could delay truckers in South

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has posted flash flood watches for these areas, including Pensacola and Tallahassee, Florida; Birmingham, Montgomery and Huntsville, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; as well as Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.

Flood threat keeps trucking across South this week

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has flash flood watches in place for northern portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, as well as western and central Tennessee. Interstate 40 from Memphis to Crossville, Tennessee. Interstate 24 from Clarksville, Tennessee, to Chattanooga.

I-40 bridge over Mississippi River to remain closed indefinitely

The Supply Chain Journal

The Interstate 40 bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will remain closed at least several weeks for repairs. Related: Crack in I-40 bridge shuts down traffic between Tennessee, Arkansas. “We

Port of Mobile ‘expects growth will remain constant’

The Supply Chain Journal

The port also recently added Asian vessel calls as more shippers seek uncongested gateways servicing North American markets such as Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, Beth Branch, chief commercial officer for the Alabama State Port Authority, said.

Innovative strategies for trucks and trailers — Rising Tides

The Supply Chain Journal

Ware and Visintainer founded their company in 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama, and recently opened an office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they will take advantage of a growing ecosystem of startups in one of the hottest logistics markets in the country.

Why Freight Tech Fails with Mike Wolf

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Tennessee. Mike Wolf and Joe Lynch discuss why freight tech fails.

Feds seek dismissal of fuel scam charges against ex-Pilot president

The Supply Chain Journal

District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee to dismiss the charges against Hazelwood, along with two former sales team executives, Scott “Scooter” Wombold and Heather Jones.

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.