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

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.

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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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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

To view more FreightWaves infographics, click here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ida’s flood threat keeps trucking across US

The Supply Chain Journal

Look for 3 to 6 inches through Thursday morning in parts of the middle Tennessee Valley, Ohio Valley, central and Southern Appalachians, as well as the mid-Atlantic. Despite weakening to a tropical depression, Ida isn’t done wreaking havoc on portions of the country.

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.