The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.” Being a Yankee from the great state of Michigan, I had never heard of the Texas Triangle, so I asked what it was. 5 Reasons You Should Care About the Texas Triangle.

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Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? What are the incentives that Texas is offering Toyota? Texas to Pay $10,000 for Each Toyota Job. Toyota will move California staff to Texas. “We weren’t pursued by Texas,” Mr. Lentz said.

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Some Positive News- Samsung Invests $1 Billion in Austin Texas Semiconductor Facility

Supply Chain Matters

The news surrounding Samsung to state the obvious has been somewhat negative of late. There is the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone product recall and suspension debacle because of exploding and fire-prone devices. Today there is a U.S. government recall announcement involving 34 models of Samsung laundry washing machines representing upwards of 2.8 million top-loading devices […].

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My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

DAT Solutions

The worst load of my career started off as just another day in early October, 2013. October 1, searching for a load in Prineville, Oregon - I off-loaded in the afternoon. I was unable to find a reload that day.

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When Being Smart Isn’t Good Enough: Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy and Seeing Patterns in Data

APICS

As I’ve shown in previous blog postings, cognitive biases are like built-in software. You don’t have to purchase them or download them. They come pre-loaded in your subconscious

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WTO Moves Closer to Tariff-Free Classification of IT Products: Supply Chain Opportunities and Impacts

Supply Chain Matters

Global Trade Issues High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy blog commenting on global supply chain management developments General Electric supply chain high tech and consumer electronics supply chain opportunities Intel supply chain Nintendo supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain network design Texas Instruments supply chain

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Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

Supply Chain @ MIT

MIT along with Harvard University, Berkeley University of California, and The University of Texas System (and many others) have created an online educational service known as edX that provides “the best courses, from the best professors, and the best schools, spanning dozens of subjects.”

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Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State. The rush for fuel in Florida may require supplies from as far away as Texas, which is still reeling from Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey Impact Still Unfolding and Not Looking Good

Supply Chain Matters

Four days after Hurricane Harvey impacted the Texas Gulf region of the United States, especially the regions surrounding Corpus Christy and Houston Texas, the rains and flooding continue, the impacts are still unfolding and not looking good. Process industry focused supply chains Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Hurricane Harvey impacts on industry supply chains industry supply chain risks Supply chain Matters blog

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Current Stark Reminders of Pending Industry Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters highlights that two significant storms, one that struck southern China, the other about to impact the Texas Gulf Coast, have the potential to add to significant industry supply chain concerns. High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics Hurricane Harvey multi-industry supply chain disruption Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk Typhoon Hato

Supply Chain Matters Update on Effects of Hurricane Harvey- Posting Two

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters features its second update regarding the industry and supply chain management impacts relative to Hurricane Harvey that struck the Texas Gulf Coast. Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics industry supply chain effects of Hurricane Harvey responding to supply chain risk Supply chain Matters blog Supply Chain Risk

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Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts

PLS Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas as of Friday 8/25/17. This is the largest storm to hit the United States in over a decade. Some forecasts are calling for as much as 60 inches of rain from Harvey. What does this mean for the transportation industry?

All Roads Lead to Dallas

Supply Chain Link

Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth.

Supply Chain Matters Update on the Effects of Hurricane Harvey- Posting Three

Supply Chain Matters

Texas Gulf Region two weeks ago. Supply Chain Matters provides our third reader update relative to Hurricane Harvey that struck the U.S. Recovery operations are clearly underway with initial assessments being shared.

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[PROFILE] Alanna McCarthy '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

College:  University of Texas at Austin; Psychology. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

Supply Chain Ask an Expert – Part 3 with Dr. Erick Jones

Inventory and Supply Chain Optimization

Jones of the University of Texas, Arlington. As part of the Supply Chain Tech Show in Chicago I had the opportunity to sit down for a brief interview with Professor Erick C.

Supply Chain Responds to Hurricane Harvey

APICS

weather news and supply chain news have been focused on Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall in southeast Texas last Friday night. For the past week, U.S. The storm parked itself over the Houston area for five straight days and dumped more than 50 inches of rain before heading east to Louisiana on Wednesday, The

Don't miss out on the healthcare supply chain event of the year

Loftware

We’re excited to be first-time exhibitors at the annual HDMA Distribution Management Conference (DMC) , March 6 – 9, in San Antonio, Texas.

Shopping at Whole Foods Market? Click Amazon Prime

Supply Chain Insights

There are so many pleasures of life in Austin, Texas. We live about 45 minutes from the closest Whole Foods Market; but we get amazon deliveries overnight from the huge central Texas distribution center.

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Boosting Supply Chain Productivity (What CEOs should be striving for)

The Network Effect

If you want to find out more, I suggest you read my longer post over Texas CEO Magazine. Nguyen Hung Vu/Flickr. Traditionally, when a CEO paid attention to their supply chain, it meant something had gone wrong.

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Kinaxis on the road: 12th American Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Dallas, Texas. by Melissa Clow.

Tropical Storm Harvey Situation Report

Supply Chain 24/7

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state

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Companies Weren’t Prepared for Hurricanes in 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

For companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year’s hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but also a wake-up call on how to better manage this type of risk going forward. based companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico.

Supply Chain Impact of Hurricane Harvey Could Be Worse than Expected

Material Handling & Logistics

to the region of Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey, and 300 of them are in the Houston vicinity. This region of Texas is responsible for almost $600 billion in economic activity and is home to ports that trade with many countries around the world.

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Hurricane Harvey Updates

Elementum

The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared. Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston, Texas — America's fourth largest city — and has proven to be extremely traumatic to tens of thousands of people and businesses.

Blue Bell Creameries Resumes Production After Product Recall

Supply Chain Matters

Roughly four months after Blue Bell Creameries voluntarily recalled most of its ice cream and frozen yogurt products and suspended operations after listeria outbreak concerns, the Texas based producer has now resumed selling and distributing its products in select locations.

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Top 5 Ways Inventory Tracking Technology Is Evolving

Cerasis

As a result, the home improvement giant gained a sizeable profit while providing the materials needed to begin the road to the recovery for the Texas coast. The demand for omnichannel shopping is larger than ever.

PLS Provides Hurricane Harvey Support

PLS Logistics

PLS Logistics Services has been shipping to the eastern Texas and western Louisiana areas. Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a Tropical Depression has impacted the lives of millions in the Gulf Coast region.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017 - DAT Freight Talk Blog

DAT Solutions

2-Year ELD Delay Proposed in Congress - In July, Representative Brian Babin of Texas introduced a bill that sought to delay the ELD mandate until 2019.

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Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

In Lubbock, Texas, reports The Dallas Morning News , Amazon recently opened a pickup and drop-off location for purchases and returns, taking advantage of Texas Tech University’s proximity to the area, enabling greater distribution of goods to college students. The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations.

Customer Advisory on Hurricane Harvey

TMC

As the unprecedented flooding and impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to be felt throughout Houston, SE Texas, and into Louisiana, the extent of the damage and cleanup efforts needed is becoming more clear. Texas DOT is reporting road closures nearing Austin and San Antonio.

Trends—January 2015

Inbound Logistics

Texas places three locations among ATRI’s top-10 congested roadways; Truck size and weight debate is a divisive topic for the transportation and logistics industry; Truck driver shortage raises new concerns and costs for shippers and carriers; Electronics supply chain poses new challenges; Demand planning is still a pain point for shippers

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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

For instance, a Mexican carrier can drive through Laredo, Texas, pick up freight, and bring it back to Mexico. Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994.

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The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

Talking Logistics

Jason earned his Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and his MBA in Supply Chain/Logistics from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. The Trump Administration’s new infrastructure plan is making for a booming construction industry.

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Christmas is Over. Why Are There So Many Loads?

DAT Solutions

Reefer Rates Soar for Loads Out of Florida and Texas. Volume was strong leading up to Christmas, and rates soared for outbound reefer loads in Florida, Southern Texas, and even Chicago. Lots of people like to take vacation during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

How Supply Chain Will be Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has struck a significant blow to the Houston, Texas metro area, home to the sixth largest import terminal in the world, as well as all of the shipping lanes in the Gulf Coast area.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

10 refineries close as Harvey drenches Texas energy hub. Rail freight networks operated by Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific in Texas, USA were heavily disrupted due to Hurricane Harvey, according to reports on Friday, August 25th.