Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets.

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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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Malouf acquires 1 million sq ft distribution centre in Texas

EFT

Malouf warehouses total 3 million square feet and are located in Utah, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. “We The building sits on 94 acres and features 54-foot ceilings and 160 dock doors.

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Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Maine Pointe

Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas , outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them.

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Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

DAT Solutions

As we get closer to Christmas, a larger proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables are imported from Mexico through a handful of border crossings in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

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Home Depot plans multi-million-square-foot distribution centre in Grand Prairie Texas

EFT

The center, a build-to-suit project, will be located at 9314 West Jefferson Blvd. The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday in favour of giving more than $6 million in incentives for The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which plans to open a multimillion-square-foot center in southern Dallas that will bring about 800 jobs to the area. The proposal passed with an 11-3 vote.

Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Texas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. More refrigerated truckloads are available in Texas than in California. the imported produce must be inspected, usually in a refrigerated warehouse in Texas.

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Apple’s New Mac Pro to Be Assembled in Texas After Tariff Waiver

Material Handling & Logistics

Key components of the desktop computer will be manufactured in China and assembled in the United States

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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.

All My Exits are to Texas

Tailwind

All My Exits are to Texas All my exits say it’s Texas And Texas is the place I’d dearly love –to- be And all my exits say it’s Texas But why does my BOL say Tennessee?

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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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Texas Refiners Work on Harvey Recovery as More Storms Loom

Material Handling & Logistics

returned two Texas refineries to pre-storm fuel-making rates while three other plants were in various stages of resuming operations, said Lillian Riojas, a spokeswoman for the San Antonio-based company.

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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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Globe Express Services opens news office in Texas

Logistics Middle East

The Houston office, in the US, will draw on its expertise in the oil and gas sector in particular ind delivering logistics services

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Kurdish tanker carrying $100m cargo reappears in Texas

Logistics Middle East

Vessel still carrying 95% of cargo

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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.

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 by the Numbers for Sept. 26, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

After Tariff Exemptions, Apple to Keep Production in TexasFreight Numbers Sending Mixed Signals. Prediction for Strong Holiday Sales. Rates are Falling, but Container Ships Keep Coming.

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Beware of Real-time Transportation Visibility “Big Hat, No Carrier”

Logistics Viewpoints

If you haven’t heard the term before, it’s an old Texas saying about making […]. Real-time transportation visibility has become a powerful tool for shippers and logistics services providers (LSPs). Because the market is so hot, a number of transportation visibility vendors have entered the space and, to get attention, have made big claims about their tracking capabilities, which are misleading potential users. What we are seeing is a bad case of “Big Hat, No Cattle”.

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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.

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.

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.

Iraq takes Kurdish govt & Greek shipping firm to court

Logistics Middle East

Tanker carrying crude is stationed near Texas

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Disadvantages of Bundling Logistics Services

Zipline Logistics

As they approached a higher level of demand for their offerings, an importer of food products from Mexico signed up with a one-stop logistics provider in Laredo, Texas. […].

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Diversity Matters

JDA software

Back in the spring of 2017, my daughters (18-year-old twins) were juniors at Coppell High School in Dallas Texas, mostly focused on grades and preparing for the SAT. Both wanted to be engineers (they were not sure which engineering program), and they wanted to study at the University of Texas, University of Southern California (USC), Boston University, Texas A&M and others.

Reefer rates remain in flux

DAT Solutions

California and Texas remain in flux with overall volumes roughly the same the last several weeks. Reefer produce failed to climb at the end of July, due in part to a sharp decline in volumes from Fresno

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Reefer activity shifts northward

DAT Solutions

Reefer demand trailed off in California and Texas last week, and the majority of high-traffic reefer lanes paid lower rates last week. But there were early signs of activity shifting northward. Rate Trend of the Week

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Beyond Bottlenecks: Theory of Constraints & Enterprise Optimization

River Logic

One of my least favorite classes while working toward my MBA at the University of Texas was Operations Management. Sure, it was better than financial accounting, but whenever I looked at the material, I thought, “I’ll never run a manufacturing plant. Why should I care?”.

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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?

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

All Things Supply Chain

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.

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.

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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Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s.

21st Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America

EFT

Tags: #CIOUS19 Channels: Technology Supply Chain Logistics CEO Focus Hi-Tech Logistics 3PL Event Date: Thu, 2019-11-07 to Fri, 2019-11-08 Event URL: [link] Event Location: Austin, Texas Number of attendees: 250 Programme URL: Brochure URL: [link] Speakers URL: [link] Purchase Recording URL: Event Organiser: Nicholas Stylianou Event Organiser E-mail: nstylianou@eft.com Précis: Where I.T.

Self-driving truck company TuSimple wins USPS contract

EFT

TuSimple has won a contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles between the Postal Service's Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas distribution centres. TuSimple will run a series of its self-driving trucks for 22 hours each, which includes overnight driving, along the I-10, I-20 and I-30 corridors to make the trip through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

For instance, a Walmart in Texas had printed “Discounts may apply,” on boxes picked up in-store in Lubbock, Texas for online purchases.

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