Texas Power Failures Push Chip Shortage From Bad to Worse

Supply Chain Brain

Power outages across Texas caused by historically cold weather have shut down semiconductor plants clustered around Austin, further disrupting a supply chain that has already been falling short of customer needs

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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. Rate Trend of the Week

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 02/19/2021 – 02/25/2021

All Things Supply Chain

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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. Even though I hoped the Texas Triangle was a football formation or a cowboy thing, I also mentally prepared myself for it to be some ridiculous, country line dancing thing. The Texas Triangle is a Place – A Really Big and Busy Place.

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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. is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations.

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Amazon moves into 420,000-sq-ft facility in Dallas, Texas


Amazon’s new Eastpoint Distribution Center consists of 419,626 square feet and is strategically located in East Dallas directly across from the Union Pacific Intermodal yard. .

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. Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

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Hackers Used Obscure Texas IT Vendor to Attack U.S. Agencies, Top Corporations

Supply Chain Brain

At the epicenter of the most sprawling cyberattack in recent memory is a two-decade-old, Austin, Texas-based software maker called SolarWinds Corp

In Texas’s Black-Swan Blackout, Everything Went Wrong at Once

Supply Chain Brain

The greatest forced blackout in U.S. history was the result of a systemic and multifaceted failure — and there are no promises of when power will be restored

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


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.

Texas Reckoning: Living With Yesterday’s Tech, Built for Last Century’s Climate

Supply Chain Brain

It’s not the new technology of renewable power that’s destabilizing the electric grid. It’s the new weather

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What happened to all the Texas freight?

DAT Solutions

In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the growing demand for freight. Pipeline capacity issues in West Texas are part of the explanation. DAT tracks daily load-to-truck ratios in 11 Key Market Areas in Texas, more than any other state. We usually see a slump in freight from mid-July to mid-August, but this year, even though rates stayed mostly high nationwide, Texas freight markets fell more than most.

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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. Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S. and spring is still a few months away.

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

Material Handling and Logistics

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

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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. Upgraded highways and bridges in Mexico make Texas border towns like El Paso and Laredo more accessible and more popular than Nogales, AZ, the previous volume leader. the imported produce must be inspected, usually in a refrigerated warehouse in Texas.

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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. began shipping gasoline and diesel in Houston-area pipelines, although its Beaumont, Texas, refinery was too flooded to turn back on.

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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. October 2 , picking up in Hermiston, Oregon - I had to call on loads as far as 200 miles away, just to find something that would get me going. At the end of the day, I finally found a load that I liked, picking up in Hermiston.

Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

MIT Supply Chain

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.” MIT CTL Talent Mgmt Berkeley University of California Harvard University online education Supply chain supply chain talent crisis University of Texas System virtual classroom Redefining education.

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Supply Chain News on Warehouse Theft Remain Big Problem for Companies Large and Small

Supply Chain Digest

Thieves Steal Gear Worth 600,000 dollars from GoTrak Warehouse Near Dallas, Texa

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but. Over the years, we’ve watched Dallas become one of the country’s hottest markets – for corporate headquarter locations and for logistics and distribution. B2C Fulfillment Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

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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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Feb. 18, 2021

Supply Chain Digest

Brazen Warehouse Heist in Texas, Under Pursuing Direct to Consumer, US Manufacturing Output Slowly Recovering, New York State Sues Amazon over Lack of Virus Protection

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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. 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.

All My Exits are to Texas


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


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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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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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

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


We’re excited to be first-time exhibitors at the annual HDMA Distribution Management Conference (DMC) , March 6 – 9, in San Antonio, Texas. As the leading provider of Enterprise Labeling Solutions for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries, Loftware has a great story to tell to the growing healthcare supply chain market. Pharmaceuticals Medical Devices Life Sciences

[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. The UCLA Anderson Parker Career Management Center is comprised of Career Coaches and Executives-in-Residence, who partner with students to define, pursue and achieve their post-MBA career goals, and the Campus Recruiting Team, which cultivates relationships with companies to connect them with the right MBA talent. Parker CMC Site. Blog inquiries: emily.taylor@anderson.ucla.edu.

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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Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Kane is Able

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video. It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning.

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Iraq takes Kurdish govt & Greek shipping firm to court

Logistics Middle East

Tanker carrying crude is stationed near Texas

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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. As the fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in 2016, Dallas has been among the United States’ economic growth leaders and. Read More. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation

What I Learned from Working at 6 Fulfillment Companies in 3 Months with Channa Ranatunga

The Logistics of Logistics

Channa earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas-Arlington and a Master of Science in Engineering Management and Information Systems from Southern Methodist University. Rabot is based in Arlington, Texas.