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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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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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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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.

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

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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

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.

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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Iraq takes Kurdish govt & Greek shipping firm to court

Logistics Middle East

Tanker carrying crude is stationed near Texas

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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?

[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.

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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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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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.

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.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

Logility

Running out of Reese’s Cups in Texas where 245,135 pounds are projected to be consumed would lead to some mighty unhappy Texan’s (Don’t Mess with Texas!). I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course!

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

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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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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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.

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.

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.

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

Cerasis

In combination with record-breaking flooding in the great state of Texas, and across the Midwest, the risk of significant impact to the energy industry, particularly the oil and gas refineries in the Lone Star State, is excellent.