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 […].

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.

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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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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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.

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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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 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.

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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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

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.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics

NC State SCRC

Houston is a center for plastic resin due to the string of refineries in Texas and Louisiana, and the kind of commodities that are impacted include all plastic parts manufactured in the US.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of rain on Southeastern Texas and Southwestern Louisiana.

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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World's Most Important Chemical Made Rare Commodity by Harvey

Material Handling & Logistics

Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks. Texas alone produces nearly three-quarters of the country’s supply of one of the most basic chemical building blocks.

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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?

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.

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.

A Beer Distributor Leverages the Industrial Internet of Things to Improve Customer Service and Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Six years ago, Del Papa Distributing, a third generation family-owned beer distribution company that delivers more than 10 million cases of beer annually, decided that Galveston, Texas was not the ideal location for their operations.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

recently due to flooding in Louisiana and Texas, as well as a hurricane in the Florida panhandle. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Dallas, Texas. by Melissa Clow.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

Texas is still ahead of California for reefer load availability, but the gap is narrowing. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

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.

The Dawning of a New Age for IT in Logistics: 8 Theses on Modern Supply Chain Management IT

Talking Logistics

He is keen on diving into foreign cultures and together with family just settled in Texas. The role of IT has changed rapidly in recent years, from being simply a tool to process data and information to becoming a key enabler of process innovations.

The Future of Transportation 1: The Hyperloop

The Network Effect

This weekend, at Texas A&M University, there is a competition unfolding that promises to change the future of transportation. SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend is being held January 29-30th at Texas A&M. . Musk plans to build a test track in Texas.

Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain

Techgistics

Congested roads are not just a mega-city problem; according to a report from the Texas Transportation Institute, Americans spent 6.9 Although the U.S.

Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

Cerasis

3) OnCampus Texas. This program is developed by University of North Texas and it offers international students to complete one year course related to logistics. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Kelli Harris, a consultant and recent college graduate in Logistics Management. Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016.

Poems about Supply Chain Management Software

The 21st Century Supply Chain

There once was a planner from Texas. by Alexa Cheater A collection of bad supply chain poems: volume 2. After the success of last year’s bad supply chain poems, I’ve decided to resurrect this cringe-worthy tradition in honor of Bad Poetry Day.

Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

” In the state of Texas they have an expression I think is fitting for the Elementum solution: It is, “Big hat, but no cattle.” Holiday travel. Packed airports and the children screaming in unison.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. The Educators’ Conference, which provides academics and students a forum to hear the latest in our research field, has become an integral part of it. As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards.

Blockchain for Trade Promotion Execution?

Supply Chain Insights

I’m sitting on my veranda in the hot Texas afternoon drinking my ice tea and mint leaves, turning the ribs every 8 minutes and reading my latest book. The hype around blockchain technology is growing because man continues to seek the next best thing.

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.

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

Reducing Complexity in Logistics: Isolation is a No-Go, Collaboration is Key

Talking Logistics

He is keen on diving into foreign cultures and together with family just settled in Texas. In order to maintain efficiency and reduce complexity, companies must adjust to the frequent changes occurring in the business and logistics world. However, adjusting to change requires the partnership of allies, primarily shippers and logistics service providers with broad networks across the world.

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Harvey

Transportfolio

Hurricane Harvey is causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas, leaving the Houston metro area in a severe crisis situation. While the storm is directly impacting south Texas and Louisiana, this supply chain disruption will be felt across North America. Current as of 2 p.m.

New Year’s Resolution #1 for Supply Chain Planners: Improve Performance Measurement

Demand Solutions

When an item is out of stock in their Massachusetts warehouse, they’ll overnight it from their Texas warehouse just to make sure they fill the order. New Year’s resolutions: useful gimmick for getting your life in order, or standing joke? The answer to this question is entirely up to you.

Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity?

Transportfolio

In a post, Noël Perry of FTR says he expects spot prices to jump in the next several weeks, with very strong effects in Texas and the South Central U.S. Are You Prepared for Tight Truckload Capacity? Transportfolio.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment.