Washington State: Supporting Shipper Success

NFI

Washington State is known for more than their apple production and abundant forests; the geography and talent within the area has equipped shippers with possibilities to better service their customers.

What’s Happening in Washington that’s Impacting Trade Today

BluJay Solutions

How are these issues in Washington, D.C. The post What’s Happening in Washington that’s Impacting Trade Today appeared first on BluJay Solutions. Global trade is a moving target in today’s political scene. impacting your world and supply chain? Many trade agreements with other nations are in review and things change on a daily basis.

UNFI to consolidate five distribution centres into a new 1.2 million-sq-ft and expanded 800,000-sq-ft facilities in Washington

EFT

UNFI, a US food wholesaler with estimated annual sales of $21 billion, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with a developer in Centralia, Washington to construct a 1.2 million square-foot distribution centre exclusively for UNFI on approximately 77 acres at 4002 Galvin Road in Centralia, Washington. The Centralia distribution centre is located in close proximity to two existing UNFI DCs in Tacoma and Portland. UNFI will also expand its Ridgefield, Wash.

Delivering on Customer Promises in both Automotive and Retail Industries

Supply Chain Matters

These sessions were jointly sponsored by The Washington Post and Ryder Inc. independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari Ryder System supply chain industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog The Washington Post Brand StudioAt the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference held in late September, this author had the pleasurable opportunity to moderate two very informative panel discussions.

Supply Chain News on After Some Tough Battles Against Each Other in Recent Years, Truck and Rail Carriers, Shippers Uniting to Change Regulatory Environment in Washington

Supply Chain Digest

Carriers See Chance to Roll Back Some Rules, Require More Evidence to Push New Regulations Through

Next Week: Supply Chain Matters Moderates CSCMP Annual Conference Panel Session

Supply Chain Matters

This session, jointly sponsored by The Washington Post and Ryder Inc., We wanted to once again remind our Supply Chain Matters readers and followers that Founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari will be moderating a panel discussion at next week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference being held in Orlando Florida. is […].

Professor Emeritus Eric Flamholtz Honored - UCLA Anderson.

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

UCLA Anderson Professor Emeritus Eric Flamholtz was honored by his alma mater, Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. UCLA Anderson School of Management Blog. Archives. July 2014. June 2014. May 2014. April 2014. March 2014. February 2014. January 2014. December 2013.

APICS 2016: Elevating Your Supply Chain to New Heights

APICS

I’m ecstatic to give readers everywhere a glimpse of what we learned this week in Washington, DC At the conclusion of my 10th annual APICS conference, I continue to be amazed and motivated by the attendees, speakers, and APICS staff.

Boeing Celebrates Final Assembly Milestone of the 737 Max Aircraft

Supply Chain Matters

Today in a ceremony held in Renton Washington, Boeing celebrated the completion of the final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The completed aircraft was rolled out from the assembly facility before a group of internal employees and supplier representatives. This new single-aisle aircraft incorporates new CFM International LEAP-1B aircraft engines, advanced technology […].

Major Blast Occurs at Zodiac Aerospace Fabricated Material Plant

Supply Chain Matters

Supply chain risk management and Sales and Operations planning teams for both Airbus, Boeing and other commercial aerospace aircraft producers are likely hard at work today after news of the powerful explosion at the Zodiac Aerospace factory located in Washington State last night.

The High Cost of Cheap Minerals

APICS

Last Friday’s cover story in The Washington Post, “The Cobalt Pipeline,” carefully examines how the valuable mineral travels via supply chains from Congo into consumers’ phones, laptops, and electric cars.

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

Cerasis

As few as 44 percent of retailers offer free returns shipping, notes the Washington Post, but the day with the highest returns rates arrived in mid-December. million returns, reports the Washington Post.

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Presidents’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Presidents’ Day is provides retailers with another holiday sales opportunity with campaigns often exploiting pictures of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The actual name of the federal holiday is Washington’s Birthday. The editors at The Old Farmers’ Almanac explain, “Contrary to popular belief, the observed federal holiday is actually called ‘Washington’s Birthday.’ Washington: The reluctant president.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

Transportfolio

7.Expect Washington’s influence to continue. We can expect Washington’s influence on the trucking industry to continue in 2019. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

Johnson & Johnson Moves to Close a Chapter in Multiple Branded Product Recalls

Supply Chain Matters

In the period between 2008-2010, pharmaceutical and healthcare products provider Johnson & Johnson, and in particular, its McNeil Consumer Products operating unit, faced a building crisis involving multiple branded OTC healthcare remedies such as Tylenol, because of quality and process issues focused on a specific production facility in Fort Washington Pennsylvania.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

Transportfolio

You may not realize it, but supply chain professionals routinely rely on Washington on a weekly basis when many use the weekly diesel price average published by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) to adjust contract rates for fuel surcharges.

SCM Cloud at Oracle CloudWorld DC - March 24

Oracle SCM

The Cloud World DC event, taking place at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC on Thursday, March 24 , will feature a session about Oracle Supply Chain Cloud entitled "Path To Supply Chain Cloud”.

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Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

Transportfolio

7.Expect Washington’s influence to continue. We can expect Washington’s influence on the trucking industry to continue in 2019. Two other important topics coming out of Washington are the looming March 2, tariff deadline and the pending United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA).

Eating Healthfully and Safely

APICS

Earlier this month, The Washington Post drew attention to the topic in “‘What Can We Do Better?’ Ice cream, cucumbers, chicken salad, and burritos are just some of the foods blamed for causing illnesses and deaths in the United States in the last year.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

Transportfolio

You may not realize it, but supply chain professionals routinely rely on Washington on a weekly basis when many use the weekly diesel price average published by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) to adjust contract rates for fuel surcharges.

Lauren Corbett: Help is on the Way

Inbound Logistics

Lauren Corbett, program assistant, acquisitions and logistics at International Relief and Development in Washington, D.C., works with donors to obtain donations and aranges to ship around the world

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE, Flexport and Convoy–three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The founders of each company came together to discuss the overlap of technology and logistics and how it can be used to solve every day problems

How An ERP System Can Increase Your Supply Chain Productivity

Cerasis

Author bio: Ben Chong is Team Leader at Washington Frank International , part of the niche IT recruitment firm Frank Recruitment Group.

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Automotive Service Supply Chains Undergo Even More Stress

Supply Chain Matters

The result led to a Washington Post headline indicating that one out of every ten vehicles on the road had been subject to a recall notice. In a published Supply Chain Matters commentary in June, Service Supply Chains Put to the Ultimate Stress Test in the Automotive Industry, we focused on General Motors, which after intense scrutiny from U.S. regulators and legislators regarding faulty ignition switches among multiple models, had recalled thousands of vehicles.

A Report of Supplier Squeeze Practices Occurring Within Aerospace Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

After analysis of Washington state data, the Seattle Times reports: “In 2013, outside of Boeing, a third of production workers at local aerospace parts manufacturers- companies that get tax breaks intended to preserve good jobs in the state- earned between $10 and $15 per hour.” Supply Chain Matters has featured significant prior commentary focused on aerospace and commercial aircraft focused supply chains.

Florence Et Al.

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning the Washington Post rang. The reporter wanted to discuss the implications of Hurricane Florence. The question was simple, “What will be the impact of Hurricane Florence on the supply chain?” ” The answer is not so easy. The implications are far-reaching.

Influential management thinker Adam Grant revealed as Kinexions ’18 featured keynote

Kinaxis

Register now to join us next week (October 14-17) just outside Washington DC — pumpkin spice not included. by Mike McAllister As the calendar turns to October, two things come immediately to mind. Pumpkin spice and Kinexions ’18.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

The article cites data from the Artic Institute in Washington DC indicating that 71 ships carried 1.3 Two years ago. Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to an important milestone in Asia and North Atlantic Ocean transit. At the time, a Chinese icebreaker was successful in completing the first ship voyage that utilized an Arctic Ocean and polar icecap route to travel from China to an Icelandic port.

Unplanned Disruption for Boeing’s Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

” A 19 car Montana Rail Link train carrying major airplane component assemblies bound for Boeing’s final assembly facilities in the state of Washington derailed near Rivulet Montana. The news from the July 4th weekend included a significant supply chain focused news item, which the Wall Street Journal characterized as “upsetting a finely tuned supply chain.”

Chinese Branded Subway Cars in U.S. Transit Systems- 2019 Provides Changing Perspectives

Supply Chain Matters

In the Fall of 2018, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority , the transit agency overseeing the Washington DC Metro system-initiated plans to procure 256 modern termed 8000 series subway cars to replace a rapidly aging existing fleet.

More Data is Not Better and Machine Learning is a Grind…. Just Ask Amazon

NC State SCRC

Pat then spoke on the outcomes of a recent white paper he worked on while initiated at the University of Washington with some graduate students. I had an opportunity to sit in on a lecture today by two experts on Machine Learning from Amazon, during a lecture at UNC. Ed Banti is Director of Software Development, Core AI Amazon, and Pat Bajari, was VP and Chief Economist, Core AI, at Amazon as well.

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Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Revealing Manufacturing’s Future

APICS

This idea was reinforced last week in The Washington Post’s article “Trump Tried to Save Their Jobs. The state of manufacturing jobs in the United States is complicated. These Workers Are Quitting Anyway

New Saudi megaport aims to snatch Dubai freight volumes

Logistics Middle East

The metropolis, which will be larger than Washington DC, says it will be cheaper and quicker than Jebel Ali