This Week in Logistics News (February 14 – February 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

In particular, there were two large and destructive oil train derailments, one in West Virginia and another in Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported from the CSX derailment in West Virginia or the Canadian National accident […]. The logistics news feeds were on fire this week (pun intended) with notice of supply chain disruptions.

Supply Chain News on US Manufacturing Situation Sees Everyone is Scrambling

Supply Chain Digest

Auto Parts Maker Sogefi Factory in West Virginia Sees Daily Fire Drills

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Daily Infographic: Top 5 US spots for truck-animal collisions

The Supply Chain Journal

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Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US

GlobalTranz

A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact.

Demand for PPE slowing as pandemic wanes

The Supply Chain Journal

Opioid trial for drug distributors starts in West Virginia. The trial: On Monday, a trial started in West Virginia to determine whether drug distributors, including AmeriSourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

MIT Supply Chain

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. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

FreightWaves Classics: United Cajun Navy is on active duty!

The Supply Chain Journal

It has volunteers and supporters in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Ida came ashore yesterday in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane.

Top 5 US spots for truck-animal collisions

The Supply Chain Journal

Most of the accidents were in Salisbury Township in southeastern Lehigh County, about 55 miles west of Philadelphia. Mason County, West Virginia. Mason County in western West Virginia ranked fifth in accidents between truckers and animals.

Viewpoint: ExxonMobil is building a low-carbon business

The Supply Chain Journal

Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Change is afoot in the energy industry, but in the oil and gas industry especially.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chessie System had a brief but meaningful lifespan

The Supply Chain Journal

A pair of handsome Baltimore & Ohio locomotives lead a freight train along the railroad’s main line near Green Spring, West Virginia on February 27, 1953. It also had a southerly extension to Elkins, West Virginia and branches that ran south from Elkins.

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Episode 90 – Digital Supply Networks with Dr. Ednilson Bernardes

Freight Plus

Dr. Bernardes is a professor and coordinator of the Global Supply Chain Management program at West Virginia University. His first academic job was in Georgia and he was then hired by West Virginia University in 2013 to start a global supply chain management program. .

The Power of AI in Retail: Meet the Team Cognira Series

Cognira

Mark’s relationship with AI started at a liberal arts college in West Virginia, where he studied Computer Science and minored in Accounting. The Power of AI in Retail. Meet the Team Cognira Series.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. One of my favorites was the board game Risk. It was a turn-based board game introduced in the 1950(s). Today, children would roll their eyes at the thought of playing a turn-based board game. The world has moved on.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. Other states with significant turkey production include Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Dakota, Utah, and California. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table.

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Northwest triple-digit heat wave coming this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Related: Sizzling heat wave continues for truckers out West. Only a month after a record-shattering heat wave hit the Northwest, another will build over the next few days. In late June, all-time record highs exceeding 110 hit several cities, large and small.

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A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future. Amazon bought Whole Foods. Google is launching autonomous vehicles. There are seismic shifts occurring between industries in value chains. Fear is a powerful motivator.

On 20th anniversary of 9/11, trucker remembers time at ground zero

The Supply Chain Journal

Instead, Vereen, a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, a trade group representing small-business truckers, said he deadheaded home to Princeton, West Virginia.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

Heat wave coming for truckers in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The NWS has flash flood watches posted for Washington, all of Virginia and West Virginia, upstate North Carolina, northeastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky. A brutal heat wave will begin this weekend in the Southwest, with temperatures well exceeding 100 degrees in many spots.

Flood risk shifting to east of Mississippi River

The Supply Chain Journal

After repeated rounds of heavy rainfall pounded the south-central U.S. over the past few weeks, the threat will shift northeastward the rest of this week. This will bring relief to waterlogged areas of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, but it will increase the risk of flooding rainfall in other regions.

Episode 90 – Digital Supply Networks with Dr. Ednilson Bernardes

Freight Plus

Dr. Bernardes is a professor and coordinator of the Global Supply Chain Management program at West Virginia University. His first academic job was in Georgia and he was then hired by West Virginia University in 2013 to start a global supply chain management program. .

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

I live in West Virginia. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing. The irony is that fewer and fewer people within the supply chain team understand manufacturing. Unfortunately, few have worn hard hats, safety shoes and calibrated a machine to run within spec. I feel lucky that I have.

Triple threat of tropical weather continues

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has flash flood watches posted, which include Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore; Washington; almost all of Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; most of upstate New York; as well as southwestern Vermont.

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XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego. It appears SO barren from my window in seat 4D. It has been a good week. I now have a working manuscript for the entire book of Metrics That Matter. Writing this book has been like a black cloud hanging over my head.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Virginia. West Virginia. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze.

Who’s Catching the Holiday Shopping Fever?

Enterra Insights

” States with consumers at the other end of the spending scale include: West Virginia ($60); Vermont ($111); Montana ($328); Louisiana ($342); and New Mexico ($373). The median household income in West Virginia is $44,097, according to the U.S. West Virginians make about half of what Marylanders do.” of West Virginians live in poverty. In some locales it might be turning cold outside, but holiday shopping is heating up.

FreightWaves Classics: License plates began in France in 1893

The Supply Chain Journal

A 1921 West Virginia license plate, made of stamped metal. First stamped metal plate were issued by West Virginia. West Virginia was the first state to issue license plates made of stamped metal (in 1921).

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports dispute ( Reuters ). Derailed CSX train in West Virginia hauled newer-model tank cars ( Reuters ). No resolution yet on the West Coast ports slowdown, but Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, are now involved in the negotiations in an effort to reach an agreement between the PMA and ILWU as soon as possible.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Virginia. Vendors need to ensure their logistics operations will not be disrupted when doing business in Virginia. West Virginia. Shippers should not expect to deal with logistics interruptions in West Virginia.

FreightWaves Classics: U.S. railroads were nationalized in World War I

The Supply Chain Journal

A lumber train in West Virginia. Photo: West Virginia History On View). The railroads were divided into three divisions – East, West and South.

Trust your instincts when GPS leads you astray

The Supply Chain Journal

One West Virginia community reportedly sees tractor trailers bottom out “once or twice a week” at a specific railroad crossing in town. The semi truck may be king of the road, but its dominion only reaches so far; there are certainly places it doesn’t belong.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

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Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

However, public officials in the West Coast state have begun discussing easing some of its restrictions. . Virginia . Vendors need to ensure their logistics operations will not be disrupted when doing business in Virginia. . West Virginia .