USDA releases Biobased Economy report: A collaborative effort between NC State, Wichita State, and Duke University

NC State SCRC

This report was released this past week by the USDA, and is the latest in a series of reports on the biobased economy, a collaborative effort by myself along with Jesse Daystar (a former NC State PhD student and VP of Sustainability at Cotton Inc, as well as an adjunct instructor at Duke University’s sustainability program) and Jay Golden (President at Wichita State University).

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Sept. 28, 2016 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Matt Ryan of Wichita, KS and Ken McKeever of PLS Logistics Services Take Home the Prize

DELMIA Factory of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing professionals will gather to discover digital transformation and experience true elements of the Factory of the Future November 19 in Wichita, KS. The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to create the first 3D EXPERIENCE® Center as part of its Innovation Campus. Are your factories connected, collaborative, and optimized? This is what is required in the Factory of the Future.

DELMIA Factory of the Future

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturing professionals will gather to discover digital transformation and experience true elements of the Factory of the Future November 19 in Wichita, KS. The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to create the first 3D EXPERIENCE® Center as part of its Innovation Campus. Are your factories connected, collaborative, and optimized? This is what is required in the Factory of the Future.

Multi-Sector Integrated Business Planning/S&OP Summit: Going?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Pizza Hut – the well known fast food outlet started by Dan & Frank Carney that has grown from having one store in Wichita, Kansas to being the world’s largest restaurant company. How many times do you find this happening? Someone asks you if you saw that blockbuster film last week or if you saw the new comedy series starring Rowan Atkinson or even if you saw the football match last night where Manchester United finally played like Champions and won a game?

S&OP 164

October Flatbed Rates Were Highest of the Year

DAT Solutions

Houston prices have mostly been neutral, but the lane to Wichita, KS , fell to just $1.77/mile. The national flatbed rate for October was the highest of the year, boosted at least in part by rebuilding efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast after the storms from a couple months ago. Volumes were up and down over the course of the month, though, as markets adjusted to constantly changing demand. The Memphis market posted the biggest gains for October, with outbound flatbed rates up 10%.

Flatbed Rates Set Another Record

DAT Solutions

Lanes going to Wichita, KS , were down 34¢ to $2.81/mile. Demand for flatbed transportation has been off the charts for much of 2018. For a seven-week stretch in April and May, the national load-to-truck ratio was above 100 loads per truck. Flatbed ratios are often inflated because loads get reposted and truckers in that segment are the least likely to post their trucks, but those ratios were still unprecedented.