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

Unplanned Disruption for Boeing’s Supply Chain

Supply Chain Matters

Most of these components originated from Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita Kansas, Beoeing’s prime airframe supplier. 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.” ” 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.

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?

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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.

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.