Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

Crops are also strong in nearby Wisconsin and Minnesota, despite flooding in the Red River Valley. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes.

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Promoting Women in the Trucking Industry

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin.

Trending Sources

Women in the Trucking Industry – from Drivers to Executives

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin.

Women in supply chain: Where did this topic go?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

Tune into this webcast recording with top female supply chain leaders: Lora Cecere , Supply Chain Insights, Verda Blythe , Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, Wisconsin School of Business , Laura Dionne , TriQuint , Elisabeth Kaszas , Amgen Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Almost three years ago, Wisconsin beer company Lakemaid used a drone to deliver beer to ice fishermen , an operation the FAA quickly shut down. I should have gotten the email by now.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

percent, 491,900 jobs), Wisconsin (16.3 percent), Wisconsin’s 6th (80,000 jobs, 22.6 percent), Wisconsin’s 8th (69,600 jobs, 19.2 percent), and Wisconsin’s 5th (66,200 jobs, 17.9

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Domino’s Pizza, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, The Coca-Cola Company, Target and University of Wisconsin.

New Report Unveils Top 5 Transportation Issues Expected in 2014

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Domino’s Pizza, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, The Coca-Cola Company, Target and University of Wisconsin. Chris Ferrell, Director Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. RALEIGH, NC — Shippers and carriers this year can expect to see many new trends related to transportation, as well as a continuation of several critical challenges from 2013.

Reefer Trends Signal Pre-Thanksgiving Push

DAT Solutions

Harvests in the Upper Midwest are wrapping up, with Grand Rapids starting to fade, but Wisconsin is still strong for reefer loads. Reefer volumes were mostly in a holding pattern to close the month, similar to the last full week of October for vans.

Combined Distribution Network (CDN)

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. What is Combined Distribution Network (CDN) and Can a Company Gain Cost Savings by Implementing CDN. The concept of a combined distribution network (CDN) is fairly easy to comprehend. The simple definition is it that it is the combination of supply networks of different companies in the supply chain.

4 More Tips for Working With Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

My suggestion is that most freight into Wisconsin comes from other points in the Midwest, so any load into the Midwest helps you meet your goal. Last month, I had the pleasure of talking to a group of owner-operators and aspiring small fleet owners in Kansas City as part of CMC Live.

Nashville to Host 2014 Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The Consortium is led by the needs of its membership and an Advisory Board that includes executives from Domino’s Pizza, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark, Ingram Micro, Kane is Able, Miller-Coors, The Coca-Cola Company, Target and University of Wisconsin. RALEIGH, NC, and NASHVILLE, TN. June 19, 2014 — Supply chain leaders will convene in the country music capital of the world this August for the 10 th annual Tompkins Supply Chain Leadership Forum.

Changes in 2015 can open more doors for women in the trucking industry

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin. . What women truck drivers can expect in the next 12 months.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of March 19, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

China Dumping Steel Worldwide at Record Pace, Wisconsin Says Yes to Right to Work, Unilever Says No to Landfill Waste, US Manufacturing Trending Down

The Way to Real Time Supply Chain

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A real time supply chain is able to react to market needs faster and more effectively than traditional supply chains.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Verda Blythe from University of Wisconsin spoke of the building of soft skills in the academic setting to help both women and men embrace diversity. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego.

How to attract and engage female drivers?

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin. 5 tips to increase your female driver pool.

Steering women to the driver’s seat

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin. Could female drivers end driver shortage?

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Author information Travis Mai eCommerce Sales & Training Manager at Curt Manufacturing Travis Mai, otherwise known as “The Hitch Guy”, is the current eCommerce Sales and Training Manager for Wisconsin-based CURT Manufacturing.

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Score a Supply Chain Touchdown Using Social Media

Transportfolio

Just as Ill continue to use social media every day at work, I know that when I watch the Gophers beat Wisconsin this year Ill be tuned in to social media. It may be summer now, but thoughts of autumn are already in my head.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.

Kimberly-Clark: A Demand-driven Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

The first day that I worked with the Kimberly-Clark team, it was snowing in Neenah, Wisconsin. Over the course of the last six years, I have helped many companies with their demand-driven initiatives. The Kimberly-Clark organization has been my best student.

Anti-Showrooming Brought to You by… Amazon?

Supply Chain Nation

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a new law permitting the use of delivery robots on crosswalks and sidewalks across the state. But now three states — Wisconsin, Idaho and Virginia — have passed statewide laws permitting the use of robots to deliver items to people’s doorsteps. Read more in April Glaser’s Recode article, Wisconsin is now the third state to allow delivery robots.

Service Level Agreement Defined

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A service level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a Logistics service provider and a customer that specifies, in measurable terms, what services the Logistics provider will furnish. Many customers manage their Logistics providers with an SLA. The service level agreement should be detailed with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

[PROFILE] Steve Hollich '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

College:  University of Wisconsin - Madison; Finance & Real Estate. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC.

The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, John McKeller , senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Managemen t at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management.

Women in Trucking Accelerate puts focus on a positive work environment in the trucking industry

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin.

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

DAT Solutions

Wisconsin. Across the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck. That was the ratio for flatbeds out of Spokane on Tuesday, with 3,000 load posts and only 6 truck posts.

Signing a Trucking Contract

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Signing a Trucking Contract. Before signing a Less Than Truckload (LTL) / Truckload (TL) contract with your chosen carrier, you must consider the following. Check the terms and conditions (boilerplate) of the contract with your lawyer or a Transportation Consultant or both.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck has been a sought after speaker (Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, trainer, and has been published in professional journals and general publications. Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. Chuck Intrieri Professional Experience.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn. to service the Company’s home center retail customers in northeastern U.S.

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

A very interesting presentation was made by the Jennifer Murray on freight planning in Wisconsin. I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models. This may not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but I found the discussion compelling and fascinating.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months.

Truck Fuel Consumption: Driving and Savings

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In studying truck fuel consumption and fuel costs in detail, I found the following facts to be true: Truck drivers face challenges, and those that best manage truck fuel consumption enjoy a competitive advantage over the rest.

Bio-based Products Future is Promising, but Hurdles Exist

Supply Chain View from the Field

We were surprised to find that many states with the highest Location Quotients were not states that are typically associated with the biofuels economy, including Oregon, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Maine, and others. I had the opportunity to present at a hearing in Washington last week – this was a public meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Sub-Committee.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the press release: In the 20 years examined, 11 states (North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Maine, Montana, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Florida) made progress in all seven categories and 37 states improved in at least five of the seven metrics.

Using Aviation Innovations to Attract New Truck Drivers

Ryder Exchange

Ellen’s background in the trucking industry began in 1980, when she earned a diploma in Traffic and Transportation Management while employed as Traffic Manager for a steel fabricating plant in central Wisconsin.

Insights from RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference: Top 3 Ways the Retail Revolution Impacts the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

When I call myself fortunate for attending I’m not just referring to leaving my home in Wisconsin for warmer temperatures in Orlando; I’m talking about the value gained from a retail show specifically focused on logistics.

The Seven Million Mile Man

Kewill

Doug has a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Doug Braun was named CEO of Kewill last October after more than three years at the helm of International Business Systems [IBS]. Prior to that he spent 18 years at RedPrairie in roles such as president of global operations, vice president of services, and executive vice president of supply chain.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B in sales (estimated 2012). YRC Freight has 9.2% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc.