Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 28, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Cost to Goverments for New Foxconn Factory in Wisconsin Keep Rising. Harley Says Tariffs Forcing Production Move Offshore. Amazon with New Strategy to Succeed in China. UPS, Union both Get Something Out of New Deal

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 14, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Foxconn Plans for Autonomous Vehicles at Wisconsin Mega Plant, Impact of ELD Mandate Monday Unknown, Orders for Tesla Semi Keep Rolling In, New DC Woes at Mattel add to Its Woes

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 1, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Now China Looking at Polar Silk Road, US Manufacturing Sector Keeps Humming Along, New Foxconn Wisconsin Factory will be Thirsty, Gas and Diesel Prices Keep Marching Higher, especially in the Golden State

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

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.

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.

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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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.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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Wisconsin. Wisconsin. #34. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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.

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.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

September also happens to be potato harvest season in Wisconsin , and reefer rates have soared 30% out of Green Bay in the past month. Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma.

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.

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Building a Home or Planning a Vacation: Think about S&OP and S&OE

Supply Chain Nation

The workshop, which will be held December 7 at the JDA Waukesha office in Wisconsin, will cover the following topics: Manage the “gap” between the current plan and the annual operating plan. I recently had the opportunity to contribute an article, S&OP Vacation, to the Winter 2017 edition of Supply Chain World magazine 1 about the sales and operations planning process.

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).

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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.

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

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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

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.

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.

Fulfillment, Network Expansion, and the Implications on Inventory Management

FLEXE

Ben holds a PhD in Operations Research and an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from the University of Wisconsin. We live in a time where customers prefer, expect, and demand immediate fulfillment of their orders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Lesson From Dell: Ocean Trash & Your Supply Chain

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As an example, back in 2012, the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin stopped throwing out their medical packaging. Ever heard that saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure?" At Dell, they are taking those words an extra mile by transforming ocean trash into laptops.

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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.

Organized for Success

Supply Chain Nation

NP: I went to the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Nicole Phillips is a natural-born organizer and planner. Those skills have served her well, as a successful Solution Executive at JDA, wife and mother of two.

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.

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.