Supply Chain Optimization

Mercedes voted “no” to UAW, but VW said “yes”. Why?

The union is complaining about an unfair election (it is always unjust if they lose), and workers voted from 2600 to 2000 to reject the UAW. VW said, “yes.” Why the difference? I believe it is because VW didn’t resist this third unionization ...

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Biden's veto of Repeal of Joint Employer Rule has Repercussions on Supply Chain

Both houses of Congress wanted the National Labour Review Board's (NLRB) Joint Employer rule to be voided. The rule states that any employer with "indirect control" can be the target of unionization. In the franchise world, think McDonald's ...

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Norfolk Southern is Under Attack

Activist investor Ancora Holdings is trying to put seven directors on the Norfolk Southern (NS) board, claiming that NS has significantly and consistently underperformed its peers. Ancora has been joined by three unions and GlassLewis, a proxy ...

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Results from JB Hunt tell the Transportation Story

Intermodal

The following table shows year-over-year changes in JB Hunt results: Going to Gartner? See us at Exhibit Booth 718 and see Ron Sweet talk about Kimberly Clark’s journey to savings using LevelLoad at 1:35 on Monday May 6th. Also, we recorded ...

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The Supply Chain in Graphs

There is still real pressure on freight rates. According to Uber Freight, carriers look for an increase in the first round of negotiations. That increase has gone by round 2. As you can see, carriers are leaving the business faster than new entrants ...

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Shootout Tom Moore VS Jake Barr at High Noon Thurs 4/18/24

https://www.linkedin.com/events/seamlessintegrationensurestimel7175491015569481728/theater/

Join Supply Chain Now and host Scott Luton as we welcome ProvisionAi to our livestream! Hear what Tom has to say about the upcoming duel... Discover the transformative power of merging meticulous planning with flawless execution in our ...

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Fun Webinar and Government Inflating Trucking Costs

Trucking costs to rise. The incredibly poorly named “Inflation Reduction Act” seems to be pushing precisely in the opposite direction. The act subsidizes zero-emission (electric and Hydrogen) vehicles and infrastructure. This allowed the EPA to ...

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Is The Economy Looking Up?

Indicators Supporting the idea that the economy is looking up: Intermodal shipments for the week ending March 9 were up 13.5% year over year, the third straight double-digit annual increase. Source: Association of American Railroads. (Shameless ...

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Breaking down silos to fill the gap between transportation planning and execution

Bridging the gap saves businesses millions on transportation spend. "Kimberly-Clark expects a supply-chain technology upgrade will save the consumer-goods supplier millions of dollars annually while improving product availability."(Logistics ...

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A Remarkable Achievement: Ferrara Candy's Success in Dramatically Reducing Their SKU Count

NextGen conference with Josh lipman and keba Mbaye spoke about Ferrara candy's sku successful rationalization

Congratulations to Ferrara Candy! They have succeeded where many others have failed, they have successfully reduced their SKU count by about a third. Josh Lipman and Keba Mbaye presented at the #NextXGen conference. This is how they did it... Some ...

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