Over the last year or so Michigan film incentives have brought “Hollywood” to Motown. While the industry of film making and entertainment in Michigan is just getting underway, it’s something that could be a great growth opportunity for our state. It seems like making films is a demanding business with tight deadlines. Film makers are […]
Even though I still hold a CDL, it isn’t often that I get the chance to jump into a truck and drive a few miles. So, when I recently found myself driving one of our tractors 729 miles down to our Memphis switching operation it reminded me of just how important our drivers are and […]
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Annual Conference of the Warehousing Education Research Council (WERC). This is one of my favorite industry events each year. The WERC Conference provides me with the opportunity to network with other Supply Chain professionals and participate in a wide variety of Sessions regarding our world of Warehousing […]
The year was 1994 when a young couple decided to purchase their first SUV, a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV craze was just getting started then and I remember the Jeep was the hottest vehicle on the market. Last week I visited Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan for the launch of the 2011 […]
Barcode technology surrounds us in everything we do today. From the grocery store, to the pharmacy, to tickets into the Detroit Tigers game, barcodes are used to manage tons of data. The Consumer Goods and Automotive industries have pushed the use of barcode technology to improve the accuracy of inventory, develop product demand information and […]
Lost in the debate in what has become the latest battleground between the State of Michigan and the Detroit International Bridge Company over who will build the new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, is HB4961 and the fact that this legislation, if enacted, can help to solve Michigan’s troubled transportation funding situation.
Who in metro Detroit doesn’t remember the commercial where the owner of a certain eyeglass retail chain was seen dancing around telling us about purchasing “sexy specs”? Well, according to a recent article from DC Velocity “sexy specs” that give visual directions for order picking may be all the rage at 3PLs one day soon.
I just heard yet another story in our local papers about a tragic death due to illegal electrical hook-ups the other day, and after thinking more about this I came up with a (somewhat off the wall) idea for how we might be able to solve this problem in the future. For far too long […]
If your company is like Evans, you may struggle to keep the attention of your employees when presenting such exciting topics as “Logistics, Warehousing, Sales Projections, and Quality and Customer Satisfaction” at corporate meetings. However, attendance at these types of meetings is imperative to not only build a good sound team environment, but also to […]