New report highlights the state of freight in Minnesota

MFACcoverThe Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) recently published its 2016 annual report on the state of freight in Minnesota.

MFAC was established in 1998 to ensure that planning, research, investment, and operations of Minnesota’s transportation system addressed the needs of the state’s freight transportation industry. The committee consists of representatives from shippers, carriers, third-party logistics providers, industry associations, governments, and other entities.

The new annual report examines the many ways that freight drives economic growth throughout Minnesota. Through stories and updates, the report explores topics such as the network of freight modes, congestion impacts, trucking and technology advancements, next steps with the Minnesota Statewide Freight System Plan, and more.

Karen Donohue, a professor of supply chain and operations at the U’s Carlson School of Management and a CTS Scholar, is one of many Minnesota experts featured in the report. Donohue offers her perspective on the relationship between freight and the supply chain, including the importance of reliable transport times and flexible freight options for businesses that need to maintain smooth supply chain flows.

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