Current news, information and trends on supply chain management systems including software, strategies, operations, best practices.
Posted 12/06 · 10:23 AM · SCMR Editorial
American Casino and Entertainment Properties embraced supply management principles for three of its most critical service supply items. The result has been a win-win for ACEP and its suppliers—generating millions in savings.
Posted 12/05 · 04:45 PM · SCMR Editorial
The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential administration’s plans for infrastructure according to Fitch Ratings in its 2017 outlook report.
Posted 12/05 · 03:19 PM · MMH Editorial
Predictive analytics tools tie multiple data sources together to provide significant competitive advantages.
Posted 12/05 · 09:46 AM · SCMR Editorial
Companies can calculate the overall carbon footprint of a logistics operation using readily available estimation tools. However, to implement meaningful management decisions about cutting CO2 emissions, a more detailed analysis is necessary.
Posted 12/05 · 08:57 AM · SCMR Editorial
There is plenty more room for trade agreements in the future, but as an example of the pervasiveness of global trade, with 164 countries part of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, most countries have already made at least some basic move to join the global economy.
Posted 12/01 · 01:34 PM · SCMR Editorial
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 in November, which was 1.3 percent ahead of October, while growing for the third straight month, as well as the highest level the PMI has reached, going back to February 2015’s 53.3. And the November PMI was 2.2 percent above the 12-month average of 51.0, with the over all economy growing for the 90th consecutive month.
Posted 11/29 · 02:05 PM · SCMR Editorial
Connected technologies are on the rise throughout the manufacturing and distribution value chain. Industry 4.0, as this digital and physical integration has been dubbed, seems to be reshaping how products are designed, produced, distributed and everything in between.
Posted 11/29 · 09:09 AM · SCMR Editorial
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathered in Lima, Peru, just after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election in November to regroup—and perhaps rethink—free trade alternatives for the coming year.
Posted 11/28 · 04:43 PM · SCMR Editorial
As noted in reports generated at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, there’s been a new effort by many members to establish more “granular” details on container throughput.
Posted 11/28 · 04:10 PM · MMH Editorial
Awards to honor individuals and organizations that demonstrate significant contributions to automatic identification and data capture technologies.