Current news, information and trends on supply chain management systems including software, strategies, operations, best practices.
Posted 04/04 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Two key plants that produce 70 percent of the world’s copper-clad laminates, which have been shut since the Japan Tsunami devastated the Sendai prefecture, are hoping to re-open early this month
Posted 04/03 · 08:57 PM · SCMR Editorial
We’ve always been interested in career growth and professional development in supply chain management—and from what our surveys tell us, our readers are very interested in the topic, too.
Posted 04/01 · 01:23 PM · LM Editorial
In its March Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 61.2 percent, a 0.2 percent decline from February’s 61.4. February matched the highest PMI level since May 2004.
Posted 04/01 · 08:42 AM · LM Editorial
NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) merged today, thereby creating a new major force in the global marketplace
Posted 04/01 · 08:24 AM · SCMR Editorial
Today’s announcement of an NYK Group merger is significant in and of itself, but points to another observation being made by industry analysts worldwide: the resiliency of Japan’s business culture.
Posted 04/01 · 07:03 AM · SCMR Editorial
In a move signaling renewed confidence in supply chain aggregation, two NYK Group companies –NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) – are merging.
Posted 04/01 · 07:03 AM · LM Editorial
Carload volume at 299,903 was up 1.9 percent annually and surpassed the week ending March 19 which hit 293,772. Intermodal volumes were up 5.7 percent at 223,034 trailers and containers,
Posted 03/31 · 12:31 PM · SCMR Editorial
While both Boeing and Airbus are calling today’s World Trade Organization’s final case ruling on subsidies a victory, the real winners may be supply chain practitioners
Posted 03/31 · 11:56 AM · LM Editorial
TransCore reported that linehaul rates for vans on the spot market were up 38 percent in the 64 national lanes it tracks. But it also pointed out that rate declines in the remaining lanes left the national average up 0.8 percent.
Posted 03/31 · 09:47 AM · LM Editorial
In a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the oil imported into the United States by one-third in the next decade.