Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Large companies across the globe are under constant pressure to operate with greater efficiency and productivity, and this pressure is particularly palpable within large procurement operations.
Your company’s S&OP process will not achieve true integration without adequate attention being paid to the three mechanisms of organizational structure, process, and culture.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.
Posted on 04/22 at 09:15 AM
Supply Chain •
The National Retail Federation is encouraging maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.
SAP AG announced the availability of a new application to help centralize processing trade activities, SAP Global Trade Services, processing trade in China.
Posted on 04/22 at 09:08 AM
Global Trade •
Monday, April 21, 2014
Not surprisingly, the December 31, 2015 deadline for freight railroads to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on 40 percent of its network, as per a mandate from the Federal Railroad Administration will not be met. That was the chief takeaway of a report from the Association of American Railroads issued last week.
When the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) convenes for its annual conference in Chicago next week, they’ll be visiting the nation’s largest inland port.
The newly created and expanded alliances of P3 and G6 will certainly review and revise port calls, but the shift in initial deployments will be subtle, says Neil Davidson, senior analyst of ports and terminals for Drewry Research.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Zebra gains instant access to complimentary technologies. But first, it needs to integrate a former partner that is 2-1/2 times its size.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Analysts surmise that scant change is in the offing.