Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The results of the 2014 GS1 US Standards Usage Survey show that apparel and general merchandise manufacturers and retailers are using item level Electronic Product Code (EPC)-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) to enhance inventory visibility and respond to consumer demands for omni-channel options.
Posted on 03/24 at 07:54 AM
Monday, March 23, 2015
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
For 2015, the top priority of procurement organizations is to elevate their role to more of a trusted advisor in support of improved enterprise agility, according to new Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group.
Posted on 03/23 at 09:19 AM
Friday, March 20, 2015
Stock-outs reduce revenues and frustrate customers in any business, but in the healthcare industry product shortages can also adversely affect human health.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Since its launch, Resilience360 has been used by shippers across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The news comes on the heels of relative stories published in Supply Chain Management Review.
Monday, March 16, 2015
One of the survey’s main findings was that respondents’ economic outlook heading into 2015 was optimistic but not as optimistic as they were heading into 2014, with 55 percent feeling good about things in 2015, which was down fro 2014’s 64 percent.
Posted on 03/16 at 08:08 AM
Global Trade •
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Commerce reported that February retail sales at $437.0 billion were down 0.6 percent compared to January and up 1.7 percent compared to January 2014, and the NRF said that February retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, dipped 0.2 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to January and increased 3 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Posted on 03/12 at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
While Maersk and a few other innovative titans of the ocean carrier industry are at work developing more fuel-efficient and “greener” vessels for the future, the most striking plan to date has come from a Oslo, Norway where a ship design company is incorporating aerodynamics for its beta model.
Posted on 03/10 at 08:05 AM
Monday, March 09, 2015
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently announced it has made a major expansion to its International Special Commodities (ISC) program, its service for shipping biological samples, specimens and dangerous goods in excepted quantities.
Posted on 03/09 at 03:53 PM