Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The face of the U.S. workforce is changing. There’s high growth when it comes to temporary workers, contractors, independent consultants, and freelancers. New technologies, cost factors, and a whole new generation of young professionals wanting to work in a gig economy are fueling this growth.
Registration is open for the new Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management offered by the University of Luxembourg in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with merit-based scholarships introduced for the inaugural cohort of students starting with the winter semester 2017-2018.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
January imports were up 5.4 percent annually at 929,970, topping December’s 928,535 on a sequential basis. This marked the seventh consecutive month of growth, according to Panjiva data.
Posted on 02/15 at 10:20 AM
Global Trade •
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Analysts for Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) – an information and advisory services firm for emerging market executives – expect a slight improvement in global expansion in 2017.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
The NRF is calling for 2017 retail sales, excluding automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to see an annual gain between 3.7 and 4.2 percent, with online and other non-store/online sales (which NRF includes in its over all number) to head up between 8 and 12 percent.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:01 PM
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
A recent report released by Resilinc, a California-based cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics, has special relevance for supply chain managers evaluating “near-shoring.”
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The January PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 1.5 percent over December at 56.0 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and its highest reading since November 2014’s 57.6.
ProcureCon’s Annual CPO Study released today indicates that procurement is looking forward to greater levels of automation, Big Data utilization, and more internal client-friendly sourcing tools.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
While most of the world withdraws inward, Southeast Asia is practicing effective cooperation between the state and private sectors to improve its logistics infrastructure and services to attract even more multi-national interest.
Monday, January 30, 2017
After a disappointing 2016 in automation sales, declining revenues for many equipment suppliers and investment uncertainties in numerous end markets, vendors in industrial automation are hoping for a brighter 2017, contend manufacturing technology analysts.