Wednesday, May 15, 2013
While digital progress has enriched the lives of many supply chain managers and the companies they serve, industry analysts warn that there’s a dark side to our reliance on complex computer systems. Indeed some experts contend that our product pipelines have never been more vulnerable to disruption
Analysts advise shippers to take an inventory of existing and potential risks as a way to determine immediate threats and those that may be posed in the future by suppliers.
Posted on 05/15 at 12:33 PM
Industry analysts agree that it’s important to make risk assessment an ongoing process, allowing for frequent plan updates as political conditions, fuel prices, tariffs, currency exchange rates, labor costs, and other supply chain security threats arise.
Monday, May 13, 2013
JDA eight emphasizes the notion of convergence of software applications
While retail sales were up in April, the growth rate was less than impressive based on data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation
As the Port of Los Angeles hosted the 28th World Ports Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors last week, a crucial vote was being cast to determine its logistical future.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:19 AM
Ocean Cargo •
Monday, May 06, 2013
On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than "a push," when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Shippers may have been cheered by last month’s manufacturing report issued from the Institute for Supply Management, but other key indicators suggest caution.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
In its spring 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is pointing to economic growth for the rest of the year in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.
Posted on 05/01 at 08:11 AM
Monday, April 29, 2013
Four out of five executives surveyed say nearshoring will be an important decision in coming year.