Thursday, February 04, 2016
Peerless Research Group (PRG), on behalf of Supply Chain Management Review and Ryder System, Inc., surveyed 148 top supply chain executives in U.S.-based manufacturing, distribution, and retail businesses.
It has become clear that the most effective procurement departments rely not just on their own departmental capabilities and resources but also leverage internal partners to support their work.
Posted on 02/04 at 09:30 AM
Hoverboards are new and very popular products and this combination creates a frenzy of manufacturing activity at production sites in China.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 53.5 in January (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 2.3 percent below December, while economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow for the 72nd month in a row. The current PMI is 3.4 percent below the 12-month average of 56.9.
Posted on 02/03 at 04:18 PM
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Strong competition, ever-shortening lead times, and reliance on partners in a fragmented and extended supply chain are daily challenges for companies in today's global marketplace.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
In 2005, Patagonia was already a world-renowned brand of outdoor apparel. It ran a complex supply chain, but struggled with efficiency in managing the large amount of data from its suppliers and supply chain partners.
Supply chain and network optimization is an old story made new again by the increased demands of smaller and more frequent deliveries, just-in-time supply chains, and omni-channel retailing. During this webcast, consultant Marc Wulfraat, the president and founder of MWPVL International, presents ten tips every organization should consider when they optimize their distribution network.
This is a time we should be countering the threat of Chinese sea power by ensuring that we have a merchant marine capable of supporting our economic independence, as well as our military forces overseas.