Thursday, September 03, 2015
You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.
Posted on 09/01 at 01:18 PM
According to a recent study by Prologis Research, evolving trade patterns, along with advances in technology and the expansion of e-commerce, reinforce the value proposition of core market locations.
In a dynamic economy, multi-national conglomerates and mom and pop shops alike are compelled to keep in close touch with the economic, cultural, and political trends that can change the business playing field virtually overnight.
According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May
Posted on 08/31 at 10:51 AM
Don't let the conventional budget process constrain your ability to add real value to your organization.
Supply Chain Expert John Caltagirone is working with an increasing number of large companies that need help addressing key issues that “keep them up at night.” Here’s what Caltagirone recommends supply chain managers do right now to prepare for the future.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Seattle and Tacoma commissions have formed The Northwest Seaport Alliance to unify management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions.