Friday, December 19, 2014
The Highway Trust Fund is irretrievably broken and should be eliminated in favor of a new system of revenue streams or by dedicating a portion of the federal income tax to pay for transportation. That’s the conclusion of a new multi-year report by the Eno Foundation, an influential Washington transportation think tank.
Posted on 12/19 at 08:41 AM
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
What does it take to remain a supply chain leader? SCMR put that question to executives at four of the best-performing global supply chains. We also asked about their plans to remain at the top of their games in the year ahead. At Intel, the goal is to enable Moore's Law and continual innovation.
As Republicans take control of the 114th Congress with large majorities in the House and Senate, they are starting to look like that neighborhood dog who barked and chased the fire truck down the street lo those many years.
Posted on 12/17 at 12:50 PM
With an eye on further expansion of its e-commerce business and related reverse logistics processes, transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx this week said it has inked an agreement to acquire Pittsburgh-based GENCO, a third-party logistics (3PL) services provider specializing in product lifecycle and reverse logistics.
Posted on 12/17 at 12:47 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014
What does it take to remain a supply chain leader? SCMR put that question to executives at four of the best-performing global supply chains. We also asked about their plans to remain at the top of their games in the year ahead. CPG leader P&G is rethinking its manufacturing and distribution network to align more closely with the needs of its retail customers.
Friday, December 12, 2014
As organizations cope with a myriad of changes, procurement is becoming more strategic and even more important. Authors Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield discuss how purchasing strategies, and the role of procurement professionals, must change to deliver real value and not just lower price.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale, sounding an alarm for U.S. supply chain managers.
U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on American manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group
“Companies should look before they leap into reshoring or nearshoring,” said Foster Finley, managing director at AlixPartners and leader of the firm’s Supply Chain Practice in the Americas.
For years, procurement was boxed into a corner. Its function was limited to negotiating with suppliers to get a better price. Even today, much of procurement is about leveraging an organization's scale to obtain quantity discounts. At the same time, we are seeing the emergence of procurement as a true value added business function. Here's a look at that shift.