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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.
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.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $449.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 5.1 percent compared to November 2013, and the NRF said that November retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month over October and increased 3.2 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Posted on 12/11 at 11:22 AM
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
Posted on 12/09 at 03:22 PM