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Thursday, July 24, 2014
The amount tied up in excess working capital at nearly 1000 of the largest public companies in the U.S. is over a trillion dollars, according to the REL research
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In the current environment of proliferating product portfolios and increasing demand volatility, there is a great deal riding on getting demand planning right.
The market for supply chain management (SCM) software, maintenance and services posted another year of solid growth, generating $8.944 billion in 2013.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sixty-five percent of Shared Services executives from Fortune 1000 companies do not believe their vendors are sufficiently focused on minimizing risk, according to a new survey by Consero Group.
Posted on 07/17 at 08:22 AM
Over the past five years emerging markets have maintained their “growth dynamic,” observes John Manners-Bell, CEO, of the London-based think tank, Transport Intelligence
Posted on 07/17 at 08:18 AM
Supply Chain •
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The House of Representatives voted by a 367-55 margin to approve H.R. 5021, the Highway Transportation and Funding Act of 2014, which will keep federal transportation funding intact through May 2015.
UPS said this week it is taking steps to optimize 36 U.S. Field Stocking Locations in order to serve the medical device sector as part of its global healthcare growth strategy.
Posted on 07/16 at 10:44 PM
Supply Chain •
Researchers at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have developed a model that uses purchase order (PO) information to help retailers determine when many different types of products need to be shipped to meet sales deadlines.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Citing the recent findings of the consultancy, Armstrong and Associates, this year’s 2015 State of Logistics report states that revenues for the 3PL sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth a year ago.
Commerce reported that June retail sales at $439.9 billion were up 0.2 percent over May and up 4.3 percent compared to June 2013, and the National Retail Federation said that June retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were flat on a seasonally-adjusted and sequential basis for the second straight month in May, and saw a 3.0 percent unadjusted annual increase.