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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has the potential to upset the established global order and change the economic outlook.
The best supply chains are more than a collection of technologies and processes. As supply chain evolves from tactical to strategic, they enable a company’s go-to-market strategy and competitive position.
The fast food leader stays atop the marketplace with a “System” where suppliers and McDonald’s “share the pie.”
American Casino and Entertainment Properties embraced supply management principles for three of its most critical service supply items. The result has been a win-win for ACEP and its suppliers—generating millions in savings.
Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of materials handling and sustainability into one facility.
Monday, December 05, 2016
The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential administration’s plans for infrastructure according to Fitch Ratings in its 2017 outlook report.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 2.4 percent to 57.2 in November, topping the 12-month average of 54.9 and the highest NMI reading in the last 12 months. This is the highest NMI going back to October 2015, when it was at 59.1.
Posted on 12/05 at 12:11 PM
APQC’s research shows that that there is a disconnect between the perceived effectiveness of both network planning and optimization tools and DRP software and the actual results that organizations are achieving.
Posted on 12/05 at 11:21 AM
Companies can calculate the overall carbon footprint of a logistics operation using readily available estimation tools. However, to implement meaningful management decisions about cutting CO2 emissions, a more detailed analysis is necessary.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 in November, which was 1.3 percent ahead of October, while growing for the third straight month, as well as the highest level the PMI has reached, going back to February 2015’s 53.3. And the November PMI was 2.2 percent above the 12-month average of 51.0, with the over all economy growing for the 90th consecutive month.