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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
In an exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, SCMR readers are brought up to date on critical industry concerns. This is the first of a two-part feature.
NRF anticipates a surge of activity in spring
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A majority (57%) of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) said short-term cost reduction is a higher priority than long-term growth in 2014, according to a new survey by Consero Group
Even with some slippage for key metrics, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today the non-manufacturing activity in February remained on a growth path for the 49th consecutive month in its February Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
Posted on 03/05 at 01:10 PM
Monday, March 03, 2014
Supply chain leaders consistently highlight that finding, recruiting, and developing the best supply chain managers is their number one challenge.
People are one of our most important assets, and we have a difficult time figuring out how to strengthen and grow them.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 1.9 percent to 53.2 in February.
Posted on 03/03 at 01:57 PM
Friday, February 28, 2014
Researchers reported that U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in January—at 1,169,741—were up 9 percent year-over-year and up 7 percent from December to January. And the number of global manufacturers shipping to the U.S in January—at 165,531—was up 3 percent annually and up 1 percent from December to January.
Posted on 02/28 at 11:30 AM
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Today’s corporate procurement function faces a wide array of serious challenges. Among the most vexing are those that relate to supplier risk—an area made particularly complex by an increasing reliance on suppliers in foreign lands.
Reshoring of manufacturing seen as a driver of industry growth in 2014