Friday, January 20, 2017
California’s trade picture has been brightening of late and should maintain its current course at least through the first part of 2017, says Robert Kleinhenz, economist and executive director at Beacon Economics.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
One of the top priorities for executives today is improving the agility of their supply chain. Join this webinar to learn the keys to achieving a truly agile supply chain and best practices of leading companies.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Is your company’s supply chain piled high with more products, suppliers, and trading partners than you can keep track of efficiently?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
China will continue to be strong, most economists agree
In a speech given to the National Retail Federation’s
International Trade Advisory Committee and Strategic Supply Chain Council in New York City
yesterday, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission gave a brief overview of the current state of the containerized ocean cargo industry.
December shipments––at 928,535––were up 8.9 percent annually and up 0.3 percent compared to November’s 926,198. The busiest month of 2016 was August, which eclipsed the 1 million shipment mark. For all of 2016, shipments were up 2.4 percent annually to 11,137,860, marking the first time in Panjiva’s shipment-tracking history they topped the 11 million mark.
Posted on 01/17 at 09:08 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Join us for this FREE virtual conference as we define the challenges facing operations and offer solutions designed to create dynamic, automated networks that offer seamless communication, improved collaborative third-party relationships, and the ability to respond to changes at a moment’s notice.
The Internet of Things will change the way supply chains manage the lifecycle of products, as a slew of new connected devices come to market. The cell phone industry offers a model for how to handle connected products that are chock full of private, personal data.
As the food service industry meets growing demand for more product information, there are real opportunities for companies that take a leadership position.
I have long been encouraging a reduction of oil consumption in global supply chains. While I think that oil will be readily available into the foreseeable future, its price will rise as both demand and extraction costs increase over time.