Monday, March 27, 2017
The last decade has been a march towards globalization, but recent political and economic events have created a backlash and stirred the debate; globalization vs. protectionism
For the second survey in a row, leading North American 3PLs identified the consolidation wave as the most important industry trend.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
According to Deloitte, the U.S. manufacturing sector is “woefully unprepared”for the cyber threats associated with new connected technology. In “Industry 4.0 and cyber risk: Security in an age of connected production,” one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of the industrial connected devices operating on factory floors.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Uncertainty seems to be the word of the day in global sourcing. From shifts in political, economic and trade policies around the world to changing expectations in terms of speed to market, there are numerous powers at play that suppliers, retailers and brands will have to watch closely over the coming months.
Monday, March 20, 2017
APICS, and Michigan State University (MSU), recently announced findings from their latest report, “Managing the Complexity Paradigm.”
Designing supply routes is a challenge for any large retailer, particularly under conditions of rapid growth.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
For the most part, 3PL CEO's hit their numbers last year, but expect slower growth in the near future.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Without a comprehensive roadmap, genuine procurement transformation is probably not achievable in any reasonable amount of time.
While supply chain managers and procurement leaders are well aware of the potentially dramatic impact of digital transformation on their operations, new research from The Hackett Group, Inc. reveals that few feel they have the necessary strategy, talent and competencies in place to seize an advantage.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The new 3C program allows students to study on three continents in ten months, gaining a global perspective and an master's degree.