Thursday, February 16, 2017
This webcast explores how Supply Chain Frameworks are being used to oversee and guide planning and operations.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
January imports were up 5.4 percent annually at 929,970, topping December’s 928,535 on a sequential basis. This marked the seventh consecutive month of growth, according to Panjiva data.
Posted on 02/15 at 10:20 AM
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Just as it promised at last year’s annual Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio with four new cloud solutions to help businesses fully utilize the benefits of digital supply chains.
Analysts for Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) – an information and advisory services firm for emerging market executives – expect a slight improvement in global expansion in 2017.
Monday, February 13, 2017
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.
Thursday, February 09, 2017
The NRF is calling for 2017 retail sales, excluding automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to see an annual gain between 3.7 and 4.2 percent, with online and other non-store/online sales (which NRF includes in its over all number) to head up between 8 and 12 percent.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:01 PM
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
As the re-shoring trend continues to build steam due to Trump’s emphasis to bring manufacturing back to America, the spotlight will be on supply chain managers to increase transparency.
A recent report released by Resilinc, a California-based cloud provider of supply chain resilience and risk management intelligence and analytics, has special relevance for supply chain managers evaluating “near-shoring.”
Thursday, February 02, 2017
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail to spend more on automation in the future.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The January PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was up 1.5 percent over December at 56.0 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and its highest reading since November 2014’s 57.6.