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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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.
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.
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.
There is plenty more room for trade agreements in the future, but as an example of the pervasiveness of global trade, with 164 countries part of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, most countries have already made at least some basic move to join the global economy.
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.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Connected technologies are on the rise throughout the manufacturing and distribution value chain. Industry 4.0, as this digital and physical integration has been dubbed, seems to be reshaping how products are designed, produced, distributed and everything in between.
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathered in Lima, Peru, just after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election in November to regroup—and perhaps rethink—free trade alternatives for the coming year.
Monday, November 28, 2016
As noted in reports generated at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, there’s been a new effort by many members to establish more “granular” details on container throughput.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
To keep cargo flowing efficiently through the nation's largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are partnering to pilot a port information portal, a unique approach to demonstrate the benefits of digitizing maritime shipping data and making it available to cargo owners and supply chain operators through secure, channeled access.
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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently sent a multi-faceted document to President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team, outlining opportunities to, in the words of the president-elect’s campaign, “Make America Great Again,” by strategic investments in seaports and related freight transportation assets, thereby helping U.S. businesses better compete in markets at home and abroad.