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Monday, July 28, 2014
Southeast Asian waters adds further incentive for pirates
The era of constrained labor supply is just beginning, and the decreasing share of populations that are in the working age cohort will keep human capital a front-burner issue for goods producers for decades, according to a new Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation report.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The market for supply chain management (SCM) software, maintenance and services posted another year of solid growth, generating $8.944 billion in 2013.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The House of Representatives voted by a 367-55 margin to approve H.R. 5021, the Highway Transportation and Funding Act of 2014, which will keep federal transportation funding intact through May 2015.
Every year, the students in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics’ Master of Supply Chain Management program complete one-year thesis research projects. The students are early-career business professionals from multiple countries with 2 to 10 years of experience in the industry.
Researchers at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have developed a model that uses purchase order (PO) information to help retailers determine when many different types of products need to be shipped to meet sales deadlines.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
In a recent letter to Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. asked the FMC to consider procedures addressing port disruptions resulting from unusual occurrences such as major force majeure events or labor-related difficulties.
The commercial real estate services firm of Cushman & Wakefield has distributed its latest Industrial Research MarketNote for North America, indicating that the sector continues to show steady growth across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
While U.S. shippers may have been surprised by China’s decision to oppose the P3 Network, there had been rumblings of discontent voiced by their counterparts in Hong Kong for some time.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The state of logistics is worrisome as logisticians struggled with uneven 2013 freight demand levels while bracing for a capacity crisis that is becoming “more severe,” a new definitive report on the sector says.