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Monday, February 01, 2016
Companies such as Wal-Mart, Nike and Dell led the way in using technology to optimize the integration of materials movement between firms. Flows of information served to improve physical flows.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Supply Chain managers may expect more of the same when the next Manufacturing ISM Report On Business featuring the January 2016 data will be released on Monday, February 1.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Companies are generally aware of the importance of building resilience into their supply chains, but often find it difficult to actually quantify this increasingly important characteristic.
Ocean shipping experts agree that the implementation of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) verified gross mass (VGM) regulations will add yet more complexity to the troubled global ocean container industry.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
It's time for senior level executives to pay closer attention to what happens in their warehouses, DCs, logistics and manufacturing operations. Those who underestimate its importance may pay a high price.
Friday, January 08, 2016
MIT alum Jeff Silver, along with his wife Marianne and two of their sons, visited the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology to gift the Center for Transportation & Logistics with $2.5 million to help fund the Center’s ongoing efforts in supply chain research and education.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
The role for sustainability for business warrants a more nuanced dialogue. Taking a supply chain management perspective, it is crucial to not only “sell” the societal importance for pursuing sustainability but also to help companies translate sustainability into a compelling value proposition.
When financial performance tumbled well below the expectations of shareholders at a US-based manufacturer of industrial parts, the new head of supply chain saw ways to make the supply chain part of the solution.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The World Shipping Council (WSC), the TT Club, the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) recently released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to address issues arising from the new container weighing regulations due to take effect globally on 1 July 2016.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 may cause problems for some managers, a recent report suggests.