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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Momentum in the manufacturing sector is continuing at a strong pace, based on the most recent results of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) February Manufacturing Report on Business.
Monday, February 28, 2011
The Hackett Group, Inc. invites supply chain and procurement executives and others to participate in a newly-launched quick poll designed to assess how companies are responding to input cost inflations and the best practices they're adopting to manage it.
One of the temptations for any senior executive or manager is to protect his or her “time” and “calendar” from unwarranted interruptions. That’s a necessary step to ensure that you are not consumed by the tactical urgencies of the day, every day – but in fact have some time reserved to think and act strategically.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Two stories worth checking out in the mainstream business press suggest that U.S. manufacturing is poised for a comeback, and that a new supply chain model may not be far behind.
In a sign that the economic recovery is showing some more positive signals, the Department of Commerce reported this week that new orders for manufactured durable goods in January went up $5.3 billion—or 2.7 percent—to $200.5 billion.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The world’s three largest container shipping companies have decided to cooperate in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. According to The Global Insititute of Logistics in New York, the cooperation between CMA CGM, MSC and Maersk Line includes information exchange on safety measures, piracy policies and procedures as well as coordination to ensure the issue is addressed with all relevant stakeholders
Data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, found that the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments increased 17 percent from December to January.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
CEVA expects approximately 72,000 tons to be carried on the cross border service within the first 12 months, and will be offering Full Truck Load (FTL) and Less Than Truck Load (LTL) services for maximum flexibility in response and delivery times
BSR’s “Clean Cargo Working Group” will examine Sustainability issues at tomorrow’s one hour webinar, discussion, and Q&A. The live event will be based in San Francisco
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The biennial Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar in San Francisco, April 13-15, sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities, will examine the latest trends, challenges and management strategies for port administrators, finance officers, attorneys, and real estate and risk managers