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Inflation continues to have a wide-ranging impact on supply chains

Inflation continues to impact various areas of supply chains, which are still dealing with ongoing disruptions, a Blue Yonder executive survey has found.

Global Container Shipping Industry Sets Sights on Tech Investment, Capacity Concerns

Supply chain professionals in the global container shipping industry expect more technology investment and positive growth in the market in 2024.

32nd Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Navigating a Shallow Pool…

Logistics operations are facing a human capital crisis that poses a threat to both performance and competitiveness. The 32nd Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends examines how…

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Inflation continues to have a wide-ranging impact on supply chains

Monday, May 13, 2024 · Brian Straight
Inflation continues to impact various areas of supply chains, which are still dealing with ongoing disruptions, a Blue Yonder executive survey has found.

Q1 sees a solid finish with positive U.S.-bound import growth, notes S&P Global Market Intelligence

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 · Jeff Berman
March imports, at 2.489 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), posted a 16% annual gain, and first quarter imports, at 7.537 million TEU, rose 15% annually, amid various supply chain disruptions.

Orchestration: The Future of Supply Chain

Monday, April 1, 2024 · DHL Supply Chain
Digitalization is already delivering significant advances in productivity, speed and visibility to supply chain operations. Orchestration promises to build on and amplify those benefits.

February and year-to-date U.S. import volume is solid, reports S&P Global Market Intelligence

Monday, March 25, 2024 · Jeff Berman
February imports, at 2.44 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) increased 21% compared to February 2023. And when taking into account, the timing of the Lunar New Year, coupled with the impact of ongoing Red Sea and Panama Canal disruptions, the firm explained that…

2024 retail sales forecast calls for growth, says National Retail Federation

Thursday, March 21, 2024 · Jeff Berman
NRF is pegging 2024 retail sales to increase between 2.5%-to-3.5% to between $5.23 trillion and $5.28 trillion. Should this forecast come to fruition, NRF said that it would top 2023 retail sales, which rose 3.6% to $5.1 trillion.

ISM reports another month of services sector growth in February

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 52.6 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), fell 0.8% in February, while growing, at a slower rate, for the 14th consecutive month. This marks growth in 44 of the last 45 months, with December 2022 being the one month with a decline over that period.

February manufacturing output declines, notes ISM

Friday, March 1, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The report’s benchmark metric, the PMI came in at 47.8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), down 1.3% compared to January’s 49.1 reading, contracting, at a faster rate, for the 16th consecutive month.

How to Create Real Retailer-Brand Loyalty

Monday, February 19, 2024 · Norman Katz
Supply chain execution, from one end to the other, is the new competitive edge, and this applies whether you are the brand or whether you are the retailer. Working collaboratively is the glue that holds it together.

January retail sales begin 2024 with mixed readings

Thursday, February 15, 2024 · SCMR Staff
Commerce reported that January retail sales, at $700.3 billion, were off 0.8% compared to December and up 0.6% compared to January 2023. NRF reported that January’s core retail sales, which it bases on Census data and excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and…

NRF, Hackett Associates Raise Retail Import Growth Forecast

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
Retailers have generally navigated around the Red Sea cargo disruptions, but trade groups said costs will begin to rise even as they project a growth in imports.

ISM reports services economy is off to a solid start in 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024 · Jeff Berman
The Services PMI, at 53.4 (a reading of 50 or higher signals growth), was up 2.9% in January, growing, at a faster rate, for the 13th consecutive month. This marks growth in 43 of the last 44 months, with December 2022 being the one month with a decline over that period. ISM…

Stakeholder Collaboration Could Unlock Reverse Logistics Profitability

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 · Brian Straight
As reverse logistics becomes a bigger focus for brands, collaboration between stakeholders is becoming a must.

Retailers Considering Airfreight, Inventory Boosts to Combat Red Sea Dangers

Thursday, January 18, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
As Houthi attacks continue in the Red Sea, retailers are scrambling to find alternative methods for moving their inventory, including exploring more air freight options and boosting inventory.

As Red Sea Crisis Drags On, Shippers Eye Alternatives

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
While shifting Asian cargo from East Coast to West Coast U.S. ports adds time and cost, it is one option shippers have to counter continued risk in the Red Sea.

Pick a 3PL That Can Grow With Your Business

Monday, January 15, 2024 · Norman Katz
The use of a 3PL offers flexibility and scalability while bringing fulfillment and distribution expertise and at the ready software systems. But just like not all brands make every consumer product in their vertical, let alone in the market, not all 3PLs are set up for all…
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