Labor

Little room for labor error

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 · Joy Duce and Gregg Hague
When it comes to labor, a booming economy has placed new pressures on warehouse operations

Truck Driver Shortage: No one behind the wheel

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 · Gary Forger
According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry is short about 63,000 drivers today. By 2026, the ATA estimates that number will be nearly 175,000.

G20 Labor Ministers Meeting May Address Some Supply Chain’s Societal Failures

Monday, May 15, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
The annual global poll commissioned by the 181 million-member International Trade Union Confederation shows that globalization is failing people.

Nipping East Coast Strike Talks in the Bud

Monday, February 27, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
While the National Retail Federation and other shipper associations are calling upon the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports this spring, some…

Growing Contingent Workforce Has Many Benefits for Employers and Workers

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 · Tom Clark
The face of the U.S. workforce is changing. There's high growth when it comes to temporary workers, contractors, independent consultants, and freelancers. New technologies, cost factors, and a whole new generation of young professionals wanting to work in a gig economy…

Near Shoring Will Have Impact on Supply Chain Automation, Says AlixPartners Report

Thursday, February 2, 2017 · Patrick Burnson
In a new “manufacturing outlook” report focusing on the automotive and industrial sectors, AlixPartners observes that many of the labor-cost advantages associated with near-shoring may be lost if companies fail to spend more on automation in the future.

Measuring the Human Toll Taken By Hanjin’s Insolvency

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
The human toll of Hanjin's financial catastrophe is much worse for the seafarers still held hostage by the company

Industry 4.0 and Servitization – New Concepts in Global Manufacturing

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 · Rosemary Coates
It is great to be working with other Universities on revitalizing manufacturing through reshoring and by introducing new ideas and technologies.

Human Trafficking Risk Index That May Provide Visibility Into a Company’s “Family Tree”

Monday, April 25, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
In a hyper-connected global economy, where businesses and consumers increasingly make decisions based upon brand reputation and responsible corporate practices, companies large and small need increased visibility into the multiple layers of their supply chain to mitigate…

PwC Shares New Information on Forced Labor Law

Friday, April 15, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
PwC has published a paper on “3 Things You Need to Know” about the law recently for supply chain managers to consider. In this exclusive interview with Brian Dunch, Principal at PwC, we explore some of the finer details

U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Rising, Says Deloitte Study

Friday, April 1, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
The rankings also reveal a shift among the world's traditional manufacturing powerhouses due to the Asia Pacific region's rising influence and declining strength in European and BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China).

New Forced Labor Legislation Set to Have an Impact on Global Supply Chains

Monday, March 28, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
President Obama signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The new legislation now officially prohibits the importation of goods produced by forced labor or child labor, closing an 86 year old loophole and reauthorizing the Customs and Border…

Higher Minimum Wages Will Have Impact on Supply Chain Management

Monday, March 21, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
Rising minimum-wage levels across the U.S. stand to impose additional cost burdens on industrial-building occupiers, especially in labor-intensive, e-commerce fulfillment centers, according to an analysis by CBRE Group, Inc.

Collaborative Robots Will Transform Logistics Says DHL Group

Monday, March 21, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
“Robotics in Logistics” – a new trend report produced by Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group) – maintains that robots will soon be standard in warehouses around the world.

Mixed Retail Growth Reflects Market Weakness

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 · Jeff Berman
While retail sales numbers issued for the month of February by the United States Department of Commerce and National Retail Federation were technically mixed, they each shared a common theme of little or negative growth.
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