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Supply Chain

By Patrick Burnson · January 15, 2019
Supply chain managers will have to get creative to address new disruptions and hurdles.
By Patrick Burnson · January 4, 2019
Carrier pricing for air cargo shipments is also expected to remain on a steep trajectory, while ocean rates may finally reach a sustainable level
By Patrick Burnson · January 2, 2019
Rising fuel costs are only one of many challenges confronting supply chain managers reliant on motor carriers in 2019. While this transport sector remains robust, increasing driver wages and insurance costs are eroding profits. Furthermore, note analysts, costs associated with labor, maintenance, equipment, licensing and compliance have increased steadily for several years.
By Patrick Burnson · January 2, 2019
In 2019, the world economy will enter a third straight year of broad-based growth, but many economists feel that a combination of rising interest rates and ongoing trade protectionism will continue to create unexpected turbulence—and lead to even higher rates. How likely is this to derail the ongoing global expansion?
By MMH Staff · December 27, 2018
Ranpak's growth momentum stems from global expansion in e-commerce and the increasing focus on environmentally sustainable solutions.
By Mark Dohnalek · December 26, 2018
When companies adopt the agile approach, they have greater potential to overcome problems that are intrinsic to more monolithic organizational structures.
By Dana Bodnar and Arkadiusz Taraszkiewicz · December 26, 2018
GDP growth is expected to dip across the board in 2019, and Eastern Europe is not immune from this cloudy outlook. For businesses trading within the region, this isn’t so much cause for distress as it is a call to keep a close watch on emerging risks. Here, as in elsewhere on the globe, the main threats to growth ahead are geopolitical uncertainty and policy missteps.
By MMH Staff · December 19, 2018
Alliance will first address high-growth, evolving segments such as convenience and grocery.
By Patrick Burnson · December 17, 2018
In 2019, the world economy will enter a third straight year of broad-based growth, but many economists feel that a combination of rising interest rates and ongoing trade protectionism will continue to create unexpected turbulence…and higher rates. How likely is this to derail the ongoing global expansion?
By Vinodkumar Raghothamarao · December 13, 2018
Oil and Gas companies operate in dynamic and complex environments, where they face constant challenges especially in terms of supply and demand. Now with the current volatility in oil prices, the time has come to evaluate the supply chain and procurement techniques and costs.
By Rosemary Coates · December 12, 2018
GO! You now have less than 90 days to do something before China import tariffs are raised again. Get going now.
By Patrick Burnson · December 10, 2018
Despite recent episodes political turmoil, analysts for Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators (gKNi) say World trade experienced a slight upswing in recent months and reached a new high in November.
By Alexis Bateman · December 6, 2018
Consumers are deeply concerned about food safety issues at a time when Federal regulators appear to be pulling back from stricter oversight of food supply chains.
By Patrick Burnson · December 6, 2018
With this week’s release of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council (GBPC) predictions for the coming year, one particular forecast is especially prescient, the trade war “truce” with China.
By MMH Staff · December 4, 2018
Williams joins Zebra with more than 20 years of global tech experience in supply chain.

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