Tuesday, December 10, 2013
“Rethinking the Building Blocks of the Modern Supply Chain,” a recently-published white paper produced by E2open, posits the question: How do you manage demand you can’t predict with supply you don’t control?
The Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for a positive end to 2013.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Despite seeing sequential declines for its key metrics, non-manufacturing activity again showed growth in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
Posted on 12/04 at 01:39 PM
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
While the Institute of Supply Management reports that economic activity in the manufacturing sector was strong for the sixth straight month, supply chain managers may still wish to examine this “exuberance,” say economists.
Monday, December 02, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, headed up 0.9 percent to 57.3 in November, which is now the new high for the PMI in 2013.
Posted on 12/02 at 01:51 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013
Panjiva reported that U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in October—at 1,178,389—were up 2 percent compared to September and up 19 percent annually.
Posted on 11/25 at 11:37 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Fourteen consecutive quarters of declining vacancies in the warehouse sector highlight the U.S. industrial real estate market’s momentum through the third quarter of 2013, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
Quality, Efficiency and Security Top Issues
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $428.1 billion were up 0.4 percent compared to September and up 3.9 percent compared to October 2012, and the NRF said that October retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 2.5 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from September and were up 4.2 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Posted on 11/20 at 12:26 PM
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