Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends
As has been the case in its respective monthly manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports on business, continued growth remains in the cards for 2014, according to the December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast released this week by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Posted on 12/11 at 09:59 AM
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.
Monday, December 09, 2013
According to the first Sage Mid-Market Business Index survey, American business confidence in the mid-market is the fifth highest in the world.
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
Japan’s 24 Hour Rule, the Advanced Filing Requirement (AFR), goes into effect on March 1, 2014 and the penalty phase will apply just 10 days later on March 10, 2014. This doesn’t leave much time for those who have not already begun the process of selecting a service provider and begun the process of developing internal procedures and training programs.
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.