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Volumes expected to head up while excess ocean capacity issues remain, notes Port Tracker report

Posted 08/10 · 08:38 AM · LM Editorial
Seasonal cargo flows appear set to take hold for United States-based retail container ports even with a glut of Transpacific trade capacity, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Remains on Hold for Time Being

Posted 08/04 · 07:54 AM · SCMR Editorial
With the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii ending without a deal, U.S. supply managers may be adjusting to other global sourcing strategies.
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Hackett Associates rolls out debut edition of its Global Trade Pulse report

Posted 08/03 · 09:09 AM · LM Editorial
Hackett officials described this new offering as a short-term index that offers up “the sentiment for trade at a glance,” akin to other key economic metrics like the PMI and Consumer and Carrier confidence indices, while providing access to specifically see where a group of economic indicators are in relation to trade for the current month, too.

Emerging Markets: Mitigating risk as environments are redefined

Posted 08/01 · 07:00 PM · LM Editorial
Logistics professionals continue to believe that supply chain risks vary by region. However, the shipping/sourcing relocation decisions are becoming even more complex as the resiliency and relative strength of the perceived emerging leaders continues to wane.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

Posted 07/31 · 03:05 PM · SCMR Editorial
While many industry analysts contend that distribution centers near U.S. East Coast ports will see a surge of new business after the Panama Canal expansion, real estate experts say this phenomena is already underway.
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Global Supply Chain Managers Track TPP Progress

Posted 07/30 · 12:34 PM · SCMR Editorial
Global supply chain managers will be tracking the progress of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in Maui, Hawaii this week, as negotiating parties hope to finalize the agreement
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Transpacific Trade Agreement in final stages this week

Posted 07/30 · 08:22 AM · LM Editorial
Global logistics managers will be tracking the progress of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in Maui, Hawaii this week, as negotiating parties hope to finalize the agreement.

Hackett Group Report on Procurement Trends: Part II

Posted 07/29 · 08:30 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Hackett Group’s World-Class Procurement Performance Advantage Research is based on an analysis of results from recent benchmarks, performance studies, and advisory and transformation engagements at hundreds of large global companies.

Hackett Group Report on Procurement Trends: Part I

Posted 07/28 · 03:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
According to new research from The Hackett Group, Inc., a key differentiator is the superior ability of world-class procurement organizations to gain a deep understanding of the needs of their business, react more quickly to changing requirements, and drive higher overall value and greater stakeholder satisfaction, the research found.

US middle-market manufacturers face increasingly stiff competition

Posted 07/24 · 08:25 AM · MMH Editorial
Survey illustrates global push to enter US market, with overseas technology investments outpacing those of domestic manufacturers.

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