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Procurement is Top Area of Risk, Consero Survey Reveals

Posted 03/23 · 08:25 PM · SCMR Editorial
When assessing areas of risk facing their departments, nearly half (45%) of Chief Procurement Officers named supplier risk as a top concern, according to a new survey by Consero Group.

Procurement Organizations Focus on Becoming More of a “Trusted Advisor”

Posted 03/23 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
For 2015, the top priority of procurement organizations is to elevate their role to more of a trusted advisor in support of improved enterprise agility, according to new Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group.

Forwarders insist that security concerns be addressed

Posted 03/23 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
The TSA has been without a confirmed administrator since the end of 2014, when John Pistole retired from the agency to take a position in academia.

An Unforeseen Cause of Stock-Outs

Posted 03/20 · 11:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
Stock-outs reduce revenues and frustrate customers in any business, but in the healthcare industry product shortages can also adversely affect human health.

DHL Launches Next Phase Resilience360 Risk Management Tool

Posted 03/17 · 08:20 AM · SCMR Editorial
Since its launch, Resilience360 has been used by shippers across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

State of Trade report cites expected growth in 2015 but not at same pace as a year ago

Posted 03/16 · 08:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
One of the survey’s main findings was that respondents’ economic outlook heading into 2015 was optimistic but not as optimistic as they were heading into 2014, with 55 percent feeling good about things in 2015, which was down fro 2014’s 64 percent.
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State of Trade report cites expected growth in 2015 but not at same pace as a year ago

Posted 03/13 · 11:33 AM · MMH Editorial
A wide-ranging survey published by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, in partnership with Sourcing Journal, provides a detailed analysis on global trade patterns and trends focused on various segments of global trade.
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Port Tracker report points to increasing import levels with backlog levels high

Posted 03/10 · 09:39 AM · LM Editorial
While the months-long West Coast port labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a cease fire, with the parties coming to terms on a tentative new five-year labor contract late last month, the subsequent cargo backlog at United States West Coast ports is expected to see cargo volumes head up, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Eco-efficient “Wind Vessel” Now in Development

Posted 03/10 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
While Maersk and a few other innovative titans of the ocean carrier industry are at work developing more fuel-efficient and “greener” vessels for the future, the most striking plan to date has come from a Oslo, Norway where a ship design company is incorporating aerodynamics for its beta model.

UPS Expands its Biomed Horizons

Posted 03/09 · 03:53 PM · SCMR Editorial
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently announced it has made a major expansion to its International Special Commodities (ISC) program, its service for shipping biological samples, specimens and dangerous goods in excepted quantities.

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