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Ocean cargo movement of refrigerated containers curtailed due to explosions

Posted 11/03 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
Three mechanics have been killed, causing dockworkers to cease discharging the boxes until the risk can be identified

“Occupy Oakland” movement shuts down port

Posted 11/03 · 09:13 AM · LM Editorial
According to port spokesmen, operations will not resume until “it is safe and secure to do so.”

Department of Homeland Security picks BSI Group’s Supply Chain Solutions

Posted 11/02 · 09:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
BSI Group's Supply Chain Solutions expanded upon the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded a contract to the company

Global Logistics: W.R. Grace solves global puzzle

Posted 11/01 · 04:38 PM · LM Editorial
The foremost specialty chemicals and materials company brought on a transformational logistics leader, shed its transportation and warehouse assets, and ramped up a rapid worldwide expansion. Here’s how it happened.

2011 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey: Still doing more with less

Posted 11/01 · 10:42 AM · MMH Editorial
Our 2011 findings reveal that inventory turns are not improving, more DCs are closing rather than opening, and many companies are remaining cautious with equipment investment.

Waste Not, Want Not (Part III)

Posted 11/01 · 07:59 AM · SCMR Editorial
Editor’s note: This is the third and final installment of a three-part web exclusive examining the latest trends in reverse logistics. Today’s logistics managers are faced with three forces driving the reverse loop in distribution: Regulatory compliance, sustainable practices, and money saving strategies. Any one of these reasons will work, say business leaders, and the pay offs are similar in the extreme. Indeed, by “doing the right thing” companies are helping themselves while saving the planet.

Waste Not, Want Not (Part II)

Posted 10/31 · 09:19 AM · SCMR Editorial
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part web exclusive examining the latest trends in reverse logistics. Today’s logistics managers are faced with three forces driving the reverse loop in distribution: Regulatory compliance, sustainable practices, and money saving strategies. Any one of these reasons will work, say business leaders, and the pay offs are similar in the extreme. Indeed, by “doing the right thing” companies are helping themselves while saving the planet.

Closing the Global Supply Chain Loop: Waste Not, Want Not

Posted 10/28 · 08:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part web exclusive examining the latest trends in reverse logistics. Today’s supply chain managers are faced with three forces driving the reverse loop in distribution: Regulatory compliance, sustainable practices, and money saving strategies. Any one of these reasons will work, say business leaders, and the pay offs are similar in the extreme. Indeed, by “doing the right thing” companies are helping themselves while saving the planet.

Bangkok’s port operations remain on flood alert

Posted 10/27 · 01:20 PM · LM Editorial
Container handling at Bangkok’s seaport has so far not been affected by the storm that has hit the Thai capital, although the Port Authority of Thailand is taking preventive action against the possibility of flash floods

Another natural disaster disrupts Asia’s supply chains

Posted 10/27 · 12:17 PM · SCMR Editorial
Thailand’s automotive parts supply chain is being severely disrupted by the worst monsoon floods for some five decades

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