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Supply chain analysts forecast new global challenges

Posted 03/29 · 07:58 AM · SCMR Editorial
Deloitte has issued a new report identifying 10 disruptive and emerging technologies that are expected to play a crucial role in how businesses will operate globally over the next 18 months.

Political unrest slows global growth

Posted 03/29 · 07:49 AM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association today announced scheduled international traffic for February 2011 showing increases of 2.3 percent for cargo demand compared to February 2010.

FedEx Express expands in Suzhou, China

Posted 03/28 · 10:07 AM · LM Editorial
Spurred by customer demands, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express announced it has opened up a new China-based station in Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province, which is the company’s third station in Suzhou.

Pirates are part of the terrorist network

Posted 03/28 · 07:57 AM · LM Editorial
While many of the major Western nations are presently united in a military effort to wipe out terrorism in the Middle East and East Africa, there’s been an ongoing “lack of will” to enforce the same vigilance when it comes to ocean piracy.

Global Port Tracker report says 2011 growth path remains intact

Posted 03/25 · 10:27 AM · LM Editorial
European import and export volumes are off to a decent start, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Bosses: Good, Better, Best

Posted 03/25 · 07:08 AM · SCMR Editorial
Talent management should be on the “short list” of your top priorities for a simple reason: this is about investing in the future capability of your organization. And staff capabilities (plus good business processes) are ultimately what drive results.

Caterpillar may not be considering that many other options for Cat Logistics

Posted 03/24 · 11:46 AM · SCMR Editorial
While no announcement has yet been made, some industry analysts feel Caterpillar, Inc. is ready to sell its logistics arm

Japan’s catastrophe may mean severe semiconductor shortage

Posted 03/24 · 07:00 AM · SCMR Editorial
Technology prices are set to rise after a chemical plant damaged by the Tsunami has been highlighted as a core producer of a unique resin used by nearly half of the world’s semiiconductor manufacturers.

Financial crisis in Japan is not a given

Posted 03/23 · 01:56 PM · SCMR Editorial
Japan’s real GDP growth will slow, but the slowdown will likely be temporary, as a result of the earthquake and tsunami and growth should start picking up after mid-2011 as reconstruction efforts get underway, says the World Bank in its latest report

Racing for a reason with TranSystems

Posted 03/23 · 08:15 AM · MMH Editorial
Supply chain consulting and integration firm TranSystems (Booth 4279) and a driver for an Indy Racing League (IRL) team it sponsors see similarities between lean supply chains and successful IRL teams.

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