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Too much slack in supply chain means softer Japanese recovery

Posted 04/07 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
According to IDC group vice president, Bob Parker, Toyota is losing $80 million per day largely due to several strategic suppliers being located in the Northeast

Too much slack in supply chain means softer Japanese recovery

Posted 04/07 · 08:28 AM · SCMR Editorial
Analysts for IDC Manufacturing Insights and IDC Retail Insights, report that Japanese manufacturers face severe disruptions across several value chains in the coming months.

ISM NMI remains on a positive growth track in March

Posted 04/07 · 07:29 AM · SCMR Editorial
The Institute for Supply Management’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business again showed positive growth for the 16th consecutive month

A salute to Steinke

Posted 04/06 · 09:38 AM · LM Editorial
The person selected to replace Richard Steinke as executive director at the Port of Long Beach will have tremendous shoes to fill

Port of Long Beach director to retire

Posted 04/06 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
When ocean shipping’s “peak season” comes to end next fall, one of the industry’s leading port directors will be stepping down.

Shippers under siege

Posted 04/05 · 03:47 PM · LM Editorial
As this nation struggles back from the Great Recession, one must wonder what really is behind Big Labor’s agenda. It certainly can't be job creation.

FedEx Trade Networks opens up new Chicago ‘gateway’ location

Posted 04/05 · 12:29 PM · LM Editorial
Company officials said the new 104,000 square-foot location, with more than 85,000 square-feet for distribution, provides shippers with expanded service offerings, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and distribution services.

More rigorous supply chain standards championed

Posted 04/05 · 09:18 AM · SCMR Editorial
Analysts and industry leaders believe that hoc strategies such as drawing down inventory stockpiles are poor substitutes for proper supply chain continuity planning

Asia Pacific becomes more complex for supply chain directors

Posted 04/05 · 07:45 AM · SCMR Editorial
When it comes to considering outsourcing opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, there is a strong tendency to implement a “close to home” logistics strategy, particularly with the warehousing function.

Port of Oakland terminals hit by labor action

Posted 04/04 · 11:58 AM · LM Editorial
A labor action at the Port of Oakland has shippers scrambling for distribution alternatives

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