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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The value of exports from America’s Foreign-Trade Zones increased by 13.7 percent in 2013, to a record-high 79.5 billion in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its Annual Report to Congress.
Posted on 09/02 at 03:49 PM
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While summer may be nearing its end, the climate in the manufacturing sector remains very warm, according to the most recent edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued today by the Institute for Supply Management.
Posted on 09/02 at 12:57 PM
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When publicly-traded Class I freight railroad and intermodal service providers issued second quarter earnings results earlier this summer, the topic of less than ideal service on the rails was a common theme within the earnings releases and question and answer sessions with top management at those companies.
Posted on 09/02 at 09:47 AM
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Monday, September 01, 2014

Results from our annual survey suggest that carriers, driven by a need to maximize profitability, are at a polar opposite with shippers who are focused on reducing costs. This lack of alignment has created a struggle that has resulted in a loss of focus on the bigger prize—being able to compete supply chain to supply chain.
Posted on 09/01 at 08:59 PM
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Our top technology analysts give us an in-depth look at the current penetration of wireless and mobility outside of the four walls and offer their outlook on the future of real-time, 24/7 supply chain monitoring.
Posted on 09/01 at 07:00 PM
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Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to stay in low gear in 2014, according to the IMF’s latest forecast for the region. Shippers are advised to practice extreme due diligence before entering the marketplace.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 PM
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The continued evolution of “digital supply networks” depends on just how well shippers and their third-party logistics provider partners can work together to take costs out of the system while making improvements in flexibility and speed. Our consulting team offers a high-level blueprint for making it happen.
Posted on 09/01 at 06:00 PM
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Faced with booming volumes and subsequent picking challenges, a leading plumbing and heating products distributor integrated voice picking with its warehouse management system (WMS). They’re now fulfilling record volumes more accurately in less time and with fewer people. Here’s how they’re getting it done.

TMS and YMS expand on integration and supply chain visibility capabilities, gaining a better handle on warehouse constraints in the process.

The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
Posted on 09/01 at 03:00 PM
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