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By David Widdifield senior lecturer and director, master in business logistics engineering program, Ohio State University · July 29, 2014
IBM and Ohio State have formed a unique partnership to train students on supply chain management software. It's a model that other businesses and universities should emulate.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2014
Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.
By Patrick Burnson · July 25, 2014
The saga continues, as the PMA and ILWU plan to resume their contract negotiations on Monday, August 4, in San Francisco
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2014
Getting items ordered online to your home on a same-day basis is as important or relevant as it needs to be, and it depends on things like the type of products being ordered and its relative urgency as well. This was put into better perspective for me during a recent conversation I had with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2014
Amid the talk and coverage about things negatively impacting the trucking industry like increasing regulations, tight capacity, and equipment-related issues and challenges, there is one thing to always remember about the sector: it moves a lot of freight, make that more than a lot, actually.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2014
The good news is that while there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.
By Patrick Burnson · July 15, 2014
When the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) stages its annual Expo in September, much of the limelight will be placed on the vibrant and fast growing host city of Long Beach.
By Patrick Burnson · July 14, 2014
While many shippers are concerned about the progress (or lack thereof) in West Coast labor relationships, ocean carriers serving the trade have expressed optimism by announcing a proposed rate hike.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2014
A letter from the NRF and nearly 70 other supply chain stakeholders to PMA and ILWU leadership is calling for a new labor agreement to keep a tenuous situation from becoming untenable.
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2014
Hamburg Sud and Evergreen finished closely behind in the AgTC voting, and were also recognized for their superior performance. Congratulations to all three.
By Patrick Burnson · July 2, 2014
Shippers have been assured that negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward.
By Bruce Stubbs, director of industry marketing, Intermec by Honeywell Scanning & Mobility · June 30, 2014
Sure, the bar code is a mature and pervasive technology. But at age 40, is it still relevant to DC operations?
By Bryan Jensen, vice president, St. Onge Company · June 27, 2014
Vertical storage optimization might not be top of mind, but it can yield substantial efficiencies.
By Patrick Burnson · June 26, 2014
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s 26th annual meeting convenes in San Francisco today, as shippers confront a whole host of new challenges.
By Jeff Berman · June 25, 2014
A report cited how Henry Paulson, for U.S. Treasury Secretary, Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer banded together to issue a bipartisan report, entitled “Risky Business” that stresses the point that “climate change could cost the country billions of dollars over the next two decades,” and, as Paulson said in the article, “to depoliticize the climate change debate and instead focus on how it poses an economic threat to U.S. businesses.

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