Filed in Supply Chain
Monday, October 14, 2013
Beacon Economics’ California Trade Report will not be released this month due to the Federal government shutdown.
They are concerned about potential tax increases, government regulations, compliance with the Affordable Care Act and the current strength of the U.S. and global economies.
A significant majority of middle market executives agree that middle market job growth will have a significant impact on strengthening the U.S. economy (96%). Despite this, 83% believe Congress is doing too little to support the middle market; while 95% disapprove of the job performance of Congress and 70% disapprove of the job performance of President Obama.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
According to IHS Global Insight economists, the manufacturing sector is looking better, but not that good.
Fourth annual survey of 750 executives finds that, having gained board-level attention and a wider remit, supply chain leaders need to invest in talent to ensure they can meet heightened expectations.
Trade Tech chief executive officer Bryn Heimbeck gave readers a look at Japan’s new advanced filing requirements that come into effect early next year with Part I of his analysis. Here is Part II.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Every year, more products are being produced by companies whose supply chain operations are intelligently linked with suppliers and business partners. Many of the machines that make those products are guided by advanced data analysis, decision science, and other smart technology. The people who consume those products are probably using digital connections to guide their choices and ultimately make a purchase.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
American Worldwide Agencies (AWA), a global network of freight forwarders and agents, recently announced that it is partnering with Australian e-commerce company Qannu to provide it with direct-to-consumer internet shopping service.
Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco provided the stage for a new announcement: release of version 12.2 of its e-business suite.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Resistence to the Securities and Exchange Commission ruling that requires publicly traded companies to disclose the origins of conflict minerals contained in their products is breaking down rapidly, say compliance experts.