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Thursday, November 01, 2012

One hallmark in the era of permanent volatility is fluctuating commodity prices: everything from aluminum (variations up to 30 percent in 2012) to zinc (variations up to 25 percent in 2012). The result is endless headaches for people and departments in virtually every industry: the procurement folks buying materials; the logistics and transportation staff moving it; the finance guys forecasting expenses; and even the sales and marketing staff struggling to pass unanticipated cost increases on to customers.
Posted on 11/01 at 08:00 AM
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In addition to infrastructure damage, Hurricane Sandy has forced the idling of about 70% of the East Coast’s oil refineries. This does not bode well for the supply of refined oil products as capacity was already quite tight prior to the shutdowns
Posted on 10/31 at 04:09 PM
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

While Hurricane Sandy continues to wreak havoc in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, a new focus on risk mitigation is sure to take hold.
Posted on 10/30 at 12:33 PM
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While the full impact from Hurricane Sandy on the nation’s supply chains has yet to be measured, preliminary reports suggest it will be substantial
Posted on 10/30 at 09:49 AM
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Carriers and states have issued notices about operations and storm warnings in the last 24 hours or so and many more figure to follow, especially in the next two days at a minimum.
Posted on 10/29 at 08:14 AM
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The warehousing and fulfillment markets are undergoing significant changes as companies incorporate e-commerce into their overall strategy
Posted on 10/29 at 08:06 AM
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Monday, October 22, 2012

The nation faces a demographic crisis that is creating a drastic need to reform retiree and health care entitlements that is affecting the nation’s financial health, a top business lobbyist is predicting.
Posted on 10/22 at 10:25 AM
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Friday, October 19, 2012

The recent news pertaining to the United States Commerce Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness is clearly a positive one for all supply chain stakeholders.
Posted on 10/19 at 11:11 AM
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In an effort focused on addressing “supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness,” Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank late last week announced the debut of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
Posted on 10/16 at 10:54 AM
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Monday, October 08, 2012

That mindset was front and center at a session at last week’s Council of Supply Chain Management’s (CSCMP) Annual Conference last week, entitled “How Supply Chain Drives Shareholder Value.”
Posted on 10/08 at 01:00 PM
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