Logistics / Supply Chain Sitemap - Page 4 2014-06-13

Pallet Wars: The Wood Strikes Back
Australian based Brambles Ltd, the world's top pallet supplier, plans to spend $110 million over three years to improve its wooden pallets to attract U.S.

Truckers Look For Delay In Diesel Emissions Law
The trucking industry has asked the California air regulators to delay the nation's toughest rules to reduce diesel emissions. The continuing decline in the

Canadian Government Procurement Under Scrutiny
The Canadian procurement ombudsman announced that the Public Works and Government Services used standing offers to hand out $1.5 billion in contracts without

Nova Scotia Funds Green Transportation Initiatives
The government of Nova Scotia has committed to invest $4.25 million CAD ($3.98 million USD) in transportation green initiatives. The investment will come from

How Green Is Your Forklift?
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan has begun marketing the world's first hybrid forklift truck, GRENDiA EX Hybrid, which runs on diesel and a lithium ion

Power Company Aims To Cut Emissions
UK Energy firm E.ON has asked its vendors to cut costs and reduce carbon emissions at a conference of their vendors in September. The firm has been working

Manhattan Associates Boasts Big Names In Retail
Manhattan Associates now have some bragging rights based on a report of the top one hundred retail companies in the US. The report by Chain Store Age details

2010 Sales & Operations Planning Summit
If you are thinking about events to attend in the next couple of months, the Sales & Operations Planning Summit has been announced for January 20th and 21st,

Beverage Giants Sign Cost Saving Purchasing Agreement
Two beverage giants have signed a procurement agreement that should allow their combined US spend on non-beverage items to reap significant savings. The

Bottler Installs Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts
The second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the US is set to install forty hydrogen-powered forklifts at its Charlotte, North Carolina location. Plug Power is

Progistix Implement Voxware's Voice Picking Solution
Voxware, a leading supplier of software for voice-driven warehousing operations, announced that Progistix, one of Canada`s largest 3PL's has implemented the

Leading Logistics Company Announces Falling Revenue
Trucking and logistics company Werner Enterprises announced that its third-quarter profit fell 15 percent to $19 million, while sales tumbled 27 percent.

World’s Oldest Working Barcode Device
Ryzex, a mobile technology services company, has been running a competition called The Big Upgrade sponsored by Psion Teklogix. As a result of the

Optricity Announce New Warehouse Slotting Software
Optricity, the North Carolina based supply chain optimization software provider, has launched OptiSlot DC. This new release improves on their second

Possible Growth In Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas vehicles (NGV) have been available for some time, but even with significant improvements in technology it is still not widely accepted as a

Turtle Wax Choose New 3PL
Founded more than 60 years ago in Chicago, Turtle Wax, world leader in car care, has chosen LeSaint Logistics, a Chicago-based third-party logistics firm, as

2009 Supply Chain Excellence Awards
Herman Miller and Rea Magnet Wire were America's award winners in the 2009 Supply Chain Excellence Awards given by Boston Strategies International. The

JDA Merges With i2, Again
JDA has announced that the purchase of i2 is back on after they signed a definitive merger agreement for a value of approximately $396 million. The benefit

No Holiday Joy For Freight Companies
Before the latest economic bust, the freight industry enjoyed a very happy holiday season when retailers stocked their shelves with everything the consumer

Infor Campaign Against "Big ERP"
Software giant, Infor, has launched an interesting marketing campaign against their competitors, SAP and Oracle. The campaign revolves around an Infor

HP Australia Reduces Carbon Emissions in Supply Chain
Hewlett-Packard Australia's Imaging & Printing Group (IPG) has reduced the organization's local carbon emissions for product sourced by sea by 41 percent

SaaS Grows, ERP Slows
In a new report released by IT consultancy firm Gartner, the highlight is that there is continued growth in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications with

Intuit Offers New CRM Solution
A new customer relationship management (CRM) solution is available for small businesses from the maker of Quickbooks. Intuit has released a product called

New Picking Equipment From Hyster
Warehouse equipment supplier Hyster has launched a new order picking machine for businesses storing and picking items at heights of up to 6.5m (22.3 ft).

New Whitepaper On Warehouse Slotting
Optricity, the supply chain optimization software provider has released a very informative whitepaper entitled, Warehouse Slotting: Increase Performance

E2open Enters Gartner's Magic Quadrant
E2open, a leading provider of on-demand demand-supply network solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner's

Salesforce.com Wins CRM Magazine Awards
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) leader, Salesforce.com, won four customer relations management awards this week from CRM Magazine. The enterprise

EPA Delays E15 Decision To 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that it will make a formal decision in 2010 on whether to allow a 15 percent blend of ethanol in domestic

CHEP Adds New IBC Container
CHEP has expanded its range of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), adding a lighter, non-corrosive 1000-litre all plastic container specifically designed

US Freight Index Lowest Since 1996
The Department of Transportation's (DOT) freight transportation services index (TSI) fell 10.5 percent in October from a year earlier. This is the biggest

Unilever Changes Supply Chain In Response To Greenpeace
Greenpeace made allegations that one of Unilever's sustainable palm oil providers was illegally cutting virgin rain forest to grow more palms, when it claimed

Indian 3PL Market Set To Dramatically Grow
There are contradictory reports on the state of the third party logistics (3PL) market this week as indications show the Indian 3PL market is set to

Union Pacific Creates A Freight Supertrain
Here in Southern California a new sight was seen on the railroad, a three and a half mile supertrain arrived from Texas. Union Pacific put together an

Border Crossing Sees Fewer Vehicles
A report from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has found that the Windsor - Detroit border crossing is still the busiest and most valuable

Singapore Manufacturing Decline Continues
The depressed economy continues in one of Asia's high flying nations. Manufacturing totals in Singapore fell in November at a level that was the highest for

State Purchasing Guidelines Restrict Universities
In Kansas officials at the state universities are lobbying to free the institutions from restrictive state government purchasing requirements. A pilot project

OMG Truckers Laid Off By Text Message
The age of the electronic pink slip may have reached an all-time low when employees were told they had been laid off via a text message from their employer.

International Air Freight Up In November, But Down For 2009
Information released by International Air Transport Association (IATA) has shown that international freight grew in November for the first time in eighteen

Asian Free Trade Area To Rival NAFTA, EU
The third largest free trade area, was created on January 1st. The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) was signed back in November 2002 between China and six

Nexen Introduce Safer Range Of Forklifts
A new range of counterbalanced forklift trucks has been developed by Nexen. Its latest X-range incorporates a number of key health and safety considerations

Cummins Wins Funding From Department Of Energy
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced this week that the giant diesel engine manufacturer, Cummins, will receive nearly $54 million in funding for two

Outsourcing May Reduce Fashion Industry Profits
A report from the Stanford Graduate School of Business casts doubt on the traditional business model used in the fashion industry. The research suggests that

RFID Tags For Steel And Concrete Surfaces
For those companies that need RFID tags but have surfaces that are environmentally challenged a new tag is available from International Coding Technologies

Sage Release New ERP Version
The Sage Group has released its latest version of the Sage ERP X3 suite for mid-sized businesses. The v6 release uses technology to give users real-time

Wal-Mart To Increase Direct Purcashing
Wal-Mart has started a program to remove billions of dollars of costs from its supply chain by combining its store purchasing across countries. The effort

BP Solar Increases Capacity
BP Solar expects that the demand for solar products in North America and Europe will continue increase and as such it has extended its manufacturing

Siemens Hires Cordys For Logistics Improvements
The Dutch company Cordys has been chosen by Siemens Healthcare to manage and improve key logistics processes in 125 countries, including the USA and China.

Automakers Increase Sourcing From India
Volvo expects its auto parts sourcing from India to grow five-fold over the next four years. The Swedish commercial vehicle maker currently sources $1

Did Pallets Cause The Tylenol Odor?
Last week the news media was full of reports of Johnson & Johnson's recall of Tylenol due to a musty, moldy odor that was causing nausea and a variety of

New Green California Building Code
The first mandatory green building standards code has been adopted by the state of California. The code, called CALGreen, will take effect on January 1,

Study Highlights ERP Implementation Issues
Panorama Consulting has published the results of a study on ERP implementation entitled 2010 ERP Report which looked at the gaps between expected and actual

December Imports Indicate End Of Destocking
Estimates of imports in December showed the first increase in thirty months at US container ports. According the Port Tracker, published by the National

UK Agency Expects Savings From Oracle ERP
The British Home Office has completed the installation of a £13 million ($20.35 million USD) shared services enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The

UPS Furlough Pilots As Part Of Cost Cutting Program
UPS have announced plans to furlough approximately 300 of its 2800 airline pilots. The company has been working with its union, the Independent Pilots

FedEx Freight Increases Rates
This month saw FedEx Freight increasing its base rates 5.9 percent. The nation's second-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier has followed competitor

UK Manufacturing Increased In Last Quarter Of 2009
British manufacturers reported that manufacturing grew 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, the first increase since the first three months of 2008.

Failed ERP Implementation Lawsuit Claims $500 Million
Back in March 2008 Waste Management (WM) brought a lawsuit against SAP over an allegedly failed ERP project. Initially WM was seeking damages of more than

New Recycling Equipment Increases Usable Material
Plastic recycling specialist Axion Engineering has developed equipment to help an acoustic materials manufacturer to recover and recycle waste material for

Should Import Information Be Kept Out Of Public View?
The trade data protection company, Trade Privacy, has reported that in advance of Apple's shipping of the new iPad computer, the company has blocked its

New ISO Standard For RFID
A new RFID standard has been announced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The new standard is ISO 17367:2009 defines the basic

Parts Shortage Shuts Second Chrysler Plant
Chrysler has temporarily closed the Belvidere, Illinois plant which follows the closing of the Windsor, Ontario plant last month. The reason for these

QVC Selects Supply Chain Solution
QVC, the famous home shopping network, has selected components from Manhattan Associates' supply chain software to help optimize its supply chain network.

Apple Publishes 2010 Supplier Responsibility Report
Last year Apple conducted audits in 102 supplier facilities and they have just released the details of its 2010 Supplier Responsibility Report. The company

UK Retailer Aims To Be World's Most Sustainable
One of Britain's largest retailers, Marks & Spencer (M&S), is developing a sustainable forest program for its cardboard packaging. Back in January 2007,

New Addition To The Indian Supply Chain
Investment in the Indian supply chain took a step forward this week. The Singapore-based logistics and supply chain management company YCH opened its new

$22 Million Grant For Electric Truck Manufacturer
Tanfield is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial electric vehicles, which sells its vehicles under the Smith Electric Vehicles (SEVUS) brand. Last

Stockouts Lead To Loss Of Market Share
There is a on-going war going on in the frozen waffle market in the US as Eggo, made by Kelloggs, struggles to hold on to its market share due to production

Buy Your Own Freight Railway
Train buffs, this is your chance to own your very own railway. The receivers of FreightLink in Australia are taking offers for the Adelaide to Darwin

First Loss For 106 Year Old Shipping Line
Maersk, the world's largest freight shipping line, has announced a $1.31 billion loss, it's first in 106 years of trading. The loss is more astonishing as

Wal-Mart Promises A Greener Supply Chain
Wal-Mart has announced it is to make its supply chain greener by cutting 20 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2015. The company says

Vendor Supplies Counterfeit Intel CPU's
Online computer parts retailer NewEgg confirmed that it has sold a number of Intel Core i7-920 CPUs that were counterfeit. The phony CPU's were supplied by

Caterpillar Part Of New Onshoring Trend
We are so used to hearing of companies moving their manufacturing offshore that when a company decides to return their operations back to the US it makes

City Council Procurement Policies Create Jobs
In hundreds of cities across the US local authorities are working on shoestring budgets to maintain services to the local community. In the UK, one city

RightNow Wins CRM Awards
RightNow were big winners at the 2010 CRM Service Leader Awards, winning more categories than any other vendor. RightNow was named a winner in Web

New Portal For Plant Maintenance Personnel
Plant maintenance professionals should take a look at a new website that has been launched by the Industrial Leaders Group (ILG). The new site called

India Tops Investment Logistics Index
A new report from Transport Intelligence shows that India is now the number one country to invest in logistics. Transport Intelligence's Emerging Market

Federal-Mogul Wins Supplier Of The Year
Federal-Mogul has received the 2009 Supplier of the Year Award from General Motors (GM), in recognition of its performance in engine piston products.

Tropicana Helping Suppliers Reduce Carbon Footprint
Tropicana, working with the Carbon Trust, has announcing a pilot program that aims to reduce its carbon footprint. This is the result of a study that

Microsoft, NetSuite Offer ERP Incentives
Earlier this month, ERP supplier, NetSuite, offered US channel partners commissions equal to 100 percent of the first year's sales on new contracts. It only

Wal-Mart To Reverse Rationalization Policies
In 2009, Wal-Mart implemented Project Impact, which was expected to benefit the company by streamline their stores, reduce the number of under performing

Small Increases In Freight Traffic
This week there has been good news for freight carriers from different parts of the world. Firstly it has been reported that the international demand for

Air Freight Traffic Up 26 Percent At LAX
Good news the air cargo companies on the west coast, the air freight traffic at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) increased more than 26 percent in

USDA Farms Out $500 Million SAP Implementation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a seven year, $500 million contract to SRA International. The project is to implement SAP in order to

Zepol Upgrade Tools For US Customs Trade Data
One of the companies leading the trade data intelligence sector, Zepol Corporation, has announced the release of its new aggregate reporting engine for its

NUMMI Plant Closes In California
This week saw the last vehicle come off the production line at the New United Motor Manufacturing (NUMMI) plant in Freemont, California. The plant has been

Profits Fall At DB Schenker Logistics
DB Schenker Logistics which operates freight forwarding and contract logistics business reported that its revenue fell by 23.4 percent to €11.3bn, which was

New Screening Rules Start August 1st
On August 1st of this year, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is required by legislation to screen 100 percent of cargo transported on

Chatter Is Almost Ready To Be Talked About
Salesforce.com must almost be ready to make their Chatter application generally available as they have launched ChatterExchange, an app marketplace for

How To Manage Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Enablon is one of the world's leading providers of corporate responsibility and quality, environmental, health and safety (QEHS) software solutions. The

Water Disclosures To Identify Global Risks
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has requested that the world's largest companies, report on their water risks which will require firms to measure their

UK Election Hopefuls Show No Love For Logistics
With the upcoming General Election in the UK, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) tried to find out how much the three main political parties in the UK

Meijer Takes Delivery Of Green Trucks
Michigan based supermarket chain, Meijer, has announced it is taking delivery of the nation's first fleet of the trucks that meet the new Environmental Protect

Earth Day: Sustainability And The 3PL
In commemoration of Earth Day a new report has been released entitled Third Party Logistics Sustainability Report by Penske Logistics, Dr. Robert C. Lieb

Volcanic Eruption And The Food Supply Chain
The volcanic eruption in Iceland caused considerable disruption to passenger and cargo flights. The loss to airlines has been estimated anywhere from 42

New Solar Manufacturing Facility For California
San Jose-based company SunPower, has confirmed that it will establish its first US manufacturing plant in Milpitas, California by the end of 2010. The

EU Concerned Over Growth Of Air And Road Freight
The European Environment Agency announced this week that both road and air freight have grown faster than the European Union economy. Road freight grew by 43

Manufacturing Software - State Of The Industry
I recently read a very interesting article on the state of the manufacturing software industry which brought together views from a number of executives at

Verizon Orders CNG Powered Ford Vehicles
BAF, which is part of Clean Energy Fuels, has received an order to convert more than five hundred Ford E-250/350 vans to compressed natural gas (CNG) power

SAP Reports Growth In Sales
SAP reported double digit sales and operating profit growth in the first quarter of 2010 as the company believes it is seeing some economic recovery that is

Wal-Mart $20 Million Fine For Hazardous Waste
Here in Orange County, California the district attorney announced that Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $20 million in penalties to settle a hazardous waste case.

Supply Chain Issues Cause Drop In Profits For ALU
Supply chain problems have been blamed by the management of Paris-based global telecommunications, Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), for another poor set of quarterly

Electric Vehicles To Be Built in Hawaii
A South Korea-based company has committed to build a $200 million assembly plant on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu that would manufacture two-seat electric

Wine Packaging Turns To Plastic
In the UK, it looks like it will be less likely that you will be able to purchase wine at the local supermarket in anything except a PET bottle. From this

Shutdown At Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant
Manufacturing at Johnson and Johnson's Tylenol plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania has been shutdown after a report was published on inspection by the

DHL Sees Success In Reducing Carbon Footprint
Reducing carbon emissions has become a priority for most logistics companies as the industry tries to clean up its act. The market leaders are now in a

Failed IT Projects Can Be Costly For Vendors
Failed ERP and IT projects happen all the time, but it is the largest and most costly failures that get the media attention. This week SAP paid an

UK Government Purchasing Is Fragmented
In the UK, government watchdog organizations have found that a number of national and local government organizations have been wasting taxpayers money. The

Higher Education For Supply Chain Professionals
I am often asked by readers of this site and supply chain professionals that I meet each day about what kind of formal supply chain education should they

Nestle Dumps Supplier After Greenpeace Campaign
It is not often that the largest nutrition and foods company reacts to pressure from a YouTube video, but that's just what has happened to the Swiss food

World's Oldest Bank Implements On-Demand Procurement
Founded in 1472 in Italy, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) is the world's oldest bank but it now operates some of the newest and most sophisticated

ERP For Small Business
While major multi-national companies enjoy the benefits and cost savings generated by their enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, small and

State Looks To P-Cards To Reduce Deficit
Many states are in the position where they are searching of ways to reduce their budget deficit. Pennsylvania is no exception and is trying to be creative

Top 100 US Highway Bottlenecks
Traffic congestion is something we all deal with on a day to day basis whether it is our daily commute or just getting to the shops, but for the freight

Upcoming Supply Chain Disruptions
August 1st is the deadline for the mandating security screening of all domestic cargo on passenger jets. The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA)

Tesla Breathes Life Back Into NUMMI
Tesla Motors has announced that it has acquired the NUMMI vehicle manufacturing plant in Fremont, California and will begin production of its Model S

Another ERP Project Ends In Lawsuits
To add to the ever growing list of lawsuits between ERP vendors and their customers, last week saw Marin County, in California, file suit against Deloitte

Making Your Warehouse Talk
In the warehouse, the movement from a paper centric to RF centric world seems to be evolving again thanks to the introduction of voice directed systems. In

Chrysler's New Supplier Incentive Program
Chrysler has announced a new supplier incentive program called Supplier Product Enhancement Reward or SUPER. This program will reward suppliers who propose

Annual State of Logistics Report
An annual benchmark report has been released showing the continued impact of the economic slowdown on the nation's logistics industry. The 21st Annual

More Strikes At Honda Parts Supplier
Is this the beginning of the end of cheap Chinese manufacturing labor? This week another strike has been reported in Southern China, this time at a parts

Chevron Fined For Air Quality Issues
Chevron has been hit with an $182,000 fine over alleged air quality violations at the company's Buckeye carbon dioxide extraction plant near Lovington in

EDS Settle Failed CRM Project
After seeing a growing number of failed ERP implementations, it makes a change to read about a failed CRM project. This week, EDS, now owned by HP, has

Oracle Accused Of Overbilling Government
Oracle is being sued by the U.S. government for allegedly overcharging by millions of dollars, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for

Issues In The Pharma Supply Chain
Pharmaceutical companies are becoming more concerned about their supply chain as another incident is reported where counterfeit drugs are being sold as

Hawaii Transitioning To Green Fuels
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a plan proposed by Hawaiian Electric (HEC) to test various blends of biofuels in a steam turbine

Currency Fluctuations Change Purchasing Strategies
Companies in the Middle East are looking at adjusting their purchasing strategies as the Chinese currency strengthens against the US dollar. The currency

Freight Companies Launch Dubai's New Airport
In these times of contraction it is always interesting to hear of events such as a new airport being opened. The new airport in question is in Dubai, which

New Blog For Voice Directed Software Users
One leading voice-driven warehouse software companies has launched an online blog where voice picking technology trends and processes can be discussed.

Sarbanes-Oxley Survives Legal Challenge
Most of us who work in the business world have come across the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which created a new set of standards for all U.S. public company boards,

Indian Logistics Firms Concerned Over Rising Fuel Costs
Logistics companies across India are concerned by the Indian government's decision to eliminate subsidies on petroleum products. The government chose June

SAP And Siebel Still Lead CRM Market
The independent technology and market research company, Forrester, has released its latest CRM rankings and they still show that SAP and Oracle's Siebel

TNT Increases Capacity Between China And Europe
Signs that the economy is perhaps expanding were seen this week as Dutch based freight carrier TNT increased its air capacity between China and Europe. The

Toll Acquires Two UK Freight Forwarders
There seems to be no stopping the acquisitions for the Australian Logistics giant, Toll. Last month the company purchased Dpex, an air express company with

Air Liquide To Fuel Green Forklifts
Air Liquide Canada has announced that it is to supply the hydrogen, filling station and infrastructure to power Walmart's new fleet of green lift trucks at

Updates From America's Marine Highway Program
This week the US Department of Transportation (DoT) has announced his selection of marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six

SAP's SCM Solution Is A Victim Of Past Success
Some of SAP's newer products have been very successful, such as their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) suite. However researchers at research firm

Leading Indian Logistics Firms Predicts Revenue To Double
The Tata Group is largest private corporate group in India and one of its companies, Drive India Enterprise Solution (Tata DIESL) is one of India's

Supply Chain Issues For Nissan
Supply chain issues have been blamed by auto maker Nissan as the reason why they have halted production at a number of plants. The stoppages may last a week

Manufacturer Recalls 28 Million Boxes Of Cereal
At the end of June, Kellogg's recalled 28 million boxes of its cereal due to an unusual smell and flavor that was found to be higher than normal levels of

Government Proposes National Manufacturing Strategy
The US government is considering legislation that would create a four-year national manufacturing strategy to help US firms compete against other

Government ERP Project Stalled
Today there is more news of issues with ERP implementations. This time it is a government agency, the Homeland Security Department (DHS), which is coming

Pallet Manufacturer Completes New R&D Facility
As you may have read before, Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) operates the world's first pallet rental service providing shippers and receivers

Survey Shows Small Business Optimism
A recent research brief from the SMB Group highlighted some very interesting survey results. According the SMB Group's 2010 Small and Medium Business

RFID Tags Now Available At Wal-Mart
Starting next week, Wal-Mart is to begin selling garments that will contain radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags. Wal-Mart insists that the RFID

ERP Vendors Report Increased Sales In US And Asia
A good week for ERP vendors as SAP and Epicor both saw increased sales for their products. SAP saw their profits rise to $491 million, a very healthy 15

Indian Retail Sector Warming To Foreign Firms
Retail giant Wal-Mart is finding the going hard in the Indian retail market, despite a joint venture with Bharti. India's $450 billion retail sector is

New Trailer Tracking Solution Expands Coverage
Qualcomm has announced its new trailer management solution, Trailer Tracks 210 (TT210). The new solution delivers near real-time information about the

TAPA Certifies First DHL Facility In US
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) recognized has now the DHL Express hub at the Cincinnati Airport (CVG) for meeting the group's

Rollback Reversal At Wal-Mart
Apparently a JPMorgan study of a Walmart Supercenter in Virginia has found why Wal-Mart may have changed their mantra from Always Low Prices to Save

Proposal For FDA To Regulate Manufacturing Of Cosmetics
The FDA could be given sweeping new authority to regulate the cosmetics industry if a new congress proposal goes forward. Eye On FDA have found that The

Retailers And The Green Supply Chain
Although the green spirit can be seen in most aspects of today's supply chain, the retail industry has been at the forefront of adapting their business to

GPS Tracking Solutions Offers Many Benefits
For small and medium sized businesses (SMB) whose vehicle fleet is important to their operation, it is therefore vital to monitor and manage those assets

Supply Chain Abuses Alleged At Apple
The influence of the today's Supply Chain executives can be seen in the latest scandal to hit Apple. Their supply chain manager has been accused and

Food And Drink Supply Chain Study
A study by British logistics company, Culina Logistics, found the two thirds of managers in food and drink companies are aiming to improve supply chain

Toshiba Plans Procurement Cost Cutting
Toshiba, Japan's largest chipmaker, has announced plans to cut procurement costs by 1 trillion yen ($11.7 billion) over the next three years. They aim to

Mexico Adds More US Goods To Trariff List
Mexico has retaliated against the US in the battle of cross-border trucking. This week Mexico expanding the list of American goods that will be hit with

European Freight Rates Reach Milestone
Consulting firm Cap Gemini have published the latest edition of their Transport Market Monitor in which it shows that European transport prices increased in

Supply Chain Problems For UK Retailer
One of the UK's largest and well-known retailers, Halfords, is beset by a number of issues relating to their current program to centralize distribution.

Calculate Your ERP ROI
Panorama Consulting Group, an independent ERP consulting firm, announced the release of an online ROI calculator. The ROI calculator will help companies

Is Mexico A Real Threat To China?
Flextronics, the world's second-largest custom electronics maker, is considering moving some of its manufacturing from China to Mexico. The electronics

Supply Chain Issues Cost India $65 Billion Each Year
A report by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Amarthi Consulting has surmised that $65 billion is lost each year on account of the inefficient

Retailer Sues Maersk For Raising Freight Rates
A UK retailer has filed suit against Maersk for $13.9 million, claiming breach of contract in rate increases and services. Argos, a common sight on the

Counterfeit Parts Found In Military Supply Chain
Counterfeit parts in the supply chain are becoming commonplace and now the US military are falling victims to bogus microprocessors which are used in

TNT China Takes Delivery Of Electric Vehicles
The Dutch logistics company, TNT has delivered its first electric vehicles to China where they will be integrated into the delivery fleet. Currently TNT

Wal-Mart Turns To Intermodal
Intermodal shipments are not always the best for retailers due to slow handoffs and even slower delivery times, but retailing giant, Wal-Mart, appears to be

Price Fixing Case Settled By Airline
The US Justice Department's antitrust division has settled a price conspiracy case with Polar Air Cargo that dates back to 2003. Polar Air Cargo has agreed

New US Transportation Strategy Revealed
The Obama government has proposed a six-year strategy for transport infrastructure in the USA. The plan will aim to rebuild 150,000 miles of roadways,

UPS Wants Us To Heart Logistics
Package-delivery giant UPS is launching a global ad campaign to promote its logistics business to small and medium-sized businesses who are moving into

Report Shows Manufacturing Costs Vary By State
Manufacturers who are counting costs may be reluctant to consider locating in Vermont, New Hampshire or Rhode Island. A new study from the University of

Freight Rates Pushed Upwards By YRC
Trucking giant YRC Worldwide has raised its tariff rates by 5.9 percent which is the second general rate increase this year. The increase is an indication

Medium Sized Firms Slow To Adopt ERP Solutions
Business leaders in India have highlighted the growing disparity between medium sized firms in India and the US. The CEO of a leading SAP solutions firm

Another Company Joins Sustainability Consortium
Mars Inc. has joined the Sustainability Consortium in support of the organization's work toward a more sustainable global supply chain. The company joins

Aluminum Can Recycling On The Rise
The Aluminum Association reported that the 2009 Used Beverage Container (UBC) recycling rate is now at 57.4 percent. In 2009 consumers and the aluminum

SAP Rethinks Support Schedule
Good news for companies using older versions of the ERP software SAP. The company had been threatening to cease support of its R/3 4.6c ERP solution thus

New Report Suggests Success For 3PL's
There are some interesting findings from a new report on Third-Party Logistics (3PL) companies by Capgemini Consulting. The report entitled, The 2010

Another Airline Selects SAP
Air India has joined the growing ranks of over one hundred airlines who have selected SAP as the backbone of their IT solution. The airline has stated that

USPS Posts Loss For Third Consecutive Year
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is on track to lose a whopping $6 billion this fiscal year. The organization who doggedly delivers mail six days a

Accenture Buys Ariba's BPO Assets
Accenture have made an offer to the electronic commerce company Ariba that they could not refuse. The consulting giant has offered Ariba $51 million for

Voxware Joins GS1 Solution Partner Program
Voxware, a leading supplier of software for voice-driven warehousing operations, has been awarded membership to the GS1 Solution Provider program. Voxware

Truckload And Intermodal Traffic Increases
Institutional research company, Longbow Research, has found that truckload demand is increasing again. Although the figures are not as high as those in

Microsoft Announces New ERP Solution
Microsoft has announced the launch of its latest ERP offering called Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011. The release is aimed at the small and medium sized business

More Institutions Adopt E-Procurement Solution
It's a positive sign when I see that eProcurement solution providers, such as SciQuest, announce that more institutions are signing up for the on-demand

Which CRM Solution Is The Market Leader?
When analysts such as the Forester Group and others are asked about which CRM products are the market leaders, they inevitably talk about SAP and Oracle.

Guide To Creating A Green Warehouse
The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) in conjunction with the Carbon Trust have developed a guide for all warehouse owners that describes how to reduce

Targeting Minority And Women Owned Suppliers
Many Fortune 500 companies set ambitious targets when it comes to purchases from minority and women-owned (M/WBE) vendors. Meeting those targets has been

Would You Select Environmentally Friendly Shipping?
Could it be that we, as consumers, could change the supply chain function of a major company? Amazon.com has been granted a patent for a system developed

Staples Highlight Social Responsibility Policy
Another major company is pushing its social responsibility policy down its supply chain and encouraging its suppliers to do the same. Staples, the world's

Issues In The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Pharmaceutical manufacturers have come under fire this week for quality control issues in their supply chain. The FDA have criticized Scientific Protein

Helping Suppliers In The Food Supply Chain
The Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) in the United Kingdom has developed a guide to help food businesses increase sales and reduce waste. The IGD

Using Six Sigma In Healthcare
A Massachusetts healthcare company, Southcoast Health System, implemented Lean Six Sigma at the start of 2009, and so far, has achieved about $20 million in

Supply Chain Disruptions
The Business Continuity Institute's new study, entitled Supply Chain Resilience 2010, reports that awareness of supply chain risks is increasing but many

Security Changes Coming For Air Cargo
This week has been very difficult for logistics companies as explosive devices were found on UPS cargo planes. This has put the freight companies in the

Supply Chain Salary Survey Results
A salary survey from Canada reports that salaries for supply chain professionals climbed nearly four per cent in the past year. The average salary in the

FedEx Acquires Indian Logistics Firm
More consolidation has occurred in the fragmented logistics market in India with global shipping company, FedEx, announcing its intention to acquire Mumbai

UPS Changes Volumetric Divisor And Increases Rates
UPS may love logistics but it does not love shippers that send packages that fall outside their new physical parameters for shipments. UPS have now joined

Adoption Of E-Procurement In Europe
The European Union will soon be releasing its yearly benchmarking report on the adoption of eProcurement in the member states and it is the small island

Service Sector Reaches Twenty Month Low
Yesterday I described how manufacturing industry in the UK was on the upswing, but today a report from the British Chartered Institute of Purchasing and

New Procurement Card Tracks Carbon Footprint
Organizations in the United Kingdom will not only be looking at what their employees are buying with their procurement cards, but also at the environmental

India's National Manufacturing Policy
The Indian government are to try to jump start the country's manufacturing base by introducing a National Manufacturing Policy before the end of this year.

Information Issues Within The Supply Chain
A new report from Oracle in the UK finds that information issues within the supply chain can cause a major loss of sales revenue. The Oracle report, entitled

UK Government To Green Procurement Policies
A British government department has announced that there will be reform of Government's operations and procurement processes so that it will be the greenest

ERP Still To Reach The Cloud
Recently Microsoft has been littering the airwaves with 30 second snippets about the cloud. I have to believe that the average consumer has no

New Survey On Canadian Logistics Sector
A new report from the University of Manitoba Transport Institute on the Canadian logistics sector has revealed some interesting facts. Over 13 million full

UPS Sells Technology Unit
UPS may love logistics, but it has a little less love for its Logistics Technologies unit. UPS has decided to sell off the department to the private equity

Con-way Gives Insight Of Logistics Market
The $4.3 billion freight transportation and logistics services company Con-way has published its third quarter figures and it shows how the logistics market

Supply Chain Problems For Pharma Giant
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) have seen a number of issues with their products failing to meet federal standards and after intense pressure from the media and

Pallet Choice - Wood, Plastic or Paper?
Warehouses across the US are filled with items that sit on plastic or wooden pallets. There is a great debate on which is more environmentally friendly,

Qantas Deploy RFID Tags
RFID has a new found a new use in the transportation industry with Australian airline Qantas has deployed a RFID reusable baggage tag. The RFID tag is

UK Logistics Firms See Fuel Shortages
It may be cold and snowy in the Eastern US at the moment, but in the UK and Europe the unseasonable heavy snow and icy conditions have caused chaos for

Ford Ships The Electric Transit Van
Coming to the streets of North America is the electric-powered version of the Ford Transit Connect van. Ford has been working with Azure Dynamics to convert

Another Recall From Johnson & Johnson
Johnson and Johnson (J&J) have experienced another recall; this time with in their McNeil Consumer Health unit where 13 million packs of the antacid,

Voice Picking Systems
In the warehouse, voice picking systems are becoming more commonplace as companies look for ways to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. The systems now

Bimbo Plans A Wind Farm
Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican baking company, has announced the development of a wind farm in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. When completed, it will generate almost

Emission Limits Rise For Europe
We are all accustom to stricter air and pollution regulations being enacted, but the European Union (EU) has allegedly performed a U-turn after pressure from

P&G Plant Achieves Zero To Landfill
Many companies have the goal to achieve zero waste-to-landfill status, however not many succeed. Proctor and Gamble (P&G) is the latest firm to have achieved

New Supply Chain Model Published
The Supply Chain Council has released the latest version of its Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. The improvement in Version 10.0 is that it

More Recalls For Pharmaceutical Firms
It's not a great time for pharmaceutical manufacturers with another company cited for having their production contaminated with unknown particles. This time

EPA Announces New Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be pushing forward with new greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards targeted at

Indian Economy To Become Third Largest
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) published a report in 2006 entitled The World in 2050 which predicted the emergence of seven economies; China, India, Brazil,

Avoiding Fuel Card Theft
Fleet managers have a difficult enough job without having to worry about unauthorized use of fuel cards, but that's the topic of an interesting article I

Solar Manufacturer Moves To China
Another US manufacturer has announced it is closing down US operations and moving their facilities to a low-cost site in China. Evergreen Solar, manufacturer

California Votes In A Fuel Tax Shortfall
California could suddenly find itself short $2.5 Billion of its Transportation revenue due to one of last November's ballot measures, Proposition 26, which

Will Porsche Move Production Overseas?
Porsche, the German luxury car maker, is considering moving some of its manufacturing to a location outside of Germany. Currently Porsche has manufacturing

State Audit Finds P-Card Abuse
Last week I mentioned an article about fraud using fuel cards, and this week a report by the South Carolina legislative auditors outlines a number of misuses

Securing Pharmaceuticals Against Counterfeiting
A unique method for protecting products against counterfeiting has been implemented by the Indian pharmaceutical company, Unichem, at two of their plants.

Apple's Supply Chain Secrets
Apple is finding that it's a visible target for environmental groups both in the US and China. Last October environmental group Greenpeace criticized Apple for

Malaysia's Emergent Logistics Industry
This week has seen a number of stories from the country of Malaysia. Firstly VW has announced that it is to start producing vehicles in Malaysia by the end

Why Are Cargo Ships Sailing So Slow?
A report from Bloomberg has found that container ships are currently sailing at the slowest speeds in the last two years. The reason behind this move is

India Invites Investment In Rural Infrastructure
India still prohibits foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing but continues to be pressured by multi-national giants since as Wal-Mart and Tesco,

Buyers Look To Source Outside Of China
A new report by the leading business-to-business media company, Global Sources, has found that prices are rising rapidly in China forcing EU and US companies

Consumers Are Recycling More Packaging
At the far reaches of the supply chain, consumers purchase their products and then have to deal with the packaging supplied with that item. The annual report

Unilever Saves $1 Billion With SAP Implementation
The consumer products company, Unilever, the manufacturer of brands such as Dove, Slim-Fast and Vaseline, has declared that is has saved over $1 billion in

Forrester Expects A Decline In ERP Spending
Forrester Research have published a paper called Trends 2011: ERP Customers Demand Better Flexibility, Cost Transparency, And Mobility in which they

RFID Adoption To Rise In Retail Industry
The use of RFID tags in the retail apparel industry appears to be accelerating according to a report from New York based market intelligence company ABI

Wanted: Supply Chain Managers
According to the number of current job postings there is a distinct shortage of supply chain managers in the US. Data from Wanted Analytics show that in the

Voice-Centric Systems Improve Productivity
For companies who want their warehouses to run efficiently, a new voice-centric solution has been launched by market leader Vocollect. The use of voice

New Laws For Food Supply Chain
The new Food Safety Modernization Act gives the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater opportunity to stop unsafe produce from reaching the food

Biodegradable Drinks Packaging
Despite the rise interest in biodegradable drinks packaging the major players are still some ways from adopting it. A report on biopackaging from Zenith

Federal Contracts Seeking WOSB's
For all women-owned small businesses (WOSB), a new government program has been launched to give a greater access to federal contracts. The WOSB Program

Indian Manufacturing Attracting Global Pharma
A new report from the industry intelligence firm, RNCOS, has concluded that India has become a popular location for pharmaceutical contract manufacturing.

Memphis, You Have A Problem
The US has lost out to China in another category according to the latest statistics on international cargo volumes. Last week figures show that Hong Kong

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Issues
A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) entitled Supplying The Future: Which Path Will You Take?, believes that the pharmaceutical supply chain will not

DHL Announces Expansion In India
Two years after DHL's exit from the US domestic freight market, the company is expanding in the growing Indian market. DHL left the US after their $10

Taiwan Reduces Packaging Waste
The small nation of Taiwan has reportedly reduced its packaging waster by 11,000 tons last year as a result of a packaging reduction agreement signed by the

Public Procurement Gone Bad
Taxpayers should expect that their taxes are spent by the government efficiently as possible. However in some countries taxpayers are finding that

Supply Chain Carbon Council Needs Your Help
If you are a retail product manufacturer or retailer then your help is needed on a carbon emission reduction project that is being supported by Supply

Tips For Voice Picking Solutions
Voice Picking solutions are becoming a very important part of efficient warehouse operations, but companies looking at voice picking should be asking

Fedex Updates Air Fleet
FedEx continues to bring the average age of its jet fleet down as it announces more purchases of secondhand Boeing 757 aircraft to replace the positively

Diesel Prices Affecting Smaller Freight Operators
As the unrest in the Middle East continues, the price of crude oil maintains its upward climb reaching a new 29-month high this week of $107 a barrel.

Issues In The Green Supply Chain
A report by IFS North America, a Milwaukee based software manufacturer, says that although companies understand the important of the green supply chain and

FDA Issues Consent Decree To McNeil
After a year of battling quality control issues in its manufacturing plants, Johnson and Johnson's subsidiary, McNeil, has seen three of its locations taken

MacDonald's Green Initiatives
MacDonald's recently released its corporate sustainability report which highlights its current programs such as its Land Management Commitment and packaging

Infor Makes A Bid For Lawson
Software giant Infor could be absorbing another ERP software legend into its midst with the announcement that it had offered to purchase Lawson. Infor has

Pepsi Develops A Greener Bottle
Pepsi says it will be testing a new type of bottle that is totally made of plant-based, renewable resources and will be fully recyclable. The new bottle has

Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals On The Rise
As pharmaceutical companies look to a number of measures to guarantee the legitimacy of their products, new figures gave them cause for concern.

Nestle Aims To Improve Procurement
Nestle has published a 94 page social responsibility report which looks at ways that the company can not only help suppliers in the developing world but can

USDA Proposes Pallet Changes
The USDA has proposed a change to the way items are moved on wooden pallets between the USA and Canada. Currently the standard for wooden packaging

Logistics Without Borders
DHL has announced a new end to end supply chain solution which they have named, Logistics Without Borders. This new program connects vendors, carriers and

General Mills Adopt Green Policies
General Mills has announced the availability of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The document highlights a number of environmental

Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme
In the UK there is an industry led program to help reducing carbon emissions from road freight called the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS). The

Continuing Supply Chain Issues
Supply chain issues continue to worsen after the Japanese earthquake on March 11, as companies continue to reduce operations in Japan. Sony has announced

A New Bidder For Lawson?
Two weeks ago Infor made a $1.84 billion unsolicited bid for Lawson Software. So far there has been no announcement as to the status of the deal, which has

Supply Chain Issues At The Ministry Of Defence
In the UK, the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been called out for a litany of purchasing issues by the Government's watchdog, the National Audit

DHL And Ryder Order Alternative Fuel Vehicles
After President Obama recently called on federal agencies to purchase 100 percent alternative fuel, hybrid, or electric vehicles by 2015, DHL and Ryder

More Companies Turning Green
A report from Buck Consultants, a subsidiary of Xerox, found that the number of businesses with a formal green program has increased 54 percent from last

Jaguar Plant To Be Built In India
Since Tata Motors in India purchased the Jaguar Land Rover company from Ford in 2008, the sale of luxury Jaguar models, such as the XJ, XF and XK, as well

SAP Introduces Solution For Rapid Deployment
As many of us know the implementation of an ERP system can be a long drawn out process but software giant, SAP, wants to make things easier for us with the

Police Forces Rationalize Procurement
British police forces are expected to save some £58 million (US$95 million) in purchasing costs according to the National Policing Improvement Agency

Continuing Global Supply Chain Issues
Another week goes by and the repercussions of the Japan earthquake are still as felt strongly in the global supply chain. Here are a few of the many issues

Six Sigma At Center Of Alleged Discrimination
A Six Sigma program is at the center of a $12 million age discrimination suit at the 3M Corporation. The program was introduced by the former CEO, James

Landmark Reached For RFID Manufacturer
The world's largest producer of RFID inlays, Avery Dennison, announced that it has shipped its one billionth ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID inlay. These

Consumers Confused Over Green Packaging
In a recent report from Thomson Reuters, the analysis shows that consumers are evenly split when favoring convenient packaging over environmentally-friendly

Steelcase Reduces Packaging Waste
One of the largest workplace furniture manufacturers has been working on reducing its reliance on environmentally unfriendly packaging such as Polystyrene

Can Cross Border Trucking Really Happen?
The Department of Transportation (DoT) has announced a new proposal for a three year border trucking program which will allow trucks from Mexico to make

Companies Require Six Sigma And Lean Experience
If you are looking for your next supply chain position perhaps it is time that you brushed up on your Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing skills. An analysis

Another Unusual Use For RFID
If there were a competition for the most bizarre use of RFID tags then this would be one of the favorites to win. A provider of RFID asset tracking called

Packaging That Composts In 90 Days
Last week for Earth Day many companies highlighted their environmentally friendly processes. For packaging many firms have moved away from formed polystyrene

Lean Manufacturing Education
For those of you who are looking at training courses in Lean Manufacturing, the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) is holding a program of 10 lean

Coca-Cola Turns Green
The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the US, is to implement a greener method of moving product around its warehouses. Coca-Cola Consolidated will be

Fuel Increases Are Bad For Small Business
The increase in fuel costs does not seem to slowing down with prices approaching the record highs of 2008. For small freight operators this means either

Kraft Invests In Brazil
There is more evidence that Brazil is becoming an important market for global manufacturers. Kraft Foods has built a new $80 million manufacturing facility

Automated Guided Vehicles
Warehouses that contain volatile materials can be hazardous to staff and one method that is being employed now is to implement automated guided vehicle

Another ERP Project Causes Problems
Another ERP project has been blamed for business problems. This time the issue is with an upgrade to an existing SAP implementation at Ingram Micro in

Alternative Clean Transportation Expo
Today sees the start of the 2011 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center, California. The three-day event is a must

National Train Day 2011
National Train Day is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10th, which is the anniversary of the pounding of the

Free Shipping - A Tale Of Two Retailers
When the price of fuel has been rising, and freight operators adding fuel surcharges to regular pricing, companies seem to be adopting a wide range of

Another Tale Of Onshoring
Although many companies are looking to offshore manufacturing jobs to China, Mexico, India and the Philippines, there has been a small trickle of companies

Measuring Transportation Investments
A new report from the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation called Measuring Transportation Investments shows that US states spent an

Are ERP Customers Being Too Cautious?
Despite a number of industry analysts telling us that this year companies will be flocking to ERP vendors to upgrade their aging systems, a report from

How Long Is Your Commute?
If you own a small or medium business in Poughkeepsie, NY, I know the reason why your employees complain about their daily commute. A report from the

New Release Of Voice Picking Software
One of the leading suppliers of software for voice-driven warehousing operations, Voxware, has announced a new version of their Voxware 3 software product

Food Waste Along Supply Chain
A new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has concluded that improvements in food packaging can help cut the 1.3 billion tons of food

Forklift Accident Destroys Wine Worth $1 Million
Forklift Accident Destroys Wine Worth $1 Million

Class 8 Truck Sales Increase In April
A recent article in the Journal of Commerce reports that net orders for heavy trucks surged 31 percent last month. North American Class 8 net orders

Pepsi Launches Eco-Friendly Packaging
Back in March I talked about Pepsi testing a new type of bottle that is totally made of plant-based, renewable resources and fully recyclable. Following on

Creating More Warehouse Space
When companies are looking to increase the capacity of their warehouse, they can reduce the size of their aisles and add racks into the facility. To

ISO Certification Helps Win New Business
Many companies have spent a great deal of time and money achieving ISO 9001 certified and a survey by the British Assessment Bureau (BAB), showed that 44

Plan A Reaping Benefits
One of the largest retailers in the UK is on track to fulfill some of its pledges as part of its sustainability plan. The Guardian newspaper reports that

Manufacturing Costs In China Set To Increase
The trickle of manufacturing jobs coming back to North America may soon be a steady stream as China is beginning to experience issues caused by the

Quality Plant of the Year Award
Quality is the key to all manufacturing and having world-class quality processes can differentiate your company over your competitors. Quality Magazine is

Should Wal-Mart Disclose How Suppliers Treat Employees?
Wal-Mart is still resisting any attempt to get them to disclose how its international suppliers treat their workers according to the New York Times. At

Procurement Cards Gone Wild
A British daily newspaper, The Telegraph, has reported that it believe that local government across the UK has spent almost £100 million ($164.7 million) of

Firms Still Believe In CRM
Firms Still Believe In CRM

A Really Slow Boat To China
A Really Slow Boat To China

Language Of Logistics Contest
Language Of Logistics Contest

Greenpeace Campaign Targets Mattel’s Supply Chain
Greenpeace Campaign Targets Mattel’s Supply Chain

Police Forces Turn To E-Procurement
Police Forces Turn To E-Procurement

Logistics Applications In The Cloud
Logistics Applications In The Cloud

Robots Automate Hospital Supply Chain Logistics
Robots Automate Hospital Supply Chain Logistics

Quality Issues At Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Quality Issues At Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Counterfeit Parts In The Supply Chain
Counterfeit Parts In The Supply Chain

Food Contamination From Recycled Packaging
Food Contamination From Recycled Packaging

Topeka And The Chocolate Factory
Topeka And The Chocolate Factory

Top Grocery Stores Insist On PET Packaging
Top Grocery Stores Insist On PET Packaging

Enterprise Software Sales Forecast To Rise
Enterprise Software Sales Forecast To Rise

Penske Presents CSCMP Annual Logistics Report
Penske Presents CSCMP Annual Logistics Report

Indian Diesel Price Increase Could Trigger Strikes
Indian Diesel Price Increase Could Trigger Strikes

China Relaxes Foreign Vendor Restrictions
China Relaxes Foreign Vendor Restrictions

SAP Target Philippine SME Market
SAP Target Philippine SME Market

Issues Along The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Issues Along The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

New CRM Product For Small Businesses
New CRM Product For Small Businesses

Leading Green Supply Chain Companies
Leading Green Supply Chain Companies

New Senate Bill To Train Workers For High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs
New Senate Bill To Train Workers For High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

Mexican Trucks Free To Drive In US
Mexican Trucks Free To Drive In US

Is Supply Chain Software Too Complicated?
Is Supply Chain Software Too Complicated?

US Manufacturing Still Under A Cloud
US Manufacturing Still Under A Cloud

FedEx To Be Hit With $689,800 Fine
FedEx To Be Hit With $689,800 Fine

Procurement Issues In Australian Local Government
Procurement Issues In Australian Local Government

Indian Manufacturing Growth Trailing Developing Nations
Indian Manufacturing Growth Trailing Developing Nations

Hazardous Materials Reporting
Hazardous Materials Reporting

Honda Close To Zero To Landfill
Honda Close To Zero To Landfill

Sales And Operations Planning Summit
Sales And Operations Planning Summit

How To Indentify An Inefficient Fleet
How To Indentify An Inefficient Fleet

Pfizer Eliminates Manufacturing Jobs
Pfizer Eliminates Manufacturing Jobs

Food Safety Standards
Food Safety Standards

Retailer Offers Reduced Packaging
Retailer Offers Reduced Packaging

Latest Workplace Injury Statistics
Latest Workplace Injury Statistics

Air Cargo Suffers Across US
Air Cargo Suffers Across US

Supply Chain Management Graduates In Demand
Supply Chain Management Graduates In Demand

BAX Global Leaves Ohio
BAX Global Leaves Ohio

RFID Use Grows At American Apparel
RFID Use Grows At American Apparel

Hearing Voices In Your Warehouse
Hearing Voices In Your Warehouse

FedEx Raises Rates
FedEx Raises Rates

Another ERP Vendor In Court
Another ERP Vendor In Court

Ford Invests In India
Ford Invests In India

USPS Ends LTL Experiment
USPS Ends LTL Experiment

Calculating The Cost Of Holding Inventory
Calculating The Cost Of Holding Inventory