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Supply Chain Stakeholders Urge Quick Resolution To West Coast Port Talks

October 21, 2014 4:47 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The National Retail Federation has stressed to workers and management of West Coast Ports that ongoing contract negotiations will continue to have negative effects on the U.S. supply chain and economy.              

Canadian Wholesale Sales Edge Up In August

October 20, 2014 1:53 pm | by Statistics Canada | News | Comments

Gains in three subsectors, in particular the...

Atlas Products Supplier Collaboration Chosen By Office Depot

October 15, 2014 10:44 am | by HighJump Software | News | Comments

The Atlas supplier enablement network provides...

Barcoding, Inc. Highlights Enterprise Efficiency, Accuracy, Connectivity At Executive Forum 4

October 14, 2014 12:10 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

Bringing together leaders in the mobile technology and...

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Extended LEAN Supply Chain Best Practices

October 10, 2014 2:26 pm | by Eric Lail | Articles | Comments

In a LEAN culture, every step in the process must add value for the customer. If it doesn’t add value, companies should strive to minimize or eliminate it.                           

U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Climb In August, Sales Fall

October 9, 2014 10:25 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, while sales fell by the most since January.                                 

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 2.7 Percent In August

October 9, 2014 9:24 am | by Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

The decline is attributed to a typical August slowdown due to summer holidays and automotive model change-overs.                                       

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Study: Omni-Channel Retailing Driving Third-Party Logistics Opportunity

October 7, 2014 2:04 pm | by Capgemini Consulting | News | Comments

With consumers looking for always-on shopping opportunities, retailers are starting to invest in technology, supply chain resources, and fulfillment strategies that will provide a seamless experience across all retail sales channels.  

Wynright Adds New Pick To Light Solution To Support Omni-Channel, E-Commerce

October 7, 2014 10:02 am | by Wynright | News | Comments

The new CAPS Next – A004 pick to light solution is built to support omni-channel, eCommerce, retail, manufacturing, and goods-to-persons order fulfillment.                           

Kewill Acquires IBM Sterling TMS For Supply Chain Execution

October 1, 2014 4:18 pm | by Kewill | News | Comments

The supply chain execution software provider strengthens Kewill's leadership position in the multimodal transportation management software market.                             

Jim Tompkins: A B2B Question From The Floor (That Nearly Floored Me)

October 1, 2014 11:21 am | by Jim Tompkins CEO, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments

Every aspect of B2B is changing and B2B players who are doing the same things today as they did 5 years ago will become obsolete.                                 

Wynright, KNAPP Reach Agreement For Semi-Automatic Picking, Storage Systems

September 30, 2014 3:38 pm | by Wynright | News | Comments

OSR Shuttle provides space-effective storage for different load carriers, efficient picking, error-free buffering and sequencing, and reliable replenishment of flow racks.                       

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Warehouse Automation: Risk And Reward

September 29, 2014 3:22 pm | by Luke Atkinson Foley and Steve Phillabaum, The Graham Company | Articles | Comments

Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re aware of the risks and rewards of warehouse automation.                                           

Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 29, 2014 1:04 pm | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

Amazon’s Involvement With Manufacturing: When Is It Too Much?

September 29, 2014 11:01 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

By partnering with manufacturers, Amazon is able to spread its footprint into more areas and get closer and more connected to consumers.                                 

Going High-Tech To Stop Counterfeit Industrial Parts

September 26, 2014 4:50 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Could DNA marking be the solution to prevent counterfeit industrial parts from hitting the supply chain?                                         

Weak Demand, Plentiful Supply Drive Decline In Oil Prices

September 26, 2014 9:47 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The return of Libyan oil production to the market, combined with the weakening outlook for global oil demand, has put downward pressure on prices.                             

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UPS May Be Changing The Supply Chain World

September 25, 2014 2:14 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

UPS' Worldport facility in Louisville, KY is not just a massive (and efficient) mailroom, it is a wonder of contemporary automation.                                 

Getting More Entrenched In Your Supply Chain Is A Few Clicks Away

September 24, 2014 2:21 pm | by Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact | Articles | Comments

If you feel stuck, even just a little bit, you’re probably behind the innovation curve. Good news, this article is for you.                                     

Paper And Packaging Prices On The Rise

September 24, 2014 1:06 pm | by IBISWorld | News | Comments

IBISWorld anticipates rising prices for wood pulp and paper will flow on to a number of paper-based packaging products and services.                                 

RFID Inventory Tracking: A Hybrid Approach

September 22, 2014 3:07 pm | by Tom O'Boyle, Director Of RFID at Barcoding, Inc. | Articles | Comments

There are two types of RFID tags — passive and active — and both lend themselves to track a particular class of assets.                                     

U-Vend Becomes Exclusive FastCorp Vending Distributor In Canada

September 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by U-Vend, Inc. | News | Comments

U-Vend will utilize FastCorp’s self-serve kiosks for all of their corporate location requirements and will represent and market FastCorp machines.                             

U.S. Import, Export Prices Fall In August

September 12, 2014 1:10 pm | by U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics | News | Comments

Both the August and July drops in overall import prices were driven by lower fuel prices.                                              

4 Areas Of Supply Chain Compliance To Fix Today

September 10, 2014 2:15 pm | by Donna Fritz, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Take Supply Chain | Articles | Comments

Leveraging automation in key areas mitigates risk for mid-market companies.                                                  

U.S. Wholesale Sales Rise 0.7 Percent, Stockpiles Up 0.1

September 10, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Wholesaler's revenue increase of 0.4 percent from June matched the gain from this past May, while the inventory increase was the smallest gain since July 2013.                         

Short-Term Energy Outlook

September 10, 2014 9:26 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

U.S. regular gasoline prices in August were 12 cents below the July average and are projected to decline to an average of $3.18 per gallon in December.                           

Advice To Wholesalers And Distributors Eager To Grow: Miss Nothing

September 8, 2014 1:21 pm | by Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions, ExactOnline | Articles | Comments

You may be thinking, “Sure that sounds great, but it’s not doable — I can’t possibly keep track of everything.” Yes, you can.                                   

7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

September 2, 2014 9:47 am | by Phil Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Sometimes, you’ll need to rely on the strength and diligence of your partners to make sure your supply chain operations are safe.                                   

Emerging Regions Prove Profitable For Industrial Valves And Actuators Markets

September 2, 2014 9:37 am | by Frost & Sullivan | Articles | Comments

Demand will soar as political and economic conditions stabilize.                                                     

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