Longshoremen have continued to work without a contract at 29 ports that are a vital trade link with Asia, though their employers say workers have deliberately slowed their pace over the past few months.
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Falling fuel prices drove down export prices of nonagricultural industrial supplies, while lower metals prices dropped the cost on imports of nonfuel industrial supplies.
A look at how the customer/supplier relationship should work in order for both parties to get the most out of their VMI relationship.
Top issues include truckers who don't get paid as much because they are hauling fewer loads and importers who are being charged fees to store containers in dockside yards.
The addition of the internet-based freight broker will increase C.H. Robinson's market share with small businesses and significantly expand its presence in the Kansas City market.
Hear from several industrial suppliers, including two of ID's Big 50 companies, on how last year's polar vortex affected operations and what they've done to prepare for a possible repeat of last winter.
November's PMI is slightly lower than October's, indicating continued expansion at a reduced rate.
Learn how NOV reduced the size of the inventory center by 82 percent in its new building, is filling orders 64 percent faster, and can easily provide lot tracking when necessary.
This year, nearly 3.5 million more Americans are expected to join those already shopping online. That's putting more pressure on the nation's delivery services, and they're trying to avoid last year's debacle.
There are growing concerns that a slowdown at one of the country's busiest ports in Long Beach could hit holiday shipments. Business could come to a halt on the West coast, as a battle threatens to stop crucial imports.
Cargo volume has been well above average each month since spring as retailers have imported merchandise early in case of any disruption on the docks.
The figures include a healthy sales increase for hardware, plumbing, heating equipment, and supplies, while lumber and other construction materials had a small gain.
As importers struggle to get their products from massive ships docking at West Coast ports onto store shelves, dockworkers and their employers are negotiating a new contract.
Praxair, Inc. announced it has signed a long-term contract to provide hydrogen to Repsol, one of the world’s largest producers of petrochemicals.
Metso is opening new sales offices and service centers in the Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Doha, Qatar, to support the strategy to grow its valve and field device business and to strengthen its service capabilities in the Middle East for the petrochemical, energy, oil and gas, and pulp and paper industries.
105 organizations signed a letter highlighting the crises-level congestion caused by prolonged contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Should you hire an on-site fleet manager, or use a company? There are good arguments on both sides, but no one solution fits all.
Innovative companies newly envision how they manage changes in their supply chain and business operations.
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.
Gains in three subsectors, in particular the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, more than offset declines elsewhere.
The Atlas supplier enablement network provides Office Depot with an electronic platform for collaboration and commerce with over 4,000 suppliers of goods-for-resale products.
Bringing together leaders in the mobile technology and supply chain spaces, the systems integrator’s fourth annual event was its most successful to date.
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.
Wholesale companies restocked their warehouses in August at the fastest pace since April, while sales fell by the most since January.
The decline is attributed to a typical August slowdown due to summer holidays and automotive model change-overs.
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.
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