Amazon.com is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone. CEO Jeff Bezos said in a primetime interview that while the octocopters look like something out of science fiction, there's no reason they can't be used as delivery vehicles.
Jeff Bezos, with his performance on 60 Minutes, deserves an Emmy Award for best TV...
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The MSCEM program is designed to equip graduates with a targeted set of skills to prepare them for work in operations, supply chain management or logistics – all in less than one calendar year. The program consists of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, split between MBA courses offered through Poole College’s Jenkins Graduate School and graduate-level courses taught in the College of Engineering.
A smooth, responsive, transparent and – above all – reliable supply chain is critical to business success in today’s rapid-fire, on-demand environment. But how do companies ensure that their logistics infrastructure supports all those qualities?
Jim Tompkins' latest blog discusses the advantages to adding ship-from-store capabilities to your distribution channel offerings. With companies like Amazon and Google entering the industrial marketplace, it's never too early for an industrial distributor to consider these offerings more traditionally found in the B2C space.
The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand an oil and gas boom that's lowered prices and led the U.S. to produce more oil last month than it imported from abroad.
LEDs are being increasingly used across a wide range of applications including portable electronics, TV backlighting, solid state lighting and also in automotive. This is an evolving market as LED efficacy continues to improve and the packaging and assembly market has to adapt accordingly.
IBC announced today the addition of Special Carbide Tools (SCT) to its IndustrialSupplyPlus® division as a Preferred Supplier. SCT specializes in the design and manufacture of custom rotary carbide cutting tools including end mills, drills, and reamers used in the automotive, aircraft, medical, and construction industries
As the CEO of a supply chain management, e-procurement, and financial productivity solutions company, Tim Garcia draws on real-life experiences to provide four tips for incorporating web security into companies’ overall risk management strategies. Lax procedures that fail to protect critical data leave businesses vulnerable to attacks that threaten customers and damage brands.
Inventory shrinkage is a huge problem in North America, effectively robbing retailers of billions each year. It's bad enough when inventory disappears because of theft by customers, employees or suppliers, but it's especially frustrating when your inventory shrinks through preventable mistakes and poor inventory management procedures.
There’s a "capital superabundance" occurring overall in business today. This means that most large companies are earning capital at impressive rates. But what are they doing with it?
One distributor continues to push the envelope in terms of how they approach order fulfillment, expansion and reaching out to new customers. We recently sat down with the company’s president, to get his thoughts on globalization, inventory management, and steps that established distributors can take in helping to set themselves apart from the crowd.
Domestic container volume continued to lead intermodal growth, posting a year-over-year increase of 9.4%, and combined with a 1.2% boost in intermodal trailer volume for the same period, all domestic equipment experienced 7.6% year-over-year gains during the third quarter of 2013.
Supplier performance scorecards and supplier stratification modeling are related concepts, but very different in how they should be used. Supplier stratification should be an internal metric, where an organization takes other criteria (one of which can be the scorecard metric) and combines them to rank its suppliers (traditionally in an ABCD type model).
Supplier performance scorecards and supplier stratification modeling are related concepts, but very different in how they should be used. A supplier performance scorecard program should be used between an organization and its suppliers as a means of evaluating the performance of the suppliers against mutually agreed upon or accepted criteria.
September 29, the opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SHFTZ), was a big day. In fact, it marked one of the three most historically significant steps that China has ever taken toward a more open economy.
The new On-site Maintenance program brings highly skilled technicians into existing customer garages to provide on-site fleet maintenance and oversight.
Of those participating in more engaged relationships, 48% report EBITDA growth increases of more than 5% in their company over the past year, compared with just 22% of those with a more traditional relationship.
Did you know that the cost of replacing an employee (per the Society of Human Resources Management) varies from 50% of their annual salary to 400%? Or that, according to the Pew Research Center, half of twenty-somethings would rather have no job than a job they don't like?
TECAPEI retains its strength and resists stress cracking when exposed to automotive and aircraft fluids, says the company.
The company says the move will help make the vehicle more affordable for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The Sealy plant in Texas where the prototype was made will close.
"The succession moves we are announcing today place proven Goodyear leaders in key roles that will enable us to stay on our Strategy Roadmap and maintain our positive momentum," said Goodyear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Kramer.
The rising demand for new cars is creating a problem for parts suppliers — and that, in turn, could hurt the growth of car plants in Mississippi, a trade association official says.
China’s overwhelming manufacturing cost advantage over the U.S. is shrinking fast. Within three years, a Boston Consulting Group analysis concludes that rising Chinese wages, higher U.S. productivity, a weaker dollar, and other factors will virtually close the cost gap between the U.S. and China for many goods consumed in North America.
Customers can also take advantage of the innovative visibility technologies used for UPS package shipments allowing shippers to better anticipate and control their inbound supply chain operations.
Tompkins International experts recently reviewed the 3PL industry for 2013 and agree that it is growing at a faster rate than gross domestic product (GDP). However, Tompkins anticipates more aggressive growth than the 6 percent cited by other sources.
In addition to shipping, receiving, and cross-dock operations, the site offers inventory management, order consolidation, materials handling, reverse logistics, packaging/repackaging, and kitting and quality inspection and rework.
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