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National Oilwell Varco’s Inventory Center Revamps Efficiency

November 26, 2014 10:07 am | by National Oilwell Varco | Articles | Comments

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.                     

Shipping Giants Learn From 2013 Holiday Blunders

November 21, 2014 12:01 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

This year, nearly 3.5 million more Americans are...

Port Labor Battle Could Slow Holiday Shipments

November 17, 2014 1:46 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

There are growing concerns that a slowdown at one of...

Retail Imports Set Records Despite Continuing Port Issues

November 13, 2014 12:55 pm | by National Retail Federation | News | Comments

Cargo volume has been well above average each...

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September Wholesale Revenues, Inventories Post Modest Gain

November 13, 2014 10:52 am | by U.S. Census Bureau | News | Comments

The figures include a healthy sales increase for hardware, plumbing, heating equipment, and supplies, while lumber and other construction materials had a small gain.                         

2 Sides Keep Negotiating West Coast Ports Contract

November 12, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

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 Signs Long-Term Contract For Hydrogen Supply

November 12, 2014 11:45 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Praxair, Inc. announced it has signed a long-term contract to provide hydrogen to Repsol, one of the world’s largest producers of petrochemicals.                  

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Metso To Increase Its Footprint In The Middle East

November 11, 2014 10:38 am | by Metso Corporation | News | Comments

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.

Businesses Urge Presidential Involvement In Port Dispute

November 7, 2014 11:06 am | by National Retail Federation | News | Comments

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.           

In House Vs. Outsourced Fleet Management

November 4, 2014 10:50 am | by Robert Hall, President, Track Your Truck | Articles | Comments

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.                                   

3 Ways To Improve Accuracy In Your Supply Chain

October 31, 2014 2:35 pm | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

Innovative companies newly envision how they manage changes in their supply chain and business operations.                                         

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.              

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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 machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, more than offset declines elsewhere.                                   

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 Office Depot with an electronic platform for collaboration and commerce with over 4,000 suppliers of goods-for-resale products.                     

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 supply chain spaces, the systems integrator’s fourth annual event was its most successful to date.                           

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.                                 

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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.                                       

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.                       

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.                             

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.                                 

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