President Barack Obama's administration on Monday sided with American steel producers in a politically charged international trade dispute, ruling that imported steel reinforcing bar from Mexico and Turkey unfairly undercuts U.S. prices.
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Sales and Operations Planning, as its name implies, is a process that brings all the departments from sales at one end to suppliers at the other together in a way that allows for significant improvement in company results.
The infrastructure problems are increasing business costs and it will only get worse. Whether it is missing a delivery promise because of a freeway jam, losing water pressure in a food plant, loss of electricity during a blackout, or being fined by a government agency, infrastructure problems will continue to increase business costs and make business less competitive.
The price of oil edged up closer to $103 a barrel Wednesday amid unrest in eastern Ukraine, even as a report showed a large rise in U.S. crude stockpiles.
The acquisition, which strengthens Alfa Laval’s fluid handling portfolio by adding a unique pumping technology, will further reinforce Alfa Laval’s position as a leading supplier to the marine and offshore oil & gas markets.
Ever since the Great Recession, there has been a debate about investing in rebuilding our infrastructure to create new jobs. But just what is infrastructure and how much of it needs to be repaired or replaced?
An entrenched distributor, for example, would likely be in the driver’s seat, capable of straddling manufacturers and customers and calling the shots to their strategic benefit. The stuck distributor, on the other hand, probably has fewer options and is at risk of being marginalized or, even worse, being squeezed out of the supply chain altogether.
The transaction makes XPO Logistics the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, and the largest cross-border Mexico provider. Its contractual arrangements with rail carriers provide access to more than 60,000 miles of network rail routes.
Bolstered by demand growth from the recovering construction and industrial sectors, the rising price of steel is weighing on product prices.
“We’re very excited about the new distribution center in Colorado. It gives us the opportunity to help our locations in the West grow their businesses by adding more product lines and in greater quantities than the former facility allowed,” said Paul Donarum, vice president, WinWholesale Sourcing Services.
The shipping protector’s main purpose is to protect the product by keeping the top lead board defended from strapping or forklift damage. Due to its low price point, it’s intended for one time use.
The eight certifications include: Supply Chain Principles, Inventory Control, Warehousing Operations, Transportation Operations, Customer Service Operations, Demand Planning, Procurement, and Manufacturing & Service Operations.
The new Allied Products program, which focuses on providing niche products for maintenance, packaging, safety, and storage operations within a warehouse, will be led by John Niemeyer.
If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.
The 15% increase in U.S. production from 2012 to 2013 was the largest annual percentage increase since 1940. The increase in domestic production supported high refinery utilization rates, reduced U.S. imports of crude oil, and changed domestic and global crude oil and petroleum product trade flows.
These solutions will combine passive and active RFID (radio frequency identification). By merging the best features of both active and passive RFID, this hybrid system approach creates one, unified visibility solution for tracking assets.
Interroll‘s new facility will serve customers, including Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Procter & Gamble, Amazon.com, UPS, and Frito-Lay, with market-focused product lines and engineering support.
A lot has been written about this bitter winter’s impact on the U.S. economy and job growth. Factory output dropped, ending five straight months of increased production. And many of the largest companies in America, including Ford, GM, and Walmart, saw large drops in sales.
The vehicles on these routes can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane. Operations will begin by mid-2014 and be completed early next year.
The Dematic Put Wall System serves as an order consolidation and packing method that brings high productivity, order accuracy, speed, and efficiency to the order fulfillment process, says the company.
For most of their history, automated vending machines focused primarily on giving retail consumers quick access to products. Only recently have they merged with inventory tracking software to create more powerful and effective inventory control systems.
“The impact of extreme weather shows up this month mostly in production, which is down 6.6 and that looks very unusual in view of solid new orders, and a backlog of orders which is growing,” says ISM chair Bradley Holcomb.
According to a recent PwC report, industrial manufacturing (IM) CEOs are more optimistic this year compared to last, but energy costs are still a question mark.
U.S. manufacturing expanded more quickly last month as companies received more orders and boosted their stockpiles. But a measure of production fell to its lowest level in nearly five years, likely a casualty of severe winter weather.
Monthly trade data show the value of crude and petroleum products net imports was roughly equal to the value of electronics net imports in November 2013, and close to the value of net imports of both machinery and vehicles and parts.
Gene Tyndall, the EVP of Global Supply Chain at Tompkins International, presents five supply chain predictions for 2014.
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