Supply chain management professionals who put processes in place to solve these five problems before they occur will keep things moving even when other, less carefully managed supply chains, come to a grinding halt.
Kanye West just released his new sneakers with Adidas -- the Yeezy Boost. They quickly sold out and are now going for thousands online.
The union representing thousands of Canadian National Railway Company employees says it is considering a strike vote as labor issues persist among the country's largest rail operators.
Stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting that they won't have some products to sell due to a labor crisis at West Coast seaports.
The United States has accused the Chinese government of providing prohibited subsidies on a wide range of the country's exports, providing an unfair advantage in the marketplace and hindering American businesses.
Willamette Valley businesses that rely on overseas shipments say they are frustrated by the delays that have come with bargaining over a labor contract at West Coast ports, and some say the effects have hit them coming and going.
Measuring the overall performance of your supply chain can be boiled down to a few key questions. Is the supply chain acquiring the things your organization needs? Is it providing customers with the things they need? And is it doing it all in the right time and for the right price?
Cuba's Moment, a report from the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, concludes that a strong manufacturing sector is unlikely to develop without aggressive action on a number of fronts, including domestic investment, inward investment, trade, workforce development, and access to capital markets.
Sen. John McCain, who seems to revel in the occasional lonely crusade, is now taking on America's maritime industry and the longstanding law barring foreign-built ships from transporting goods within the United States.
Whether it’s adding a new process line, building an additional plant or expanding an existing facility, conducting a supply chain analysis in partnership with your design team can lead to better decision-making and more efficient capital expenditures.
The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports.
West Coast seaports could shut down in as soon as five days — hobbling U.S. trade with Asia — if dockworkers and their employers cannot reach a new contract.
Port congestion is reaching new levels as container ships are being forced to wait to berth at anchor off the shore of Los Angeles-Long Beach. While many are assigning the blame to slow or even nonexistent negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association, it is possible that the problems could have a different origin.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Software AG has released the company’s top ten predictions for the next year in the manufacturing and supply chain industry, calling 2015 the tipping point for supply chain sentience.
Doing business directly with Chinese manufacturers is very different from business anywhere else in the world. Failure to understand Chinese business culture may end up with you insulting your prospective supplier without knowing it.
When accurate, near real-time channel data is not abundantly available, sales and inventory fall one or two steps behind true customer demand. And there can be devastating results — including poor channel intelligence, delayed incentive payments or overpayments, and occasional massive write-offs caused by excess inventory stuck in the supply chain.
The White House's top trade official said Congress should update laws regulating trade negotiations amid ongoing talks with Pacific Rim nations.
A months-long contract dispute at ports along the West Coast could spill thousands of miles inland, where two rail companies are raising concerns about shipping complications.
Elemica, a Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, offers ten top initiatives in the journey to supply chain excellence.
Manufacturers of farm equipment are starting to feel the effects of falling grain prices on farmers' profit margins.
Amid strong Republican gains in statehouses nationwide in recent years, debates over "right-to-work" legislation have generally been the most prominent union-related issues. Right-to-work laws have an immediate impact on manufacturing through operations and costs, but the federal prevailing wage law, will also effect the manufacturing of supplies on the site of qualifying projects.
Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record 12.8 trillion yen ($109 billion) last year as a weakening yen pushed the cost of imports higher despite a moderate recovery in exports.
Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson shares his vision of how Virgin Galactic will launch satellites to help connect the three billion people in the world who don't have internet access.
In ways large and small, plummeting oil prices are now reverberating through businesses, towns, schools and family budgets, causing confusion and changing plans. With prices having fallen by nearly half in just six months, the potential impact has been sudden and wide ranging.
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