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Retail Imports Continue to Grow as Economy Expands
Retail Imports Continue to Grow as Economy Expands
“Our view that imports will continue to be stable despite the uncertainties of the new administration’s trade policies remains unchanged,” said Ben Hackett, founder, Hackett Associates.
How Will Trump Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Industrial Real Estate
How Will Trump's Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Warehousing?
U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 billion square feet.
Half of Suppliers Have Lost Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Commerce Challenges
Half of Suppliers Have Lost Revenue Due to Cross-Channel Challenges
Forty-five percent of retailers and suppliers have lost more than $1 million in revenue due to cross-channel commerce challenges, and more than one in ten (13%) have lost more than $3 million.
Data-Driven Culture Creates Advantages for Global Supply Chain
Data-Driven Culture Creates Advantages for Global Supply Chain
Supply chain visibility technologies—real-time data collection, information management and analytics across open, cloud-based platforms; low-cost, high-capacity data storage; and the acceleration of computational capabilities—can enable productivity improvements which result in lower costs, faster delivery of more customized products, and dramatic improvements in customer satisfaction.
Amazon Ups Investment in Fuel Cells
Amazon Ups Investment in Fuel Cells
Amazon plans to power forklifts and other industrial equipment at 11 fulfillment centers with Plug Power’s GenKey technology, which will enable faster charging times, reduced costs and support energy-efficiency in Amazon’s fulfillment operations.
Workforce Issues Still Top Material Handling, Logistics Sector Concern
Workforce Issues Still Top Material Handling, Logistics Sector Concern
Hiring and retaining a skilled workforce continues to be the biggest obstacle facing supply chain professionals according to 63% of respondents to 2017 MHI Annual Industry report. This is up 58% in 2016.
Apple Suppliers Achieved 100% UL Zero Waste to Landfill in China
Apple Suppliers Achieved 100% Zero Waste to Landfill in China
The company also tripled the number of supplier sites in the Energy Efficiency program, resulting in the reduction of over 150,000 metric tons of carbon emissions — the equivalent of taking 31,000 cars off the road for a year.
Transportation Safety Gains Held Back by Red Tap
Transportation Safety Gains Held Back by Red Tape
“The best way to improve transportation safety is to replace government micromanaging with performance goals, which would hold industries more accountable and encourage new technologies and practices that improve safety,” says Marc Scribner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Double Digit Growth in Imports Despite Tariff and Border Tax Talk
Double Digit Growth in Imports Despite Tariff and Border Tax Talk
NRF has forecast that job and income growth coupled with low debt will drive 2017 retail sales – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 3.7% and 4.2% over 2016.
Safety Fitness Rule Withdrawn by FMCSA
Safety Fitness Rule Withdrawn by FMCSA
Over 30 national transportation groups and state and regional associations sent a joint letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao calling for the rule to be dumped as it was based on what they characterized as “flawed” data.
Adapting the Supply Chain to Protectionist Policies
Adapting the Supply Chain to Protectionist Policies
If a U.S. border tax was enacted some retailers that are big importers could see their net profits plummet by almost 80%, while exporters of manufactured goods could see their net profits soar by 50% or more.
Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain
Major Food Companies Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain
Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey and others have committed to working together to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
Manufacturing Not Prepared for Cyber Breaches
Manufacturing Not Prepared for Cyber Breaches
One-third of all manufacturers sampled in new survey admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of the industrial connected devices operating on factory floors.
The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs
It's no secret that truck driving can be a hazardous profession -- 11 accidents involving semi-trucks occur every day in the United States -- but there are other occupations that make freight hauling look like a Sunday drive in the country.
No Benefit Restart Rule Says Dept. of Transportation
No Benefit to Restart Hours of Service Rule Says DOT
The U.S. Department of Transportation report found no benefit to the restrictions placed on the use of the 34-hour restart by truck drivers.
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