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More than two thirds of the U.S. SMEs surveyed expect significant revenue growth
Small, Medium Enterprises Optimistic About Economy
More than two thirds of the SMEs surveyed expect significant revenue growth of at least 4% over the next 12 months.
Customer Experience Now a Top Priority in Supply Chain Operations
Customer Experience Now a Top Priority in Supply Chain Operations
Only 3% say current systems “fully support efforts to improve the customer experience” while more than 66% report existing systems do nothing to improve customer experience.
Delivery Drones Less than 1% of Commercial Market by 2020
Delivery Drones Less than 1% of Commercial Market by 2020
"Delivery drones will be mired in logistical issues like the time needed to return a drone to its origin point after delivery," Gartner said.
Five Important Supply Chain Events of 2016
Five Important Supply Chain Events of 2016
“The earthquakes that impacted southern Taiwan and Japan in the first half of the year, and the bankruptcy declaration of Hanjin Shipping caused considerable disruptions to global supply chains,” said Shahzaib Khan, director of EventWatch at Resilinc.
Global Trade Needs Automation to Handle e-Commerce
Global Trade Needs Automation to Handle e-Commerce
“To stay ahead of the e-commerce curve, companies must address primary gaps with a combination of technology, trade compliance knowledge, and automation, ”said the American Association of Exporters & Importers.
Cargill Launches Effort to Prevent Child Labor in West Africa
Food giant Cargill teams up with International Cocoa Initiative to monitor the cocoa supply chain in West Africa.
Big Warehouses Are Getting Even Bigger
Since 2010, nearly 90 million sq. ft. of these mega facilities have been completed in the top 10 markets. An additional 31.6 million sq. ft., with 60% pre-commitments, is under construction and scheduled for delivery by year-end 2018.
Imports, Retail Sales and Economy Should All Improve in 2017
Infrastructure investments promised by the Trump administration could lead to stronger retail import growth than in 2016.
Where are the Employees at Amazon’s High Tech Store?
Where are the Employees at Amazon’s High-Tech Store?
The second floor of this high-tech grocery story would have an army of robots picking and packing from a larger range of items — up to 20,000 different products – fulfilling online orders made by the shoppers downstairs or from people online at home who then drop by later to collect their items.
Toyota Acquires Bastian and Launches Logistics Solutions Division

Forklift manufacturer Toyota Industries Corp. (TICO) has acquired material handling systems integrator Bastian Solutions as part of its launch of a new North American division, Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions (TALS).

Honeywell and Intel Team Up to Develop IoT-based Logistics Solutions
Tech giants collaborate on solutions that can increase inventory visibility, track assets and improve supply chain efficiency within retail channels.
Logistic Professions Concerned about Trade Backlash
Logistics Professionals Are Concerned about Trade Backlash
Logistics providers and their customers are concerned that anti-globalization feeling and populist policies in the UK and United States could spread and harm trade in emerging markets that rely heavily on exports.
Infrastructure Projects President Trump Will Pursue
Trump Team Unveils "Most-Likely" List of Infrastructure Projects
The projects have to meet specific criteria, including a national security or public safety “emergency,” “shovel-ready” with at least 30% of initial design and engineering work complete, and a direct job creator with the potential for increased U.S. manufacturing.
Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals
Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals
Only 2% of corporate sustainability programs achieve or exceed their aims, compared to 12% of other corporate transformation programs.
Forklift Awards Nominations Are Announced
Nominees to undergo one-week test and innovation check to determine winners.
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