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Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017
Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017
Equipment acquisition, valued at $1.5 trillion this year, continues to drive the supply chains across all U.S. manufacturing.
Consumers to Manufacturers: Will Buy Only if 100% Authentic
Consumers to Manufacturers: Will Buy Only if 100% Authentic
Consumers want authentic products and want to trust in what they are buying. They have no interest in bringing a product into their home that has been born of any kind of forced labor.
FedEx to Offer Service at Walgreens Nationwide
FedEx to Offer Service at Walgreens Nationwide
Research has shown that customers rank pharmacies as a preferred location for accessing their e-commerce shipments.
Container Shipping Market Uncertain for 2017
Container Shipping Market Uncertain for 2017
"Whoever achieves the lowest cost base per TEU, while at the same time optimizing their agreements on every single transaction, will emerge as the victors in this ultra competitive landscape," said Patrik Berglund, CEO, Xeneta.
US Needs $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment
US Needs $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment
“A strong transportation system will make businesses more productive and freight shippers safer and more efficient while improving America’s quality of life,” new government report says.
Retailers Imported More Than Expected During Holidays
Retailers Imported More Than Expected During Holidays
December was estimated at 1.54 million TEU, up 7% year-over-year rather than the 3.2% that had been expected.
Top-10 Economic Predictions for 2017
Trump's Policies Could Jump-start the Economy
The level of uncertainty has risen, but the risks of recession remain low.
Is Your Supply Chain Risk Strategy All Wet?
Is Your Supply Chain Risk Strategy All Wet?
The Carbon Disclosure Project’s 2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure concludes that disclosing companies reported $14 billion in water-related impacts in 2016, a fivefold increase from 2015.
Manufacturers Confident in Supply Chain
Manufacturers Confident in 2017 Supply Chain
While 83% of manufacturers have been adversely affected in the past by suppliers' inability to meet their needs, only one-third anticipate a shortage of parts or services in 2017, according to the ASQ 2017 Manufacturing Outlook Survey.
Robot Workforce Slows Warehouse Hiring
Robot Workforce Slows Warehouse Hiring 1
A case in point is a Skechers warehouse in California, where a reduced workforce monitors the activities of the facility’s true workhorses: robotic machines.
A Flying Warehouse?
A Flying Warehouse?
The warehouses would be stocked with a set amount of inventory and would be located near where Amazon thinks demand for certain items will skyrocket. From these points, drones could be sent to make local deliveries.
Online Holiday Shopping Drives Record Returns
Online Holiday Shopping Drives Record Returns
The National Retail Federation said that merchandise returns cost U.S. retailers more than $260 billion in lost sales.
Truck, Taxi, Delivery Driver Jobs Will be Automated Says US Government
Truck, Taxi, Delivery Driver Jobs Will be Automated Says US Government 1
Heavy trucking will take a hit with 80% to 100% of nearly 1.7 million drivers’ jobs automated.
Truck Tonnage Jumped 8.2% in November
Truck Tonnage Jumped 8.2% in November
The American Trucking Associations said 2017 will be strong as "retail sales are good, the housing market is solid, and the inventory overhang throughout the supply chain is coming down."
Creating Opportunities for Disabled Workers
Creating Opportunities for Disabled Workers
MDI in Minnesota, a manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions, has a workforce that is 50% people with disabilities.
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