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Shortage of Drivers May Weigh on Earnings of Trucking Companies

Trucking companies are convincing shippers to pay more to move freight, but difficulty finding drivers could weigh on earnings. »


Florida Orange Crop Plunges to 71-Year Low After Hurricane Irma

Florida Orange Crop Plunges to 71-Year Low After Hurricane Irma

Florida's orange production will plunge 21 percent to a 71-year low after damage wrought by Hurricane Irma devastated the harvest, while output of cotton also suffered in storm-hit areas, government figures showed. »


Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

Kobe Scandal Shows Cost of Race to Keep Improving Metals

Behind the scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. over the falsification of data for some of the materials it supplied is a harsh reality for Japanese steel companies: the need to provide higher and higher quality metals to compete. »


Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital Disruptors Are Impacting All Industries, Analysts Say

Digital disruptors are emerging in all industries, and the need for CIOs to embrace digital transformation is urgent, according to Gartner, Inc. »


Opinion: Supply Chain Risk 2020

Opinion: Supply Chain Risk 2020

As we sift through data from SCM World's 2017 Future of Supply Chain survey, one of the most striking shifts from last year's responses is the level of perceived risk in areas outside of our traditional span of control. The biggest jumps from 2016 are in the percentage of respondents who report... »


Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. »


Marine Insurers Join the Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Environmental NGO Oceana and a group of leading marine insurers have released a statement on safeguards to reduce the threat of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The group has committed to implement and promote due-diligence processes that will make it harder for blacklisted... »


Diamond Dealers Cling to the Old Days

Diamond Dealers Cling to the Old Days

Ashit Mehta was stunned. Without notice, the representatives of Dutch bank ABN Amro marched into the offices of his global diamond empire, confiscated $150m of rocks, locked them in a vault and left with the key. »


Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process

Five Simple Questions: How to get the best from your S&OP or IBP Business process

Oliver Wight has developed a series of five questions - simple 'must-haves', which can be applied to any organization and which can be used in each of the five IBP review meetings to ensure they address the key issues facing the business in a standardized way, validate the plans and make required... »


My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick

You didn't see that bow wave coming, did you! Grab the snorkel and download supply planning veteran David Goddard’s latest white paper, My Bow Wave Just Ate My Hockey Stick. Avoid the pitfalls of short-term planning and scheduling. Whether you are in the lunch room or the board room, this paper can... »


Fires Strike a Blow to the Wine Industry in Sonoma and Napa Counties

The deadly firestorms across wine country have burned hotels, small lodges, winery buildings and even some vineyards, officials in the region said. »


What Are All These Blockchains and Crypto Assets Building?

What Are All These Blockchains and Crypto Assets Building?

A $140bn total crypto market cap. Goldman Sachs considering trading Bitcoin. Celebs launching tokens. Fidelity mining cryptocurrencies. Even North Korea mining them. »


Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

Steel Firm Faked Data for Metal Used in Planes and Cars

The industrial scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. began to reverberate overseas as Japan's third-biggest steelmaker said its staff falsified data about the strength and durability of some aluminum and copper products used in planes, trains and potentially a space rocket. »


Trucking Problems Are Still Slowing Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico

The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island's electrical grid and communications infrastructure has made routine tasks much more difficult, adding friction to every point of the... »


Top Six Challenges Facing Procurement

Top Six Challenges Facing Procurement

The evolution of procurement means that the function's success is no longer just about sourcing services and reducing cost. »


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