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DHL E-Commerce Opens Australia Fulfillment Center

DHL eCommerce, a division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched a fulfillment center in Sydney to meet Australian domestic demand for overseas goods ordered by online shoppers, the company says. »


Maritime Analysts: Less Pain, Not Much Gain For Dry Bulk

The dry bulk market's strong end to 2016 is unlikely to last long into 2017, according to the latest research from Maritime Strategies International. In its latest quarterly dry bulk market report, MSI predicts a depressed year for rates in 2017, a year marked by multiple risks to recovery. »


Amazon's 1-Click Payment Patent Expires This Year

Amazon's U.S. patent for one-click payments will expire this year, allowing other retailers to incorporate the same technology on their websites. »


Feds: McKesson AgreesTto Pay $150M In Pill Shipment Case

Feds: McKesson Agrees to Pay $150M in Pill Shipment Case

A major California-based drug wholesaler has agreed to pay $150m to settle allegations that it failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills, federal prosecutors said last week. »


European Auto Sales Jump To 9-Year High

European Auto Sales Jump to 9-Year High

European car sales rose to a nine-year high in 2016, with Renault SA taking advantage of recovering demand and Volkswagen AG's tarnished reputation to leap to second place from third in the region. »


Water-Related Supply Chain Risk More Than Quadrupled Last Year

Companies need to step up their efforts in one supply chain risk area - the threats posed by water scarcity, according to Alexis Bateman in the MIT Sloan Management Review. »


US clean energy forecast for 2017

Ethical Corporation speaks to General Motors and Autodesk to discuss the US clean energy forecast for 2017. »


Unilever Pledges To Go Green On All Plastic Packaging

Unilever Pledges to Go Green on All Plastic Packaging

The consumer goods giant Unilever has pledged to make all of its plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. »


More Pay, Greater Confidence Lift U.S. Retail Sales - But Brick-and-Mortar Chains Lag

More Pay, Greater Confidence Lift U.S. Retail Sales - But Brick-and-Mortar Chains Lag

Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. »


China, Vietnam Pledge South China Sea Peace

China, Vietnam Pledge South China Sea Peace

China and Vietnam have issued a joint statement pledging to manage their maritime differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea. »


Fedex, Walgreens Hope To Thwart 'Porch Pirates' With 8,000 More Secure Locations

Fedex, Walgreens Hope to Thwart 'Porch Pirates' With 8,000 More Secure Locations

As concerns rise over express package thefts, FedEx and Walgreens pharmacies have inked a long-term deal to install 8,000 secure pickup/dropoff locations in pharmacies across the United States. »


H&M Sales Fall Behind Inditex Due To Poor Weather, Slower Supply Chain Reaction

Budget fashion retailer H&M reported this week a 6 percent year-on-year increase in local currency sales in December, the slowest pace since September and lagging expectations. »


Hear from Otto, Amazon, Avnet, IBM, Land O’Lakes, Schneider Electric and more …

As supply chain professionals, we face many business-critical challenges. The one currently on everyone’s mind - what’s the best strategy to ensure the customer comes first every time? eft is gathering the top supply chain minds and trailblazers at the Supply Chain Summit on June 14th-... »


U.S. Manufacturing Expands At Fastest Pace In 2 Years

American manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in two years, reflecting firmer output and the biggest pickup in orders growth since August 2009. »


World Economy To Grow At 2.7 Percent, World Bank Says

World Economy to Grow at 2.7 Percent, World Bank Says

The global economy is forecast to grow by 2.7 percent in 2017 after reaching a post-crisis low of 2.3 percent in 2016, according to the World Bank. »


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